February Musings…

Seems with the spring warm up in Alabama, comes the daily winds and an occasional fierce thunderstorm, sometimes hidden with tornadoes. That’s when hiding behind a sand dune allows uninterrupted reading. I will say, but don’t mark my words…the worse always seems to travel inland, while our more coastal location, we’ve been saved many times. We…

Six months later…back on the road to Alabama!

After six months completing a camp volunteer gig at Double J Campground in Chatham, IL, we are back on the road! Jimmy landed and I knew all would be good! We’ve had dragonflies, hummingbirds and lastly, this adorable grasshopper land before take off time…I took it as a sign! Our final days, we took in…

The answer, a NEW rig!!! (Alabama)

Yesterday it was this….contemplating life around more snacks!!!!!!!   (And excuse those using your PC to view my last few blog posts….photos stretched to the max looking silly. Not good to post a blog update on a phone upload!) So, today is DAY 12….and things have really changed! After much soul-searching, captive in this dealer’s…

The final days outside Branson! (Missouri/Arkansas)

MOO!!! Hey guys, did you miss me?! It was our last day outside Branson, MO and we decided to make one last walking tour on the trails and grounds of the College of the Ozarks. While we anticipated taking advantage of a month long rate, three weeks was well enough in this area.  We were…

H = Hills and Heat! (Missouri)

The lessons we learn….”We’ll take the 80s over the 90s any ole’ day! Darn, it’s hot in southern Missouri!  And we’ve found the hills! We headed toward the Branson area for our next stopover, wanting to be able to sightsee the surroundings, side trip into Arkansas and Springfield, and work on a few mods and more…

Tart Cherries from Lehman’s and another MOD! (Michigan)

This week we crossed the state line again. This time in hunt of an orchard….word on the street was the tart red cherries were ready for picking! Not too far from Elkhart, you’ll find Lehman’s Orchard outside Niles, Michigan!  Ralph Lehman started the orchard back in 1929 with 40 aces of red tart cherries.  Through…

Rainy day Wednesday! (Indiana)

The week is flying…  Knowing we are getting things updated, started, and crossed off the list…I still feel like many stones left unturned.  The cabinets were emptied and the files were rearranged.  I feel so organized and ready to take on routing this summer’s travels!  We will soon reach our ONE year anniversary and are…

Three.5 days left! (Alabama)

Where has the last six months gone?  Did we just spend half a year coastal living?  We finally got to live through subtropical jet streams instead of one or TWO of those polar front jet streams that graced those back home.  I count my lucky stars for that this year! I was just thinking out loud….we…

Perdido Key, Wildlife, Locals, and a Mod! (Alabama)

Despite a chilly, misty rain afternoon we took a drive to Perdido Key, another part of the Gulf Islands Nat’l Seashore.  FREE admission with the senior pass….to take the drive thru.  We’ll be back on a clearer day as we skipped the beach walk today after the rain picked back up.  A 11 mile back…

House-sitting gigs can be GRAND!

Love it when family offers up the driveway, or even a chance to house sit while they take off for Disney!  One week down and one more to go.  What a lovely home and we were totally lost going room from room instead of wall to wall.  A mega washer and dryer that we could…

Emotion…what makes the world go ’round…

Blogs…many words come to mind this week: impulse, feed the kitty, sweeten the pot, look before your leep, tickled pink, dispirited, and move ahead…  I need to ascertain not to act so much on a whim.  I get so easily swayed before I really comprehend and have a full understanding.  The excitement of learning about our new upcoming life…