Spring/Summer 2006 Trip
eMail Message Archive


Sent: Saturday, May 06, 2006 7:33 AM
Subject: Vinton, LA on the way to Schlitterbahn

Lois and her dogs Buddy and Annie, Mom and her cat Bailey and I left Miami on Wednesday morning. Mom and Bailey are vacationing in The Villages with Janet. The rest of us are driving hard to get to Schlitterbahn - a huge water park in Texas that is only open on weekends in May - we hope to be there tonight so we can play all day Sunday. Hopefully the weather will hold out - there are thunderstorms in the area.

I started updating a web site at http://www.pryslak.net/2006/ to detail our trip.
Sent: Saturday, May 06, 2006 5:23 PM
Subject: Greetings from Texas!

After two hard days driving, we're resting at Pecan Park Campground so we can go to Schlitterbahn tomorrow morning. We're hopeful the bad weather will pass through tonight so we'll have a good day at the water park. We drove through some hail and lightning last night and some very heavy thunderstorms this morning. But the forecast calls for a hot day tomorrow - perfect for Schlitterbahn - then more thunderstorms tomorrow evening.
Sent: Tuesday, May 09, 2006 11:56 AM
Subject: Boating on Lake LBJ in Texas

Hello friends,

Lois and I have enjoyed two days on the water - Sunday at a water park and Monday on Lake LBJ.

I've updated the website at www.pryslak.net/2006 with new pictures on May 5, 6 and 8.

Mike & Lois


Sent: Wednesday, May 10, 2006 11:49 AM
Subject: Leaving civilization

Today we're starting to drive south from the Kerrville area towards Del Rio, then west on U.S. 90 towards Big Bend National Park. We're not likely to have cell phone service for quite a while. Maybe we'll get lucky, but if not, I'll write as soon as I can - perhaps several days to as much as a week from now.

To reach us while we're out of range, call the cell phone and leave a voice message. We can still check for messages using a pay phone (assuming we can find a pay phone).


Sent: Sunday, May 14, 2006 10:54 AM
Subject: Happy Mother's Day

Greetings from Van Horn, Texas!

We've had a wonderful time in Big Bend National Park and we're now working our way north towards New Mexico.

I've updated the web site www.pryslak.net/2006/ with pictures from the past few days.

While we're in cell phone range this morning, we don't expect to have cell phone coverage for the next few days.

Happy Mother's Day!


Sent: Wednesday, May 17, 2006 10:11 AM
Subject: Greetings from Albuquerque

This morning we're in Albuquerque stocking up our supplies, then we'll be heading north and west in New Mexico. We've got nine days to get to Grand Teton for Memorial Day weekend.

I've updated the web site www.pryslak.net/2006/ with more pictures of the past two days. Remember to click on the dates to see our pictures.

We expect cell phone coverage to remain poor.

Mike & Lois


Sent: Friday, May 26, 2006 1:45 PM
Subject: Happy Memorial Day

We're at Bear Lake in Utah, about to drive the several hours to Grand Teton for the holiday weekend.

I've updated the web site www.pryslak.net/2006/ with lots of new pictures - click on the dates to see our pictures.

I don't expect to have Internet service for more than a week - if you need to reach me, please leave a voice message on my cell phone - I check that every few days from a pay phone.

Mike & Lois


Sent: Saturday, June 03, 2006 11:01 PM
Subject: Still in Yellowstone

Hi friends,

Lois and I are in Gardner, Montana tonight (accessing the Internet from a payphone with a plug in a laundrymat).

No, we didn't fall off the face of the planet, just that portion of the planet that has cell phone and Internet service. We're having a WONDERFUL time in Yellowstone - seeing lots of animals. So far, four bear sightings (three times the same bear in three differnet days), elk with antlers, baby bison and baby elk and two beavers top our list. We hope to see wolves tomorrow. (We boated on Yellowstone Lake yesterday - the water was about 45 degrees, but we had a great time.)

My web hosting company had problems this past week - they told me how to fix my web sites - and I did what they told me to do, but it doesn't seem to be working yet. Hopefully my web site will be back working soon.

If you need us, please leave a message on my cell phone voice mail,

Love,
Mike & Lois


Sent: Monday, June 05, 2006 1:49 AM
Subject: On our way to Ohio

We ended our Yellowstone visit today by sighting a black bear with her cub!

We're in Billings, Montana tonight, and tomorrow morning we'll start driving toward Ohio. We're not yet sure of our route and any possible stops; perhaps a visit through Michigan, perhaps a day boating on some lake we find along the way.

We expect to be in cell phone range for much of the remainder of the trip.

The web site www.pryslak.net has been repaired (I hope) and I've posted our pictures from today. I'll try to add more video clips when I can.


Sent: Sunday, June 11, 2006 9:16 AM
Subject: On to the roller coasters ...

We’re on the third phase of this vacation: Big Bend, Yellowstone, and now on to Ohio. We're in Pentwater, Michigan this morning about to drive the 335 miles to Cedar Point, where we'll meet Steven, Michaelle and David for a week of Ohio roller coasters.

Since we will mainly be in metropolitan areas, the cell phone should work.

I've updated the web site www.pryslak.net/2006/ Mike & Lois


Sent: Friday, June 16, 2006 10:14 AM
Subject: The end of a great week riding roller coasters

We're in Lebanon, Ohio, soon on our way back to Cleveland. We left Steve, Michaelle, David and their three dogs last night - they're on their way back to Miami for David's football camp which starts Sunday morning.

I updated the web site www.pryslak.net/2006/ with a few more pictures and two video clips. (Sorry, but there aren't many pictures of us in the amusement parks - but we all had a great time together.)


Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2006 10:20 AM
Subject: Happy 4th of July!

Lois and I returned to Miami on Saturday, just in time to enjoy 4th of July at home. Our trip was wonderful.

They're not Yellowstone geysers or the Bellagio fountains, but if you click on the following link you'll see a fun video proving that soda and candy are fun:   Diet Coke and Mentos video.

Mike


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