New Leaves


Aug 20, 2020 by Arthur

Old Memories and New Discoveries

Heading up to the beginning of US-2, featuring Bellaire, Charlevoix, Petoskey, and Mackinaw City, Michigan. We also visited the The Headlands International Dark Sky Park.

For more of Bonnie's grandparents' story, scroll down to Happy 100th Anniversary, George and Laura.


Aug 19, 2020 by Arthur

VanTrek 2020, A New Adventure

The Joyces are at it again. We're beginning another circle tour of the American west, this time more inland than our first trip. We're also experimenting with using videos more often than text. This entry includes a short tour of our van and the changes we've recently made to it. Obviously our blog is a work in progress. Subscribe and get updates whenever we publish a new video. And, always, your feedback is welcome!


Jan 31, 2014 by Arthur

Flat Visits Royal Palm

Flat Eric enjoys hiking the trails in the Everglades, especially since he doesn't have to walk and is carried everywhere, but he particularly enjoyed being on the Anhinga and Gumbo-Limbo trails at Royal Palm Visitor Center.


Nov 18, 2013 by Arthur

Into the Sunset

Gulf Shores, AL beach offered a relaxing and refreshing opportunity for a stroll into the sunset.


Nov 01, 2013 by Arthur

Bat Flight

This video wasn't taken by us, but was on YouTube. Cameras were not allowed at the Bat Flight show.


Oct 30, 2013 by Arthur

White Sands

A visit to White Sands, NM presents us with an amazing landscape


Oct 13, 2013 by Arthur

Ride Lombard Street

Lombard Street in San Francisco is famous the world around


Sep 12, 2013 by Arthur

Newport Sea Lions

They kept calling my name. But even when I responded, they wouldn't quit calling me!


Sep 05, 2013 by Bonnie

Far From Home

While we were at Fort Langley, two of the docents sang this song for us. Nette said this was one of the songs that was sung during the gold rush period. It struck a chord with us.


Aug 22, 2013 by Arthur

Sol Duc Falls

The hike was a .8 mile in through the Rainforest and, obviously, a .8 mile hike out to the parking area.


Jul 25, 2013 by Arthur

Indiana Dunes Adventure

Look out below! We're coming down!


Mar 05, 2013 by Arthur

Juniper Run

It wasn't exactly a "three hour cruise" that turned into a multi-year adventure. But it was exciting!


Mar 04, 2013 by Arthur

Juniper Bubblers

A fascinating glimpse at a wonder of God's creation.


Feb 18, 2013 by Arthur

Flat Discovers Alligators

Flat's not normally afraid of animals...but in this case...he was.


Feb 09, 2013 by Arthur

Flat at Daytona

Hey! The little guy said he wanted to drive.