Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas

Hi all you follower's just a line to wish each and everyone a great holiday season. we will be spending Christmas in Tucson with our family.Will drive over from Yuma to Tucson and take our son who lives here to our daughter & son in laws home. our Grandson & family is coming in from Ft Bliss (El Paso) and our granddaughter will be flying in from Greenville N.C. so most of the family will be together except for our two sons who are in Seattle Wash. anyway We wish all you a Merry Christmas and safe travels.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Yuma for the winter

Hi gang see I told you I was going to do better at posting. Kathy & I have landed in Yuma for the winter will be here till mid March We are staying on the same lot we were on last year the owners Dwaine & Debbie have agreed to rent to us again this year nice folks. The weather has been good but we did get rain last night and they can really use it here.Kathy's son lives here so we will be visiting with him during our stay and we have numerous folks that we befriended over the last few years most from Canada that we will be seeing plus all the great sunshine. If you find yourself in this area let us know so all you wonderful followers of this blog have a great day.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Hi all sorry to take so long This time I will really,really try to keep up I won't bore you with details with the rest of the summer besides with my memory it would be so confusing but I can say after leaving North Carolina we went to Charleston N C for a week, visited Fort Sumter and the downtown very historical city then we went to Florida. Jacksonville, Melbourne, Ocala, and FT Walton Beach. next we went to Gulfport Miss. for a week there still a lot to be cleaned up after Katrina. Next we stopped over in Lafayette La took a swamp tour and enjoyed the Arcadian food and was Livingston TX visited our mailbox and enjoyed txfeast with other escapees then across TX in a few days to El Paso and visited our grandson and family who is assigned to Ft Bliss army base. Next we came to Tucson where we are now visiting family ,friends doctor's appt. etc. We wil leave here tomorrow and go to Yuma for a few months during the winter. Hope to see some of you there . well until later folks safe travels and yes I will try and do better with posting.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Sunday, July 22, 2012

North Carolina

Hi all you fine folks that keep asking me if I'm ever going to post on my blog well here it goes. First I apologize for being too damn lazy to post on our travels, but will try and bring you all up to date. We left Tucson end of April made a three day stop in Deming NM to visit friends who retired there after spending 20 plus years full timing, why Deming guess they like it there but it would not be our choices.then on to El Paso TX and visited our grandson & family.He is stationed there in the Army and doing ok he likes his job but not his bosses.We had a good visit and then moved on with a few overnight stops in TX and then on to Fort Smith AR spent a week there at Fort Chaffee Army Guard base that our friends the Fleegers told us about. That's also where Elvis entered the army and being huge Elvis fans wanted to visit the Area They have a small Museum there and we got to set in the original barber chair were he got his first buss kinda brought tears to Kathy's eyes. Nice little base with seven hook up sites. Next we went to Branson MO.for a week and then to Chanute KA to have some work done on our home that is where its built and they changed some things out as after 5 years of ware & tear and over 50,000 miles needed replacing or repaired we were there 4-5 days then went back to Branson and met up with Kathy's brother & sister in law then went to Kathy's hometown for two weeks and parked by her brother's house that has full hookups. We left there and went to Nashville TN to visit the daughter of our friends that are in Deming. spent 3 days there at a C.O.E. we stopped in Crossville TN to visit 4 guys that I worked with in AZ. We have remained friends for 40+ years and then one moved there told others about the town and ended up with 3 more old retired guys oh wait I'm a old retired guy. Had a great visit and moved on as I really needed to dry out from all the adult beverages. next we went to Charlotte NC making one over night stop on the way.We stayed a week there next to the Charlotte motor speedway and went to some NASCAR shops and just kinda relaxed for a while. Our next stop was in Greenville NC to see our Sunshine(granddaughter) which is the only reason we came this far north. This is her first job sense graduating from the University of Arizona with her nursing degree.We had a great visit with her can't believe she enjoyed hanging out with her grandparents. we moved on to where we are at now (Elizabeth City NC) on a Coast Guard base. Sunshine has visited us here for three days of her four days off and plans to come down again before we leave here on the 18th Aug. I guess that brings us up to date I will try to post more often as we will start traveling south down the eastern seaboard. until then wishing all you safe travels.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Tucson to Benson

Hi all you fans guess you thought I have expired or something We just have not been traveling much but will start soon. We have caught up on all our doctor visits and seen most of our friends and family here in Tucson. we will spend Easter at our daughters & son in law's Sunday. Our Grandson & family will be here from Texas and our Granddaughter is leaving for her first nursing job in Greenville North Carolina the 12th they all grow up so fast what happened to the time? Anyway we will be together this Easter you never know when will be the next time so we are going to cherish this moment. I hope all of you can enjoy Easter with those you love.We will leave here the 10th and go all the way to Benson AZ 40 miles will be there a week and day trip south for some birdwatching our friends Rick & Terry Traver are staying in the same park and will hopefully go with us they are great folks to be around and we can catch up on our summer plans and about all I can tell you is we plan to be in Branson MO. the 1st of May till around the 12th and we have an appointment in Chanute Kansas at the factory to have some work done on the house the 14th May after that we will more than likely travel southeast will know more when that time comes and see how the weather looks.Well until later folks here is wishing you all a great Easter and safe travels.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Yuma to Quartzite and back

We are back in Yuma after spending 5 days in Quartzite with our 2007 fulltime classmates for our 5 year reunion of this wonderful lifestyle. It turned out to be around 20 rigs and somewhere around 40 people. The weather was good and the friendship great we all ate too much (great food) drank too much (adult beverages) and laughed so much (sides hurt). its amazing the bond RV folks create from being total strangers to lifelong friendships.It was good to see folks we haven't seen in years along with folks we see often in our travels. We raised over $1600.00 from a auction to pot lucks for the Escapees Care in Livingston TX a non profit org that helps Escapees members a place to stay while recovering from illness and surgery its purely suported by donations and in 5years our class has contributed over $4000.00 not to bad for a rag tag bunch of vagabond's We have also lost some on the way. Taken away so quickly from us and we miss all of them. We had a candle light memorial service and remembrance. Sad but part of life, well folks Ill close for now and hope all of you get to live your dreams as we do. Safe travels dear friends no matter were your wheels take. you.