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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!

Friday, June 20, 2008


We're Ready :
On Monday we're getting ready to head to Chillicothe, Oh to spend some time with Mike's Mom. First we'll stop and drop the 5er off at my brother's house, in Circleville, and then we'll go on down to Mikes Mom's on Thursday, and be there through the weekend.

R & R:
Since we got back from Branson, all we have been doing is resting, and relaxing. We really didn't do anything too hard in Branson, but just being on a schedule is hard when you're not used to it. Don't ya feel sorry for us? LOL! The trip caught up with us the past few days, so we just hung out, and went to bed early every night. So I haven't been in the RV Dreams chat room but once since we got back. I will make up for that by spending the evening in chat tonight. I have rested enough, and I am ready to have some more fun!

More Rally:
The people we met at the rally we're very nice, friendly, and ready for FUN! The fashion show was lots of fun, and so was the karaoke. We usually don't enjoy that too much, but it was fun, must have been the people doing it. It was also nice not having to cook once while we were in Branson. I shouldn't say in Branson, because we never actually went into Branson proper, we just didn't have time. So it probably saved us money when ya think about it. I would have just had to buy something! Since we're only part time until December, it's still like vacation mode for us right now going places in the fiver. Well that's it for today, so I'll see most of ya's in chat tonight.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


We reached our house by 2:00p.m. Oops, I guess I better get used to saying our Son's house now! We had our house with us when we arrived! I don't know if I'll ever get used to that or not. It is much cooler here in Ohio today, and only 72 for tomorrow, but with rain . When we got here today we found the day lillies we're blooming, along with my roses. Yesterday was one of the nicest day's, as far as no humidity, that I can remember for a long time. I really enjoyed being outside yesterday afternoon!

Our Pets:
The dogs were so glad to see us, that when Mike let them out of the pantry they almost knocked me down! It took them quite awhile to settle down. Finally after an hour of tail wagging they laid down to rest. Dutchess, my dog is so relieved for us to be home. She'll have a hard time when we have to go down to stay with Mike's Mom next week. I wish I could take her with us, but Mike's Mom doesn't like dogs in the house. I am going to take Jake, my Yellow Nape Amazon Parrot with us when we go. It's time for Paco to stay home now. Speaking of Paco, he was glad to get home, and see his bird buddies! I'm sure he has alot to tell them about everyone he met, and all the attention he got. Probably something like, " Man you guys should have been with me, all the humans at the RV Dreams Rally just kept taking my picture, and petting me. It was awesome!" LOL! Ha Ha!

Monday, June 16, 2008


KOA Terre Haute, In
This morning we left St Louis, about 10:30a.m. It was a beautiful sunny day, with no humidity. What a nice day for a drive. We had an easy drive from St Louis through Illinois. Once we crossed the boarder of Illinois into Indiana we sure knew we were in a different state, because I-70 is a terrible rough road. When we got to the KOA, and opened the fiver, and the decorative nut off of the light over the table had come off. All that kept the glass globe on was a little washer and a hex nut. Boy am I glad that didn't come off and break. The hex nut had worked it's way almost down to the end of the screw. What a mess that would have been with broken glass all over the place! I probably would have never been able to get it all off everything! You'd think that with all the state taxes everyone pays they would be able to keep the roads in decent shape.

We have a nice campsite with trees and shade. The temp is a great 81 degrees, and I don't think that the day could be any more perfect! The birds are chirping, there is a nice breeze, and the sky is a beautiful blue with a few clouds. Paco and I are sitting outside while I type this. Ahh the best of both worlds, camping, and technology at the same time! Of course we are in no way roughing it, with the TV, cable, internet, microwave ect..... Kinda makes ya feel sorry for us huh? LOL! Seriously, we could get used to this lifestyle very easy, and we plan to! I would just like to stay at each place we go more than one night. We didn't even unhitch this afternoon, because we still have another 3 hour drive tomorrow to get back to Ohio. I think we're going to stay at the house for about a week, then go down to my brother's house, and then go stay with Mike's Mom to let the rest of the family have a break, and catch up on the things that they have let go to stay with Mike's Mom. Well that's it for today, hope ya all have a good one, and travel safe!

Sunday, June 15, 2008


First I want to say Happy Father's Day to all the Fathers out there!

Rally End:
As we all know all good things must come to an end, and the rally did this morning, against all our wishes! Although I'm sure Howard & Linda will get some much needed rest. I know we sure hated to say so long , and safe travels to everyone. Boy did Wednesday to Sunday morning go really fast! It seemed like we'd just gotten there, when we were loading everything up and getting ready to leave! We had a blast, and sure hope that Howard & Linda do another rally next year!!!! We all got lots of information, and lots of laughs too! It was great matching all the names up to the faces, and making new friends! I'm sure that Paco has to be the most photographed bird on the internet right now! We stopped by Linda & Howard's rig before we left so Paco could give Linda some snuggles before we left. He was in rare form, cuddling up to Linda, and then jumping up and down on her arm! He really enjoyed Linda and was showing off for her. He cuddled up with Donna too, so not to play favorites! Actually. he liked anyone who would give his neck a scratch for him, so he got lots of attention the last few days. He is a very social bird! Thank You to all who put up with him, but I did promise Linda I'd bring him. I don't know if he'll make a return trip to another rally, but he is a good traveler, so who knows!

St Louis:
We had a smooth trip to St Louis, and we arrived back at the KOA we stayed at on the way to Branson at about 3:30 p.m. We're both tired, but doing well. The only thing we had trouble with at the rally was getting up and at the seminars by 7:30 in the A. M. We're not used to getting up that early anymore! To Howard & Linda, THANK YOU for the rally and all the planning that went into it. By the way, the folks at the ABC Campground were great, they were friendly, lots of fun, and on top of everything going on! A huge THANK YOU to them also!