Monday, October 29, 2007

The Van Sold!


Post your stuff on Craigslist to sell and bang the next day its gone! Best of all, there is NO charge to list your stuff!

I couldn't believe it! I must of had at least 50 inquiries within 24 hours. It almost filled up my email.

The first guy brought his wife and kids with him. He sat in our Van, put it in drive, moved the van about 25 feet. Parked it and said it's sold he will take it.

Of course I made it clear I was firm on the price before anyone comes out to look at it so there would be no haggle on price.

Cash in hand now and he has a new Van to drive. Everyone happy.

Yet another great Adventure! God Bless, see you next time.

Tina's Van is up for Sale.

I finally found the title, so now it's ready to sell. Yep...seeing how Tina, our youngest daughter purchased a new, (well new to her) car, we are selling her Mini Van. Asking price, only $600.00


It sat in my garage for the last 2 weeks without being driven, because it does not have plates or insurance on it. It has a new battery so I figured it would start. It did! So I moved it outside in back of the Motorhome. After all, the windows were a little frosty this morning on my car and I need to get my garage back.
I listed it on "" This is a free advertising list. It has listings from just about any city in the country, and all kinds of items are listed. If you have never visited I encourage you to check it out.
Wish us luck in selling the Van.
Yet another Adventure, someone will be getting a pretty good Van pretty cheap.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Ready for the Winter?


It's been a busy week! Worked 6 days this week, plus worked on the Motorhome getting it ready for Winter.
Gave it an oil and filter change now instead of in the Spring like I usually do. I did this because we are planning a long distance trip in March, and I sure do not want to crawl under the Motorhome and give it an oil change then!
Blew out the water lines with air, drained the hot water tank, and treated the "traps" with anti-freeze. Tomorrow I will remove the batteries and kiss it good night until March.
I'm believing we are going to get allot of snow this winter....just got the feeling! I guess because I'm already looking at the sky for any sight of "blue" sky. It's getting harder every day to find a blue sky. Today it was really cloudy, you know those dark kind you get in the winter just before a big snow storm, or in the summer just before a rain gusher. Oh man I'm dreading the winter already!
Well....till next time....
Wonder what and when our next Adventure will be....
Till then....take care, God Bless.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Pumpkin Patch Trip


Sunday, October 14th.

What a perfect day to go to the Pumpkin Patch to pick out the Halloween Pumpkins. Perfect blue sky, not a cloud to be seen. Temperature expected today in the low 60's. Perfect for a fall adventure.
The kids and grand kids all look forward to this trip every year. It's a big deal all climbing into the motor home to go to the pumpkin patch. So at 10am we are planning on going on this annual adventure.
Tina phoned around 9am to inform us that she has an upset stomach and is not feeling well. Na-na will go pick up the grand kids, leaving Tina to rest at home. Hopefully she will be feeling better later today.

Here they are getting ready to "hit the road" to find the "perfect" pumpkin.

The day was perfect. Everyone was in great spirits and excited waiting for the ride to the Pumpkin Patch to find their own perfect pumpkin.

We stopped at Wendy's for lunch on the way back home. We all had a perfect day of fun.

Another great Adventure! Come back again soon.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Haley's 15th. Birthday


Saturday, October 13th.

We had the family over to celebrate Haley's Birthday. She is our oldest...oops....should I say first born grandchild. We are very proud of her!

Happy Birthday Haley! We love ya!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Lakeshore Camp Trip with Judy

Thursday, Oct. 4th.

Judy arrived around 1pm excited and ready to go on her week-end vacation. We (Judy and I) left around 1:15, Wilma stayed behind to watch Brooke this evening while Angel goes to College Classes.
Had to stop and fill up. Put $135.00 in to fill it up! Got back in to the Motorhome after filling with gas, turned the key, and nothing. OH NO...this is not good. Did the battery just die on me? I just drove it in here about 10 minutes ago, what happened. Both Judy and I looked at each other, and you could read our faces. I went to the battery compartment, opened and closed the disconnect switch a couple times, (really didn't know if it would do any good or not). Got back behind the wheel, turned the key and it started! Thank you God! What a relief and joy came over both of us. Judy made the comment she was doing her prayers, they must have worked, so off we went on to the campground.
Two hours later we pulled into the park. Judy taking it all in, as this was her first time at this campground. I found a campsite behind her cabin, about 5 sights back, easily within walking distance. Great! I set up and then we rode our bikes to the office to check in.
Judy just thought her cabin was the greatest! She started right away making her bed, etc., as I finished setting up my site.

Gary stopped by....he arrived around 1:30 today also. Jeff, his son and his family will be renting a cabin just 2 over from Judy. Small world isn't it! We, Gary and I decided that having the campfire at his site would be the best. I told him I would tell Judy and that we would bring some firewood over. Gary left, I went over to see how Judy was doing. She has her cabin all set up already! We started taking the leftover firewood from her fire pit over to Gary's. On the second trip she found a dollar in her fire pit! Luck is on her side today!
We then went back to my place and had supper, Kielbasa and corn. Mmmm Good I must say.
My hon called me around 9pm. It was good to talk to her, I miss her already! It just doesn't feel right without her. After talking to her I went to bed.

Friday, Oct. 5th.

Woke by the Dumpster Truck banging the dumpsters as he was emptying them at 7AM. Dang...I'm not getting up yet. Back to sleep and got up around 8:30am. Now that's more like it. Judy came over and had coffee with me.
Wilma showed up around 10am. We all went on a bike ride. Taking in all the fall colors, enjoying the quiet of the campground. How things will change though for the week-end.
After awhile we all went back to our campsite. It was a lazy, laid back kind of day. Just lounging around, resting, enjoying each others company. Beautiful weather, beautiful day.

Had a great steak for dinner. Wilma made the salad and veggies, while I grilled the steak. Judy really raved about the flavor. Our secret...soak them in Italian dressing for a day, mmm good!
Following dinner we went on to Gary & Cheryl's campsite for a campfire. Jeff & Christy and their two kids joined us all. Within an hour a cloud passed over and it started to rain. We die hard campers come prepared! Umbrella's for all! Before all of us got our umbrella's the rain stopped. Good thing because I was getting a kidding about my ol nick name "the rain maker".
A few drinks, great snacks, and plenty of laughter were had. The kids were busy making everyone Smores. Brought back memories of when Jeff was just a little one and Gary was showing him how to cook the marshmallows.

Eyes getting sleepy....we hit the sack around 11pm.

Saturday, Oct. 6th.

Awoke around 8:30am. Had my famous Bacon-n-eggs. Judy joined us for coffee. Lots to do we headed for the bikes first. Talked to a couple that had a large pet parrot. Talked to my neighbor who just 3 months ago sold his home, bought his motorhome and now is living in it full time. My neighbor behind me pulled in with a huge diesel motorhome. We got to talking and he showed me what product he uses to make it shine. Of course me with my bad case of "CRS" had to take a picture of it.

Maybe next year I will try it on my ol Motorhome.

Judy told us of her "around the park" bike ride and how she enjoyed it. She really is having a great time, I'm glad she is.
Gary and I went out on the Kayaks. Boy were they neat! Much better than the paddle boats. Afterward it was dinner time again. We had my famous "Burgers". Another fine job preparing and cooking them if I must say so myself! All three of us enjoyed them. After dinner Judy and I went to play Putt Putt. Half way through Wilm showed up waiting for us to finish. Final score....well it doesn't matter....we had fun.......well OK.....Judy won by 6 shots! She wooped me! the grill for some ice cream. Mmm Good. The three of us all had a cone and soft ice cream. Following a short bike ride back to camp we gathered back at Gary & Cheryl's fire pit for the campfire. Again we only lasted till around 11pm before going to bed. Dang....we must be getting old! We used to stay up till 3am around the fire, laughing and telling jokes. But we still had a great time.
Another perfect day, great friends and family, and tomorrow we will have to head back home.

Sunday, Oct. 7th.

Slept in till 9:15am. Felt great! Called Judy on the two way radio. She has been up for a couple hours already. She has her stuff packed and is ready to check out of her cabin. She said she has had such a wonderful time, we just couldn't know how much fun she has had, and thanked us several times this morning.
It has been fun, and it makes me feel great knowing she enjoyed herself so much.

After "breaking camp" we said our good by's and headed home. Another great day weather wise, perfect for the drive, no wind at all. The trip home took a little over 2 hours with the weekend traffic.
Come back again later for more of our "adventures".

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Getting ready for another Adventure


We are busy getting the Motorhome ready for another camping week-end. Going to the Lakeshore Resort.
I have promised my sister, Judy, for many years that I would take her camping. This weekend has been picked and she has been excited for many weeks now. She is staying in a "Cabinette" . It's a small cabin large enough for 4 adults. Has a restroom, complete kitchen including a setting for 4, microwave and other small appliances, the bedroom and living room is one large room. Really nice for a great week-end of camping.
She will be sharing meals with us.
I really hope the weather holds up for a great week-end. We are planning on many activities to do with her......(this way she won't have a problem getting to sleep at night!).
I'll be taking many pictures and will post when we get back.
Come back again for more of "our adventures".