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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, August 2, 2013

Home Tomorrow!

Home Tomorrow:
   Well it has been a nice relaxing week, and it is off to home tomorrow we go! We really haven't done all that much except sit around and catch up on our reading. The weather has been cool, rainy, and not very conducive to sitting outside most of the days we have been here. However, that has been okay with us. The first 2 days I don't think we even left the fiver, we were that tired. The sun seems to be peeking out today so maybe we'll be able to sit outside for a while this afternoon. I'm sure that will please the dogs, they get bored sitting in the trailer all day. They have still been very good this camping trip though!

Weird Weather:
   This has been a really weird week weather wise.  I don't think it got out of the 70's up here all week. I'm talking low 70's too. We may have got to sit outside about 3 days of the 7 we were here. The rest of the time it was rainy or windy with a chill in the air. It was 64 degrees this am, and it was supposed to get down to 58 degrees last night. All I know is I woke up at around 5 a.m. and I was freezing. So guess who turned the furnace on? In August?!?! I would never have believed that if someone else had told me it would be cool enough on the 2nd of August to run the furnace in the early morning! I left thermostat on 65, and it still came on a few times before I got up at 8:30 a.m. and I never did go back to sleep. I just laid there and played games on my Kindle. Would of been nice if I could have went back to sleep. This has been the most mixed up Spring and Summer that I ever remember, as far as the weather is concerned. Makes me wonder what Fall and Winter are gonna be like, and I am not looking forward to either one if this Summer is anything to go by!

Ready to Roll:
   Well it is time for me to get the inside of the fiver ready to roll, so I'd best get at it. For all you non RVers, that means I have to make sure everything is stowed away so nothing moves around while we are moving down the road.  One time we forgot to strap the door on our little extra fridge and when we got to the campground the door was open and all the stuff from the fridge was all over the floor! So we have learned by experience, and some of them are not good experiences either! So I'll be seein' ya's...


Monday, July 29, 2013

MIA For A Week

   Our Mifi failed, and I could not get online. Yesterday we got a new one, and now we are back in business. I about went nuts without internet. Not that I had time to use it, because running around after a toddler at the lake is anything but relaxing! Haha! I was so frazzled we decided to spend another week here at Indian Lake. LOL! Not used to having a little one around 24/7 anymore.

Camping With Charli:
   Charli did just great on her first camping trip, and I'd have to say she loved it! She loved being outside all the time and swimming. She did well potty training and really only had one accident, and that was mostly my fault. We were going to Wally World, and I put her in a diaper over her panties. Then she had a glass of tea, and before we left I gave her a sipper cup to take in the truck with her.  We were gone for over 3 hours. When I got her out of her car seat, she was soaked clear up her back, she had  flooded everything. Note to self, no more tea, when going any where in the truck.  Her poor car seat was sopping wet too!  Needless to say she had to have clean everything, and a bath. Other than that she did great with potty training. I just hope our son and his wife are keeping up on it! Otherwise I may be having a big hissey fit when I get home! My back was sure sore from lifting her onto the toilet, and into her car seat every time she had to go potty or we went anywhere. So that is the reason for the extra week of R & R up here at the lake.  We changed campsites and are now away from the lake and at a campsite with trees. It has sun and shade and is very serene and relaxing. The pooches are enjoying the grass, and the shade too. Today is the first day we even did anything, all weekend we just vegetated in the fiver. We finally set up our site today, tablecloth, out door rug, and my little cook center outside.

Cool Fall Like Weather:
   We have had very cool nights and yesterday was a high of 66 degrees, cloudy, and windy. It was downright chilly outside, and we didn't go outside much. We went to Bellefontaine, Ohio yesterday because our Mifi was due for an upgrade, and we were tired of fighting with the old one. The new one is 4 g and is so much faster than the old one. The difference is amazing!    The high today is 73 so far with mixed clouds, light wind, and sun. So when the sun is out it is nice, and when the clouds are overhead it has a bit of a chill in the air. We sat outside for a couple of hours with the dogs, and let them play. Then we came inside so I could get a blog post done. I really felt bad cos I hadn't been able to get online and post one.

   Tehya had a good time once she made some new friends with the kids about 6 sites away. Until then I think she was a little bored. They were here until Thursday, so it worked out pretty good since we took the girls home on Friday. I think she could make friends anywhere she goes! After the kids left on Thursday, Tehya found a Monarch butterfly that had been in an accident. It was missing a wing and on further study I saw that it's abdomen was also missing. She said, " I'm going to take care of it, and not let it die and then I'll release it once it is well.". I had to be the bearer of bad news, and tell her it couldn't live missing half of it's body. She was crushed, and sobbed her little heart out. I told her that by taking care of it she could make what time it had left comfortable
and it would know love. She decided to name it Love.

   Here is the picture of her with Love.------------------->

 She is such a soft hearted little girl, and was so sad about the butterfly. I really felt bad for her, and it is a hard lesson for a child to learn that every animal or insect cannot be saved no matter how much they are loved. She was holding the butterfly, and it fluttered it's wings one last time. I told her it was thanking her for taking care of it and that it was time to let it go to heaven. She cried for quite awhile, and then asked if she could take it home to bury it under her Mom's Butterfly bush, so it would be happy. I told her I thought that was a great idea, and so we fixed a bowl with a lid and put some flowers and grass in it and she took Love home. Unfortunately she didn't have any better time when she got home. Her Mom had to tell her that one of her Hermit crabs died on Thursday too. So Love, the Monarch, and her Hermit crab, Gigi are resting under the Butterfly bush waiting at Rainbow Bridge. Her Mom told me they got her another Hermit crab, but sometimes she is still sad about Love and Gigi. Bless her heart, I hope she will always care about animals and all living things.

I think this post has caught you all up to date on our doings so far this second week of camping, so this is a good place to say: See Ya's...