During 2013 we're taking a clock-wise lap around much of the country. In late 2012 we started the southern leg of the trip in the Carolinas, and through a very wet Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana, before pausing a bit in the Hill Country of Texas. From there we headed to the Southwest, lots of time in Arizona, and as the weather eased up north, began our run up the West Coast toward Washington (our NW homebase)...where we paused again while visiting the kids and grandkids. In early May we began the trip back to Wisconsin and set a brisk pace to get there... a sensed need to be there for family and for us to get started with Sabbatical II.
For now, here's the interactive map.
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States Visited during the Sabbatical up to this point. Filled in the West by doing the southwest corner of Colorado in Apr. of 2012. If my count is correct, we've clicked off 35 states. Notice all of the Northeast and New England is missing. Stay tuned for further adventures.
30 State Capitols Visited during the Sabbatical to this point... May of 2013
New Years Day we traveled from Hondo to Rockport on the Texas Gulf Coast. During our 3 month stay there, Dar worked. We also made a side trip to the Rio Grande Valley and South Padre Island. When we left in April we took about 6 weeks to explore along the almost straight line between Rockport and Portland, highlights included Sante Fe, Mesa Verde NP, Goosenecks SP in Utah, Moab and Arches NP, Promontory Summit in Utah, and then into Idaho and Eastern Oregon. We started back to the Midwest in late June, stopping at North Cascades NP, almost getting chased by wildfire from an RV park in Helena Montana, and enjoying a nice stop at Theodore Roosevelt NP in North Dakota. Arrived at our Wisconsin summer homebase the middle of July and stayed there until early October... with a couple weeks for a side trip with the bus-house into Michigan and the U.P. during early September. Our escape from impending Winter took us to South Carolina to visit friends and family. Since we'd decided to not sit in one location this Winter, we slowly rolled through the South, from east to west, and ended the year at an RV park in College Station Texas.
View 2012 TDHoch Camps in a larger map
Once again, our year begins along the gulf coast of Texas. From there, a quick trip to Wisconsin where we set up camp for the summer. In late April/early May we made a side trip with the car to visit Tim and Chris in South Carolina (the darker blue pins are motels) for a couple weeks. When we left Wisconsin in August we headed west, going through the Bad Lands and Black Hills of South Carolina. Then an Escapade in Gillette before moving on to the Pacific Northwest. In October we began our southward leg looking for warmth... stops included Lassen Volcanic National Park, Park Sierra and Yosemite, a side trip with car to Kings Canyon NP and Sequoia NP, Joshua Tree NP, and various spots in Arizona. We ended the year at Hondo Texas before heading back to the Gulf Coast and Rockport after the first of the year.
View 2011 TDHoch Camps in a larger map
Here are general route maps and links to the Google interactive campsite maps for each of the previous years..
Link to 2010 Camps Map
Link to 2009 Camps Map
Link to 2008 Camps Map
Link to 2007 Camps Map
Path Maps from Previous Years...
|2007 -- Click on map to enlarge|
|2008 -- click on map to enlarge|
|2009 -- click on map to enlarge|
|2010 -- click on map to enlarge|
|2011 - click to enlarge|