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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, October 23, 2008


These pictures tell about the design of the state seal.

Close up of the seal.
Hills of the great seal state park.

Great Seal State Park:
When we took our drive to the great seal state park, these are the pictures I took that day. The explanation of the items on the state seal are as follows. The hills on the seal were the inspiration for the design of the Great Seal of the State of Ohio. The sheaf of wheat represents the agricultural roots and the bundle of seventeen arrows symbolize Ohio's place as the 17th state of the union. One of the hills is named Mount Logan, in honor of the Indian Chief Logan, who lived here. The suns 13 rays represent the thirteen original colonies. The Scioto(pronounced si'-oto), river flows between the hills and the cultivated fields in the foreground. The design is attributed to the cooperative visions of Thomas Worthington, who was Ohio's first U.S. Senator and the "Father of Ohio Statehood", and Eward Tiffin who was Ohio's first governor, and William Creighton , Ohio's first secretary of state. So there is a bit of Ohio history for you today.

It has been pretty chilly here this week, and I'm not happy about it. We slept in the house last night, and it got down to 28 degrees early after midnight. One thing I'd like to suggest to you if you haven't yet bought your motor home or fiver and plan to full time in them, make sure you have double pane windows or storm windows! Our fiver is a 2008, and that is one thing I have found to be needed. We have lots of cold coming from the glass. There is no air leaks the glass just feels cold. The rest of the fiver seems to be very well insulated. If we are to live in this fiver we'll either have to figure out some way to make and install storm windows or use clear plastic on the windows. What do the rest of you do? Our apartment isn't finished yet but our bedroom is so that's why we spent last night in the house. The tanks under the fiver are equipped with heating pads, so why the manufacturer didn't use double pane windows or add storm windows is a mystery to me.

Here in Ohio gas is now $2.38, but diesel is still $3.69. I hear that the oil company's are going to slow down production, so the price will probably go up again. I guess we normal people just can't win. I think the oil company's are really greedy! All of you out there heading south please travel safe and have as much FUN as you can! I hope to see some of you in the RV Dreams chat room tonight!
Well that is all of the news I have for you today, so until I see ya again...

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Scene of the Crime: September 2nd, 1972
Oop's didn't mean to use the same pic twice!
Church We got Married in.
Fall Color in Southern Ohio

Hello Again:
Hope ya haven't given up on me!
I just needed some down time to regroup after being at Mom Millers. We didn't do too much this time while we were there, so no panic attacks this time. When we went to McD's so I could post, she was a bit agitated after being alone for an hour, so that's why we didn't go back to post again. We did take her for a drive out in the country to look at the fall colors, but we didn't stop and go in anywhere this time. When we got home her hands shook for a while but I was able to distract her by showing her the pictures that we took after I down loaded them onto my laptop which doesn't need the internet to do. She was amazed that I could show the pictures to her that fast, and after a bit the shaking in her hands stopped. The fall color isn't as brilliant as it usually is because we have had a really dry fall. I did get a few colorful pictures though. We drove to the Great Seal State Park, but I will post about that tomorrow. I hope you will find it interesting and I didn't want to put all the pictures in one post.

Scene of the Crime: LOL!
This is the church we got married in in 1972. We drove past it to see what it looked like, and it still looks good after all these years! Wish we still looked as good! LOL! Times sure have changed since then. Hard to believe that our youngest son is getting married. That definitely makes me feel OLD! Haha! Speaking of times changing, Mike and I are going to go vote early, this afternoon. Since they are allowing people to do that now we figured we would, so we won't have to stand in line on November 4th.

Things for the wedding are moving along very well. The corsages and boutonnieres are done. The RSVP's are coming in, and things are falling in place. Now I just need to get busy on the bouquets. I need to pick up some more flowers to match the Maid of Honor's dress tomorrow. The rehearsal dinner is going to consist of a salad bar and pizzas, either at the church hall or our middle son and daughter in law's house. Now we just have to decide where to order the pizzas from, and have them delivered at the right time! Where do you get your favorite pizza? Around here we have Domino's, Pizza Hut, Papa Johns, and several small pizza places that have very good pizza too! I guess we'll have to call around and see if any of them will give us a discount on a large order, first. That would really be nice, because I think we'll probably need about 15 to 20! Yikes! On that note, I think I better go lay down before I faint so I'll see ya's tomorrow!