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…

Search and discovery…more of GA and SC!

When our day shifts at the gate house are over and we’re not being lazy or resting our paws, maybe even plopped out on some tree limb like these dudes, we go out searching new discoveries! Sometimes it just a quick run to the north side of Augusta, GA and the burb of Evans or…

Living and volunteering on the GA/SC line!

No, it’s not the Little House on the Prairie… Just one of the sights when you take down the back roads of SC/GA, feeling out the neighborhood! Since our gatehouse was not scheduled to open yet, the ranger found tasks to help us learn more about the area and help assist with a few minor…

Farewell Gulf Shores, AL…off to GA!

Snowbirds were disappearing by the dozens…we watched the calendar knowing it would be soon be time to pack up and leave the Gulf Shores area of Alabama! What’s always felt like our little bit of Paradise, it would soon be biding us a good-bye! It was time to take down the camp and find homes…

Almost the end to our Camp Volunteer gig!

First foremost, I’m trying to muster one-handed pecking on this laptop. You see, I’m injured! Fired up some tunes last week, threw in my ear buds, started my Runskeeper app, and took to the gravel lanes of the RV park to get my walking laps in. BANG!!!! Second lap, I hit the road face down….

Route 66 travels and other fun!

We’ve had sunny, warm days and everything is coming alive. Even the swimming pool is beginning to show that beautiful blue color and the green gunk is disappearing.  And we’ve got new friends….morning coffee fun! But it now seems the spring rains have taken over this weekend…sure is keeping the mowers busy week to week!…

WordPress HAPPY again!

I’m back! Despite a WordPress media file “maxed out” crash message and rebuilding the blog, it’s time to catch up! We’re settling into life as a camp volunteer and feeling pretty lucky to have scored such an ideal assignment! Can’t believe we’ve already hit the beginning of eight weeks and the warm up is arriving!…

Back through Mississippi to our summer gig in Illinois!

Like two lost souls just floating around on the pond…contemplating life! We’ve made it to our summer destination from Gulf Shores, AL, alive and kicking. Both the Ford diesel and RV ran like the berries and we were super impressed with their performance. I guess a new computer and alternator kicked things up…pulled like it…

The BLUE skies are opening…

I’m officially retired (moved the date up) and less than three weeks, this new journey begins! The last week had me surrounded in love and friendship in so many ways!  It’s like the end of book or more like the closing of a chapter and beginning of another. Saying goodbyes with daily fun included: Last…