Monday, December 29, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
I took a little film of our street with the decorations at night. It is my first movie on the blog but alas, it didn't load. I went to the help page and they are having "issues" with videos so I'll try again tomorrow.
Dad and I decided to go for sure to Vegas and LA for Christmas. We are both anxious to see the babies. Well, baby and kid.
Saturday Tim and I went out for pizza with some friends, Jane and John. They are from Indiana and have an old victorian they spent their summers in. On the 18th, their daughter is having twins via c-section. A boy and girl. How exciting! We went to Carini's. That was our first pizza in months - I think we had Pizza Hut in late September with Tom and Deb in Hayward. There aren't a whole lot of pizza parlors in this area. It is a topic of conversation now and then when restaurants comes up. There are better restaurants where we came from by far and everyone else seems to feel the same way.
Love and prayers, Mummy
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
What a big deal hey? I'm so low on Christmas spirit that this is almost funny! But it was cost effective. So here's the secret on keeping costs down. Lowe's lighting only $1.57 a string for 100, so I got 2 strings and the snow man? 25% off at Lowe's also, it's a toilet seat cover!!!!!!!! Hahahahahaha. I might take pictures of other's deco, some are pretty outrageous. It was really dark when I took this pix, the sun just in its last glow, and it looks like bright afternoon skies with bad coloring on the trailer. How odd.
Have a good day. Love you all. Mummy
Monday, December 1, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
We got a new stair for the front door, it is 48 inches wide with three steps and a railing. The side without a railing has the ramp for Zoe. Now she comes in and out comfortably. The trailer steps are too steep and close for her. Every in and out took alot of thought on her part. The stairs lift up with storage. I'll get a picture later.
I miss home - that is, our families, AND Sand Lake. I've come to think of that as home since being here. Our trailer here is brighter, but smaller in every way. Dad hits his head coming in and out of the door, the shower is small, the bed is short, the lights, although charming, hang too low and we hit our heads. Our refrigerator is painfully small and it just isn't possible to cook at all in this small space.
I met a woman who is also a fiber freak and a spinner. That was a gift!!! We went to two shops yesterday where I bought some wool for felting and a pattern and yarn for a sweater for Mackenzie. I made one for Darien so . . . the guilt moves me to create one for Mackenzie. I love being a Nana. I dislike the distance though.
We miss everyone but there isn't too much more to share right now so I'll get busy knitting and I'm loving you all - friends and family. Love and prayers, Mom and Dad
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
October 15, 2008
Hello Family & Friends:
Yesterday (Tuesday) was an day trip day. We headed out to see the Lost Dutchman Museum and then headed further down the road to an old ghost town with a restaurant and lots of gift shops. After that we continued up the road to Canyon Lake. That last 8 miles was all in mountains and just beautiful. At the lake there was a restaurant and we had chips and dip and got a baggie of dog food to feed the ducks and huge carp over the railing of the outside dining area. There were also birds called crackels (??) that took the food right out of the air. That was fun! All of this was within 15 miles of our resort.
Missing everyone really bad at times, especially when I heard a baby cry. The cry was just like Darian‘s when he was visiting in September! I see there are cheap airfares right now . . . Tempting for me!
Love and prayers. Mom and Dad
Saturday, October 11, 2008
The State Fair is going on here this week so we might go there this afternoon. It is cool today so it might be a nice thing to do for me. Tim isn't so bothered by the heat. We haven't been around here too much but we've been eyeing other parks and we think we landed in a pretty nice place. It reminds us of Vegas now and then and there are new malls/shopping centers in our area which we have been past but not in. We have a short Walmart list and Tim wants a hat so we might hit the malls. If we decide to stay here, we'll need a shed. Most people have metal ones so I think we'll get one like that but until we are 100% sure (which might be as early as today) we'll put it one in. It has to be large enough for my power chair though.
We are going to update Tim's resume today and get some resumes out on line so he can stay busy. I have to find a place to buy wool so I can make my Deedle People and stay busy. Some things don't change. Oh, in a few weeks, the watercolor classes start and I plan on attending those and learning to paint for real.
Well, I guess that's all the excitement we can share right now. Keep in touch please. Love and prayers, Mom and Dad
Friday, October 10, 2008
Rocks rocks rocks.
The rocks are so close on one side but the pictures don't really show it. I recommend taking a ride out here to see it and then hey, stop by us for a week! Hahahahaha
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Well our second stop, Branson was amazing to see. We didn't hit any shows but took in the scenery and did a tad bit of shopping. The hills were awesome and frightening for me as the passenger. Dad wasn't too worried.
After 3 nights there we took off and ended up at a KOA about 20 miles West of Oklahoma City in El Reno. The next day we headed for New Mexico and made it. We stayed just inside the border at Tucumcari.
The trip through the northern pan handle of Texas was an eye opening trip. Traveler's aren't encouraged to stop, in fact, signs advertising gas and eats lead you to long defunct establishments. They don't attract you to stop at all. Northern Texas just isn't at all welcoming.
After a night in Tucumcari we drove to the opposite side of the state and are in Gallop NM and expect to leave in a few hours and hopefully, make it to Apache Junction. If not, we'll spend a night in Show Lo, which is also on the eastern side of Arizona and about 200 miles from our final stop.
We are both really looking forward to getting off the road and staying in one place. I have to save this for now and put the pictures under another post. It won't work with me this a.m.
Love and prayers. Mom and Dad (or, Tim and Diane)
Thursday, October 2, 2008
October 2, 2008
KOA Adel, Iowa. Leaving Wisconsin went pretty well for us and watching the fall colors in reverse was rather odd. Now, in the Des Moines area, only a few of the lighter trees that turn yellow first are turning. But the weather is really nice. It is about 5:30 p.m. as I write this and inside the trailer the temp is in the 70s. Outside it is nicer because of breezes.
Des Moines is an incredible city to drive through. The highways, the businesses, houses, shopping malls, all are very nice to look at. It makes the cities in Wisconsin look down right trashy. I really hadn’t thought that this area would be so progressive and attractive. Of course, Tim pointed out that we don’t have a clue how many of these business are laying off and how many homes are in foreclosure. Another really impressive sight here is the wind farms. There are wind turbines in both directions at times, and you have to think how progressive Ohio must be. It did my heart good.
Tomorrow morning we off bright and early to head for a KOA in the Branson MO area, where the daily temps are in the 80s this week and we should find something interesting to do and see. We have reservations for 2 days, but may stay longer if the area is as interesting as people say.
Well, that’s it for now from the retirees. Love and Prayers. Mom and Dad
Monday, September 29, 2008
We are heading out on October 1. Our first stop is a KOA near Des Moines and then on to a KOA near Branson. Our plans aren’t firmed up past that but I’m sure we’ll find our way. Using the internet, we were able to view several parks and decided on a park in Apache Junction for our first stop. There were hundreds to chose from. We may not like it there, and if not, we’ll look around for something else. With the internet, you not only see the park’s websites, but you can use google earth to view the parks and see what they are surrounded by. The park we chose is east of Mesa, at the foothills of the Superstition Mountains.
Love and prayers. Mom and Dad