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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, September 6, 2008


Not Sure What This Is, But Liked It
Close Up Of Above Picture
I Never Got Tired Of This View
Check Out The Slant Against The Post
102^ At The Tilton Hilton
See The Slant On The Roof
Campground Cove We Used To Camp At
Little Cove I Found On My Walk
It's Too Hot !!!
3 Duck Wake
Do You Want To Know A Secret? ^
Seagull Convention
Duck's and Dusk
We Saw This Little Guy Two Nights In A Row!
Hummingbird Friend
Hummingbird and View
Come On This Way to the Geese Rally!

Critters We Saw:
I got the picture of the squirrel, on Wednesday, it was 102 degrees, at the lake, and he just seemed too lazy to move. I took a long walk and that's when I got the pictures of the seagulls and geese. The other pictures we took late afternoon, and evening. We spent some time exploring old haunts, that we used to go to. When I took my walk I discovered a little cove, it was nice and had it's own little sandy beach. It was a very relaxing and serene place that I spent some time just thinking. Not about anything major, just thoughts, and ideas. I sat with my feet in the water, and let my thoughts wander, it was a very calming and enjoyable experience.

Tilton Hilton:
We used to eat at the Tilton Hilton, once in a while, they have those giant hamburgers where ya could order one and share, it's huge. I'm sure they were low fat! Haha! The Tilton Hilton is a play on words, but the building does tilt, and so does the floor, ya feel drunk, even when you're not! LOL!! As you can see on the thermometer it really was 102^ on Wednesday. The Tilton Hilton has been a local icon at Indian Lake since the 1960's, and is still going strong! The cove with the boats is where we used to camp all those years when our kids were growing up, and is right across the street from the Tilton Hilton. The Indian Lake area has gotten so crowded the last few years, that on the week end you can hardly move. There must be about 12 private campgrounds plus the state park campground! All with boat docks, and lots of boats! I can't believe there hasn't been an accident with all the boats.

Thursday dawned very windy, and I took my tea out by the lake to drink it. I would like to go back some time this month and spend a week if possible, although whenever we were at the lake, I was never ready to leave to go home anyway. Indian Lake has always been kind of a special place for us. We drove around the lake and went by the spillway, and then to the marina to pick up our fishing poles, that they took out of our boat and kept for us when it sold. We also got a nice check from them from the sale of our trolling motor, that we weren't expecting that was a nice bonus for us! They even told us we could rent their personal pontoon boat the next time we were at the lake! After a dinner of grilled brats, sliced tomatoes, cottage cheese, and cantaloupe, we had a nice fire. During the night it stormed, and the fiver rocked so bad that it woke me up, and then I couldn't get back to sleep for a long time. I considered bringing in the slides in it was so windy. It rained most of the night and was still raining when we got up, kind of a light rain by then, almost like a continuous mist. So that meant we went through our ready to leave check list in the rain, and Mike was pretty wet by the time he got in the truck.

We have to go down to take our turn at Mike's Mom's. We are not going to take the fiver with us this time, so we'll be coming straight home on Wednesday afternoon. I only hope we will be able to get wifi down there this time or I shall go quite mad! So I hope I'll be writing on this blog tomorrow afternoon, until then...

Friday, September 5, 2008


Nice Campfire
Nice and Warm
Natural Picture Frame
Great Spot to Fish
Our Site D - 34
My Favorite Spot to Relax

Home Today (Friday):
We got home today about noon, and got the fiver set back up in the drive. I've just posted a few pictures today, I've got lots more, but I need to get them in some kind of order before I post them. It's too hard to choose, cos I've got lot's of favorites this time! We had a great relaxing time at Indian Lake.

We had a nice hour drive to Indian Lake on Tuesday afternoon at about 2:00 p.m. Once we found our site, we realized the site would never work, because there were 6 trees on the site, and our slides would never come out. So we had to change our site to another one across the road. It turns out we got the best deal, by changing sites. As you can see, by the pictures we're right next to the lake. What an awesome site. We had a great place to fish, except we didn't have our poles. We had to stop at the marina and pick them up, because when we sold our pontoon boat, we forgot to take them all out of the boat. They kept them for us, how many places do you know that would do that nowadays? Anyway over the next few days I'll write more and post more pictures as we go along. I got some really cute animal pictures to post. So until tomorrow, don't get too wet...

Monday, September 1, 2008


Indian Mound on my Parents land.
The sign says: Zwayer's Adena Mound

You can see the cement, and iron marker on the top

Labor Day:
Well, I did very little labor today. The most work I did was fix dinner, and make reservations for Indian Lake State Park. You see, tomorrow is our Wedding Anniversary, so we thought we'd just go somewhere for a couple of days, 3 to be exact! LOL! We have been married now for thirty-six (36) years, and have been campers, and RV'ers for 35 of those years! We went camping over our first anniversary, and we had a blast, so we were hooked! The only bad thing now that we've gotten spoiled, with laptops and internet, is that we won't have wifi there. So no internet for 3 days. We'll have plenty to do, because we still know the area very well, since we used to camp there all the time. I plan on writing things down, and taking lots of pictures while we're gone. The weather is supposed to be beautiful here in Ohio the rest of the week. I have some little projects that I want to do too, that should be fun! I just have to get them ready to take with me. Mike still belongs to the Moose up at the lake, and they have a beautiful place with a deck right on the lake, so I want to go there and get some pictures too. We used to go by boat to the Moose, and the Eagles, cos they were right across the street from each other, so we could dock at the Moose. We have some very good memories of being at Indian Lake with our friends. It probably won't be the same without our good friends, one of whom we lost, last February to cancer, but we still have our great memories, and that will have to be enough til we all meet again. Don't want to end this on a sad note, I am thankful that Hurricane Gustav hasn't been as bad as it could have, and hope there's no more damage, so everyone please stay safe!

Speaking of Indian Lake reminded me that I hadn't posted the pics of the Indian Mound on my parent's land, so I thought I would do that today. Hope these turn out so you all can see them. I may try to post tomorrow before we leave, but if I don't get time, I'll post on Friday after we get back from Indian Lake, so until we meet again...

Sunday, August 31, 2008


Jaylyn, Autumn, and Tehya
The Squad- Autumn 2nd from left- 1st row
Same as above
Jaylyn, Autumn, and Tehya
Close up of Autumn , 2nd girl
Autumn again 2nd
Autumn strikes a pose
Sunny The Harlequin Macaw

Sunny the Macaw:
The last three pictures are of Sunny our macaw, cos I had to have some pics of him. As you can see he is a very beautiful, and colorful bird, weighing in at about 3 whole pounds! Looks like he should weigh more doesn't he? Thing is feathers and hollow bones don't weigh very much. One of the hardest things about going full time is that we can't take all of our birds with us. We have placed Cooper, one of our Mullaccan Cockatoo's, who looks just like Paco, (who we had at the RV Dreams Rally that Linda fell in love with), with a very nice couple from Columbus, Ohio. Today they came and got Sunny, our Harlequin macaw. A Harlequin macaw is a cross between a blue and gold, and a green wing macaw. We're going to try it out for a few weeks and see how he does. Sunny is not as quite as friendly as Cooper, and Paco is. So we'll see how it works out in the next two weeks. I just didn't have a good feeling about taking Sunny over to the bird sanctuary that we used to help run. So I had to go with my gut feeling on this, and I called Linda and Frank to see if they were interested. Sure enough they were, and had been discussing Sunny ! I was so relieved, and we got Sunny's wings, and toenails clipped, so they could come and get him. So pray that everything works out, cos I want Sunny to have a great home like Cooper does. He's such a neat bird, and he deserves it!

Autumn's Cheer Leading Squad:
In the first picture of the 3 girls sitting on the top bench of the bleachers are in order left to right, Jaylyn (Autumn's best friend), Autumn, and then Tehya. The second, and third picture are of the full squad with Autumn the 2nd one from the left in the first row. The 4th pic is of the girls on the bleachers again, same order.
The 5th, and 7th pic are close ups of Autumn , and so on. I got tired of writing all the explanations of them. I know you can look, and will get the picture anyway! It was interesting watching them do their routine in the middle of the field. They all trained really hard!

The rest of the day we're just going to sit back and relax, and talk about maybe going somewhere maybe for a couple of days. We're thinking about Indian Lake. It is a lake up around Lima, where we used to have a spot in a private campground, and only about an hour away, but we used to love it there. So all of you in the gulf states take care, and be safe! See ya tomorrow, so until then...