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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, January 1, 2009


Happy New Year!!
We wish you all a very Happy New Year! Our New Year's Eve was pretty layed back, but then we didn't expect it to be anything else. We spent it with our good friend Sue, and had Chinese for our dinner. We all 3 struggled with memories of New Year's in the past with Rick. We did make it til midnight, and then we came home, after we toasted the New Year, and Rick.

New Years Day:
We have spent a nice quiet New Years Day! I did fix pork and sauerkraut, but we didn't eat it. We decided to save it for tomorrow, since we were not really all that hungry this evening. We shared a meal with Gary and Mariah instead, since they had extra food, and we didn't want very much to eat anyway. Tomorrow I have to get back on my water drinking, I haven't had as much the last few days and I can really tell a difference. I'm really thirsty, and nothing I'm drinking is helping. The rest of the day we just sort of messed around doing little odd jobs. Like me watering my flowers, and picking up here and there nothing major though! Tomorrow is another trip to Lowes and we have to stop and get Dutchess's and Hannah's new dog licenses. They are up to $16.00 a piece for Ohio! That has went up in the last few years about 50%! We have to keep our 4 legged family members legal though! That reminds me I have to check Dutchess's shot record and see if she is due for any shots. Well I hope you all had a great New Year's Day and I hope that the New Year will bring you all everything that you wish for, and so until tomorrow...

Tuesday, December 30, 2008


There is not much going on here at the moment. We got the refrigerator in the apartment and it is working great! In fact we had to turn it down, because everything was freezing it it. We had a little sun yesterday and it was in the 40's. It was pretty much a do nothing day for us. Nothing very exciting going on right now, so not much to report or talk about. So this will probably be a boring blog this entry.

Today we did some errands, and ended up at Home Depot. Mike got the stuff to finish hooking up the camode, and the hole saw so he can drill the faucet holes for the shower. So now the camode is hooked up. He'll hook up the bathroom sink and the shower at about the same time, or maybe a day or two apart. We both needed books to read so we stopped at one of our favorite used book stores. We each got 3 books to read. Then we went to the base package store, where they sell booze, beer, wine ect... We got a bucket of margarita mix and some tequila, for Sue and I. Then we got some vodka for Mike's vodka Collins drinks, and a bottle of Asti to toast New Years. So New Year's Eve is taken care of. We're not doing much, just going to our friend's house and ordering Chinese for dinner. Sue's husband, our good friend Rick is the one who passed away last February. The holiday's have been pretty hard on Mike, Sue, and me, without him being here, so we're going to eat dinner together. The four of us had celebrated New Years together for 27 years. We may not spend all evening until midnight there, it just depends on how Sue is doing, and what she wants to do. At least we'll be company for each other. We've never been ones to do much celebrating on New Years Eve, so this will work out fine. It's just not worth going someplace and taking a chance on getting stopped on the way home or getting in an accident, because someone was driving drunk. At least if you're in a campground you can walk home if you are a full timer on New Years Eve. Anyway like I said above this has never been a holiday that we celebrated very much. I'll see ya's tomorrow so until then...

Sunday, December 28, 2008

WE DID IT !!!!!

66 Degrees:
We broke a record yesterday! It was a balmy 66 degrees here in Ohio! So we had our tropical heatwave, and now the temps will probably be in the deep freeze through February! Today it's down to the mid 40's though. More like December weather and we've got a cold front coming in, so it may get colder as the day progresses. It sure is crazy weather we're having these days!

Since it was so nice yesterday we got the fiver cleaned up and straightened up. Then we brought the slides in. The first 2 came in with no problems,but when we got to the dining room slide nothing moved. We took a broom and put the broom end under the slide topper to get the water off the top. Mike decided to hand crank the slide in and did give it a few turns, but still nothing happened. So he climbed up on the roof and swept the rest of the water and leaves off. Then I pushed the slide button and it worked fine. So the slides are in, and everything is out of the fiver that needs to be. Like liquids, can goods,and cleaners ect... Now we'll have to reload everything when we get ready to leave in February, but it's better than having something freeze and burst in there. We'll also have to put my recliner back in the fiver, because I had the boys bring it into the apartment. I got tired of sitting on the couch, and trying to use my laptop, and hold it at the same time. I guess we need to look for a recliner for the apartment. Mike eventually wants to get new Lazyboy recliners for the fiver, then we'll use the ones from the fiver in the apartment. Right now we just can't afford new ones, and that's a big ticket item to buy right now the way the economy is going. We'll see how things go. Well I should get busy and do something, so until next time...