Friday, September 16, 2011

Hanging out in PA, Sept 2011

       This passed week we have been enjoying 1000's of old photo's and 35mm sides our son Cy put on a CD for us.  He has some type of device that he can copy slides and photo's. He said it took many many many hours. Did we really look like that?  Picture is our first anniversary spent in Bermuda.  Hard to believe that little 4 inch disk can hold so many photo's and memories.  We put it on slide show and just let it run.  Thank you Cy.

     In July we got an e reader.  We purchased a Nook.  Linda is a ravenous reader.  She will read a couple of books a week, sometimes more.  I don't read near as many, but between us we had a little over a 100 books we carried in our RV. So since we got the Nook we dispose of about 80 books.  We each kept about 10 books.  This way if one of us is using the Nook the other one has something to read, should we both want to read at the same time. 
      Our home town library just started an e book loan site.  We can get current books via email and download them onto our Nook.  We can also reserve books. Works just like going to the Library, and the books go away after the 2 week lending period. Pretty neat if we can get it to work.  So far we are having some problems. UPDATE: after several hours and  about 6 long  phone calls to the Bethlehem Public Library and finally taking my laptop in, Jennifer in tech support at the Library got the program to work. Its a new program at the library and they are still working out soon bugs.
      Received an email that  a lot of our older pictures from our blog are not there. We checked and sure enough, a lot of pictures from sometime in 2009 and back disappeared.  Don't know what happened.  We will try to get the pictures restored. .  This may be a major job.  We'll see what we can do.
     This week I saw  on another  blog, call our life style called  "wheelestate", instead of owning real estate we own wheelestate.  I like that.  It's a good  acronym we can add to others we use, like, our RV is our "cow", condo on wheels.
     We have been spending the week at our son Marks home dog sitting. Mark and his wife Tracey are on vacation. While here we have been busy seeing our other sons and their wives as well as seeing friends. Blazer had a visit with his hometown vet in her new practice. He is doing well, but did loose a good amount of weight. Got a few prescriptions for on the road. Other them the weight loss, and a lump on the side of his face about the size of a golf ball, he hasn't slowed down. The surgent said upon initial diagnoses he may only have a month or two,  or possibly more. We keep hoping he has  many more months ahead. 

    Thought for the day; I want to die in my sleep like my Grandfather... Not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car.”

Monday, September 5, 2011

Making memories,Starting our 7th year of full time RVing

      Wow, hard to believe we been on the road as modern day gypsies for 6 full years. How long will we continue our out of the box adventure? As long as the good Lord and good heath let us. There are still places to go, things to see, and new friends to meet.  We have been blessed the passed 6 years with so many new adventures. If we had to stop today we had made enough memories to last us the rest of our lives. We occasionally look back and say to one another do you remember that road side stop in Alaska were we had that 9 inch cinnamon bun, or the crayfish in Louisiana, or that fresh lobster in Maine. The list could go on and on. Many folks have told us how lucky we are to be doing what we are doing. These are some of the same people who thought we must be nuts to sell our home and move into an RV with a little over 300 square feet of living space. We are especially thankful our family understands our decision to do what we are doing.  If there is one thing we miss, it is not being able to spend as much time with our kids and their wives, as we would like. But and that's a big but, we hope when our adventure ends we are still in good health and we will be able to spend the twilight of our years with them.
     Now for the good stuff. The most asked question we get is there any thing you regret. Yes, missing family time, and not starting this adventure when we were younger. Next, what is the place you like best? That's a tough one.  Would it be standing on the rocky coast of Maine or Oregon, the Atlantic beaches or the Pacific beaches,  The Grand Canyon or Bryce canyon, Death Valley or Big Bend, Texas Hill country or the Florida Panhandle, get the picture. It is so hard to decide. Until you stand on a glacier in Alaska or in the shadow of Mount Rushmore or the rim of the Grand Canyon  its hard to describe the wonderful feeling we get while exploring this great county of ours call The USA. I guess the answer to that question would be the United States of America.
          As a child I guess I developed wanderlust by reading Outdoor Life, Field and Streams and Boys Life, the Boy Scout magazine, along with as many adventure magazines and books I could get my hands on. I guess the summer reading program at the libery did more for me then I realized.  As a child the only vacation I had was going to boy scout camp and spending one day at the Jersey shore. But it was the reading of those magazines and western novels that I became a armchair traveler and dreamed about fishing in the Yellowstone river or seeing the Rocky mountains that set the subconscious plan in my brain.
           For Linda, it was a little different. She got to spend summers in her early youth in Boston with her aunt and uncle. Then when they moved to Philadelphia and then Atlantic City, she got to spend summers in those places. How did she develop her wanderlust. She married Bob, and so the story goes..
          We can't tell you how blessed we are to be able to do what we are doing. And oh yes Mark (our middle son) keeper of the box of CD's containing 1000's of photo's that are memories.  Just think how many boxes it would be if they were photo's in albums. So guard it carefully as they are our memories.

More memories;.we saw this lab riding in a miniture horse trailer behind a motorcycle in Hellertown PA.

We went to the Chicken Ranch with Mark and Tracey. See one of many rotisseries. See at

While hear we felt a earthquake and sat thur a harricane. See all the pine neeles stuck to the side of our RV and car. Our site.

 While in Lancaster we saw this site, I wonder if they us high test or regular.

Thursday, September 1, 2011


WOW, finally some good news from Pa. Linda's biopsies came back clear, they got it all. Thanks to all that prayed for her. She still has a bunch of stitches, but they will come out in another week. We'll keep you posted.