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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!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

McDonalds WiFi

Miss Kitty
Sunset Last Night
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Tree in Mom's yard
Wednesday Chillicothe:
We're in Chillicothe, Ohio again. We got here this morning, and it's our turn to stay with Mike's Mom. So here we sit in McDonald's using their wifi. We can't hook up to wifi at Mom's house anymore, so its either this or not post until Sunday. So you can see which one I chose. We figured we'd leave Mom and her kitty alone for awhile and then we'll take dinner back with us. I hope I don't end up sick, because I'm allergic to cats! YIKES!!! She didn't have the cat the last time we were here, but she seems really attached to her. I'm sure she is alot of company for her, and someone for her to talk to and take care of. I will probably come down here to McD's by myself next time, so we don't leave Mom alone very much.

I brought the wedding flowers with me, so when I get the boutonnieres and the corsages done, I'll take some pictures and post them. Hopefully I'll get all the corsages and the boutonnieres finished this week, then I'll have a bit of leeway with the bouquets.

The leaves are starting to turn here in central and southern Ohio now. I hope to get some good pictures of the leaves and some pictures of the Great Seal Park here that is on the seal of the state of Ohio. I'd love to be able to get some pictures of the amphitheatre here where Tecumseh is performed, so we'll see, maybe we can take Mom for a ride I'll see ya in a couple of days again, so until then...

Monday, October 13, 2008


Herman of Herman's Hermits gets standing ovation
Answering questions at the "Meet and Greet"
Kara (Our oldest Grand daughter) and Peter Noone
British Flag used at the concerts
Signing autographs after the concert- looks great huh? (will be 61 in November)!
Listen People
Mrs Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter
Peter Noone aka Herman sings I'll Never Dance Again for the Noonatics!

Saturday Off To Van Wert, Ohio:
When we picked Kara up on Friday afternoon and we got back to the fiver Kara made a necklace and bracelet using Union Jack (British Flag beads) that I had ordered online, with red, white, and blue beads in between. She was so excited to finally be going to another concert. It had been almost a year since her last concert. Mike drove us to our designated meeting place at 10:30a.m. and we waited for my friends to get there. Once they got there we moved our bags and got on our way. We arrived at Van Wert and the hotel about 1:30 p.m. Almost immediately we started running into our fellow Noonatics=members of the Peter Noone Fan Club. Some of us have followed Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone since the beginning of the British Invasion in the 60's. We have all ages of members and lots of Noonakids like Kara! Kara became a "Noonatic in Training" at age 5. She is going to be 9 in December, and has been a full fan club member for 2 years now. This is our "thing" to do together, going to see Peter Noone concerts when they're close enough. I have also introduced Autumn and Tehya, our other 2 Grand daughters to the concerts which they also love! Autumn 7 has been to 2 concerts and Tehya 4 has been to 1. This is also my revenge on my sons, because having listened to all the records when they were growing up they can't stand to hear it now, and they have to listen to it at their houses now because Peter Noone gave the girls cd's of their own, at a concert! Haha! Seriously, I don't have to worry about taking them to a concert, because it's good clean FUN, and I don't have to worry about the lyrics or the language! You just can't go to a Herman's Hermits concert starring Peter Noone and not leave with a smile on your face. Most of the songs are very upbeat and happy songs.

Herman's Hermits Hits:
Some of the songs you may remember that they recorded are:
Mrs Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter
I'm Henry the Eighth
There's a Kind of Hush
I'm into Something Good
Can't Ya Hear My Heartbeat
Listen People
No Milk Today
The list goes on but unless you had all their records like I did you might not recognize all the songs.

Fan Club Meeting:
At 5 p.m. before the concert started the fan club had a meeting called a "DO" Which means that Peter Noone is there to take a picture with each one of us and answer questions. All 70 of us got to pose with Peter and got a Polaroid picture of the 2 of us, which he autographed. Some of us he recognizes when he sees us and calls us by name, even if we don't have our chat name badges on. He knows who I am, because I was one of the committed Ohio reps for the fan club the last 2 years. We had all written a question on an index card before he got there so they were all collected and in a bag ready to be answered. As he answered questions he also told us about "hanging out" with some of the bands of the British invasion, and other recording stars of that era! We heard lots of funny stories about the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Tom Jones, the Who, the Dave Clark 5, The Monkees, Elvis and Johnny Cash! In total Peter Noone spent 2 hours with us and we heard lots of very interesting stuff. Today there are not many entertainers who would spend that kind of time with their fan club! We had club members there from Canada, Michigan, Florida, Tennessee, Kentucky,Delaware, and of course Ohio. Club members representing Ohio were from Ada, Akron, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Dayton, Kettering,Medway (me which is close to Springfield) Middletown, and Van Wert!

The Concert:
After the fan club meeting the concert started at 7:30p.m. Peter Noone, Herman and his Hermits put on a Fab 2 hour show with a short intermission in between. The concert was "sold out" and the venue has already invited them back next year! I'm telling my age here, but I was lucky enough to go to the Ohio State fair in 1967 (I was 13) and, 1968 when Herman's Hermits were there. I still have my Herman's Hermits button that I purchased then. Peter was impressed that I still had it and autographed it for me a few years ago. Most of my pictures didn't turn out very well because it was dark, and it's hard to get still shots because Herman is always dancing and jumping around when he is on stage! The lady in front of me also kept moving her head and getting in my shot, so sorry about the shots with her head, but I was unable to crop it out. I wish I had his energy. Must be all the Starbucks he drinks! Anyway, now that I've probably bored ya to tears with the concert and fan club talk I'll close with this: Saturday was a total rush, and I'll be back tomorrow for sure...