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, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving To All

Today is the day that we spend time with our families and eat too much. So I thought a few jokes would be in order.
What sound does a turkey's phone make?
Wing Wing
How do you keep a turkey in suspense?
I'll tell you at Christmas.
Why did the turkey cross the road?
It was the chicken's day off.
What did the mother turkey say to her disobedient children?
If your father could see you now, he'd turn over in his gravy!
What's a turkey's favorite song?
"I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas"
hat sound does a space turkey make?
Hubble, hubble, hubble.
Why should you keep your eye off the turkey dressing?
Because it makes him blush!
What happened when the turkey met the axe?
He lost his head!
How can you tell a male turkey from a female turkey?
The male is the one holding the remote control.
What's blue and covered with feathers?
A turkey holding its breath!
What's the best way to stuff a turkey?
Take him out for pizza and ice cream!

Which side of the turkey has the most feathers?
The outside

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Getting Colder And Much To Do To Get Ready

I have to setup the Jeep Liberty with a new Tow Bar Bracket. The setup that we now have on the Wrangler is a Roadmaster but with the Liberty, I will be adapting my Roadmaster Falcon Tow Bar to accept the new Blue Ox Baseplate that I'm installing on the Liberty.
The reason for the change to the Blue Ox is that after unhitching the car from the motorhome, the car has a cleaner look because the bracket is mainly hidden. The two Pins that are showing can be removed easily. So I am fighting the weather to get this done before I have to lay freezing under the car. Looks like this Saturday is going to make it up to 50 degrees so I guess that will be my day.
Another project we have going is to make one of these to protect the Liberty from the small stones that chip the paint. These can be purchased online and have very good reviews for protecting the front of your auto. But, I like a challenge and have already purchased all the parts we need to make on for just under half the price of buying one. So while I do the hitch and light wiring, Joyce will be sewing up a storm.
Once we have all the towing items done and ready to go, we will take the liberty in tow to a local parking lot and test the Tow protector screen in some tight turns. Lets hope this works!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Another Jeep

Our first snow fell and reminded me that winter is coming, and I want to get out of here.
We have come to realize that it may be time to retire the Wrangler with 155,000 miles. We wanted to have to capabilities to off road and be able to easily accommodate another couple if needed. Joyce's Santa Fe was a great car but we can't tow it and it doesn't have off road capabilities so we used it as a trade.
We did not like the four door Wrangler and the prices were out of sight. So we decide on a 2010 Jeep Liberty with only 9600 miles on it, too bad it wasn't yellow.
The best part is we saved about $5000.00 in comparison to a Wrangler. So we may keep the Wrangler and depending on where our next trip takes us, we have two choices.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Dog Days

It's getting cold and I really hate getting out of bed in the morning especially when Casey wants to snuggle. She is only allowed in bed after Mom gets up, so she sits and waits for Joyce in the morning, goes out and does her business, has her breakfast, then back to bed.
Later in the day we had a visit from our grand daughter Megan. She is going to college to be a chef, and stopped by to have us try some of her school work. Isn't she great!
And I love sampling what she bakes.......Carrot Cake, my favorite!
 And a vanilla cake Yum!