Quoted From A Fellow Traveler:

Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you smile. Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Moving On Down The Road

On our route there was one toll we had to stop for. As I approached the toll booth, one of the guard rails that keeps you tight coming in looked like it was caught by a truck. It was bent out and I knew it was going to be tight but I thought I would make it........I didn't! It got the bottom right section of the entrance door and also dragged two scratch marks across the door. OUCH!
Well we made it to our first night of Walmart camping in Virginia. Here's all the girls.

On our 2nd day we have crossed into NC and making good time. Our friends Don & Lucy were suppose to be traveling with us but had problems with their turbo on the engine and are now a day behind us.

Oh yea, we had to stop at South of the Border so the girls could do their thing.

We are now in our 2nd Walmart and hoping that Don & Lucy will catch up. Don said he may make it here during the night.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy Holidays

Wow, I can't believe that it has almost been a month since I last posted. Well the trip begins in four days so check back. I hope you all have a safe and happy holiday.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A Spring Day

It was in the high 60's today so Casey and me went out for some exercise. Actually, she did most of the exercising.
She has lost about ten pounds since we have been playing every day.......now if I could just get her to throw the thing and I can chase it for a ten pound loss.

Thursday, November 24, 2011


The thing I'm most thankful for right now is elastic waistbands. ~Author Unknown

Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Last Yard Cleanup

Today was a beautiful warm day so I started up the lawn tractor and picked up the remainder of the leaves. The trees are all bare now so I put the tractor to bed for the winter.

I also had to do gutter clean out which has to be the most disgusting job. With water remaining in the gutters, the leaves rot and get really smelly. Glad that's done!

The turkey came out of the freezer today so it will be ready for the over on Thursday. I'm not a big turkey lover, would rather have chicken but have to do the family thing and have turkey.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Counting Down

This year when we leave for Florida after xmas, we are taking our two daughters and one grand daughter. The kids will be with us for about ten days. Bet you can't guess where we'll be going.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Turkey Day

We had a visit from the wild Turkeys this morning. I counted 26 as they wandered across the street.
Once in the yard, they found our Holly bush that was full of berries.

I guess that Turkeys love these berries because the group joined in.

A few of the birds were getting to be pretty big.
I wonder if they know that Thanksgiving is only a short time away.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Our First Noreaster Snow Storm

I wonder if this is a preview of things to come. I keep asking Joyce if we can leave but that ain't gonna happen. Parts of Conn. will be without power for at least a week. We still have power here so we got lucky.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Nothing To Report

Just been hanging around taking care of business. So many trees on our property and so many leaves to pick up.
I have been using my old lawn tractor to pick up and bag the leaves. So much easier than raking.

They say we may get our first snow within the next couple of days, bummer! Can't wait to get out of hear and head to the warmer climate.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Just Another Day

Ran a 50 amp service line so we can plug in the coach while at home. The 20 amp plug just wouldn't cut it. We can now run the heat pumps and the convection oven.

Been picking up leaves around the yard which seems to be a regular job the way the winds been blowing.

I also ordered an external hard drive to connect to our Dish Network Receiver. This will give it the capabilities of a DVR without paying a monthly charge.

We have confirmed our winter work camping job in Florida, and we were also able to secure a position for our friends Don & Lucy. Should be a good time.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Worse Is Over

These are the teeth, circled in red. The one in the middle is broken in the back and will be removed. The teeth on either side will be ground down to a post to support a three tooth bridge that will cover all three teeth.
Well I made it.......after the Kidney Stones I figured that this will be a piece of cake.

I was wrong......he had a tough time removing the one tooth, came out with some of the jaw bone still attached....Ouch!!! He then stitched it up and installed the temp bridge. Had me bite down and the bridge broke in half. Half hour later another temp bridge made from a tougher substance. So an hour and one half start to finish and I was on my way. Will return in six week for the permanent bridge.

Monday, October 3, 2011

I Don't Believe It !!!!!!

I just don't understand why these things happen but Saturday I was back in the hospital, this time for Kidney stones. No.....I am NOT making this up.

I have a history of Kidney stones and usually pass a stone once every couple of years but it could have happened some other time.

Anyways, it's been three days and I'm just starting to pass some fragments....OUCH! They gave me Percocet for the pain and it works good but I get the itches while taking it, I just can't win!

And......... Thursday I am scheduled to have a tooth pulled, and the two adjacent teeth prepped for crowns. If I'm still hurting tomorrow because of the stones I may delay the tooth thing.
Could this all be a bad dream?

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Procedure Is Done

Went through the Cath procedure and nothing conclusive showed up. No more blockages but also no explanation for the way I was feeling so the next step is to do a minor change to my meds.
The doc wants to drop my BP a little more to see if that helps. This is the part I hate when they start playing the med game.

Well, at least I can move on to the tooth repair now....man this aging stuff is a bummer! They'll get ya one way or another.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Trip Canceled

We had planned a trip up North to meet up with our friends Don & Lucy and travel up to Moosehead Lake, Maine.

Joyce and I have been running around trying to take care of things so we could take this trip. We took the coach down for it's state inspection and I topped off the tank, etc..

Well..........other than my broken tooth which is scheduled to come out next week, I haven't been running at 100% so I move my appointment with my cardiologist up to last Friday.

After explaining to him how I have been feeling, he feels it's best that I get checked out on Wednesday. I already have seven Stents....the last five where done three years ago and I can pretty much tell when I may have a blockage. I guess I knew something was wrong but didn't want to accept it knowing that I would have to cancel our plans.

So next Tuesday I have an appointment for pre-op testing, then Wed. morning I will return to the Cath Lab for a procedure to see if there is any blockage in the arteries around my heart.

The neat part is I get to watch the procedure on the same screen that the doctor watches as the probe travels to my heart in search of blockages.

So I have to hurry up and get all my junk fixed so I will be ready to head south after xmas. We'll see!!!!!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Casey Taking Her Meds

Casey is such a sissy dog. She has allergies and has to take some meds for a month to stop the itch. All I have to do is get the bottle of pills and she comes over and lays on her back as shown below. Never taught her to do that, she just does it, I show her the pills then pop them into her mouth.
Down the hatch they go and a little neck rub helps.

Done! Now she wants her belly scratched, what a ham!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Checking In

Good Morning Barbara, glad to see you're still following us.

Off for a root canal tomorrow on the tooth I broke four months ago. So I'm in sticker shock at $3000.00 for a root canal, post and enamel crown, plus five surfaces filled. Man that would really buy a lot of fuel for travel.

Still have to get an inspection sticker for the coach before the weekend because we will be heading north for a week or two, I'd rather go south towards the warmth.

Oh well, short post today........Have a Great Day Barbara:)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Yup.....Still Here

We are playing catch-up with doctors, dentist, etc. We have been looking for a newer Jeep but it's not a top priority as of yet. I also had to get state inspections done on all three vehicles.
The coach needs some grease on the front suspension, registration renewal, propane topped off and a bath.
Yesterday we took our stuff out of storage and moved it back home to a storage room in the basement of our home. No sense in paying for storage when the house is still waiting to sell.

Joyce is looking into renting the home, I am letting her handle that task because I didn't really want to rent out but the extra income will help if we get the right people in the house. We will continue to have the house on the market but will rent till the market comes back enough to sell it.

Joyce has her morning coffee while her and Casey watch the squirrels run around the yard.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Happy Birthday

Yup, Joyce's birthday is 9/11 and the children, grand children and one great grand daughter all came to celebrate. I didn't get a picture of everyone because they were all around playing with Casey or just running around. We have a showing on the house Tuesday so I have come up with some way to get ride of all the grass in the driveway. If you look closely you can see the fuzzy haze. I sprayed with Roundup and it killed the fine grass and turned it brown. Oh well!!!!

Friday, September 9, 2011

We Are Still On The Road

We got an early start in the rain but started to run into problems in PA. It seems that most of the major routes across the state were closed in areas due to floods. You can see the road block on the exit ahead. We were on 81 heading for 84 but ran into detours.

As you can see, the water is running high. We are on 81 here.

We then had to detour from 81 to 78 which ran us into another detour that took us down a back road that was also full of detours.
Things only became worse as the roads began to narrow and full of low branches.

Nice Huh!

Now we have workers on these back roads, and we had to contend with other RV's coming the other way.

More road blocks and detours. Man, will we ever get out of PA?
Welcome to New York, I can't believe it took us all day to get here. We should have been home by now!
We made it as far as a Walmart in Fishkill, NY. We had enough for one day so we pulled in at 4:30 and called it a day.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

One More Day

Route 95 and still on our way home. If you have ever travel this stretch of highway, I'm sure that you have heard of South Of The Border. These billboards are located every couple of miles along the highway in South Carolina.
Casey kept asking Joyce if we were there yet:)

Just a few more billboards!

And there it is but so much bigger than it was the last time we stopped about 30 years ago.

The place is huge!

Big tourist trap.

There's a hotel and a campground

Plus fireworks.

And more fireworks.

Food, ice cream, etc.

T shirts and trinkets.

That's the hotel across the street.

Says it all.

As we moved on down the highway, it seemed that everyone was selling fiberglass pools.

The Virginia border.....we're getting there!

Tobacco feeds!

NASCAR trucks heading for the next race.

Richmond city limits!

Then, 500 miles later. Our Night stop!