How quickly life can change…to IL and back!

First, foremost a catch up to weeks gone past…the before, than the after. We put in our time at our COE gate house over the last weekends of May, namely Memorial weekend for one! That one wild roller coaster. Our day use became so full, the rangers had to shut the park down twice. Our…

Camp Volunteering Continues…

Our camp volunteering continues, three months already, and we are closing in on our half way point…June always flies for me! Despite continued days of rain…cool breezes and not too much mugginess, we’ve also landed housing in the shade or close to trails of goodness. And while our hours have been on the shorter side…

Six months later…we got some FAMILY time!!!

Passing time still in Gulf Shores…no complaints, as this coastal life continues to grow on us. Some might say we’re just snowbirds now as seems if we’re not in the Midwest, we’re in southern AL running for the beach! Like gulls waiting for our next meal, this has worked for us right now. We missed…

Twas the night before Christmas!

We have continued life in Gulf Shores….gheez, almost time to spread out some more cash and take membership! It’s been a time to count down to the end of the year, try to keep up with family at home and their festivities, and recount our 2014! And trying to figure out what might be next!…

Life can be a zoo or not, while we monkey around! (Gulf Shores, AL)

Wide window shades fully open, more blue skies, and lots of sunshine. This has been one fine month for December, 2014! I hope I’m not repeating myself. As if I’m not forgetting what I logged last time, there are the posts I already made to Facebook and Instagram. Guess if one app goes south, the…

Happy Thanksgiving! (Gulf Shores, Alabama)

A day to carry a grateful heart! Many words come to mine this holiday…gratitude, love, feast, appreciative, good health, family & friends, football, blessings, thanks, etc. May these words and more, help prepare us today for the start of the holiday season and let’s all enjoy the ride! Happy Thanksgiving 2014! We miss so many…

Family Fun…continues to a closing soon! (Illinois)

First foremost…I took the slack this week and the invites weren’t working.  To those who pleaded, “please continue to open your stories…I love to ride along!” And for all those faithful who jumped the silly WordPress loops (which can be a nightmare) and you know who you are, we’re back to square one…my life is ONE BIG…

Back to see the family and Cardinal country! (Illinois)

We arrived back in central Illinois on Tuesday, July 29 – as Mr. Jer said, “We’re back in Cardinal country!” He’s an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan, so it’s all about redbirds! This was the first trip out using the Hensley Hitch and it’s all it says it is and more! Prior to arriving in…

Farewell … new roads are open! (Indiana)

LIFE….we see it all so many different ways!!  The longer in one spot, the more you see! In some ways, we are all interconnected with our interests and hopes in life…some are hidden, some well-spoken, some dissolving. And maybe even more, some maybe not seeing the real picture front and center, for just how short…

Take me to the 4H County Fair! (Indiana)

This week, taking advantage of more perfect temps, we headed over to the Elkhart County 4H Fair! The fair is held in late July in Goshen, Indiana. It is the second largest county fair in the country.  Over 250,000 guests visit the Fair during the 9 day event. This fair is known for its free grandstand…

My husband is kidnapped (figuratively speaking, of course)! (Indiana)

Here is Mr. Jer! “You handsome devil!” The pre-birthday boy…3 days and counting, when his red, white and blue medical card goes into effect! Well yesterday he was kidnapped….per se. You see, he chauffeured my sweet sister off for her post surgery check, while I tended to a basket of laundry.  “See you in an…

It’s all what you make it! (Indiana)

Might take more than one long, single bungee tonight!! The wind is in its prime!  PERFECT?  “Yes!” No buggies….. Early evening, sun is shining, and quiet on the home front!  Beats a tornado siren around 2am in Elkhart, Indiana last night!! I’m seeing a few days of prime weather on the horizon this week! A…