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The travels of the Two RV Gypsies in 2008

IMPORTANTbullet THE BEST WAY to view photos and read history of the travels of the two RV Gypsies is to scroll down the page UNDER the interactive map and pick a site to view.

bullet Another way is to go to the INTERACTIVE MAP below and choose a number on the map. This method is good if you are interested in only a certain area, but the numbers are not in the exact spot of the location.

bullet Be sure to scroll down UNDER the map to read about what you will find when you click on any photo section

this USA map shows the travels of the two RV Gypsies in the year 2008
Scroll down for a detailed itinerary for the two RV Gypsies, details of what is found under the numbers on the above map, plus links to the photos. This was a short year of travel for the two RV Gypsies due to unforeseen circumstances which are explained at the very bottom of this page.
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2008 - The beginning of a lifetime change
Choosing site number 1 below (or on the map), you can tour throughout this entire website. But you can click on any underlined words and navigate in any order you choose, and of course the navigational buttons at the top of the page will also help you choose what you want to visit, especially the TOC button.

butterfly bullet1a. After selling their house and most of their belongings, Karen and Lee Duquette lived in their RV at Markham Park in Broward County, Florida for a few months. Check out the alligator, iguana and more in their backyard (#1 on the above map)..

butterfly bullet1b March 1, 2008 - Karen and Lee Duquette took their grandchildren to Billie Swamp Safari In Clewiston, Florida because they knew it would be awhile before they saw family once they started their RV travel. (They also went Billie Swamp Safari in 2016 with friends from Indiana. - both sections are connected).

butterfly bullet 1c - March 15, 2008 - St. Patrick's Day picnic at Markham Park with friends

butterfly bullet1d. April 15, 2008, Karen Duquette's friends gave her a Bon Voyage Party, and Lee Duquette was given a small party on his last day of work.

butterfly bullet1e April 19th - Miami Seaquarium with grandchildren - 2 pages

Lee Duquette had been advised to take short trips in the RV to be sure everything was working correctly. So it was off to Orlando in the RV.

butterfly bullet2April 27 - May 1, 2008 - Thousand Trails campground in Clermont, Florida plus Big Tree Park, Lake Louisa State Park, and the Gopher Tortoise - a species in decline

While in the Orlando area, of course, Karen and Lee visited their son Brian Duquette at his home, each evening after Brian got off work.
Then it was time to go back to Broward County, Florida for their granddaughters birthday celebration, and say "We love you and will see you at Thanksgiving" to their beautiful daughter and grandchildren. Finally, Karen and Lee Duquette headed out in their RV for their first trip (other than the test run in Orlando which was shown above.)

butterfly bullet May 8-9 Busch Gardens, Tampa Florida

butterfly bullet May 10-11, 2008 - The two RV Gypsies left Orlando on May 12, 2008 after spending two days, including spending Mothers Day (May 11) with their wonderful son, Brian Lee Duquette and saying "We love you and we will see you at Thanksgiving." They made a short stop for a few hours at The Villages to visit some friends, Ed and Athalie - no photos were taken at the Village.

butterfly bullet3. May 12- May 13, 2008: Suwannee River Music Park and Campground in Live Oak, Florida, near the Georgia border. A short, but fun stop while heading north up the east coast. Check out #3 on the above map for photos.
butterfly bullet 4. May 13, 2008 - a quick overnight rest stop at North Shore Resort in Greensboro, with some great photos that can be found by choosing #4 on the map above. (Note: Two RV Gypsies returned here on May 14, 2010 and those photos are on #54 on the 2010 map.)
butterfly bullet5. May 14 - May 17, 2008 - Horseshoe Trails Camping Resort - Cleveland, Georgia and a visit to Karen's friend, Dottie who lives in Georgia. They also went to Babyland: the home of the Cabbage Patch Dolls, and then they went on to Anna Ruby Falls. This is an area that the two RV Gypsies have been to many times and additional photos can be found on the 2009 map site #47
butterfly bullet6. May 17, 2008 - Travel Resorts of America, Jackson Springs, North Carolina - This was just an overnight rest stop, and the only photo the two RV Gypsies took was lovely Sycamore trees at the entrance.. Check out #6 on the above map for photos.
butterfly bullet7. May 18 - May 23, 2008 - TWO pages -- The two RV Gypsies stopped at Pohick Bay Regional Park on the Potomac River in Northern Virginia, plus The Claude Moore Colonial Farm at Turkey Run and the quaint town of Occoquan. Check out #7 on the above map for photos.
butterfly bullet 8. May 23 - June 3, 2008 - The two RV Gypsies went to Branch Brook Campground in Thomaston, CT. Then they visited Lee's relatives, plus Sandra, Karen's friend since 2nd grade, and Karen's friend Tom in Stratford. They tried to visit Karen's cousins Ronnie and Dickie and their families but were unable to reach them by phone to set up a visit. Check out #8 on the map for photos of Mystic Seaport, Six Flags New England, Hancock Brook Lake and more.
butterfly bullet9a. June 3-10, 2008 - The two RV Gypsies stopped at a Campground in Lebanon near Hershey and Intercourse, Pennsylvania so that they could visit with some long-lost cousins of Karen. #9 on the above map has photos in Hershey, Intercourse, Caverns, Antique Car Museum, and more.
butterfly bullet9b. June 10 - June 28, 2008: Lee stayed at Tohickson Family Campground, Quakertown, Pennsylvania while Karen Duquette flew to Stockholm, Sweden to visit, Monica and Bitte, line-dance friends who live in Stockholm. The Sweden photos have not yet been posted..
butterfly bullet10. June 29-July 12, 2008: The two RV Gypsies parked at Old Mill Run Park in Thornton, Indiana so they could visit Sharon, their maid-of-honor from almost 43 years ago. The trip was cut short early on the morning of July 5th because they got a phone call from an Orlando Florida detective informing them that their son was robbed and murdered in his own home. Check out #10 on the map for photos in Indiana before worst disaster in the lives of the two RV Gypsies..........

butterfly bullet The two RV Gypsies had to return to the Thousand Trails Campground in Orlando for several months, while taking care of business. They did manage to go to do a few local activities while there, so they would not go crazy. Plus they had to entertain their grandchildren for a few days. Right after the family returned to Florida, Karen Duqette was so upset, that she ended up in the hospital for a few days because suddenly she could not breathe or talk.

butterfly bullet Then the Detective told Karen and Lee that they should be near their family in Broward County, Florida until new information about Brian's case occurs, so they did. In late November, Karen's friends from Sweden came to Broward County to visit, and they wanted to go to Butterfly World in Coconut Creek, Florida, so Karen and Lee finally had a day out.

butterfly bullet Thanksgiving with family - November 27, 2008

butterfly bullet December 2008 and Christmas with family

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This is not an linear website, so visitors always have options of where to explore next. Below are three options.

photos of the two RV Gypsies in Broward County Florida and Markham Park the two RV Gypsies at North Shore Resort  - Lake Oconee, Greensboro, NC photos of the adventures of the two RV Gypsies in Georgia - Babyland and Cabbage Patch Dolls the two RV Gypsies take a break in Jackson Springs, North Carolina The two RV Gypsies on the Potomac River, Pohick Bay REgional Park, in Virginia the two RV Gypsies at Six Flags, Mystic SEaportk, Hancock Brook Lake, Buttermilk Falls and more in New England the two RV Gypsies in Pennsylvania- Hershey, Indian Echo Caterns and more the two RV Gypsies celebrate July 4th in Indiana photos of the two RV Gypsies in the Orlando Florida Area photos of the two RV Gypsies at Suwanee River