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This the story of our journey, Into Something Good, going Somewhere Over the Rainbow, and trying to Hold Onto Our Dreams. How we got on the way to becoming HALF time RVers! Our Ford 350 super duty diesel truck is our horses, we call it the Beast . Our 2008 34'7" 3 slide Cedar Creek Silverback fifth wheel is our Prairie Schooner Wagon,we call it the Bear. Just like the first RVers, the Pioneers of Yesteryear traveling around the country searching for a rich full filling life! Come along with us for the ride and read about our triumphs and mishaps along the way! About to be Part time RVers in a Cedar Creek Silverback 2008, 34'7", 3 slide 5th wheel, which is our Prairie Schooner Wagon, and a 2006 Ford 350 super duty 1 ton diesel truck is our horses, or oxen, only we have to feed it diesel instead of grass, and oats, which costs a lot more! Retired Air Force empty nesters off to see the good ole USA! Favorite Quote: "Life is a Blank Canvas, Made For Me to Add the Colors" Goal: I am trying to add as many colors as I can to my life!

Thursday, March 27, 2008


Today we went looking for a few things for the 5er. We needed a mattress pad, and we we're looking for a 4inch memory foam topper for our bed. We didn't think to get the mattress upgrade so the mattress is not much good. We found the 4 inch memory foam topper at Walmart. We also got a mattress pad that is padded to add a little extra padding to the mattress. We also found a set of sheets for the queen bed, we are going from a king mattress in our house to a queen in the 5er. We had a queen bed in a park model trailer we had a few years ago, so we know it will be okay for us now. The mattress in the fiver is new, but you can feel every spring in it when you lay on it, and that just wouldn't do for Mike's back! Hopefully, this will help until we can invest in a new pillow top mattress. So when buying a new RV make sure you ask about the mattress, and don't make our mistake.

Dishes, and other accessories:
I was able to get a set of dishes that I wanted to use in the 5er. Mike doesn't like eating off paper plates all the time. I also got some of that shelf liner that keeps things from moving, while the rv is in motion. I really don't like the stuff, but it beats broken dishes, as I didn't find any of the unbreakable dishes I liked. I also got a small dish drainer to use. I don't have a lot of counter space in the kitchen, because we opted for a bigger living room, so as soon as I'm done washing the dishes, I'll probably dry them, and put them away anyway.
I still have to buy dish towels and things like that, but I have time to get them later. All those little homey touches are still needed, but we'll get there. Right now, the fiver looks so bare, and unlived in. Once I get things where I want them, I'll probably do a couple of small silk arrangements for some color on the table and the entertainment center.

Today we had light misty rain most of the day. The temps were around 46 degrees.
Just a wet miserable day, that we decided to go shopping on!

Lastly I want to wish Gordon, Ontario a speedy recovery and get well soon. Both you and Sandra are in our thoughts and prayers!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


We got up early and drove to Hamilton, Ohio, I did see a big round orange ball in the sky!(The Sun) LoL! Mike thought that I wouldn't remember what it was since it had been a long time since I got up before 9 am! Haha!

They installed the new hitch while we were doing our walk through on the 5er. It took twice as long, because they had to remove the goose neck hitch that was already there, so we ended up waiting on the truck for about a half hour after we finished the walk through on the 5er. I think they do that on purpose so ya have time to shop in the parts and accessories store!

The guy took us through a class of 5er 101. He was very informative and explained each system in detail, as we were doing the walk through, THANKS Earl!
Then he showed us how to hook up and unhook from the hitch. After that all our classes were done, and they turned us loose on the highways and society! Haha!

Drive Home:
Everytime we hit a bump I braced myself, and shut my eyes! I was so nervous, but after about a half hour we both calmed down for the rest of the way home. Mike had no trouble towing the 5er, and he said it tracked really good, and it stayed in an even line with the truck.

Driveway Event:
Backing the 5th wheel into the driveway turned into a nonevent!!!! Within 10 minutes we had the 5er in the drive! Mike was AWESOME!! He said that all the backing he did on the farm when he was a kid payed off! I think he just did a snow job on me! Good thing I didn't bet him money, cause I would have lost it!
It turned into a very satisfying day for us! We are so excited to finally have our new Cedar Creek Silverback 5er sitting in our driveway!!!!! I'm not saying we won't have trouble ever backing in a campsite ever, but I was sure impressed!

Sunday, March 23, 2008


Happy Easter:
Wow, so much candy, and 6 little girls bouncing off the walls! Haha! It just makes my heart glad that I had a big part in that, and seeing the same faces on my 2 Sons that Mike and I had, when our Sons got Easter candy: PRICELESS!!!! Hahaha! After our meal there was an Easter Egg hunt for the girls. There were 2 special eggs, one silver, and one gold. The silver one had $5 in it! Whoever found the gold egg got a huge 14 oz chocolate bunny! I'm talking almost a whole pound of chocolate! Four year old Tehya got the gold egg, and that chocolate bunny was about 1/2 as big as she is! Sadie got the silver egg with the 5 dollars in it! Tehya walked around singing , "I got the Golden Egg!" Made me think of the old Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory movie!! Well my Sons, and Daughter in laws took the Grandkids home, and it is now very quiet here in our house! My Sons both looked like they had a headache beginning, I can't think why on such a pretty day! Lol!

Our Countdown:
Today is day 2 of out countdown!!! That means that tomorrow is the last day we have to wait before we go to get our 5th wheel! We don't have much of our stuff packed, but we are sure ready to start playing with our new toy! So many new gadgets in the 5th wheel to play with! We won't know which to play with first! It may take longer for Mike to back the 5th wheel into our driveway than it will to drive home from Hamilton, Ohio! So If I'm not in the RV Dreams chatroom on Tuesday night, I'll be out in the drive way with the flashlight trying to direct Mike backing the 5er in! Haha! All kidding aside, lets just hope that we don't have any problems with it!

By the way, I saw my first real Robin today! My first real true sign of spring!
Happy Easter everyone, I hope your day was Blessed!