Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
This field is right by the trailer and was green when we arrived yesterday. It was white this morning from frost.....way too cold here too!!!
Drive along part of Little River Canyon Park.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
We stayed at the Deer Run RV Resort in Crossville. Nice park sitting on a lake.....I think it was one of those resorts that people buy into and own their sites. However, I think they had 75 sites for anyone to stay in. It was a gated community setting. They had everything you could ever want....even their own church. The sites were wooded but kind of close together. The site we stayed in was a pull through site but not so level and the sewer hookup had to go up hill......and we all know s**t doesn't go uphill so well. Nolan did manage to get the hose blocked up so "it" could go down hill. However, with even all that, it was a Passport America member so we stayed for only $14. We didn't even unhook because it was such a long day of driving.....I've already told him I don't like driving that far in one day.....we'll see if he remembers!
I forgot that the only phone I have now is my cell phone and didn't dig it our of my bag before I went to bed.....Carla called several times (9 missed calls)....guess she was a little worried about us. I promise not to forget about the phone from now on!
Today we made it to Bluff City, TN. It's about 30 miles away from Ginny, one of my best friends and the reason we are here. Got here around 2:30 and set up. Cleaned everything and got settled.....I like knowing we're not moving tomorrow!!!!
We're staying at Lakeview RV Park. I think this park was mainly built for the races at Bristol. Newer park with small trees. It's built on a hillside with big sites and all the hookups with cable for only $20 per night (that includes the tax). It's also a Passport America park. We have already saved what our membership costs. They also have a enclosed area where pets don't have to be on a leash. And of course I'm sure you guessed from the name, it sits on Boone Lake. It's nice but probably would not have Linda and Howard's "it" factor. I think we'll be OK.
Which brings up another point.....it's not so easy to pick some place to stay if you've never been there before and aren't sure what you want to do....I think I'm going to have to do more planning than I first thought!!!!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
We drove until around 4:00 p.m. and decided to stay in Sikeston, MO, for the night at the Town and Country Camping and RV Park. I'll show you a picture tomorrow. Well......things didn't travel as well as I thought they would. All major things were OK but there was a mess to clean up. I forgot a bowl of potpouri on the dining room table, a small bowl of change on the computer desk and pretty much everything else on the desk, two baskets on the dresser in the bedroom....all fell somewhere and spilled their contents everywhere. Nolan walked in the door first and that was a mistake.....I heard about the mess for a while. Got that all cleaned up and everything running and the dogs settled. We took off to eat at Lamberts where they throw the rolls......very good but way too much to eat!!! Long day, hope tomorrow is a little better!
Thursday, October 16, 2008
We really plan to leave my sister's backyard on Monday so tonight was my last night to attend my weekly TOPS meeting. I've been the Leader since April and needed to get someone else to take over.....finally one of the other girls agreed. I hope they keep it going....it sure helped me to not gain any more weight and I did managed to loose about 10 pounds. Was great to get together and help each other even if some of us didn't loose all that we wanted!!!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Was in the cooking mood again so I fixed some steak baked in Campbell's mushroom soup and baked potatoes with monkey bread for dessert. Should have cooked the steak a little longer but the monkey bread was great!
Mattress soga.....in our house we had a king size memory foam mattress not a Tempurpedic but a name brand. I slept pretty good. Before that we had a pretty good regular queen size mattress that was guarenteed to not sink in the middle. It did and the company rebuilt it or gave us a new one; however, we did not use it. We purchase a king size bed about the same time that had the memory foam mattress on it. The regular mattress was in our spare bedroom. So, when we bought the trailer of course the mattress in it did not seem like something I could live with. We put the new queen size mattress that was in our extra bedroom in the 5th Wheel because it was new and we had used it before with no problems until we had to have it replaced. Would have preferred to use the king size memory foam but of course the kind size would not fit!!! Well, I'm not sleeping very well.....after about a month I purchased one of those toppers with 3" of foam and 1" of memory foam. It really raised the height of the bed to something that was not comfortable and it did not fit the queen mattress very well. It was about an 1" too short all around so I gave it to my niece for one of her kids beds. We took it over to her house tonight. It did not seem to help my sleeping very much anyway. I'm still not sleeping very well.....I've got to find a solution!!!!!!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
We also decided that Nolan should get a passport since we will be so close to Mexico all winter. I got my passport in 2005 when I went to Italy with my daughter. I have to say the process now is much simpler. The Houston Post Office will take the picture and send in the application for you. The only small clitch in the process was that they would not accept the birth certificate that Nolan had. It was the original birth certificate that the doctor gave Nolan's mother when he was born. Not a certified copy from the state. Obtaining a certified copy was not as complicated as when I got one. He was able to go to the County Health Department in town and get a copy right there for $15. What a deal! Did not have to wait for it to be mailed to us from the state. I just want to say that I think that the cost of getting a passport is way too high......$75 to the government, $25 to the post office for processing, and $15 for the picture. So, the whole thing cost $130 for a short trip to Mexico maybe.
After all that, we took the bedspread to the laundry to wash and dry while I did some shopping at Wal Mart. Why is it that you can't leave that place without spending $100 or close. There's always something there that you just can't get buy without!
Monday, October 13, 2008
No work on the hitch today....maybe tomorrow????
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Nolan managed to get the tool box bolted in but work on the hitch has to wait until his brother returns....maybe we'll make some progress on Tuesday.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Carla was making a second trip to Mt Vernon, MO, for the Apple Butter Festival and wanted us to go also. We met her there and enjoyed a couple of hours of crafts and fun things to eat. It's a really good festival if you are ever in the area during the event. Town square and side streets are full of booths of crafts and stuff. They also had a huge car show which is always fun to browse through and the day was a beautiful fall day.....not too warm and not too cold, no rain!
Friday, October 10, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Went to my TOPS meeting. We then went to the local convenience store for pizza and talk......I love spending time with friends and talking. Hoping this new adventure leads me to new friends and lots of talking.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Put up some more pictures with the 3M picture hanging strips. Did I say I really, really like those things.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
We're getting there.....things are coming together. This week we get the hitch installed and look for a brake controller.