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July - October, 2008 - Karen and Lee stayed in the Orlando area awhile, While taking care of Brian's business and his dog, China. Plus Karen needed time to heal from her blood clots. They did not continue their RV travels for 10 months, having a lot of details to handle.

And of course, they had no choice but to continue with their day-to-day lives. And although there were some good days when they participated in a few local activities as shown below, just to keep themselves from going crazy, but their hearts never healed.


The following photos are of wild animals at Thousand Trails Campground in Clermont, Florida

crane at the campsite of the two RV Gypsies
turtle at the campsite of the two RV Gypsies

Brian Lee Duquette's beloved dog, China
and the turtle. China was a gentle dog and did NOT hurt the turtle.

cows behind the RV motorhome

cows behind our RV

Of course, during this trying time, family came to help out. Karen and Lee enjoyed having their grandson Alex at the campground for awhile.

grandson of the two RV Gypsies
grandson of the two RV Gypsies

Alex wanted to go play miniature golf

grandson of the two RV Gypsies
golf balls
Lee and Alex

September 28, 2008 - at LegoLand in Downtown Disney

The gator was laughing, but Karen was not!
Save her somebody!
Sign outside a Restaurant
laughing dudeKaren Duquette and gator
Displays made entirely out of Legos at Downtown Disney
lego monster
lego monster
lego crab
lego family
Big Ben & London
Eiffel Tower 7 paris
Sydney Australia
lego ship

October 12, 2008 - The following photos are of some unusual and wonderful scarecrows at the Leesburg Town Square

This is really a scarecrow of a fireman climbing up the side of a building. WOW! Looks real to the two RV Gypsies! -

fireman scarecrow
Karen Duquette and the scarecrow fishing
pumpkin patch scarecrow
witch scarecrow
Boys will be boys scarecrow
scary army scarecrow
a framed scarecrow
Lee Duquette and the newspaper scarecrow
minnie mouse scarecriw
recycle scarecrow
the Mexican skeleton scarecrow
headless scarecrow
poodle skirt scarecrow
The wall of the "Ice Room" in the restaurant kept changing colors.
inside the restaurant
Lee got mouthy with one of the critters in the restaurant!  
laughing dudeLee Duquette
inside the restaurant
Karen and her cousins, Judy & Joe Betts
Inside the restaurant - an ant bigger than life!
a big ant in the restaurant
a giant lighted mushroom

Then the detective told Karen and Lee that they should be near their family in Broward County because it will be quite awhile before there is any new information in Brian's case. So with heavy hearts, they returned to Broward County just in time for Halloween. Karen went to a line dance party and none of her line dance friends knew she had returned. They kept trying to guess who was in the costume shown below. Karen also had a "voice changer" under her costume to disguise her voice. She won 2nd place.

Karen Duquette - Halloween 2008
2nd place winner

go to the next adventure of the two RV GypsiesSo, they parked their RV at Markham Park, and spent time with family. In November 2008, Karen's friend Monica Ekedahl and her daughter Titti, who live in Sweden, came to Florida for a visit. Monica and Titti wanted to go to Butterfly World in Coconut Creek, so they did.