MARY ANN & NORM ECHELBERRY'S TRAVELS
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March 31 - left on a camping trip to Franklin, North Carolina, via Mobile (Alabama); Scott (Louisana near Lafayette); Hot Springs (Arkansas); Cotter (Arkansas); Memphis (Tennessee); Huntsville (Alabama); Chattanooga (Tennessee) and then to Franklin (North Carolina). Click here to see the itinerary and photo galleries we made
January - Camped in Frostproof Florida and visited Frostproof, Sebring and Avon Park
|2012||January 24-26 - Camped at Fort Wilderness, Disneyworld with Mary
Ann's brother and wife
March 16-18 - In Melbourne for AACA (Antique Auto Club of America) National Car show with Mary Ann showing her Dodge Dart
April 9-13 - Norm & friend Brent rode motorcycles to Mobile, Alabama for oysters.
April 25 to June 4 - Camped in Franklin, North Carolina (six weeks)
June 20 to July 11, Norman Jr./Cinzia/Georgia and Grace came and visited from Italy.
October 11-14 - Attended police retiree reunion in Blairsville Georgia. Also went rafting on the Nantahala River in North Carolina with friends.
November 19-25 - Camped in Lakeland, Florida at SanLan RV campground. This was our annual Thanksgiving campout with family and friends.
|2011||January 3-8 Mary Ann played bridge in a national tournament in
April 17-23 Norm and Brent rode motorcycles to Arkansas. Had to head back home early because of storms.
May 9 - June 9 - At Cullasaja River RV Campground in Franklin, North Carolina
July 7-10 - Went to Mary Ann's granddaughter's 4-H State Horse Riding Championship in Tampa. Camped in state fairground site.
August 8 - 19 - Took Amtrak Auto Train from Sanford, Florida to Lorton, Virginia.
Stayed two nights in Washington DC and saw: Arlington Cemetery, National Cathedral, the White House, Ford's Theatre, Air & Space Museum, and a few other things.
Then went to M/A's 50th reunion in Flemington, NJ and a Katie Gibbs reunion in the Pocono mountains (Milford, PA). Headed back thru Virginia stopping in Danville, Virginia to buy a new RV Fifth wheel camper.
September 11-18 - Went to Virginia with old 5th wheel and picked up the new one. Stopped near Asheboro NC and Hardeeville, SC camping on the way home.
October 13-20 - Went to North Georgia for Police Mountain Reunion in Blairsville and then stayed at friends in Franklin, NC and went ziplining. On the way home we stayed one night in Vidalia, Georgia and toured the onion museum.
|2010||March 23 - April 2 - Visited Norman/Cinzia and the grandkids in
April 3 - 10 - Toured the Amalfi Coast in Italy. Included tours of: Vietri Sul Mure, Paestum, Pompeii, Naples, Sorrento, Positano, Salerno, Cetera and Amalfi.
April 11-12 - back in Genoa two nights.
April 13 - stopover one night in Frankfurt, Germany
May 11 - June 11 - At Cullasaja River RV Campground in Franklin, North Carolina.
|2009||December 24 - we went over to Mary Ann's daughters for the Christmas
holidays. It was a busy travel year.
November 24 - 29 We went camping with our regular Thanksgiving group at Rainbow Springs Florida State Park west of Ocala, Florida.
October 31 Norm took Mary Ann's car on the auto train to Lorton, Virginia and then drove to his daughter's home in East Greenville, Pennsylvania for a week. Then he drove to Ohio and stayed with his 99 year old grandmother, who became ill while there and was hospitalized. Norm came back just before Thanksgiving and his grandmother passed away on Nov. 24.
October 9 - 20 - We flew to France and took a week long river barge cruise out of Lyon and went south to Arles. Then we flew to Paris for two nights. We went with our friends, Bud and Call from North Carolina.
September 15 - 22 - We went camping in Charleston and Savannah.
June 14-19 - Norm & his retired work buddy, Brent, rode motorcycles to Tallahassee and Mobile, Alabama for a "Oyster Ride"...
May 1 - 31 - Took our RV, Fifth wheel camper to Cullasaja River RV Park in Franklin, North Carolina and stayed there. Norm had to fly up to Ohio when his mother died May 6 but came back a a week later... Mary Ann's family met us at the campground for a week.
April 7-10 - camped in Sarasota, FL with Mary Ann's granddaughter..
||November, Thanksgiving weekend - Went camping in Leesburg, Florida
with family and friends.
September 23 - 27 - Flew to Branson, Missouri. No trip diary on this. More details on what we saw coming up..
August 7 - 10 - Did a short camping trip to Clermont on a free promotional visit.
June 2 - July 14, 2008 - Destination: Bar Harbor, Maine
- Here's where a summary of where we went. Pictures to be added later.
Norm & Mary Ann's New England Trip Diary
March 19-24 - Camped three nights west of Tallahassee
looking at property and visited: Quincy, Chattahoochee and Bainbridge,
Georgia. On the way home stopped one night in Fanning Springs at
the Original Suwannee River Campground.
|2007||March 18-22 - took Fleetwood Toy Hauler Camper to Danville, Virginia
and traded in for 2007 RPM Fifth wheel, 30' Adventure model.
Camped on the way and to back home.
March 10, left for Italy from Daytona Beach via Atlanta, Paris to Genoa
to visit Norman, Cinzia & Georgia (for the first time, 14 months old)
While in Italy visited Genoa, Trento, Dolomites (Italian Alps), Veronna,
Sirmione, and in France, Nice, Monte Carlo, Cannes.
Returned March 26.
May 19 - Riding Into History Motorcycle Show in St. Augustine
May 29 - June 12 - left for Camping in Greenville, SC;
Tallulah Falls, North Georgia; Franklin, NC
August 1 - 7 - Norm goes to 40th class reunion in Barberton, Ohio and
also visits with his 96 year old Grandmother and his mother in Mansfield.
|2006||January 30 - February 2 Camping at KOA Lion Country Safari in West
Palm Beach with
Mary Ann's brother and his wife Cheryl.
February 18 - Antique Auto Club Tour to St. Augustine
Feb. 28 - Camped at Jetty Park, Cape Canaveral
March 15 - 18 - National A.A.C.A. Auto Club show in Mobile, Alabama showing 1966 Honda Dream
March 28 - 31 - Mary Ann flies to New Jersey for Aunt Chip's 95th Birthday Party
May 20 - St. Augustine, showed Honda at Riding Into History show at the World Golf Village
May 22 - 28 - Norm to North Georgia with Brent Helms on Harleys.
June 6-8 - Camped at Lazy Days in Seffner, Florida near Tampa
July 23 - August 4 Drove to Ohio to visit Family with a stop at Calloway Gardens, Georgia on the way
Sept. 19 - Oct. 23 - Traveled to
Albuquerque Balloon Festival camping all days except first night.
|2005||Dec. 2-7 - Franklin, NC visited Bud & Darlene Call
Sept. 17-29 - Salt Lake City, Yellowstone, Bryson & Zion Nat. Park, North Rim Grand Canyon
March 12 - 26 - Traveled to Italy. Went to cooking classs in Montecatini.
Visited Pisa, Sienna, Lucca, San Gimiano. Went with Bud & Darlene
Call for four days in Cinque Terre on the Mediterranean. Then visited
Norman and Cinzia and family in Genoa.
|Nov 9-12 - St. Mary's Island, GA, camping
Aug 5-7 - Salt Springs, FL Camping
June 19-24 - Flew to Las Vegas
May24-June 4 - Norm on motorcycle ride to Blue Ridge
May 14-15 Camping in St. Augustine, FL
Jan 4-7 Norman & Cinzia visit from Italy
|2003||Sept 16-26 Flew to San Francisco
July 10-23 - Road trip to New Jersey & Pennsylvania
May 1-11 - Ohio
|2002||June 10-20 - Flew to Italy for Norman & Cinzia's wedding|