We Are On The Road

March 30, 2011

We spent the afternoon and evening visiting with my Mom and sister Winnie in Bakersfield. We will be back on the road tomorrow headed north. We will see how far we get?

Carlos & Donna on the road

71 Responses to “We Are On The Road”

  1. Vee Miller (VeeTX) Says:

    One good thing, Carlos, is that you don’t necessarily have a time schedule to adhere to – just drive when you feel like it and park when you want to! Have fun!!!!

  2. VSue Says:

    May your travels be safe and fun
    May the wind be calm upon the roads
    May traffic be light wherever you roam
    Thank you for all that you have brought into my life; new friends, learning and loving everything about the precious barn owls, and new appreciation for the simple wonderful goodness that life has to offer.

    Blessings to you Carlos and Donna have a truly wonderful adventure.

  3. Christine Peters Says:

    Enjoy!! “On the road again” like Willie Nelson.

    • carlosroyal Says:

      On The Road Again by Willie Neson is our theme song. Donna and I are both big country western fans.

      • Janie Branison Says:

        The grandkids always sang that when we started down the road in our motorhome.
        Janie

  4. 1SkatrPie Says:

    Hi Carlos,

    Before you hurry up North, we are having floods
    and deluges of pouring rain, mudslides, and lots
    more fun stuff in Northwest corner of WA State,
    so take your time, enjoy the sites, and make
    sure you come with Gore-Tex! Happy Trails.

  5. Cherry Daniel Says:

    You have blessed this world with a window into nature. Have a safe and wonderful vacation. Spread your wings and fly, fly, fly!!

  6. Healani AKA FoxyTuTu Says:

    Have fun & be safe!

  7. Darlene Watson Says:

    Hi, Hope you have a great trip, also hope the weather will be good for you. Not to sure where in Canada you are coming to, but I hope it isn’t to early. I live in the Kelowna area and it is on the cool side yet. The Vancover area is warmer but they get more rain, anyway have a safe trip and take care.

  8. Robin Belanger Says:

    Carlos & Donna:

    Enjoy your long overdue and well deserved vacation. Safe travels.

  9. LvOwls Says:

    Enjoy your trip Carlos and Donna. Be sure to send us some pictures along the way. Have always enjoyed those from your other trips. Have a safe trip and stay warm.

  10. Sarah Says:

    Lots of rain in Oregon, Carlos. All that rain makes it beautiful here.

  11. Bonnibell Says:

    Love your updates! Bonnibell

  12. BJ Says:

    Wishing you and donna safe travel and lots of fun…and a great adventure. God Bless.
    BJ

  13. Donna Koski Says:

    Great, you guys finally got it going, have a wonderful trip and stay safe.

    donna Bingodabber

  14. Sharon Says:

    Well, you have nice weather in this Valley, finally!!!! Stop in Modesto!!!!

  15. Jo-Ann Says:

    It was beautiful here in Marin County today… Stop and smell the roses where ever you feel like stopping… Enjoy your road trip, you deserve it.. Did any owls stow away somewhere in your coach????

  16. emeraldcher Says:

    oh just go have a blast! Life is too short anyway! Here’s to a safe trip and fun times!

  17. ElfOwl49 Says:

    Thrilled to hear that you are finally living your dream! Thank you for bringing us Molly and McGee and thank you for these enjoyable updates of your adventures. Happy trails!

  18. mandozee Says:

    well enjoy your travels and know your missed drive safe. Mandozee

  19. Heather from Maine Says:

    Thank you continuing to share your world with us. I look forward to learning more about travel, wildlife and life.

    Safe trip.

  20. nycdragonfly Says:

    Safe Journey, Carlos and Donna.

  21. Linda D. Greene Says:

    Donna and Carlos..Safe trip!! (do you have your Molly bumper sticker on? heehee) ldgreene123

  22. Liz Says:

    So glad to hear you are having fun…thanks for keeping us updated. You guys are wonderful!

  23. pelicangirl Says:

    looking forward to the trip!!!!!!!!


  24. I wish you good weather (has it not been strange this year!) and safe travels.

  25. Janice Barreras Says:

    Enjoy and be safe, Carlos and Donna. Wishing you both a wonderful journey.

  26. vicki Says:

    You both deserve the trip of a lifetime! Enjoy and keep safe. I’m sure Mother Nature will reward you both with wondrous sites to see and photograph(hint,hint).


  27. Hope you guys have a great vacation and don’t forget to send us some of your beautiful photo’s so we can feel like we are on vacation too. Be safe.

    Nita in Cherryville, NC

  28. Jim Shoemaker Says:

    Y’all have lots of fun and drive safely.

  29. SARose69 Says:

    We MODS will be awaiting your reports from the road! Blessings!

  30. Jane Milbrodt Says:

    Enjoy all of the beauty around you as you travel. Send Pictures and Be Safe.

  31. Lynne Townsend Says:

    Carlos and Donna,

    Have a wonderful, marvelous time!!!! Keep us posted on your trip–you’re “family” you know!

    Lynne

  32. debbie Says:

    have a blessed and brilliant trip!!
    totally enjoy!

    :D

    will look forward to the “postcards”…yay!

  33. Sherry Kelly Says:

    I want to join the others in wishing you both “Happy Trails” while “On the Road Again”!

  34. Carlynne Says:

    Going up Interstate 5? Just past Shasta, go inland, then back towards I 5. You miss the HUGE mountain range that way and you go thru an area that is a preserve or habitat for Bald Eagles.
    Safe driving!

    Carlynne aka littleguys

  35. Carol Watt Says:

    So glad you got to spend quality time with your mother and sister. Be carefull on the road, now that sounds like a mom lol. Looking forward to your and Donna’s nest post. Enjoy Enjoy.

  36. Lisa Says:

    I can picture all the owls following your RV! Hope you both have a fantastic and safe journey! Looking forward to some beautiful pictures too!

    • PegRod Says:

      Yes, Lisa! Coach’s famous photo will always stay in my mind of the owls joining the Royal RV tour.
      Safe Travels Our Dear Friends

      • CAequuslvr Says:

        I was thinking the same thing when I first read Carlos’s lastest blog.

        That picture by Coach is just the best. It says so much.

  37. Lisa A. Burns Says:

    Enjoy! We are all thinking of you both!
    : )
    Hugz,
    Lisa from NE FL

  38. Janie Branison Says:

    You and Donna put your lives on hold for us and the owls for a year. Now it’s time to take that trip and enjoy your retirement. Be safe and have fun!!

  39. Anita in BR, LA Says:

    Yippee! So glad to hear that you two are finally on the road and heading north. Thank you both for giving us Molly & McGee and a look into their lives. Now it’s time for you to enjoy your lives as you have planned.

    Safe Travels & Happy Trails,
    Anita

  40. Kathy Bowman Says:

    At long last – have fun – you deserve it.

  41. PegRod Says:

    Hooray! I feel like I have just been given a new book to read, “Carlos and Donna Royal’s Retirement Adventures”, like one of those new online books, where they give you a new chapter each week to read – you wait in anticipation to see what happens next! I am one of those Royal and Molly fans can’t wait find out what stories, illustrations, photographs, and lessons wait inside!

    Looking forward to it! “Gee this is fun, and we are a part of it!”

    Thank you for bringing us into your Royal lives.

  42. Judy Sackson Says:

    Like the rest of the MODs, I too am really looking forward to your posts along the road and the beautiful photos!
    May you have beautiful weather, and a fabulous relaxed trip!
    Check in once in a while!

  43. Joyce Hebert Says:

    HURRAY!!HURRAY!!!HURRAY!!! now you can say on the road at last…my husband say i am on the road again…hope you have a great time and didn’t forget the camera..

  44. Linda Smith Says:

    Oh great! I know you and Donna are so excited to finally be getting away for a while. Enjoy your trip and be safe:) We are anxious to hear the stories and see pictures when you get back. Thank you both for sharing so much of your lives with so many of us.
    Take Care :)
    Linda Smith
    Texas

  45. jacque green Says:

    Be safe have fun thanks for report can’t wait for picture We all care You all are apart of ours live. jacque

  46. Leslee Says:

    Safe and carefree travels to you and Donna…Keep blogging and posting photos…I’m living vicariously through you!!!

    All the best,
    Leslee

  47. Laurel Burden Says:

    Happy trails Carlos and Donna. I look forward to reading about your adventures here on the blog.

    Be safe!

  48. Kit Says:

    Have an great, safe trip, most of all, have fun!

  49. PegRod Says:

    A year ago, on March 31st, Carlos and Donna began working with Molly fans on their first fundraising project, with the organization of the first Elephant Bar meet-up in San Marcos, California!
    https://mollysbox.wordpress.com/2010/03/31/elephant-bar-restaurant-fundraiser/

    The San Marcos Community Foundation (Wildlife Conservation and Promotion) is very thankful for their year-long efforts, including those of Austin Faure. You can read a press release on their site.
    http://www.sanmarcoscommunityfoundation.org/Press%20Releases.htm

    The Royals always encourage people to support their local wildlife organizations.

  50. Linda E. Zembryski Says:

    I always say ON THE ROAD AGAIN, HAPPY TRAILS, when I am traveling. You have brought so much JOY to so many with your time, energy, and witt. Thank you so much again. Plus safe traveling. from Florida…

  51. June Schafer Says:

    Oh, so envious! Praying for safe and happy travels. Remember we are here waiting for those posts!

  52. SactoSylvia Says:

    It’s beautiful in Sactown today – should be a nice drive through California, at least! (Waving…)

  53. PegRod Says:

    Moms

    A big hug and thank you to Carlos’ Mom and sister Winnie for being the motivation for him to ask grandson Austin how he could share Molly and McGee with you! The Molly fans and MODs UStream journey all started with this idea, which came to a good son and brother, and his follow through to make it happen for his family – Carlos just never even imagined that his family would end up including “long lost homo sapien relatives” in countries all over Planet Earth!

  54. BugGirl Says:

    Have a wonderful, wonderful trip, Donna and Carlos, and think of me every time you scrape a bug off that big windshield! LOL

    All the best,
    BugGirl

    • PegRod Says:

      My spirit will forever “Glowz” with a new love for all things “Bug” – Thank you BugGirl for all you do to educate and share your passion.

  55. Shirley Charlton Says:

    Have a safe and fun adventure! Shirley

  56. rosiebud Says:

    A safe and joyous journey to you both!

  57. Pat Canada Says:

    Woohoo!! Have fun!!!!!!!!
    You guys certainly deserve it…

  58. Holly Sue Says:

    Dear Carlos and Donna,
    Enjoy all of the beautiful sights our precious earth has waiting for you! Travel at a leisurely pace so you can both really relax and refresh. I’m sure your visit with family was a lovely way to start your journey. Do keep in touch when you can and include some of your beautiful photographs! Wishing you a safe trip!
    With love, Holly Sue

  59. Laura Hollingsworth Says:

    I hope you and Donna have a wonderful time :)

  60. Kathy Martinez Says:

    GOS SPEED and have a hell of a lot of fun . Please keep us posted on your travels .

  61. Eleanor Dodge Says:

    Well finally you are on your way after a wonderful year of M&M. I know you are going to enjoy my home country of Canada when you arrive. Thanks for keeping us updated on your travels and hope you have a wonderful time. You and Donna are always in our thoughts and wishing you a safe trip.
    Much love
    Eleanor

  62. Madonna Varchetto-Bonner Says:

    Carlos and Donna, I’m sure there are many people out there just like me who will never get to the west coast or to Canada. So we get to “travel” through your photos. Keep posting…we enjoy them soooo much. But most of all have a great trip and stay safe. Will keep the two of you in my thoughts and prayers. As always, warm wishes to you both….Madonna Oh, do you like your I-Pad? I just got the Samsung Galaxy and love it!

  63. Susan Belloff Says:

    This will be so much fun, reading about all the places you will be visiting…probably locations I will never see personally.
    Thanks for sharing.
    :)


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