Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year

Haven't been around here much this year. We recently took a trip to Indy to see the children and Shawn. We got a new car and Bob wanted to give it a run. Sorry we did, spent a lot of money. Kenz, our grand daughter will be two years on Jan. 12, doesn't seem possible. We got her a dress for her birthday as we have never seen her in a dress. I'll ask Shawn to send us a picture. Shawn sent us a bunch of gifts and a few gifts certificates, we like these a lot.

It has been cold in Florida so far and the weather man has promised us a change soon. Bob is golfing this morning leaving me with some play time. LOL

Friends of ours, Art & Ginny arrived yesterday and will be here for two months.

Last month friends Carol & Tony visited us for a few days. It was good seeing them and we enjoyed the time with them.
Bob played Santa at the club house last week. I don't know who had the most fun, Bob or the ladies. The other picture is Kenz, our grand-daughter on Haloween.
Happy New Year to all. Hope all your dreams come true in 2011

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone......I'll start by telling you it's very cold here. Home townies are still wearing their winter coats and warn knit hats. When we left Florida it was in the 90's. We now have four blankets, one being a quilt, to keep warm at night. Daytime weather is not much better, cloudy, some rain, 40's and some sun. Breathing is more difficult here.

Yellowstone itself is still beautiful. It is the world's first national park and one of the largest in the U.S..Yellowstone contains more than 2 million acres of steaming geysers, crystalline lakes thundering waterfalls and incredible views. Its highest elevation is 11,358 feet at Eagle Peak's summit. There is so much more to see than just the ever popular Old Faithful, my personal sight is the Upper and Lower Falls. I also enjoy seeing the fisherman in this beautiful setting with perhaps a buffalo almost next to him on the shore busy eating. Yesterday we saw many young people hiking on the back country trail.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

RT. 191 Road to Yellowstone, MT.

These pictures were taken from inside the RV as we traveled along RT. 191 in Montana. This entry is rather short as I am just tired tonight. Enjoy. If it doesn't snow or rain tomorrow , we will go in the park.
Have a good night.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Happy Anniversary To Us

Today Bob and I will be celebrating our 52nd wedding anniversary. It's hard to believe it has been this long. We still are best friends, sharing all our joys and sorrows. We have a lasting love ,caring deeply for each other...come what may.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Mount Rushmore

As you most all know that Mount Rushmore is a massive granite carving which stands as a timeless symbol of freedom and independence. Each of the presidents commemorated on the mountain contributed to the essence of democracy. George Washington was selected to represent the struggle for independence,
Thomas Jefferson for the idea of government by the people, Abraham Lincoln for his ideas on equality and the permanent union of the states and Teddy Roosevelt for the 20th century role of the U.S. in world affairs.

The carving began Aug 10, 1927 and was finished 14 years later. Only about six and a half years were spent actually carving the mountain, the rest were weather delays and lack of funds. The total coast was $900,000. Money well spent, I would say.

We chose to drive the Iron Mountain Road to get to Mt. Rushmore, which might not have been the best idea Bob has ever had, he who hates height and narrow roads with no railings. Anyway that's the way we went. Three one way little tunnels having sighs telling you to blow your horn before entering to make sure no car is coming the opposite way. Other than that it was such a long, narrow road through the woods with many hair-pin turns and curvy turns. I'll tell you Bob breathed easier when we reached the end. Have a happy day.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Thursday May 20, 2010

Last night we had TV and some spacy Internet time.

Today we are going to Michell S.D. only a couple of hours away. We stopped for some diesel, 48 gallons, $3.07 a gallon, total $148. We also rolled over on our milage in the motorhome to 100,000 miles, I guess that means it's just now broken in!

Arfter getting settled in we went to see the Corn Palace here in Michell. It's a sight to see. Every year a new theme is chosen. In the early summer, all of the grasses and grains are removed from the building and replaced. The murals themselves have to wait for the corn crop. Then in the end of summer, using nail guns over a half million ears of corn are sawed in half and nailed flat side to the building. The yearly cost for this is $130, 000. There is no fee charged to see this building inside . This was started in 1892

Tonight we are in a campground behind and part of a Super 8 motel. Has ever thing, full hook-ups,cable and WiFi.

Wednesday May 19, 2010

These first photos were take when our friend's RV was stuck in the rain soaked grass. This is the monster tractor that pulled him out of the mud.

Tonight we are in the Westwick RV Pk in Sioux Fall. S.D. It fells good to have cable and Internet tonight.

When we passed through Adair we came across a hundred or more wind towers up on a long ridge on each side of the highway. Being from New England, there is no room for such an undertaking. There were quite a sight and very large.

Moving along we began to see signs advertising Wall Drug Store, which is about 200 miles away.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

This And That or Whatever: Sunday May 16, 2010

This And That or Whatever: Saturday, May 16, 2010


Sunday 5/16/2010

Today we are leaving a Passport Pk, The Timber Campground in illinois. Won't come here again. Only $15 but not sewage, no cable, and no WiFi. It was so nice to have April and Larry around to play Pegs and Jokers with. They won three games straight!

I made mac and cheese for supper, tasted good. Today we are off to Iowa where we will spend a couple of days as there are things to see in the area.

BUT, before we were able to leave Larry's motorhome sunk in the ground, as the ground was soaked from the previous rains. So the campground sent a tractor down to pull him out. That didn't work so they brought another one down, , not big enough to do the job. Don't worry they say, "we have one that will do it for you.", yea right, famous last words. No dice. Next down the road comes a monster tractor and made short work of pulling him out. No strain, no pain. A round of applause followed.

Monday May 17, 2010 10:30 AM

We are off to Cutty's Des Moines Campground .No cable, but they have WiFi, yea. I need an Internet fix.
The landscape is pleasing to the eye as we drive along. Each side of the road a large farmlands, a few having some crops in already. I love the sights of old barns, new barns close by, and the gentle hills we are traveling on. We pass over the Mississippi River, I believe that means we are out West now.
We have a CB in the motorhome and find it both informative and entertainment. We often chat with the truckers as we go along. Today there were 2 trucker traveling together and asked Bob if he wanted to trade our motorhome for his trick. But told him"not in this lifetime". Next the trucker said "how about two trucks for the motorhome". A little later a flatbed passed us with a stack of metal plates on it. We asked the driver how much weight he was carrying, 45 thousand pounds. These plates and 3 more loads the same as this one were going to be used to build a wind tower. Interesting.

Bought diesel today 35 gallons equals $106.30

Arrived 3;20 Pm $27.50 for two nights with Passport America.

Tuesday May 18, 2010

Still at Cutty's today. Nice looking park and very clean, still no TV or Internet, very sad. Went to Wally world this morning to stock up on supplies. Bought some bright placemat to liven up the place. The weather is in the eighty's and sunny. I made some mac salad for tomorrow. Nothing exciting going on .

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sunday May 16, 2010

We had a short but nice visit in Indianapolis seeing the kids. It is surprosing how much they grow in six months.

Yesterday we meet up with April and Larry in Crawfordsville, IN.($23.73 with a Good Sam discount) . Larry made soup for supper, and I made some sweet corn bread. Nice supper and then we got down to playing cards, Hand and Foot. We plan on leaving here this morning about ten. Catch up with you later..

Monday, May 10, 2010

Monday May 10, 2010

Today we are still on I-75 traveling to Kentucky . This will be a short day only four hours. Fine with me, I have ironing piling up.

Soon after we left this morning we drove by the 'stinking creek road. How would you like that for an address?

We travel with a CB on , it's handy to know where construction is and and delays ahead of us. Well this morning We heard two truckes talking, one said to the other "Put your lips over your head, and swallow."

Soon we were in the foot hills of KY, with lush green grass and horses grazing contently. I must tell you sometime how my son had horses and his horses were rustled. We'll save that story for another day.

We also saw an 18 wheeler today accident. Don't know how it happened, but at least it didn't roll over.

Tonight we are staying at the Elkhorn Campground. Cost $27.30 with a Good Sam discount. Tomorrow we will be in Indiana, yea.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Sunday 5/9/2010

Latest picture of our grand-daughter Kenz

Tonight we are in the foothills of the Great Smokie Mountains in the town of Heiskell, TN.
The overnight camping fee was $19.12 for a full hook-up, Wi-Fi and cable. We belong to a RV club called Passport America and all sponsoring campgrounds offer 50% off on fees to members. I'm so glad they had cable here, I got to watch Desperate Housewives tonight.

Today was perfect weather for traveling. Yesterday was so hot you could hardly breath, today was in the 60's, a open the windows kind of day.

We needed to stop for diesel and probane today at the Flying J. Diesel was $3.04 a gallon andewe carry 100 gallons. Propae was $3 a gallon, $57.22. Yikes!

As it is Sunday, we thought it would be a good day to drive straight through Atlanta, miles and miles of construction, at least 25 miles. Not such a hot idea.

Long day today Arrived at 4PM. No cooking tonight, out to dinner.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

On The Road Again

Geez, it felt good writing the title "On The Road Again". Well, hear's the scoup.

In all out travel all around this beautiful country , we have yet to see Washinton State and Oregon or the Redwoods in California.

Today we left Florida and it's intense heat and humidity. Tonight we are in Arabi, GA. Cost for the site was $25, which includes full hook up, cable and WiFi. Tomorrow we will be stopping for diesel, I'll let you know the price later. Tonight we have our windows open for the first time in three weeks, feels good.

Our plans this summer are varied, We plan on re-visiting place we have been before leading to areas we have never seen. This year we will be traveling with another couple, which should be fun. We are planning on meeting up with them on the 15th of this month in Indiana. But, BIG But, before we meet up with they we are going to see our grandbaby, she is seventeen months now, and we haven't seen her for 6 months.

I guess that's enough for a new entry. We are traveling faster than normal as time is short for our meeting. Hope you all have a nice day tomorrow.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Odds And Ends

Well here I am again, Can't believe two weeks have been gone by again. This will be a this and that entry.

We are still in Florida, and Spring is finally here. Some people are leaving wanting to be home for Easter.
The weather is awesome, as it should have been two months ago. We are staying until the end of April sometime. Our young friend Carolyn, is like a grand-daughter to us, will be coming to see us on April 12 for her school break. She is twelve and we are making plans to where to take. Of course Disney is first on the list, as she has never been there. We will enjoy her visit.

It has been a cold winter here this year. Orange and strawberry crops have weathered badly. Sea mammals like the manatee needed rescuing, along with sea turtles. The fishermen have also had a rough season. The water is still at 60 degrees, they are hoping now that the temp has warmed up to the 80's, the water will also.. The unemployed is still a major problem here in Florida. There was a ad in the paper last week looking for 200 construction workers, over 5000 applied. Pretty sad ,now that we snowbirds
are leaving, there will be more layoffs.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Sunday and Monday

Yesterday we had a warm and sunny day for a park sponsored pool party. It was a lot of fun, especially playing volleyball in the pool.

Today was another great weather day. We even took out the golf cart for a ride around the park. It was good to see more people out in their yards or just taking a walk. tonight we went to play cribbage. I run this every Monday night. Good group of faithful players, none taking the game to serious. Gosh it feels good to be back blogging. Love to all.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Fun Day

Today was Fun Day at the park. It started of with a golf cart parade and then a pet parade. Then after these we had all sorts of games to play and win a prize. I was the Sheriff and had three deputes, who arrested any one who was not wearing a "Get Out of Jail" card. ( This earned $292.00 for activities.) Inside the club house there was bidding on a silent auction, a cake walk, raffles on a 50-50, and lunch. The total raised for the day is estimated to be around $2,000 profit. Bob volunteered
to work in the kitchen for lunch. We got home just in time to go to church, so Bob can go golfing in the morning with the guys. After church several of us went for pizza. I don't mind telling you, we were glad to be home tonight. Hope you all have a good week-end.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Thursday March 4, 2010


So sorry for not making a entry for such a long time. This has not been our best winter as far as being sick. When I was sick, Bob was fine and then vice versa. All is well now. Yesterday we had our last doctors visit until the Fall. We are now making our summer travel plans. It should be fun. This summer we will not be traveling alone. Two other couples will be joining us to visit out west, including Washington State and Oregon, the last two states that we haven't visited before. Ginny and Art and April and Larry, are our friends that will be coming along. More on this later.

My grand-daughter Ken recently celebrated her 1st birthday. She is just a darling.

Now a little news about what we have been doing here in the park. We have both been involved in the annual Follies show , Bob golfs two days a week, I have been sewing after years of not touching a machine and this Saturday it is Fun Day here in the park. I will be the Sherriff and be arresting anyone who is not wearing a Get Out Of Jail Free card. I have three deputies working with me, April, Bunny, and Lorna. It is a day of fun and a way to raise money for activities. There will be plenty of games to play, pet parade, luncheon, a silent action and a cake walk.

This morning we went to the weekly coffee hour. This as where we all can volunteer to help with different projects, share ideas, have coffee and a donuts and just generally here about what's going on, which is always a lot. Today's schedules include :
8 AM Polar Bear Water
9AM Coffee Hour
10 AM Activity Meeting
10:30 Water Aerobics
11 AM Bible Study
1 PM Shuffle Board
1 PM Horseshoes
3 PM Chair Volleyball
3 PM Table Tennis
7 PM Games and Cards Night