Road Trips and Tiny Trailers

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FOREIGN SOIL

I LOVE Verona.  Not Verona California or even Verona Arkansas.  The Verona. Verona Italy. Located in the beautiful Italian Lake District of Italy’s Veneto region, surrounded by the foothills of the Dolomite Mountains and situated nearly on the shores of…

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LOW EXPECTATIONS

  We’ve done a fair number of excursions and organized tours as we’ve traveled, and here’s a few things to keep in mind when booking any tour, excursion or ‘adventure’ so as to control your expectations: * It’s extremely hard…

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OUR STORY

Welcome Teardrop Travel Lovers, Roadtrippers and Empty-Nesters……and Thanks for checking out my blog!  I am Janelle Brian. My husband Eddie and I are travel addicts from Colorado, and this is how we went from empty-nesters to teardrop lovers. We Cruise,…

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PHOTOS AND RAINDROPS

In my mind’s eye, a picture flashed of Eddie & me swimming back to Denver from Mississippi with ropes clenched in our teeth and towing our ‘Little Guy’ trailer. I was contemplating our campsite while standing in shin deep water…

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INTRODUCTION TO: PHOTOS

It was early evening and we decided to visit the Riverside Cemetery in Asheville, NC. I have always enjoyed old cemeteries and this one is especially beautiful with its green rolling hills, old Spanish Oak trees and lovely monuments.  I…

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WESTERN MUSEUM OF MINING AND INDUSTRY: Exit 156

  Traveling along I-25 South of Denver, you will pass by the: Western Museum of Mining and Industry, open since 1970.  It is located at Exit 156 and is just North of Colorado Springs. What a great place to get…

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CRUISE PORTS: Vancouver

Whenever Eddie and I take a cruise, we try and make the most of our time in the cruise port city that we find ourselves in before we board our ship. For my first (and Eddie’s second) cruise we left…

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INTRODUCTION TO: 20 Min In Colorado

We love our state and would love to have you visit! There are three main highways that go through Colorado, so if you are traveling here as a destination or even if you are just passing through, you will most…

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WIGGLE ROOM

Out on the road, Eddie and I have learned a few lessons about the importance of really knowing and understanding each other and being respectful of our different ‘travel styles’. Before starting to really travel together, Eddie looked at a…

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IDAHO SPRINGS WATER WHEEL: Exit 241

I live in the beautiful state of Colorado and I am blessed.  I have, however, taken my state for granted.  I am guilty of the, ‘I can go see that anytime’ attitude about local things to experience here, and because…

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KEEP CALM & ELTON JOHN (Savannah, GA)

Everything happens for a reason. Really. And I’ve learned never to be disappointed when things don’t go according to plan. It was in fall and we were enjoying Savannah, GA – which had been on our bucket list to visit…

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BUDGETING MEMORIES

For me, it seems that the best memories that I take home from a trip are usually the ones that are unplanned.  Therefore, I now always include an allowance in the budget for the unplanned-but-just-can’t-miss-it-moments or experiences. Here’s how that…

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USING THE ‘FUN FACTS’ CATEGORY

Here in the ‘Fun Facts’ Category I’ll be sharing with you information in four areas of interest:  History, Landscapes, Art & Architecture, and Religion.  The blogs are each presented in a ‘bullet point’ style that is designed to give you…

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COASTLINES

We spent some time at the beaches of the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State.  Eddie was learning his new camera and I just wanted some time to contemplate coastlines.  Yes, coastlines.  I was beginning to write about interesting and educational…

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BEING CLAY

  It seems like funerals always bring us to the ‘what’s really important’ questions in our lives.  Eddie & I recently attended a Celebration of Life service for a friend that had to have been one of the most uplifting,…

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BACKSTORY OF THE BULLETPOINTS

It was September and we were at the Ft. Smith National Historical Site.  Eddie was taking pictures, not of the exhibits and the things we were learning about, but of the informational signs located at each exhibit.  Even though getting…

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YEP, YOU GOTTA EAT

Yep you gotta eat.  And travel creates the challenge of not only sticking to a healthy eating routine, but also respecting the time and expense plans that you have made. When it comes to really blowing the budget, the 2…

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ART, ARCHITECTURE & FLYING MONKEYS (Burlington, VT)

We crossed the New York state line with our ‘Little Guy’ trailer in tow via the Burlington-Port Kent Bridge into Vermont right over the top of Lake Champlain. Eddie was admiring the lake (he has a little romance going on…

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GUNS, BRITS & GETTIN’ HISTORY RIGHT

For our first cruise to the Western Caribbean, I decided that I wanted to do a little research in order to get history right. I also wanted to make the most out of the places we were going to see. …

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