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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!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Lazy Day Sunday/Busy Day Monday

Today was a lazy day for us with not too much going on!  After a trip to Wally World and Meijer's we came home and messed around mostly on our computers.  We did buy new cooling mats for our laptops, because our other ones gave up the ghost.  :)  Tomorrow will be busy with a Dr appointment and then a trip to Sam's.  

Speaking of Computers, what do you use, or how do you get on the internet when you are traveling?  For the last 4 years we have used MiFi from Verizon.  We have had very little trouble with it and it has been much cheaper than installing a system on the fiver.  Of course once we decide to go full time that may change, and we might look into a permanent system for the fiver.  When you are in a campground that has Wifi do you hook up to their Wifi or do you use your own?  One nice thing about having your own Wifi is that it is a secure network, and not a public one like most of the campgrounds have.  We use our MiFi most of the time unless we have a lot of pictures to download etc... cos we have a limited amount of data that we can download.  We have only went over our limit once, and we didn't like the outcome so now we are very careful!  The $ amount was not cheap lol!  For surfing the web and doing the blog it is fine, but then we don't have a lot of stuff that we do on the computer, or use it for a job.  I love to play hidden object games, but I usually have them on disc so I don't have to use the internet for them.  That way I can play when our Mifi won't connect.  Which has happened a few times when we were too far away from phone towers.  Also we spend lots of time outside and usually only get on the internet in the evening or if it is raining.  I don't know what would happen if I wanted to download books for my Kindle.  Since I just got it in January, I have only downloaded books at home.  So I'll have to see what happens this summer, or else download a bunch before we go somewhere.  I usually take some library books with me too when we're traveling, if we're not going to be out more than a month.  I do like my Kindle very much, it is great to use when the electric is out, because it has its own light.  I have a Kindle Paperwhite, because the only thing I use it for is to read books.  I couldn't see spending the extra money for one of the fancy ones that are almost like a computer, when I already have a laptop.  I don't buy  many books for it, because there are a lot of romance books and novels free on Amazon so that is usually what I read.  If it is a series I will buy one or two, but it can get expensive to buy them, if ya read as much as I do.  That is why I also take the library books, so it's the best of both worlds for me! I save most of my magazines throughout the year without reading them, and as soon as the cover is off the fiver they go inside.  The magazines that I get aren't date related so it doesn't matter when I read them. 

Today I had a Dr's appointment and xrays.  Then we went to Sam's.  I like going to Sam's and enjoy just browsing, and seeing new products.  One thing that makes me so mad about Sam's though, is they have something and ya try it and decide ya like it, and then you never see it again!   You  buy it for several months, and all of a sudden they don't have it anymore,it just disappears never to be seen again!!  Case in point, I used to buy the Honey Chipotle Salman, frozen.  It was so good, and I loved the flavor, kind of a sweet spicy flavor and it didn't have that fishy taste some  salmon has.  The spice to me was fairly mild, but then I like spices.  It certainly wasn't so hot that you couldn't eat it, and it was portioned just right.  I could put it in the  convection toaster oven frozen for 18 minutes on 375 degrees and it was perfect.  That is what I always had when Mike had pizza for dinner, cos I don't do pizza very well.  They have several kinds of seasoned salmon now, but I didn't want to take a chance on an off brand.  I sure do miss it!  I wish I could remember the brand of it, then I would look it up on the internet and see if I could order it myself.  By chance if any of you are at a Sam's somewhere, and see a box of Honey Chipotle Salmon for around $15 to $17.00, please send me the brand name of it, I would be so grateful if someone found it!  If ya do , please just leave me a comment!  I hope that one day I'll either remember or see it somewhere.  I figure I have about as good of a chance of one as the other!  :)  Well good friends, I wish you safe journeys as you are truckin' down the road, so until next time...

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