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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, December 19, 2008


Last Friday:
Well are all of you ready? I'm not, and usually I am not ready until Christmas Eve. What about all you full timers? Do you celebrate Christmas on the road, or is it just another day to do what you want for you? I am not sure about how I would celebrate Christmas on the road, as I haven't done it yet. I wonder how homesick I would be for my Grand Daughters and the rest of my family. The holidays are a time that one spends a lot of time with family, so I just don't know how I would do. So tell me how all of you full timers celebrate. Do you call home and talk to your family or do you celebrate in the campground that you're staying at? These are all questions that I have, that I'm sure I'll feel better about and maybe even know the answer to once we get a few full time miles under our belts! Sorry I sort of got off my train of thought! I was gonna do a blog about the holidays,and all these questions popped up! It seems this blog has a mind of its own. Who knows what other subjects will come up? LOL!

Kara is here for the week end and her Christmas break starts today. So she is going to stay here until with us until Sunday when Jamie will come and get her. This time though I had Jamie bring his laptop too. This way she has access to a computer, and I still can use mine when she is using his laptop. Well it's time to fix us some dinner, so I'll see ya's on Sunday....

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Ice ice is not nice:
We got hit with icy conditions the last 2 days! Now, I don't mind a little dusting of snow most of the time, unless there is a lot of it! Some of the stuff around Christmas really makes it look pretty, and makes it seem more like Christmas. Having said that, I hate the mind numbing cold, and freezing wind, plus ice. The ice hit yesterday and got even worse overnight. There is a thick layer on our truck and the fiver, making conditions (too likely for a fall) for me to take a chance to go out to the fiver so I can wrap gifts. This frustrating for me and very hard to do when I want to get this done and over with! So I'm stuck inside and I don't have anything, that I want to do! LOL!!! Our road is still more than half covered with ice. We had plans last night to go do some shopping, and I need to get blood drawn for some tests. So that was the plan before we got up and let the dogs out this morning. After they went slip sliding across the deck, and Mike went out to the fiver to turn the furnace on in the fiver, and came back in to say everything was covered with ice, we decided that we needed to change our plans! He said that the steps going into the fiver were a solid sheet of ice, and didn't think anyone would be able to get enough traction to stay on them, let alone go up them, and into the door of the fiver! He is in our screen room right now with the hair dryer trying to thaw out the door to our freezer, so he can get something out for our dinner! LOL! Poor guy, he has taken a few days off to rest from working on the shower, and I ask him to get into the freezer. Yesterday he put plastic up on the bedroom windows, the kind you use the hair dryer on to shrink it, so he really hasn't had much rest. I seem to keep finding things for him to do! LOL! My "Honey Do" list just keeps getting longer! After he gets the chicken out of the freezer, I guess I should leave him alone the rest of the day! I think he'll be glad when we get on the road, so I won't be able to find so many jobs for him to do! So on that note I guess I'll close, so I can get busy, and pull my fair share of the load! Have a good day, and see ya's soon...

Sunday, December 14, 2008


Today was pretty much a do nothing day here in Ohio. It was pretty much a wash out because of the rain. The temps were in the high 40's, but it stayed damp and gloomy all day and it got dark earlier that usual. I took frozen spaghetti sauce out of the freezer, and thawed and heated it. Then I just fixed some pasta to go with it. It wasn't too bad and I didn't have to fix a meal from scratch. The rest of the day I spent on the computer at Recipezaar.com, and playing games at King.com. Except for the something part of this blog and I will get to it in a minute. Mike was under the house in the crawlspace working on the plumbing for the shower in our bathroom. I was going to wrap Christmas presents this afternoon in the fiver, but I just wasn't in the mood for it, and I would have just got started and had to stop for the something that was planed for today. Mike did get the propane tank filled for me so the fiver won't be cold while I wrap the presents for Santa. I pretty much decided when I got up that I wasn't going to do much today, and I succeeded doing just that! I only did one something today and I'll tell ya what that was below.

At 3:00 p.m. this afternoon I went with Mariah and Gary to Autumn and Tehya's dance recital. Autumn has been taking ballet for 4 years, and Tehya has been taking it for 3 years. It is so neat to watch them every December and see how much they have learned over the year. They do not have class during the summer, so only from September through June. They have learned how to be so graceful, and I am so glad they have had the opportunity to be able to take ballet and tap. It sure does make lots of running around for the Moms and Dads though. Then Autumn also did cheer leading too this fall for the first time! I guess it's like anything else though, when it's important you make time for it. For our kids it was soccer, band, and karate lessons. We'll have to see if Autumn decides to do cheer leading again next year, although she loved it! Julia, daughter in law, took pictures of the girls dancing, and is supposed to send them to me tomorrow, so I will post them then, because I forgot my camera again! Dog gone it, I'm just not used to having a camera. See ya all tomorrow, so until then...