Saturday, September 14, 2013

Day 140--September 14, 2013

          Well folks, we are less than 100 miles from home.  Once we get there we have a million things to take care of to get our lives back to normal.  So, I wanted to tell you how much I've enjoyed sharing our adventures (good, bad or border partrol) with you.  I looked forward to seeing your LIKES and comments.  They made me feel a little less disconnected from the world I'd left behind.  I thank you for that.
           Our final stop was in Biloxi, Mississippi. We didn't do bad, but didn't do great either.  Richard said we need to just send them a check twice a year and save money on fuel and campgrounds.  He might be right.
Part of the 26 mile beach stretching from
Biloxi to Gulfport, Mississippi

The Beau Rivage where I left most of my money. 


       Final statistics:
     Trip started April 28 and ended September 14.    
     Approximately 14,500 miles.  BTW that was for the bus only.  That didn't count any mileage we added to the tow vehicle.
      Approximately 2,000 gallons of fuel.
      Average 7.4 miles per gallon.
      10, 675 views on this blog.
      I give thanks to God for being with us and watching over us.  With us, He had his hands full.  Bless his heart.
      I took a ton of pictures, and I tried to post as many as I could to try to show all of you some of the beauty of Alaska.  However, none of the pictures I took moved me the way the following one did.

  For all intents and purposes, I'm home.

Oh, yeah and another way I know we are home--sheets of driving rain hurling itself into our windshield.  Lightning illuminating the dark sky for miles around.  Some cars pulled off the side of the road.  Hazard lights flashng everywhere.  It couldn't have been a more perfect display to welcome me home.  Yes, I'm home.

Until next time,



  1. I really enjoyed reading all your posts and seeing all the pictures you took, but I am very happy you are home. I know your family has to be happy.

    Thank you for sharing your summer through photos and blogs. I'm glad I got to see Alaska through your eyes.

  2. Welcome back travelers... see you soon. Thanks for taking us along vicariously. We had a great time.

  3. Welcome home, my friend. And thanks for taking us all on vacation with you.