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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!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Trivial Miscellaneous:
The last few days have been spent doing lots of things, besides watching Kara in the evenings. On Monday since it was raining, I cleaned and purged my bookshelves. I took all my Danielle Steele and Nora Roberts books down and readied them to take to the used book store to trade.
Today we went to the used book store. Several years of reading ended up yielding me about $45.00 of credit and I had to use it all or I had to pay half of my bill. I kind of feel like I got gypped. I ended up getting about 20 books, for about 60 books. I don't know where else I would have gotten rid of them though so, I guess it's ok. I don't regret getting rid of them though, and I have lots of space on my bookshelves now, and a lot less to dust! It was something that I had been wanting to do for a long time, and now I can cross it off my list, so that is good. Now I want to start on the closet and throw lots of clothes away or either take them to Good Will. I'll just have to take a day and get it done, and then take all of the bags to Good Will the next day.

Ready To work:
We're ready to start working on our kitchenette for the apartment. As soon as I paint the other wall, we can install the cabinets and the sink. I will be so glad that I won't have to carry my dishes to the main kitchen in the house, or to the fiver to wash them. That way we won't have to go into the house at all so we can leave our son to his privacy. I think we have just about everything we need to finish up the kitchen. I can't wait to get started, and since the next 3 days are supposed to be in the low 80's it seems like a good time to do it, because I can cook in the fiver. Today we also went to Lowe's and got some things. I finally got the wooden screen door that I had been wanting. Mike will have to cut it down a little bit for a good fit, and then I can paint it. Now we will have some way of getting fresh air into our apartment, besides just leaving the door open and letting the flies and bugs fly in. Mike is happy he finally got his new brad nail gun and his staple gun that runs off his air pump. So we both got something we wanted today! It was almost like Christmas for us! LOL! In the next few days we will get the bathroom ceiling up and the trim done which Mike assures me will go much faster now that he has the right tools and his new air guns that shoot brads and staples! LOL! We'll see, and I'll have to let ya know about that! Ha Ha!

Well it's getting close to time for me to round up Kara and get her over to their apartment so she has time to shower and then we'll read the Amish story we have been reading, just a couple of chapters before her bedtime everynight. She is really getting into the story, it's about a little girl named Polly that is eleven, so she likes it. I'm hoping to get her to love reading eventually! After that I usually sit and read until my son gets home from work. I miss all my friends at the RV Dreams chat room, and I would be there chatting with ya all if my son had Internet, but right now he doesn't. So I feel like I'm missing out on all the news and happenings going on in chat. So a big HELLO to all of you and I hope I get the chance to chat for a while this weekend! Until then travel safe, and take care...

Sunday, April 19, 2009


Time Is Not On My Side:
Wow I had good intentions to keep up with my blog, and here it is a week later! It wasn't because I was doing nothing, but I could have explained what I was up to! I have been doing a lot of painting, but on walls not pictures, I wish I was that talented. The bathroom in the apartment is very close to being finished, and I only changed the color 3 times! LOL! Anyway, I have it the way I want it now and it looks very good. Next is the trim and the floor and it will be done completely. I hate to move to anything else until one thing is finished, so that is why things are taking so long to get done. We have picked out the floor for the bathroom and the rest of the apartment, so that is one step that is already done. So we have been busy.

On the RV horizon, is a trip that we want to take even if it's only in Ohio and only for the weekend since I'm taking care of Kara after school each day this spring. The reason being that my Mom is having back surgery in May so in order to be here for that, we decided not to do any traveling this spring and summer to be of help during her recovery. As far as future travel we'll have to see what the future brings with each of our parents this next year. If they are stable then we will be able to do some traveling, if not our fiver will sit in our drive way until we can. I think a lot of you who travel full time must have lost your parents already, and that is not something that we took into consideration when we planned to go full time. I know that no one can live forever, and I don't want to be gone and miss any time that we can spend with them. At this time in our lives we really want to be able to be able to travel, and we can still do it just not full time right now because our parents are simply not in good enough health. If any of you out there still have your parents, and travel full time please tell me how you have handled it, and any ideas that you have in order to be able to follow your dream. We have overcome a lot of things to follow this dream, including knee operations, heart trouble, back surgeries, and cancer, and were not giving up on our dream. Maybe if you will, we're just choosing to postpone our dream in order to spend as much time as we have left with our parents . I hope that the two of us will have time for us to travel later, but until then we have to think over our options. I hope you'll understand our decision, and support us in this. I plan on trying to keep up with this blog,and document what were doing and I hope that some of you will still stop in from time to time and find out what we're up to. So until next time see ya over the rainbow...somewhere in our dreams...