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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, March 6, 2009


I missed the one year anniversary of my blog and the day we bought the fiver! Wow, I can't believe it's been a whole year! I will tell you how they both came about.

My Blog:
After reading the RV Dreams blog for two years I decided one night to try going into the RV Dreams chat. First of all the Dreamers in there were so friendly that I felt welcome right away. There were full timers, ( people who live full time in their RV's), going to be's (which included us, full timers by a certain date) and wanna be's (people who want to try the lifestyle). Everyone had lots of information and things to say about RVing. We weren't new to RVing and had camped for years. When I told everyone we we're in the process of buying a fifth wheel they all encouraged me to start a blog. I had no experience with blogs and not much computer experience either. They all told me to go to blog spot.com and just follow the directions. Well I did and this its the result. At first I tried to write everyday, and I still do sometimes. I pretty much write when I want, but I try not to go more than two days between writing. I have learned to do so much by playing around with this blog. I learned how to post pictures, put a counter on my blog so I know if anyone is reading it, and I have also put a music player on here so I could put my favorite songs on my blog. Believe me it wasn't hard or I would never have been able to do it! Anyway on January 23rd, of last year I was able to publish my first post on my blog! So my blog is a year and one month, and 11 days old. I don't know the minutes because I didn't look at the time when I published it. I want to thank all of you who read this blog and have followed our story! I also want to thank you all for the comments on here too!

Our Fiver:
On January 18th, 2008 we signed the papers for our fiver! So our fiver is a year old! We didn't actually pick it up until March 25th, 2008, so we will have it a year on March 25th! We bought a new 2008 Cedar Creek fifth wheel and we still love it. We have put a few dings in it but everyone does that. Everyone has stories about how they got the dings in their fiver bumpers. Believe me when I say the first one makes you feel the worst! Well, that's the story of how this blog came to be and I hope you enjoyed it, I have had a blast doing it and I plan to keep it going! So I hope you will keep stopping by to see what is going on so see ya next time...

Thursday, March 5, 2009


Where does time go? It seems to be moving way too fast for me! By the time I get things done lately there is no extra time left, have I slowed down? Do I have a case of spring fever? YES, I do, and I think that is part of my problem, lately I just haven't wanted to do much of anything. I have just been pretty much a couch potato. Today it is 57 degrees and I should be doing something! Our day started off odd because we slept in really late, and now I am behind on everything I wanted to do. By the time Mike had his coffee and I had my tea it was almost noon, so now I have a short time to do the things that I had planned for today. Don't get me wrong, I don't have a deadline to do things anymore, but I like to get the things I had planned done. I will just have to work a little harder and faster if I want to get them done today. What did I have planned today? Nothing earth shattering I assure you, just dishes, some dusting, and painting a wall that I had been putting off. Maybe I have been in a bad mood, and I am feeling sorry for myself. We were supposed to be in Kerrville, Texas last Sunday, and we had to cancel out, so maybe that is the problem. There is sure nothing exciting going on here in Ohio that I can think of for the next two weeks.

Jamie and Kara:
Jamie is bringing Kara out tomorrow to spend the weekend with us. He is looking for a new apartment for them to live in closer to us so Kara can get off the bus here in the afternoons. That way he will save money not having to pay a sitter when we're here. It will also give Kara more stability than she has right now and I can take her home and put her to bed on school nights, and then wait for Jamie to get home. I don't imagine we'll be going too many places between now and the time school is out. The only problem will be if my Mom has to have back surgery. She has an appointment with the neuro surgeon on March 10th so keep your fingers crossed for me. That was the reason we canceled our trip to Texas, so I could be here if she needs surgery to help her with her recovery.

Daylight Savings Time:
I don't know about where you are, but on Sunday daylight savings time starts here in Ohio. We'll spring forward, so we'll lose an hour of sleep again, and it will make it harder to get up. We'll at least have another hour of daylight in the evenings though. With daylight savings time starting can Spring be far behind? I sure hope it will start busting out all over soon!

RV Dreamers:
I hope all you Dreamers are having a good time in Texas, and believe me we are there in spirit! We are keeping track of what's going on by reading all of your blogs. By the way send some of that sunshine that you guys are having down there up this way to us. You all take care and we hope to see a lot of you at the next rally in October!

Time To Be Busy As A Bee:
Well now it's time for me to fly and get busy, so I can get my work done so stay tuned to see what we're up to! Until we meet again...

Monday, March 2, 2009


Saturday Night:
Saturday night was great FUN! Even the two hour drive went fast with the three of us girls talking and bringing each other up to date on our lives since the last concert. We had a fan club get together at the hotel before the concert and the snacks and soft drinks were provided by the hotel. We had lots of fun and laughs, and that was even before the concert. I was not able to get very good pictures because I was too far back from the stage. Oh well, maybe next time! It was a great show even though I didn't get to sit with the fan club because I got my ticket too late. After the concert Peter Noone signed autographs, and some of the fan club members sold cd's. We had an after concert Birthday Party for one of our younger teen members. It was her "Sweet Sixteen" Birthday and Peter Noone dedicated a song to her from the stage! She was thrilled and on a natural high for the rest of the evening! At the Birthday Party she said it was her best Birthday Party ever! I said, "what hanging out with a bunch of old women" and she gave us mid century teeny boppers a compliment! She said, "you guys are so cool!" Lol! Now that was funny to us! With Sunday came the end and it was time for all of us
to hug and to say see ya until the next concert. That's always a sad time for us all, but we know that we'll all be together again at another concert soon as we can! So if any of you want a fun evening go to a Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone concert whenever you see one advertised. To find out if there is one near you, you can always go to www. Peter Noone.com and click on concerts on his web site. Sometime you may just run into me at a concert! LOL!

Now it's back to the real world! On the way home from the concert I saw countless RV's heading north on I75. All kinds too, class C's, Fifth Wheels, Motor Homes, some with toads and some without. Made me realize it was March for real, and it was a good sign to me that SPRING is really around the corner! I know it doesn't seem like it to some of you with the bad snow storm you just had, but at least the calendar says it is! One thing I'm sure of is that I'm ready to go somewhere with our fifth wheel and get away from all this cold! Of course where can we go, after Alabama got some snow? Man this weather sure is going crazy! I sure hope we aren't going to have a drastic climate change here. The only change I want to see is warm weather to appear!

Dinner Time:
Now it's time for me to finish our barbecued chicken dinner so I'll say ta ta for now and I'll see ya soon!