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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, June 13, 2013

Swimming and Evening Storms

   Yesterday we went swimming most of the afternoon until the girls got cold and wanted to go back to the fiver. Then as soon as we got back and changed they wanted to go right back to the beach. Sorry Girls, didn't happen. We sat around and played Everyword Crossing on my Kindle. They are all hooked on the game now! Lol ! It is kind of like Scrabble, but I don't mind because it is teaching them how to spell things. I have been told that they now all want a Kindle for Christmas.  Haha! After dinner we got everything put away because of the storms coming.

   The storms forecast hit around 11:30 p.m. up here. We had put all the chairs under the trailer and taken the covers off the canopy frames. With the wind supposed to be so high we brought the slides in, you talk about cramped quarters, we had them!  There was a lot of complaining about no room, but I'd have rather them be safe. With the slides in the recliners touch the the couch, so 2 of the girls had to put their feet on the couch and one had to sleep on the couch.   Our bedroom slide was also pulled in but at least we had a bed to sleep on, if only I could have slept! This morning all I heard was , and I quote, " I never want to spend another night like that again" ! Better safe than sorry, Girls!  We had to take the dog cage down and put the dogs in the bathroom to sleep. They did really well though. I am thinking about letting them sleep in the bathroom the rest of the trip, cos the cage takes up so much room in the fiver. The dogs have been so good for this being their first time camping. I am pretty impressed with them!

   I promised the girls  ravioli and meatballs for dinner, so I am going to put that in the crock pot before we go wash some towels, and get showers. I love crock pot meals when we're camping. Nice and easy when using frozen ravioli and frozen meatballs, with spaghetti sauce.  It is something they all like and it takes minimal effort from me! Lol! 

Time to go:
   Well I will be talkin' to ya's later, so have a good day, and I hope everyone survived the storms last night with little or no damage. Take care ya'll !  Until next time see ya's...

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

First 24 Hours @ Indian Lake

   We arrived at Indian Lake about 3:30 p.m. and got set up with no mishaps and no campground comedy. The dogs even behaved!  Wonders will never cease! The girls just had to get their swimsuits wet so they went to the beach and I sat and watched them. I wasn't about to get into that water it was COLD!  After the beach it started to rain, so we came in the fiver and I fixed pizzas for dinner, I never fix a very big meal on travel day and that suited the girls and Mike just fine! Me I'm not too fond of pizza, but I made do. For their first time camping, the dogs did really well, almost better than at home!

   This morning I mixed up our one cup coffee makers, I got the coffee one and Mike got the one I use for tea. I had coffee flavored hot tea! Yuck, it tasted terrible! Autumn requested french toast for breakfast this a.m. before we even left home, so I honored her request. Ham and french toast was enjoyed by everyone, with leftovers for another morning. So tomorrow they can reheat french toast or have cereal, this chick isn't cooking. I'm going to sit back and enjoy my cuppa tea, now that I scrubbed the filter baskets.   After dishes were done, and things in the fiver straightened up we went to the beach. Even though we are close enough to walk to the beach from the campsite I drove the Beast, because my foot is hurting when I walk very far. Last year we always walked to and from the beach, and carried a chair, pulled a cooler, and a beach bag. I actually got into the water up to my waist, but it was still cool and not in a very good way!
I know this is short, but the girls are ready to go to bed and I am keeping them up. They are tired after swimming today. So I'll write more in the morning! See ya's...

Monday, June 10, 2013

Ready To Roll ?!!!!!!!!!!

Ready to Roll:
   Well it's Monday morning and here I sit with my cuppa  hot Tea.Check in time at the campground is 3 p.m. so we have some time. Not everything is in the fiver yet either! I thought I'd get the blog written before we go, now there's a novel idea! Haha! It is only an hour drive to Indian Lake  campground so it won't take too long to get there! I'll take lots of pics it is a very neat state park near Lima, Ohio. It is where the old Indian Lake Amusement  Park was too back in the 1960's. They had riots there in the 60's, and then they closed the park and tore the whole thing down. The only thing left from that time of the Amusement Park is the bridge over the canal that the old wooden roller coaster used. The lake itself is a nice lake and has lots of scenic areas. I once found a long branch on the beach that had the name Sacajawea etched into it. I brought it home and sanded it and varnished ti and we used it for a while as a walking stick. Now, I know it didn't really belong to Sacajawea, she was probably never anywhere Indian Lake. Lol, but I thought it was a neat little joke someone was trying to play on someone else, we still have it. The wood is pretty even if the name on it is a joke!  Indian Lake was built as a huge reservoir  and the water in the lake was used for the canal systems in northern Ohio. I don't know how they got the water to the canals, I guess I didn't pay much attention in Ohio History class. Haha! Or else I have forgotten all that stuff that was deemed important in school that ya never use after you get out of school! Lol! Mike to the rescue, it was used create a water supply for the Miami Canal here in Ohio before the turn of the century! This from a guy who once got an F in Ohio History! Haha! He Googled it for me! Hehe! Wow, I didn't know this was going to turn into a history lesson! Okay no more time for history lessons. Onward we go.

Finish Packing the Fiver:
   I have to get out to the fiver and rearrange things for  travel so nothing shifts while going down the road. Guess what? It is raining today too! Now won't that be fun to carry things out to the fiver in the rain? NOT! Haha! The girls won't be swimming today!  So anyway, on to packing the fiver. All that's left is our clothes and Mike's coffee maker, and a few minor things. So I'll be heading out, in the rain, to the fiver in a few. I guess the song by Herman's Hermits, "Don't Go Out Into the Rain You're Going to Melt" doesn't apply to me! Haha now I'll have that song stuck in my head all day!  Well, I know this is short, but I have to get busy or I won't have things ready when our son Jamie gets here to help hook up the fiver ( trailer) to the Beast ( the truck). He usually gives Mike directions when backing up and then they test the lights on the outside of the fiver etc... if everything isn't ready to take to the fiver I may get grounded! Haha!  Okay as we get ready to head out on our great journey of an hour to Indian Lake, I am thinking about all the new kinds of adventures the dogs are going to give us since this will be their first time camping. I think we should have had a trial run of  about 3 days before we attempted this adventure! I hope we don't live to regret this, I already told them (the dogs) and I'm sure they listened (not) that there is a kennel up at Indian Lake that they will go to if they are bad! Haha! Let's hope that they don't make fools of us while we're trying to get things set up, and did I mention we'll be doing that in the rain? Lol! Oh well I did get the rain poncho's. Haha! We'll see ya's this evening and I'm sure I'll have a few tales to tell ya! So until then, see ya's...