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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, November 1, 2008


Bridal Bouquet----------------------------^
Close up--------------------------^
Another View of one of the corsages---^

Chat Party:
We had a fun Halloween Party in the RV Dreams chat room last night with virtual food and drink! Which means no fat or calories! We had hot cider (with rum) for those who weren't afraid of spirits, and all kinds of other drinks too. We had pumkin donuts and all kinds of candy, and we let our inner child hang out! We bobbed for apples and Dee got one the first try, but she did get some water on the floor! There were lots of costumes and a costume contest. Our party goer PUNKIN HEAD won the costume contest. A couple of our costumes got away with out revealing themselves too!!! After speculating most of the evening , we found out our own Jenny J. was Punkin Head, and M Mouse at the reveal! So Sandra you were the first one to guess right! LOL! Our Jenny J gave some very good answers to our questions and kept us guessing to the end! We never did find out who was Coon Hunter, whoever they were, they sneaked out before they told us their idenity! Shame on you, you sneaky Sambo! LOL! At one time we had 15 at the party! There were lots of strange sounds in chat, and some people without costumes just plain disappeared a few times. Annie Oakley kept trying to steal Bewitching's broom, guess she thought it would make a good pretend horse! Scarecrow kept dropping straw all over the floor and was afraid of all the candles! By the way I was scarecrow!!! Haha! Thanks to all who joined in on the fun and frivolity and all who helped clean up the chat room. It was decided that we'll have another Holiday Party sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas! What a great idea! I'm sure when we have a date it will be announced. So ya'll plan to come!!!

I am about 3/4 done with the Bridal bouquet. I am now waiting for Mariah to stop by today, and ok what I've done so far. The rest of the bouquets will be alot faster, so I'll feel more at ease after I get the Bridal bouquet done! I explained the pics above so I won't go into any other detail down here. I'll take more pictures when I get the Bridal bouquet finished. Time to get back to work so see ya soon....

Friday, October 31, 2008


Happy Halloween !!!
Today is Halloween! I remember when, we used to get together with our friends and take our kids out "Trick or Treating" together. What fun we had, I sometimes wish they were still little like that. Mike does too because it was his "job" to go through all the candy and divide it all up, and of course Dad got a pile od candy too, and he didn't have to do anything for it! Back then it was still safe for kids to go door to door to trick or treat. Alot of communities have stopped letting kids do that now for safety reasons! We didn't get one trick or treater last night! It is really kind of sad! One time my friend Sue and I took our boys out while the Dads stayed home to give out candy. We walked up to this house and in the drive a jeep was parked. It had the top off and roll bars on it. Inside the jeep sat a stuffed gorilla, while the kids went up to the door, we were standing there talking about how realistic the gorilla looked. All of a sudden the gorilla reached out and tried to grab us! You talk about being scared and screaming! WOW! After it was all over we thought it was funny though, and the boys almost rolled on the ground laughing at us! The guy in the gorilla suit laughed about as much as the boys did! LOL! Ah the good ole days! They still talk about us getting scared out of our wits! Over the years I made mummy, vampire, Indian, devil, pirate and assorted other costumes, but those are the ones that stick in my mind. I'm glad something still sticks in there!!! The mummy costume that I made my oldest son even won first prize in a contest! Every year when school started the boys would start thinking about costumes and what they wanted to be so I had 2 months to make their costumes. I was the most proud of the Indian costume that I made our son Corey, but Jamie's mummy costume is a close second followed by Gary's vampire costume! Those were fun times, how I miss them! Usually we get to see our grand daughters Autumn and Tehya all dressed up for Halloween, but I guess they didn't have time last night when they trick or treated. I was sort of disappointed that they didn't stop by, but they were walking instead of driving, so they stayed in their neighborhood.

Well it's time to get busy on my flowers, so I best get started. Hopefully I will have some pictures tomorrow, of the bridal bouquet for you. I can't put the bouquets off any longer! I guess I work best under deadline pressure, so now that the clock is ticking and the pressure is on high it's time to get to work! See ya next time...

Thursday, October 30, 2008


Alum Creek: This A.M.
We got up and got ready to leave and we each did our check list. Mike outside, and me on the inside. Mike hooked up the fiver while I was still on the inside, and he didn't warn me he was doing it. When he hooked up to the hitch, it almost knocked me down! LOL! Just kidding, but it was a jarring experience. Anyway we got on the road at about 11:15 a.m.

Home: This afternoon
We got home at around 1:00p.m. this afternoon. We then went through our home check list. Making sure the landing gear is down and the tailgate on the truck is down, making sure the fiver was level before we unhitched, chocks behind the tires, getting the slides out, the jacks lowered, etc.. hooking up the water and cable, and the electric. Mike did most of that with a bit of help from me. Then I finished getting the inside set back up. Moving the island back into place, putting my nick knacks back out, setting up the cordless phone from the house, pushing the recliners back in position, and the most important thing of all, getting the laptops set back up! Haha! After that I got spaghetti sauce made and put in the
crock pot. We had lunch and then we sat down to relax! Whew what a work out! We don't do much else after getting home, or to somewhere on a travel day.

I will start on the wedding bouquets tomorrow, and get them out of the way this weekend or the first of the week at the latest. Time is getting short now and I am glad that I got all the corsages and boutonnieres done a few weeks ago! The bridal bouquet will take the longest, so I'll do it first. I usually wire 3 bouquet holders together and start to add the flours from there. Hope ya all had a good day, as usual I didn't get everything done I wanted to. I was planning on spending some time in the RV Dreams chat room and didn't make it! Hope to see ya all tomorrow night. To all who are on the move travel safe!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Sandra and Gordon: Taco Bell Columbus 8-29-08

Taco Bell:
It was great to finally meet and talk to Sandra and Gordon! It was a very enjoyable time with lots of talking between us! We had a very lively conversation about : RV'ing LOL! Actually we talked about photos, cameras, places they'd been, towing, road conditions etc... We really had a good time with them, and enjoyed our lunch. We found out that Gordon graduated from the same high school that our kids did! Small world huh? The New Carlisle/Bethel district built new schools last year, but they retained the name Tecumseh for the high school. We were all surprised that each of us knew where New Carlisle, and Medway, and Crystal Lakes were in Ohio. They're just little towns that usually no one has heard of, so we just say Dayton or Springfield when someone asks where we're from. Sandra gave me some books that she had read and I will save them for her until we meet again or pass them on to another RV'er after I am done. Thanks Sandra!

Wally World: Again!
Since Taco Bell was near a super Walmart, we stopped there before going back to the state park. I bought some more silk flowers for the bouquets much to Mike's chagrin! Every time we go into a Walmart he says, "you're not buying more flowers are you"? He is really sick of going to look at flowers for the bouquets with me! haha! A word of advice, don't ever let your Daughter/Granddaughter pick purple flowers for their wedding. There are 2 different shades of purple and they don't look good together. One is sort of a blue purple and one is a royal purple. They make alot more of the blue purple flowers than they do the royal ones. Guess which ones I'm having trouble finding? I've been about to pull my hair out with frustration! I've looked in Michael's, and Hobby Lobby, and unfortunately for Mike, every Walmart I go in! LOL!! I have found most of the flowers at Walmart though and they are cheaper there too. That has been a lot of Walmarts lately! He is totally sick of silk flowers! I hope that I have guest-timated enough flowers for each bouquet! I'll be glad when the bouquets are is done too!

In the morning we will be leaving for home, and Sandra and Gordon will be leaving for Lebanon, Ohio. So we'll both be traveling in the morning! Thanks for taking the time to meet us for lunch Sandra and Gordon! Safe travels you two! We hope to meet up again with you guys either here in Ohio or elsewhere! I sure hope it's somewhere warmer than it was today! See ya soon...


State Park:
We got here at around 2:00o.m. today. (Tuesday) We had a nice drive and after we emptied the tanks we found a spot where we could get wifi. After we got set up we made a Wally World run, grabbed a sandwich for linner and came back to the camp ground. We spent the rest of the evening on our respective computers. How did we ever do without them? I was in the RV Dreams chat for awhile this evening, and then I got cold, so I crawled into my nice warm bed and read for awhile. Then I remembered I forgot to post, so here I am at 12:30 a.m. on the old puter again! Needless to say this will be a very short post! Lol!

Taco Bell:
Tomorrow we have plans to meet Sandra and Gorden for lunch at Taco Bell! Actually they are just across the road a little ways so we're practically neighbors this week. It will be nice to finally get to meet them. I hope I remember to grab my camera! Well Friends I really have to get some sleep so I'll be back tomorrow to say Hi. Until we meet again...

Monday, October 27, 2008

WHOOSH !!!!!!!!

Today, Monday we're getting the fiver ready to travel for a few days of R & R before the wedding. We're just going to go to Alum Creek state park in Columbus, and with this weather, we shouldn't have any problems getting a spot for the wifi unless they have turned it off for the season! If they have we may end up somewhere else. Anyway we'll take off in the morning and see where we end up.

Sunday :
Sunday dawned sunny and windy, and I mean windy, not windy like when IKE came through Ohio, but we had 35 to 40 mph winds! Then it started to rain. We went to Sam's and got an electric mattress pad for our bed in the fiver. With the colder weather it's gotten kinda cold in the fiver. I also found an electric throw for me so I got that too. It works very well, but could be just a little bit bigger. We also got a new set of sheets with deep pockets to fit mattresses that are 18 inches deep. I don't think our mattress is that deep, but our sheet corners sometimes come off. I'm thinking it's because we have our mattress, then our memory foam topper, then our mattress cover on our bed. Our memory foam topper is 4" thick, so I wanted some bigger pocket ( fitted) sheets. Anyway sorry I got off topic, now back to the main topic "SUNDAY SHOWER"

Sunday Shower:
No this doesn't mean I only take a shower on Sundays! Lol!! It started raining hard and after it let up a bit I went to the house for something, I've since forgotten what, but that's the gist of the situation. You'll understand why I forgot what I went in for in a minute. So I come out of the house with what I got in one hand, and my crutch in my other one supporting me cos it was slippery and I didn't want to fall, again. I opened the door to the fiver, and was ready to go up the steps. By the way did I say it was raining and very windy? Anyway I went up the first step with no problem, and was on the top step when I hear a very loud WHOOSH ! I don't remember anything after that (Just Kidding ), except somebody screaming and feeling very WET! IT WAS ME!!!!! The wind blew at the exact time that I stepped up onto the top step and that wonderful invention of the slide topper, we have on our fiver, let loose with all the VERY COLD WATER that had collected there when it rained! RIGHT DOWN ON THE TOP OF MY HEAD! I was drenched and did I mention it was only 50^ outside at the time? I have to give Mike credit, he tried VERY hard not to LAUGH!! LOL! I thought he was going to ROTF laughing! Of course, my sense of humor had deserted me at that moment, but I did start to think it was funny, after I had changed out of my wet clothes and towel dried my hair! Which also had leaves in it from the wind blowing the leaves up onto the slide topper. THAT is when I started laughing! HAHA! Now as I think back on it, I have to say it was pretty funny and the timing was INCREDIBLE !! There has always been some discussion as to whether you really need slide toppers with the extra expense they add to your rig. Also, the pros and cons of having them! I have to say this must be one of the CONS !! Ours already had them on our 3 slides when we bought the fiver, and after this I don't know if I'm overly fond of them or not! LOL!

Saturday I got up early and made a huge meatloaf and put it in the crock pot and played games with Grand daughter Kara, while I waited for my friend to pick me up for her son and daughter in law's baby shower. The baby is due on December 1st, which is Kara's birthday. Wow what a shower, this baby boy is going to be the best outfitted baby in all time! I don't think they'll need to buy him anything unless they just want to buy something! I think there was 30 to 40 people there, and the people where she works have already given her a shower, and then there will be a couples shower in a couple of weeks. Can ya tell this is their first baby? While I was at the shower Kara was with her cousins, Autumn and Tehya for a fitting for her bridesmaid dress for the wedding.

Friday was taken up with doctor appointments, xrays and picking Kara up at her school in Kettering, Ohio. With this I'll close and get this posted, as I am now caught up on the time that I missed writing here! Have a great day now, until I see ya tomorrow...