We're the Johnsons and we live in Bruceton Mills, WV. That put us near the Mountaineers and our granddaughter Brynn. We've combined some of our trips and a lot of pictures into a family travel web site. We've also tried to include information helpful in planning your trip. Its here to be enjoyed and is not commercial in any way. Links provided are for convenience and nothing we're paid to do. We hope you enjoy Travels with the Johnsons. If you enjoy the site, we'd love to hear from you by email. We try to respond to all comments we receive.
We like to travel, whether its long trips or short ones. In the past, most of our trips were car rides to go camping or kayaking. In 2003, we started venturing on longer trips. Trips to Hawaii and Belize are pretty big adventures compared to how we used to travel. In July, 2006 we made our first trip to a couple of large Western National Parks. Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks were the highlights and were everything we expected. You can read about them and see pictures by clicking the appropriate links. Maybe some of these pictures will help you find things you want to do or avoid. We also created a guide to help you plan your trip to Yellowstone. It should help you get oriented and get started on planning. When we feel like a more local trip, we head towards Chincoteague to visit and see the ponies on Assateague Island. The travel will be cut back some for a while while I try to find a job in the Morgantown area.
We spend time kayaking and camping when time permits. We go to nearly all West Virginia University Mountaineer home football games. Now that we live here, weekend trips to West Virginia aren't needed any more. Can't find a reason for weekend trips to Virginia, except to go get crabs. Al takes too many pictures of it all and some of them are posted here. You'll find pictures from Cass Scenic Railroad and the Greenbrier River Trail and Dolly Sods and other places in West Virginia.
Al's primary hobby is photography. Almost everything else he does provides an opportunity to take pictures. Thank goodness he got into digital photography and we don't have to pay for all that film. The photography and travel things are slowing down. We finally got our house sold and now live in West Virginia but now I need a job.
Sue was a nurse for Kaiser Permanente. She worked here for a home health agency. She's recently gone to work for a clinic associated with WVU's hospital. She's tolerant of Al's hobby and sometimes takes her own pictures. If you ask her age, she's 35. Just like last year. Al is currently unemployed and pondering retiring.
We occasionally get to a Jimmy Buffett concert. I think we've seen 12 shows since 1996. Its a good way to pretend you're young and on an island. The concert is good but there's a lot of fun to be had in the parking lot at the tailgate parties. Lately his schedule has conflicted with our Yellowstone trips and we haven't been able to make it.
Rascal was our Miniature Schnauzer puppy. Rascal died on November 11, 2006. He was so involved in our lives that almost anything we do causes us to miss him. My wife just said picking up a plastic bag shouldn't make you cry. He weighed 25 pounds so he is roughly 2 miniature schnauzers according to the AKC. We adopted him from the Schnauzer Rescue League. If you want to read our tribute to him and see his pictures, click on the picture to the left.
We've adopted another schnauzer. Bugsy is actually a miniature weighing in at 15 pounds. He's a lot different than Rascal. He has better manners and less energy for one thing. He's four years old. He proving to be a pretty wonderful pet in his own right. We've learned that he was better trained when we got him than Rascal ever would be. He isn't the lap dog Rascal was, either, but he's never very far away. Click on the picture to the left if you want to see more information.
The links will show you some of the pictures and help you learn of the places we've visited. We've tried to provide information that might he useful to you in planning your own trip. If you have any questions or comments, please leave a comment in the Guest Book. If you leave an email address, we'll get back to you if for no other reason than to say thanks.
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