JAMER123's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JAMER123 JAMER123's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ #102..............A fun day but busy. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6389997 It was a hot one today. In our area of the state we average 11 days during the summer at 90 or above. Well, we have made the quota and it's only mid July. Still have August to go! But we don't really complain as we did spend one summer in the deep, deep south of TX and it wasn't unusual to be over 100 for the majority of the days. So even though the humidity is "uncomfortable", we will take it. No rain today but back in the cross hairs of the storms tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Picked up our GD that ... Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:07:38 EST #101! And it continues. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6389617 Rain began again at 9 AM and poor Keeleigh began getting upset when the rain could be heard on the roof. The thunder didn't come for an hr. so then it's hold her for another hr. Our afternoon got hot and humid and the big storms went just south of us. They are thinking there were 4 tornadoes or straight line winds. Thought we would be free of rain tonight but we have a pencil thin line of orange to reddish cells training right over us. And we were just put on a flash flood watch. I am going t... Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:14:11 EST #100 WOO HOO http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6389135 I made the goal of chatting with all you that have shared our adventures with us. It really has been quite a trip and it's not done yet. Some days I wonder what to chat about and others there is always something to say. Some of the blog have been created and dreamed of while writing, just off the cuff chatting. Others designed as story telling. <BR> <BR> Today we did the picking up of the girls again. But we had a few alterations in the day. Last night I talked about storms. We did get wind... Tue, 18 Jul 2017 21:10:05 EST #99................. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6388756 Back in the groove of transportation. This afternoon it was a 3 PM pick up and a 4 PM pick up. Tomorrow more of the same. Potential storms around 2 PM so they say. Again, we'll see! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/19a848a0-1867-4662-b71a-a0b14b76c9e3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b089b5c0-64d4-40b3-95cf-32ddfa3b3be2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/89da8b8c-ff8c-4b22-9582-13d7e14b3fd6.jpg"> <BR>... Mon, 17 Jul 2017 23:22:07 EST # 98 Can you believe? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6388335 Can you believe? It's closing in on 100 days of thinking of something to share and it marks the time gone from our home in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV), living in our camper. <BR> <BR> Today, I did not do a thing besides fix a good dinner for us of fish, frozen veggies and potato. We enjoy using a butter bake or fried with parm cheese sprinkled in the pan, then place the fish and cover it with more parm. It gets a little crunch on it without being breaded. Yum! I enjoyed a salmon filet and R... Sun, 16 Jul 2017 23:56:39 EST 97 Blogging, Oh my! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6387936 Got up this AM and almost had to crawl to the bathroom! Oh my, the muscles are screaming in the back and the hamstrings! I can't get down on my knees to work so do the good ole bend from the waist and pull those muscles! The past 2 summers we have had no time nor a chance to get the plants under control in both the front garden and the back perennial garden. I really need to get that one started too but not for a couple days. <BR> <BR> DOMS has hit me good. I finally got to the point of gett... Sat, 15 Jul 2017 23:39:15 EST #96 blogging and gardening. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6387562 Finished the front of the house flower bed and now it needs to recover. Lots of empty spaces but the alysum will work it's way through as long as we keep the snow on the mountain out of it, a huge undertaking. Spent almost 2 hrs. working out there and really feel it tonight. A beautiful day today and know that tomorrow the heat and humidity ramps up. So the camper will be closed up yet again and the AC working. Nature is caring for that now. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.... Fri, 14 Jul 2017 23:38:20 EST #95 blogging! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6387134 Really couldn't think of anything to chat about today. We didn't do much but did go pick up one granddaughter and then took another to her activity. Enjoyed a late lunch with them while waiting between schedules. <BR> <BR> So I thought about sharing some delicious summer fares that we all can enjoy while sharing a day with others. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a9e43f35-6bf8-4258-847b-2c303a4091b3.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/gu... Thu, 13 Jul 2017 23:03:05 EST #94, a good warm day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6386711 Chickens <BR> <BR> The farmer stood in his chicken yard watching hundreds <BR> of baby chicks running here and there. He kept pointing <BR> to them and trying to count them. "One, two, three, four, <BR> five, six,... Oh, no..." then he would start over, "one, <BR> two, three, four, and,... <BR> <BR> Oh, no." Then he'd start over again. <BR> <BR> Finally he said, "I give up. They say 'Don't count your <BR> chickens before they hatch,' but it sure is easier to do <BR> that than it is ... Wed, 12 Jul 2017 23:09:53 EST Day # 93 Interesting one! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6386286 As usual it seems I have some uneventful day but this has had a couple of different things transpiring. Began my morning by giving a ride to my GD that had to be at play practice at 9:30 AM needing to leave here about 9. Went well. Got back, and had a late breakfast so that meant I wouldn't be hungry for lunch, not unusual. <BR> <BR> My DH was fitted for his hearing aides today and by the time he got back home, he was used to them already. Said he really likes hearing different tones he di... Tue, 11 Jul 2017 23:40:52 EST #92 And it's Monday. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6385817 The time is sure flying by isn't it. We are spending the week on the pad by the house and will be helping out with the GD activities transport. Will be taking one or the other to something daily. Our 10 y/o is in a play called Peter Pan which tryouts were today. She is Brave Girl #3. I think it will be a fun play to go to. I believe they have 2 weeks to learn it. The our 12 y/o with her hrs. of gymnastics, we will be either picking her up or dropping her off at practice. Then they all have G... Mon, 10 Jul 2017 21:39:43 EST #91 and it's Sunday. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6385425 A very warm and humid day today. You could feel the storms in the air as you enjoyed the outdoors. Removing the overgrown snow on the mountain plants has been slow going and warm work. I finally have a hole to show progress but haven't gotten back to the Hostas. The purple alysum has had a very difficult time trying to stay alive and winds it's way up the snow on the mountain to reach some air. They are in full shade and do well. The alysum is growing out into the lawn so it will be turned an... Mon, 10 Jul 2017 00:24:14 EST Day #90, It's Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6385014 It was one of those days where my hubby went to help our daughter with setting her new sink into the cabinet she painted in her small half bath. Somehow our son, DIL and their girls went over and they were all there with our son and hubby working in a little room that holds about 1! They had to go for different fittings and it took all afternoon! <BR> <BR> I happened upon this quote and thought it so appropriate for my family <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4302c... Sat, 8 Jul 2017 23:22:09 EST #89 It's Friday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6384658 <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d3276938-7d4d-4e63-9b6a-f2e9f71e9d33.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And Snoopy to the rescue yet again! A busy day to our making. We began the day with an appt. with the audiologist to do paperwork and then back on Tues. for my DH's fitting for both hearing aides. With that completed, we went to the casino for a very short time and came out fairly even. Pocket still a little lighter but not very. Knew when to stop. Then to a truck accessory store to c... Sat, 8 Jul 2017 00:54:33 EST #88 day. Frustrations. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6384251 It has been one of those days that has me so frustrated. And then I get on SP and find more frustration with every page. (I vented on a team so won't here.) <BR> <BR> The day has been hot and humid. We were suppose to get storms both last night and during the day today but didn't make it to us. Glad too. In central MN. there was enough hail in one area that it wiped out fields of corn and there is probably no way the farmers can replant so they have lost their crops and income for the season... Thu, 6 Jul 2017 23:36:13 EST 87 WARM day!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6383858 Last night with the fireworks and then the thunder during the night, our little dogs were really tired out today. Very hot and humid today and the AC went out on the car. As we know, the inside temps are higher than the outside temps. And then add the sun beating in on your through the window and the fan blowing like a blast furnace, our trip to my DH appt. wasn't enjoyable. Then to the grocery store and home. At least our stops were cool. My DH took the car immediately to our mechanic and h... Wed, 5 Jul 2017 23:26:07 EST #86 July 4th celebrations. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6383442 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a033caa0-4e05-4c86-86ac-a3fa5e5d1a16.jpg"> <BR> <BR> A quiet day for us knowing what the night is to bring with our little dogs and fears. Still trying to comfort one. The other went to bed. All is quiet now but there is a potential of thunder tonight so may be up during the night as well. Hope you all enjoyed the celebrations of the day. Tue, 4 Jul 2017 23:56:16 EST #85 July 3rd. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6383032 We in the USA are celebrating the 4th of July a little early. Fireworks going off all around us so I am sharing some pictures of various celebrations. Enjoy!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/22f23b13-a55f-49a1-96cd-da6183b3e27e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4a3d0074-7929-4ae4-a107-55744288df92.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ba8d109c-15f3-4183-b85b-8cec552ebcac.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We don't know what... Tue, 4 Jul 2017 00:00:52 EST #84, July 2nd. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6382602 Happy Sunday on July Here is some fun things to enjoy and have a laugh about! Enjoy!! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/feb69b80-ba1c-404d-b588-a4a4b5cbf6ad.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Baptism <BR> <BR> My cousin decided it was time that her three sons could <BR> be baptized, so after several weeks of suitable instruction, <BR> one bright Sunday morning they were on their way to <BR> church where the three boys, 8, 9, and 11, would have <BR> their sins washed away. <BR> <BR> ... Sun, 2 Jul 2017 22:29:01 EST #83 and the 1st of July http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6382202 <em>283</em> This is beginning in our neighborhood and poor Keeleigh!! <BR> Wish I could tell the neighbors to stop the fireworks but that doesn't appeal for this holiday. But on the other hand, it's 10 PM and the house is dark so family is sleeping, maybe! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/69b514a9-8bf9-4bef-bfc8-17a106271930.jpg"> Let Freedom ring and it's ringing here. <BR> <BR> Let see, I was chatting about motivation and goals. <BR> <BR> <img src="http:/... Sat, 1 Jul 2017 23:28:27 EST #82, Short version. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6381832 Yesterday I said my goal was to set up a short term goal today that is doable. Well, I didn't do it. Didn't turn on the computer. Didn't get outdoors this AM. Did go into the house for a shower but out to the camper again. Why? I got into a great book and kept reading and reading. Then we decided to take our granddaughters out to dinner as their mom & dad went out for their 16th Wedding Anniversary. Went to the Pizza Ranch which our daughter loves. Called her and she met us there. Had a long... Fri, 30 Jun 2017 23:24:53 EST Day #81 Terrific Thurs. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6381434 My days have become rather mundane with doing the routine of cleaning, doing some baking, and being on the computer. So I thought and thought today about what I could write about that would be of interest to you all. And swimming came to mind. I wonder why. <BR> <BR> Rain.........so much rain in so many places. Areas that we have traveled in this spring have been flooded. People try to swim upstream. Isn't our program of weight loss kind of like swimming up stream? <BR> <BR> Swimming <BR... Fri, 30 Jun 2017 00:10:26 EST Day 80, a special day for everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6380984 Rain, be awakened by a frightened dog at 3:30 AM. Got her to settle in under the covers. Still raining at 6 AM. Nap time:) 8 AM rain is tapering off, but a couple showers still to come during the day. Make banana bread with chocolate chips in for the girls. The last rain total for our area was about 2". At least no tornadoes like this afternoon/evening in Southern MN. <BR> <BR> Took the banana bread into the house and the girls were thrilled but did find out that the chips are not to be mi... Wed, 28 Jun 2017 21:32:07 EST June 27th, day 79 Bear with me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6380594 Boy it's been a bear of a day for me!! Maybe it was the grizzly style or pondering what to do. Finally figured out there was lots of little things to do. The bedding to be laundered, water jugs to fill floors to clean (didn't do) and wondering why the knee and back didn't like me today. Oh yes, it was the rose bed on the hill. Hoped to do more there but maybe tomorrow if it's not raining. Sprinkled tonight. A very nice Monday of "dinging" around! Did get my floor steamer from the house to u... Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:05:02 EST 78 blogging day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6380152 It is Monday, well Monday night getting close to Tuesday. I didn't push too hard but finally got going and some walking around. Decided the rose garden was too full of grass and weeds. But it's a hard one to work with as it's by the retaining wall where our camper sits and it's a sharp down hill slope. So I have to stand with my back to the road at the bottom of the hill or lay on the ground. The knees don't like themselves on the ground (or floor). Got about a third of it weeded, some deadhe... Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:25:22 EST #77 blogging day!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6379712 Wow, it is really 77 days that I have posted a blog? I am amazing myself. But then I run into days like this. No touring, no working, no plays or demos to go to. What should I do with my day? It''s Sunday and it was a wonderful day here. We enjoyed doing some things around the house and yard. Well, I can't say I was working in the yard but I do have plans for pruning and pulling things that aren't good any longer but not today. The ground was too wet where actual yard work was good to do. <... Sun, 25 Jun 2017 23:29:07 EST #76 busy day with a beautiful ending!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6379313 I went looking for a picture of our karate granddaughter and it is suppose to be downloaded into the computer but I can't find it. She did a wonderful demonstration with the num-chucks. There is a little girl that has a rare disease, just turned 5 and recently learned to walk with karate lessons. She had a mask on today as her immune system is compromised. She did a little routine so cute!! <BR> <BR> We were shown a beautiful rainbow and stood out in the sprinkles to watch it. It was full, e... Sat, 24 Jun 2017 23:37:10 EST #75 blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6378929 A very busy day today. Don't have much time to chat as I will have to be up early tomorrow to go "cross country" to the other side of the Twin Cities for our middle granddaughter's karate program at the state fair grounds. Many roads are under construction so not sure just how we are going to be going to get there. Went to a play tonight with our youngest granddaughter participating having her 1st speaking part and the eldest granddaughter on lighting. Busy girls and parents. Now we are addi... Fri, 23 Jun 2017 23:28:40 EST Day #74 blogging. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6378550 The only topic for telling tonight is the wiring is done for the camper. A 20 amp has been converted to a 30 amp and we now have AC. Of course it's quite cool up this way and has been raining off and on all day. Humidity high. This evening the sun tried to shine and the cold front came through to push the rain on out. Temp is now 60 degrees and humidity is dropping. The AC is on!! Working well!! This week is to remain cool but next week is to be in the 90's so we are set! <BR> <BR> Our DS an... Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:31:35 EST Day 73 of blogging http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6378099 We left the casino without returning to spend more trying to win more:) Actually there were 4 tour buses that had come in so the past couple days of quiet were gone. Looked like it would be busy. <BR> <BR> Headed for our MN home which was just 2 hrs. away. Parked on the street and came up to the pad checking on the hole we have to drop the one side tires into. Beautiful day with clouds and sun, light winds and short trip. All good in my book! We are set up and settled in. A little warm but s... Wed, 21 Jun 2017 22:15:55 EST #72 Fun day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6377671 I have made mention in the past about not going into the casinos that we have chosen to camp at. Well, we went in last night and I didn't do well but this afternoon, when there is bus loads of older people (I'm not admitting to being old:) and being sad that I don't seem to know how to at least bring my own monies back, I hit a BIG one today. I play with $15-30 and had a return of $356. I cleared the machine and walked away back to the camper. So it did make my day and it truly is the biggest... Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:05:15 EST Day #71 Casino http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6377266 I don't have much of a story this evening. We did go over to the casino, which we have avoided on our travels even though we use the campgrounds, and gave the some of my monies. Roger came out even. I just felt they were in such need, I "cared about that". :-) <BR> <BR> In reality, I read the posts on yesterday's blog and feel we can all use a repeat of the items to help better ourselves. We don't HAVE to be someone else, just be whom ever you are and work at loving yourself as you love oth... Mon, 19 Jun 2017 23:03:21 EST #70 Short Travel Day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6376857 We tried to get into a campground about 40 miles from where we were and they had a big group coming in Mon & Tues. So went on to the next one about 40 miles again. We got a site for 3 days. We will be heading to our home on Weds. as we are very close now. I did have a question if our son is still living in our house and yes, they are. We are going to be living in our camper on the camper pad by the garage until all our business is done and then will travel some in the area. Our son & family t... Sun, 18 Jun 2017 23:11:45 EST 69 and I am BACK!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6376470 I wonder if you are wondering why I would say I am back when I am here every night. We had my DH's 50th class reunion this afternoon and evening. Didn't get back here until 9 PM. What a fun time. He had a very small class and they are still getting together, talking about old time and things they did in HS. The spouses all get along wonderfully so it was a loud group enjoying all the food and drink. <BR> <BR> I am sorry but I have no pictures. I do believe that I am allergic to the camera as... Sat, 17 Jun 2017 23:07:18 EST Day #68 Chatter. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6376098 I must add a comment about this day! We actually had a beautiful, partly sunny day with no wind and temps in the 80's. Couldn't ask for more. <BR> <BR> Drove through DH hometown and stopped to visit one of his classmates that was outdoors working with the help of a couple of her grandkids. We had gone over to another town that has absolutely the best dried beef and summer sausage. When we used to come here to visit his mom or others, we would always stop and get some. Those trips are few and... Fri, 16 Jun 2017 23:12:04 EST Day #67, a fun blog! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6375690 As I typed in the number I realized this is the year my DH graduated from HS and this is the reunion we are going to on Sat. We are in the area as of today and find the weather to be beautiful after a tornado a couple days ago. Saw a couple dairy farms that had major damage to the large barns and some other roofs and trees down but not a lot AND the biggest thought is no on was injured! <BR> <BR> Thought I would share this fun thing tonight as there isn't much to share of our travel day bes... Thu, 15 Jun 2017 22:40:05 EST #66 Can you see us in this reading? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6375282 This happens to ring so true in several of the statement and with both of us being from small town America and farm kids, we recognize them all!! And of course, the reunion but not family, HS classmates :-) Enjoy!! <BR> <BR> <BR> You Know You Live in a Small Town If: <BR> <BR> 1. You've never met any celebrities. <BR> <BR> 2. Your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor on the highway. <BR> <BR> 3. "Vacation" means going to the family reunion. <BR> <BR> 4. You... Wed, 14 Jun 2017 23:11:35 EST Day #65 A very different day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6374815 Interesting day so far and we could have more interest later tonight. <BR> <BR> As we traveled the past couple weeks, I kept telling DH that we have a squeak, squeak, squeak as we drove. I could isolate it to the rear (L) wheel. He finally heard it. Got an appointment with our mechanic for an oil change and he told him what I kept hearing and that when he used the brakes, it would stop. So we now have new brake pads as one was totally. rusted out (that one!) He left here about 6 AM and got ... Tue, 13 Jun 2017 21:30:08 EST Day #64 Work day and family day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6374363 Started the day off remembering I had forgotten to add detergent to the washer so stopped at our DD, added it and rewashed the clothes. Then off to our home to clean up the yard and help with the tree branch. They had done a good job of working at it and Roger finished. Put everything but the big log pieces on the curb for possible city pickup. Lots of tree branches and trees down. I was in the house going through the collected mail. Took me as long as it did Roger outdoors. <BR> <BR> Our e... Mon, 12 Jun 2017 21:35:17 EST Day #63 Home (or close to it temporarily) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6373925 We left Des Moines IA thinking that we would probably go all the way to the Twin Cities as the storm hit early and had gone into WI shortly after leaving. We chose to stop a Mystic Lake Casino campground which is only 7-8 miles from our house. We are close to our daughter and called her so we could bring laundry in to wash. Got to see her, started a load and she is tired having worked all day. So left clothes in the washer and will go back tomorrow to do it all. <BR> <BR> In the mean time o... Sun, 11 Jun 2017 21:52:59 EST Day #62 Visiting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6373557 Almost midnight so a short stop in. We have been visiting with my brother and wife all evening. They live in Ames and we are camped in Des Moines which they know like the back of their hands but got lost coming out to the fairgrounds:-)D Roger went to the gate to bring them into the back woods where we are and beings we are the only camper tonight, it wasn't to hard to find after going up and down a couple hills. We are quite visible then being on the top of the last hill!! Laughing again! <... Sun, 11 Jun 2017 00:49:53 EST Day #61 Camping http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6373155 We left a very nice campground in Mt. Pleasant IA. and landed at the IA. state fairgrounds that has 2800 sites. Hard time figuring out how to get to the campground through the fairgrounds that was filled with people, trucks and livestock trailers. found a gate guard and we had to off grounds and around to the back up a rather steep hill. Later would think that hill was not steep! <BR> <BR> Came into the gates and looked for the registration office. We had the pick of any full hookup site w... Sat, 10 Jun 2017 00:46:53 EST Travel Day #60 Cropscaping or landscaping? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6372710 We drove today for about 5-6 hrs. and were on one highway the majority of the time. In Indiana, it was somewhat curvy and in Illinois it was straight as a pin. I think they laid a ruler down and drew the line then built the highway :-)D It is a 2 land highway and 55 MPH. Now with that being said we had a wonderful drive. and we are both raised as farm kids. The land is still within us. <BR> <BR> It is early June and we know what our crops would or should be looking like in IA and MN where we... Thu, 8 Jun 2017 21:55:16 EST Travel Day #59 Catching up! THE ARK ENCOUNTER http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6372292 My data rolled over and today I am going to be a little more careful. Can't believe that we have 24 GB and used it all as well as some roll over. Seems every time we up our data, it goes out like water. Anyway, I will go back to the story of the Ark Encounter. A long post and somewhat expensive venture. <BR> <BR> We got to the parking lot and bought our tickets. Paid for parking then as we needed a bar code to leave. The parking lot is huge just like the Ark. The have shuttles that take yo... Wed, 7 Jun 2017 22:13:40 EST Day #58 A workout. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6371861 We are in Indianapolis, IN tonight and I am running out of data so a note tomorrow about the Ark. Tonight we will do the workout!! <BR> <BR> The Workout <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> The Doctor told me I should start an exercise program. Not <BR> wanting to harm this old body, I've devised the following: <BR> <BR> Beat around the bush <BR> <BR> Jump to conclusions <BR> <BR> Climb the walls <BR> <BR> Wade through the morning paper. <BR> <BR> Drag my heels <BR> <BR> Push my luck <BR> ... Tue, 6 Jun 2017 22:57:34 EST Day # 57 The Ark Encounter. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6371365 Guess this is a little but of a teaser but for some reason, we are almost out of data and have another 27 hrs. before rolling over so I must put the Ark Encounter on hold until Weds. It never ceases to amaze me that when we raise the data level, we still run out!! <BR> <BR> We did have an interesting time at the Ark and have some definite thoughts and feeling about it. We walked for over 3 hrs. to get to the 3rd level. It is huge. Sill save more for Weds. and pictures if the computer doesn'... Mon, 5 Jun 2017 21:13:01 EST Day #56 A day to laugh http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6370916 It has been a quiet day here today. We went into town to WalMart and both of us got hair cuts, badly needed. Looked around for a while then back to our camper. Did some visiting. Got a call from our TX. friends that are going to the Ark Encounter with us tomorrow. Plans are set and we are looking forward to a fun day and into the evening. i will share tomorrow about the Ark and hope to have some pictures. <BR> <BR> <BR> A fun little note for tonight: <BR> <BR> Live Long and Prosper <BR> ... Sun, 4 Jun 2017 22:45:14 EST Day #55 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6370500 A very routine day today. We did go into town, look around again and ended up at WalMart which is brand new. Georgetown appears to be a rapidly growing business town. Did you know this is the largest Toyota plant as well as Lexus. We aren't too far from there. This campground -resort is full tonight (229 sites) and as we came back from shopping, we had 2 coming in the gate with us as well as several campers coming in about dinner time. This park does have 299 sites and I think all but 3 are f... Sat, 3 Jun 2017 22:27:30 EST Day#54 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6370118 Well, we finally found out the heater was there and come in in an hour. That was about 2 Pm. Roger helped them out as there was only one tech on and he was exhausted. I too the time to work on some business while sitting. We pulled into a garage which kept the sun off us and we could plug into power. The dogs and I had our own digs :-) with workers coming in and out. <BR> <BR> Got a call from my good friend in the RGV and they are only 115 miles from us. They are coming to the Ark Encounter... Fri, 2 Jun 2017 23:26:20 EST Day #53 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6369650 Well, the water heater didn't come in today and we waited here for the call. We are still planning on going to the Ark. Right now we have been trying to keep the truck and camper hooked together to make it a little easier for "tear down". Helped today as we had to move to a different site. Put the slide in and moved. Tomorrow we will hopefully pull in into town get the water heater and come back to this site. Leaving the plants and all the jack blocks etc. Then we may have to get one more nig... Thu, 1 Jun 2017 21:45:47 EST