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 Orlando.

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 Genoa, Italy.
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..
2008



















 
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.  Click for Norm & Mary Ann's New England Trip Diary

(C Campground stop)
(V -  Visited)


C Walterboro, SC, Green Acres Campground
C - Mt. Airy, Mayberry Campground
V - Mt. Airy: Snappy Lunch, Floyds Barbershop, Downtown, Granite Quarry, Pilot Mountain
C - Shenandoah Valley, near Harrisburg KOA Campground
V - Rode Skyline Drive, Luray Car Museum, Cross Keys Winery
C - Jonestown, PA (near Hershey) KOA
V - Hershey Chocolate Factory, AACA (Antique Auto Club of America Headquarters & Car Museum
    Indiantown National Cemetery & National Guard Helicopter Base, Hanneford Winery
C - West Willington, CT - Moosehead Campground
C - Wells Beach, Maine, Sea Vu Campground
V - Kennebunkport, Wells Beach, Cape Elizabeth, LL Bean original store
C - Bar Harbor, Maine KOA
V - Town of Bar Harbor, rode all of Acadia Island, Cadillac Mountain, town of Ellsworth
    Atlantic Brewery, Sweet Pea Winery, Sand Beach, Thunder Hole, Bass Harbor Lighthouse
    Seal Cove Car Museum, Lobster Hatchery
C - Scarborough, Maine, Wild Duck Campground
V - Scarborough, Cape Elizabeth Lighthouse, Cabellas Sporting Goods Store, Old Orchard Beach
C - East Lyme, CT, Aces High Campground

3,917 miles on the truck
1,193 miles on the motorcycle
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5,120 miles  & 43 DAYS



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March 13-16 - Was in Melbourne, Florida for a Antique Auto Club of America Grand National and National Show.  Both of us were First Grand National Award Winners with the 47 Plymouth and 66 Honda Dream motorcycle.

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.

April 13 - 23 - Went to Franklin, North Carolina and camped for a week at Cullasaja RV Park. 
Parkway RV Park - Statesboro, Georgia, one night
Richard B. Russell State Park, Georgia, one night
Cullasaja RV Park - Franklin, North Carolina, eight days
Magnolia Springs State Park, Georgia, one night
Hanna Park - Jacksonville, Florida, one night
 

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.
    Stops at Tallahasse; Mobile, Alabama; Vicksburg, Mississippi; Shreveport, Lousiana; Dallas/Ft. Worth; Amarillo, Texas
    Las Vegas, New Mexico; Santa Fe, New Mexico; Albuquerque and reversed coming home.

Nov. 22 - 26 - Camping at KOA Ft. Summit west of Orlando for Thanksgiving.

Dec. 23 - 26 - To Mary Ann's daughters for Christmas.

 

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.
2004

 

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

Updated 6-23-10