Road Trip 2006

Tree Tom and his wife left home the end of August, 2006, on a two month RV trip to see the changing of the leaves in New England (photo on right). Two months was a long time to be away from home, but they got to see and experience a lot of the United States of America along the way. In Arizona, they stopped to see a huge meteor crater and the Petrified Forest National Park and Painted Desert. They spent a few days in Santa Fe, New Mexico, visiting art galleries, Taos, and Bandelier National Monument. After visiting family in Iowa, they stopped in Cleveland, Ohio, to visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Cuyahoga Valley National Park. After visiting the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, they joined a Good Sam Club group for seven days of sightseeing in the Washington, D.C. area. They visited all the national monuments in town, the Smithsonian, Arlington National Cemetery, and Mount Vernon. They also toured out to Baltimore and Annapolis. Next stop was New York City to visit family and see two broadway musicals. Then, they joined another Good Sam Club tour to see the New England states. In New York state, they visited West Point and FDR's home, and took a boat cruise on Lake George. In New Hampshire, they rode a cog railway to the top of Mt. Washington where it was freezing cold. In Maine, they visited Acadia National Park, saw some cool lighthouses, and ate lots of yummy lobster. They stayed in the Boston area for over a week seeing all the sights. The walked the "freedom trail" in Boston, visited Concord, Lexington, Harvard at Cambridge, and Plymouth. They traveled out to the tip of Cape Cod, toured through old mansions on the coast of Rhode Island, and took a boat out to Martha's Vineyard. After visiting family and friends in Pennsylvania and Virginia, they started the long journey back home. They stopped to visited the following national parks on the way back: Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee, Mammoth Cave in Kentucky, Hot Springs in Arkansas, Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico, Guadalupe Mountains in Texas, and Saguaro in Arizona. They also stopped in Nashville for a show at the Grand Ole Opry and stopped to see Graceland, home of Elvis, in Memphis. Also included, were stops in Dallas and Phoenix to visit more family before returning to home sweet home.

Meteor Crater, east of Flagstaff, Arizona

Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona

Get your kicks on Route 66

Painted Desert, Arizona

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico

Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, Ohio

Gloomy day at Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall

Lincoln Memorial

Washington Monument

Thomas Jefferson Memorial

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

Arlington National Cemetery

The White House at night

The Smithsonian

Annapolis, Maryland

Fort McHenry, Baltimore

Baltimore Harbor, Maryland

Mount Vernon, home of George Washington

West Point, New York

FDR home and presidential library, New York

Lake George cruise, New York

Mount Washington Cog Railway, New Hampshire

Good Sam Club travel buddies

Acadia National Park, Maine

Nubble Lighthouse in York, Maine

Cape Cod

The Mayflower II, Plymouth

Astors' Beechwood Mansion, Rhode Island

Harvard campus in Cambridge


The Old North Church, Boston

Old Ironsides, Boston

Nobska Lighthouse, Cape Cod

Shopping at Walmart (with Miss Pumpkin Foot)

Great Smokey Mountains National Park, Tennessee

Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky

Graceland, home and burial place of Elvis, Memphis

Enjoying Memphis BBQ

Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas

"Grassy knoll" by Texas school book depository, Dallas

Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico

Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas

Tombstone, Arizona

Saguaro National Park, Arizona

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