We didn't get home until mid afternoon as we had to clean up a little after continental breakfast and then DH had to put away hoses etc etc. We were the last out of the camp ground of our group. I must describe one of the camp ground volunteers. A man from Samoa who flies in yearly and has a small trailer he just leaves in this camp ground. He said this week he will be flying back to Samoa. He is not like you imagine as being short, dark and plump. He is short, thin and covered with tattoos. A very pleasant man but he sure is scary looking. His face was covered with a tattoo design in purple ink, all over his arms and as he wore shorts so his legs are tattooed also. We had left overs that we tried to give him but since he was flying to his homeland he didn't need any. The camp ground managers were happy to have them though. They had the best equipped kitchen I have seen in a camp ground. The majority of the stuff was available for our use, including paper products. We brought our own and even left some to add to their supply.
The drive home started out quite warm but there sure were a lot of clouds in the east and to the north (L.A.) looked very smoggy. It got cooler as we got close to home. Once we were in a interstate construction area where the lanes were narrower and cement blocks right at the curb. I was sort of dozing when DH put on the brakes and that woke me in a hurry. Up ahead of us a car had broken down and a forth of their car was in our lane. They had no where else to go. And DH didn't have much luck getting over in the next lane as there was a lot of traffic. I thought for sure we were going to side swipe them but DH managed to get over enough to miss them. The people were out of the car standing on the other side of the cement blocks so they were out of danger. Well, that woke me up and I didn't doze the rest of the way home.
We got the motor home unloaded and everything put away. I still have a bunch of laundry to do. I've spent the morning reading newspapers. We had showers during the night. I don't know if the expected storm came early or if there is more to come later this evening. They say it will cool down considerably. Thank goodness I got a good nights sleep last night. Woke up once but was able to go back to sleep until 8:30.
We did fantastic with our budget for food. The two of us over spent by $1.47. It helped that the camp ground gave us one free night for the wagon master. That money just goes into the club. Last night I had to make a tough decision. Was I was going to watch Celebrity Apprentice or the beginning of the new season of Army Wives. I decided on C A as Army Wives generally gets rerun on the Lifetime channel.
Welcome, Kittylady. You remind me of the couple that stood up for us when we were married while we all were in the Navy. They retired to farm land near Mammoth Caves, Ky. They bought several cows for their pasture because they wanted to look out and see them grazing there. I loved traveling through W.V. When my #1DS and DIL lived in Alaska when they both were in the Air Force, their favorite pass time was fly fishing. DS would make flies and then sell them when they went to the different rivers. One river was called the Russian River. The fisherman would line up on the other side of the river almost elbow to elbow. They didn't fish on the side of the river where they parked but took a home made raft on a pulley to get to the other side and fish.
Jan, Blue Bunny ice cream is BIG in Texas. They think it is #1. One rally we went to there and I don't remember the town, we had a tour of their plant. Really interesting. I like Dreyers aka Edy's ice cream. Although I really haven't found any ice cream that I don't like.
I too hope you got your tooth fixed Louise.
Has anyone ever made Beef Strognoff using Lawry's (or any other brand) of seasoning mix? That is what the co host used to make the strognoff we served at the camp ground dinner. It really was good. She bought a large tri tip roast and cut it up and she said she browned it after cutting off all the fat. Then it goes in a pan with the Lawry's seasoning mixed with water and into the oven. It would seem to be it could easily be made in a crock pot. I'm going to look for the packet in my next shopping trip.
Now back to what I came on the computer for, to check my checking account.
Ann in San Diego
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