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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!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Finally Back On Internet, Was MIA for a Week!

Internet Problems:
   We were back in the trees on our last site and our MiFi couldn't get a signal. This new site is out in the open and we are getting a signal just fine. I'll have to remember that when I make reservations next time! 

Grand Daughters:
   Our 3 Grand Daughters are now home. I'm afraid we didn't pick a very good week for them to come up to Indian Lake camping. It was cold and rainy most of this past week and they only went swimming about 3 times. The water was really cold and I only ventured in with them once. We tried to find things to do so they didn't get bored. We did some crafts, and yesterday, we took them to Ohio Caverns. I think they really enjoyed that. 
                                           Tehya ^
                                              Kara  ^

                                           Autumn ^

Ohio Caverns:
   The Ohio Caverns are located 4 miles East of West Liberty, Ohio on State Route 245. If you have never seen it and are not claustrophobic it is really something to see! Grandpa stayed topside because he is really claustrophobic and it wouldn't be a good place for him to be. It is the largest and most beautiful of all Ohio caves. It has crystal white stalactite and stalagmite formations that are very beautiful. They offer two different tours, one is the historic tour, which tells how the caverns were made and about the farm they were found on and the people who lived there and the history of the caverns. The other tour has the most stalactites and stalagmites and the most beautiful colors. We took the historic tour, you go down 48 steps underground. The temperature in the caverns is a constant 54 degrees year round. The air inside the caverns is always fresh, and cool. Now bear in mind that I have knee replacements in both knees, and I had no trouble doing the tour. Going down the steps was not a problem and walking the paths through the caverns was not a problem. However the 32 steps up to the top to get out of the caverns seemed like 132 steps. I made it all the way up the steps but boy was I out of breath when I got there. I had to sit for a while before walking to the truck. It showed me how out of shape I really am!
Here are just a few of the pics I took on the tour, if you are one of my Facebook friends you can see the whole album on there.  As you can see it is quite colorful. There are much more colors and crystals on the other tour. If there is a next time I want to take them on the other tour, but I will have to work up to 
that one because it is longer 
and has more steps. There is a lot of signatures from between the 1800's through the 1920's when people were allowed to go tour the caverns on their own. They were given an oil lantern and left  to go through
the caverns on their own.  At the end of the day the farmer who owned the land counted the lanterns. If any were missing he went down after the people. Can you imaging if the lantern blew out? They turned out the lights for about a minute on the tour, and you couldn't even see your hand in front of your face! I think it would be very scary to have had your lantern go out. There is a small baseball bat sized stalagmite that is estimated to be about 600 years old. How do you estimate a stalagmite you ask? Well they tracked the rate of growth for one year, then they measured how tall it is and finally you multiply the height by the rate of growth for one year. Then that gives you the approximate age  of it. The are very slow growing too.

Happy Belated Father's Day:
   I want to wish my Poppy, my step Dad and Hubby Mike a Happy Father's Day, cos I couldn't since we had no internet then. So to them, and all Fathers out there here in person and in heaven Happy Father's Day!

Well I think I am up to date now, but I may have forgotten something, I'm not sure if I did I'll try to write about it tomorrow. So that's it for now until I see ya's next time...