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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!

Saturday, May 17, 2008


Well today was cleaning day, so I got busy and put all my clothes back in the drawers, that I took to Mikes Mom's just in case I needed extras. They had been sitting around in plastic bags since we got back on Thursday. Dirty clothes went in the laundry basket, and the ones I didn't wear went back into the drawers. Now all I have to do is change the bed, dust, and clean the bathroom, which I will do tomorrow. We will be here until probably Monday morning. I wanted to go home today, but it was so windy here, we didn't want to take a chance pulling the fiver today.

Steak Dinner:
Before we came back to the fiver, we stopped at Sam's, and bought some steaks, and shrimp to put on the grill at my brother's house. We thought it would be a good Thank You, for them putting up with us the last week. I seasoned the steak, with Montreal steak seasoning, and then the shrimp with butter and lemon pepper. After letting the steak marinate for a while, I put them on the grill. We had fresh mushrooms, cooked with garlic and butter. After I had turned the steaks, we put the shrimp on the top rack of the grill. It would only take the shrimp about 2 minutes on each side. We sat down to a spinach salad, baked potatoes, and of course the steak and shrimp. Before Alan, my brother, took a bite of his steak, he told me that if he didn't like his steak and shrimp, that I wouldn't have electric and water at the fiver. LOL! Well lets just say he got a big smile on his face when he tasted it, and I kept my water and electricity on! He was kidding me anyway, but it was fun! The next morning he was still talking about his steak and shrimp. He said that it was better than Outback steak house. I have never eaten there, but it tasted pretty good to me! He had left over steak, shrimp, and eggs for breakfast. Haha! I have had steak and eggs for breakfast, but never with shrimp too. I guess that means, I can
have the camp site in his back yard anytime I want to! We'll see! Of course, if it costs me a steak dinner every time it could get expensive as a campground! LOL!

Thursday, May 15, 2008


Time Finally Marched On:
We are finally back at the fiver! What an experience! Alzhimer's disease is such a heartbreaking thing. You take someone who was self sufficient, and able to take care of everything they had. Then you take all short term memory away from them, and the ability to even remember what day, month, year, or who is even President of the country, and being told you can no longer drive your car. Then you add bewilderment, not knowing if you took your medication, or even able to remember how to take care of bodily functions right, then you have Alzhimers. Add to that, your thinking that you can do everything you used to do, and thinking that you can still live by yourself. Mike's Mom, says she just wants to live by herself, and her kids just won't let her. When Mike's Mom saw that her other son-in-law was there she burst into tears. I wonder how we would be able to handle all of that? With me I don't think it would be pretty! I felt so bad for her! I'm sure when her daughter got there, after work, she was still majorly upset! Staying there was very hard for us, seeing her struggle with everything. It's hard to explain to her we just want her to be safe, and that we love her.

Poem That I Promised:
I wrote this poem for my Mom on Mother's Day 2005. One of her friends took it and typed it and matted it and framed it for her. It looks really nice, so I hope you can stand reading the heartfelt words that I wrote to my Mom. This is my own original work and has never been published before.

A Mother's Love

A Mother's love is never ending.
Always and forever rekindling!

Guiding us through the years.
Often smiling through her tears!

A Mother's love is special and caring.
Always concerned with whether or not we're sharing!

Cooking food to keep us strong.
Trying to teach us right from wrong!

Mom, I love you more than words can convey.
Even though I didn't always obey!

There was fun, joy, hope, and laughter.
Also crying, and words spoken that I wish I could take back forever after!

You loved me through the teen years with all the drama, and the strife.
You are the woman, my Mother, who gave me life!

As the sun shines down upon you from above.
You'll always have my respect, and my love!

A day that comes in the month of May.
We should treat our Mothers as if everyday we're Mother's Day!

Only when I became a mother, did I understand the depth of your love for me.
The blinders fell off, so I too could see!

A mother;s love is always there.
To it there's nothing that can compare!

I Love You Mom!

From your daughter,
Love always,

On this note, I'm going to stop, because I can't add anything any better!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


Our trip to Old Man's Cave in Southern Ohio has been cancelled for this weekend! I was looking forward to it, but the temp is supposed to be below normal with rain, so we'll hopefully find a better weekend later on this summer. They have dirt pads, for the sites, and we didn't want to get stuck. Plus, I didn't want to have to wash the fiver outside either, all this rain is making me feel lazy! I guess I'm just a fair weather camper, but an any weather part timer/ future full timer.

All Roads Lead to Branson: Haha!
We have decided to take interstate 70 east to St Louis, and then go south after that. We have that much figured out, from looking at the maps we got from Triple A. By the way they have maps galore, and books for campgrounds all over the states for free if you are a member. So it is a good source for information. Mike came home with 6 maps and 4 books about campgrounds. We'll also use our Garmin GPS too, and see if the route we chose is different or the same. Then just for ha ha's we'll print out routes from Yahoo Maps and Google, just to see which has the easier route. Isn't the computer age wonderful?! LOL! We might as well use all our toys, and have fun with them, after all we put out the money for them, cos we thought we had to have them!

Tomorrow it's back up to my Brother's house for us, and hopefully some R & R, oops, I meant some activities or something exciting, anything will be good. We might stop at my Mom's house before we go back to the fiver for the evening. Then the plans are to have a nice steak dinner with my Brother and his Fiancee, and a good glass of wine! I imagine, then on Friday we'll go back to my Mom &Pop's, and spend the day with them. Not to worry it's only a 10 minute drive from my Brother's to my Mom's so we won't be wasting very much gas. Speaking of gas, the price has gone from $3.85 to $3.95 since we have been here!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


Time Slows:
How long can 3 & a half days last? A long, long time! At least it feels like that to me now. We will go back to my Brother's in Circleville on Thursday afternoon. I know tomorrow is Wednesday, but man are things going slow here. Early to bed, like between 8:45 to 9:15, and early rising at 6 a.m. Talk about a long, long day! Here it is just barely 6 p.m. and I'm going stir crazy. We did go out and sit on the back porch this afternoon. This house is so HOT it's hard not to go to sleep. I certainly hope I don't get like this when I get older! Okay I'll quit complaining now, LOL!

The rally in Branson, Mo is on our mind, and we are going over our maps, and routes that we want to take to get there. We figure it's going to take about 6 hours to get there from Ohio, and will be our longest trip to date! I hope we have none of the problems that we had at Alum Creek State Park a couple of weeks ago! If we do, I hope that no one is watching while we're getting set up! Haha just kidding! We have plans to stop about halfway there, and spend the night. We are looking for a campground to use for the night. We will probably stop about 3 p.m. for the day unless we're not tired, but we plan to be off the road by no later than 4:30 p.m.

The weather is not looking too good for our camping weekend at Old Mans Cave. I'm going to hope that the weather will clear, but they're calling for rain until next Tuesday here in Ohio. So stay tuned to see what happens with our camping trip for this weekend.

Monday, May 12, 2008


Short Trip:
ON Saturday afternoon we decided to bring the trailer down to my brothers in Circleville (Ohio) We we're surprised at how light the traffic was on a weekend. The trip was very laid back and easy. Gas was at $3.59 a gal in Springfield (Ohio) and, it was $3.79 a gal in Chillicothe. So far that is the highest we have seen it!

My Brother's:
This time at my brother's house we have a different place to park the fiver. He fixed a place up in the back yard for us. We have water, electric, and road runner! He put a mat on the grass so we wouldn't track grass in, put a glider and, a picnic table out for us too! I told him not to make it too nice of a spot ,or he'd be stuck with us until the RV Dreams Rally in June. Haha! It is nicer than the spot we had at Alum Creek State Park in Columbus! He said to just wait until I got the bill! Said with the amenities he was giving me he should be able to charge me $40.00 a night! I told him, forget it we'll go to a state park! As you can see my younger brother , and I go back and forth all the time just teasing each other! On Friday we're all going to go to Old Man's Cave State Park for the week end. They will take their travel trailer and we'll take the fiver, should be alot of fun! I'll give you more details about the state park, location etc... on Thursday. I believe that all they have is electric though, but more details to follow when I get them.

The weather here seems to be in a holding pattern. Wind, rain, and thunder storms, and low to mid 50's until Thursday. To all of you out west, you really don't have to pass your weather on to us here in Ohio! Thank You anyway! LOL! When is that darn jet stream going to move up through Canada anyway? We want some warm sunny weather! I was always told don't plant tomatoes and annuals until after Mother's Day, but it's still too cold!

Happy Mother's Day:
I want to wish everyone a Happy Mother's Day, today, yes I know that Mother's Day was yesterday, but I didn't write on my blog yesterday because I was at a dinner, at my brother's house in honor of our Mom! So to all I missed, HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!!! I wrote my Mom a poem, so I'll put it here on my blog soon so you can all read it if ya want! Until tomorrow Friends!