Friday, February 26, 2010

In Florida

I told the lady at the KOA we're going to Florida. Ray corrected me that we are IN Florida. It's been a long week.
Our first night is Florida was our coldest so far. We thought we were gonna have to disconnect the water hose so it wouldn't freeze, but the weather report changed by the time we went to bed.
One thing has changed - we wanted to drive to Alaska, but this 5th-wheel isn't gonna make it. Not insulated enough.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Big Easy

New Orleans yesterday. We had an early dinner at a nice place & did some shopping. Then we just drove around to check out the place. The whole area here has really bad streets; we bounced all over the place - not fun! It'a a good thing we parked the trailer at the KOA.
It's pretty cold here this morning, something we're not used to. We need to re-think out idea of going to Alaska. This 5th-wheel just isn't insulated enough for a trip like that.
Moving on - today we are going to check out a bar-b-que place in Mississippi that we saw on Diners, Drive-ins & Dives for lunch. We should make it just inside Florida today & hopefully warmer weather.
We plan to stay in Orlando for about a week. We're looking forward to staying in one place for a while.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Trying to out run the snow

We had a great day at San Antonio yesterday. We checked out the Alamo. I didn't read any of the history of the place because I did research for a report at college so I felt that I already knew about the place. I was still glad to be able to see it in person. Then we took a boat ride on the river under San Antonio, also known as the River Walk. It wasreally interesting to see what the city made when they were trying to figure out a way to stop the river from flooding the city. It was a big project, but it's very interesting.

This morning we woke up and got out of San Antonio ASAP because it was supposed to snow in the afternoon. We drove for 7 hours stopping very little mostly because it was really cold. We are now in Lafayette, LA were they are saying it might snow tonight, but just a little bit.

Tomorrow we check out New Orleans.

Saturday, February 20, 2010


We're in Junction, Texas spending the night at the KOA. Driving across this part of Texas is a long and tiring process.
We had fun the few days we were in Arizona. We went to Tombstone and then lunched with and old friend and his wife - the guy that got the medal of valor with Ray. They live and work in Tucson now.

It's supposed to start raining at about midnight tonight. I hope it doesn't rain on us tomorrow because we are on our way to San Antonio and we want to visit the Alamo, River Walk and a few other things.
We're having fun and still looking forward to getting to Florida and seeing the grand babies.
More later.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

New Trip

The time has come for a new trip.
This time we are going to Florida to visit the grandkids and then play a bit more on that side of the country - if the weather lets us.
Also while we are gone the work crew will finish our new kitchen and when we get home it will be done. I'm glad to be leaving while the house is such a mess, but a bit anxious to get back to a new house (well kinda).

Sunday, February 7, 2010

New Kitchen

Well, tomorrow starts the work on our new kitchen. I am feeling a bit overwhelmed and excited at the same time.
Meanwhile, we will get away for a few days at the lake.
Sounds like a good idea to me!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

New Year New Trip

Sorry haven't been blogging - but then we haven't done much traveling.

However, last week we did go for a few days to Palm Springs with our friends Kathy & Jerry. Here is a picture of the mountains near us that was taken from the 57 Fwy looking north. I think the cloud sorta makes it look like a volcano.

We had a fun relaxing trip. We hadn't been in the 5th-wheel for several months so Ray & Jerry work out some little issues before we go for a long trip. We walked around the RV place, even played minature golf on their little course, and played table games or talked in the evening. On Saturday we walked around Palm Springs and had a nice dinner. On the way home we stopped by Hadley's and picked up some nuts and dried fruits and stuff like that. I love that place.

Soon we will be headed to Florida to celebrate Julie's birthday!