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The Great, Great, Great Grand Adventure: It Tastes A Lot Like Chicken”

Posted on March 4, 2013 in Ancestry Great Adventure

After being on the road now for nearly four months, we are so excited to finally be here in North Carolina. We have so much we hope to discover here so when we arrived in our campground just outside of Lexington, N.C. late Wednesday night we couldn’t wait for morning to arrive so we could… Read more

The Great, Great, Great Grand Adventure: Earth, Wind, Fire & Rain

Posted on February 4, 2013 in Ancestry Great Adventure

Three months on the road and time is flashing by so fast that we are starting to panic a little. We have been planning for February for so long and now that it is here it almost seems surreal, but there is nothing we can do to slow time down so we just keep planning… Read more

The Great, Great, Great, Grand Adventure: Meeting New Faces

Posted on January 25, 2013 in Ancestry Great Adventure

Since the very first morning after leaving home until just yesterday, we have met so many people who have gone out of their way to come meet us and tell us their story. We somewhat expected this to happen since we are driving an enormous bright green motorhome with pictures of our ancestors covering the… Read more

The Great, Great, Great Grand Adventure: Santa’s Dead?

Posted on January 11, 2013 in Ancestry Great Adventure

This is a good one, follow if you can…my Grandpa Wilkinson has an aunt Mabel. I never knew her because she died in 1969 and lived in another state. But I was given a letter that she had written to my Grandpa. It tells all about her life and family in Birmingham, Alabama. We are… Read more

The Great, Great, Great Grand Adventure: Trouble in Paradise

Posted on January 9, 2013 in Ancestry Great Adventure

Well, well, well… there you are Trouble…it’s been awhile. Yes, we had a bit of a setback, last night somewhere between New Orleans and our destination, Birmingham Alabama, we were given notice (a series of very loud honking) by a trucker to pull over. We pulled over and discovered the trailer we are towing with… Read more

The Great, Great, Great Grand Adventure: New Years in Galveston, TX

Posted on January 7, 2013 in Ancestry Great Adventure

Happy New Year! The stories of 2012 are now “in the books” as they say and although it is a little chilly down here in Galveston we are pinching ourselves just to make sure we are really here on this incredible adventure. We look forward to the New Year and we couldn’t be more excited… Read more

The Great, Great, Great Grand Adventure: Christmas in Houston

Posted on January 7, 2013 in Ancestry Great Adventure

We can’t believe it’s over. We have been thinking and talking about how we were going to handle Christmas on the road since we first decided to go on this trip. We wondered where we would put the Christmas tree, how Santa Claus would find us, how the kids would handle Christmas morning in a… Read more

The Great, Great, Great Grand Adventure: Who Are We?

Posted on January 7, 2013 in Ancestry Great Adventure

We were recently discussing several experiences we have had with Ancestry.com members that we have met along our trek. We mused at what they must have expected us to be like as they approached us. The vast majority of the people we interact with here on Ancestry.com and in the various cities and states we… Read more

The Great, Great, Great Grand Adventure: Getting Ready For Christmas in San Antonio

Posted on January 2, 2013 in Ancestry Great Adventure

Oh the memories we made in San Antonio, Texas. Swimming, bike rides, learning all about the Alamo in 80-degree weather, a powerful windstorm and really getting into the Christmas spirit. Our exploration began with a Riverwalk cruise, complete with yummy Mexican food and Christmas caroling with carolers riding in boats along side our boat! The… Read more

The Great, Great, Great Grand Adventure: Counting Numbers in Dallas

Posted on December 19, 2012 in Ancestry Great Adventure, The Grand Adventure

Days like 12/12/12 make us feel like life is all about the numbers. Since we embarked on this adventure six weeks ago, we have been consumed by numbers like miles per gallon, time and distance to our next destination, exit numbers, entrance fees, opening and closing times, travel time and of course counting to make… Read more

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