Thursday, October 31, 2013
Note the different size in the leafs
Silver Thread Falls
The main waterfalls
Part of the many many stairs to the top. After getting about half way up, I remember I just got out of the hospital and was suppose to take it easy. So I took my time back down. But I was feeling quite good.
This photo was taken from the stairway.
A quit pool
I wonder who lifes in here
Falling leaves and the great boardwalk That is along about 85% of the walk to the falls.
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Sunday, October 27, 2013
There is a new word in our vocabulary, "texting". Wow, now you don't have to talk to your family and friends, just "text" them. We are a little old fashion on some things and it may take a while to get use to texting. I know there are some cases when you would rather not to talk to someone and texting may be an option.
Well after two cancellations for a "class" on our new cell phones we finally had our day of learning. We did learn a lot about the phone itself. There is still a lot to learn. We can make a call, take a photo, download the photo's to our computer, or is that a upload, check our plan usage, etc., etc., etc.. our heads are spinning. But little by little we are getting use to our new phones.
Linda already blinged her phone, making it her own. Now be patient with us if we don't get back to you in a timely fashion if you text us.
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Monday, October 21, 2013
Gifford was governor of Pennsylvania for two terms. Gifford attributed much of his success to his wife Cornelia. During the 1920’s and 30’s she ran unsuccessfully for Congress three times. This was very early for a woman in US politics. One interesting story about Gifford told by his son was about a family dog. The dog was a Labrador Retriever. He could not be broke of some of his bad habits, like tearing up furniture. Gifford had a friend that was a warden in a prison in western Pennsylvania. So one day he sent or took the dog to the prison. So his son told the story about the dog and would say his father “sent the dog to life in prison”.
Grey Towers is located in Milford Pennsylvania, along the Delaware River. It is Located just a short distance from Port Jarvis New York and just across the river from New Jersey. In 1963 Gifford Bryce Pinchot, the son of Gifford and Cornelia, donated Grey Towers and donated 102 acres to the USDA Forest Service. On September 24, 1963 President John F. Kennedy dedicated the site to the American public. President Kennedy arrived on the lawn of Grey Towers by helicopter for the ceremony.
The story of the finger bowl.
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Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Steep hills are not only in San Francisco. Note all the wires. That is the remains of Bethlehem Steel in the background. There are many roads to the left and right of this one that are just as steep. In the passed before every family had a car, these hills were home to many steel workers. A short walk to work.
The heyday of the steel industry is long gone, but our town built by the steel industry is still a very vibrant town.
Let me give you a good example and a lesson to me. We were in Alaska sitting in the lounge of a boat when a stranger approached and ask if we were Bob and Linda. What a shock. Who was this guy and how did he know our names. Turns out he was following our blog. Dummy me blog about what we were going to do that day. The boat had only about 15 other people on at the time. Of course our picture was on our blog so he had no problem identifying us. Turns our he was a fellow RVer, but was staying at a different RV park then we were. But I learned a lesson, don't be to specific on things you are doing today or tomorrow.
Note Again several albums and photo's have disappeared from our blog. Don't know why or how to find them and restore them to my blog.
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Tuesday, October 15, 2013
I was watching the Outdoor channel on a Dish TV the other day and they featured several places we visited. What a shock to see the town of Regent and the scrap metal art that we featured in our blog in September. We really enjoyed visiting the town and the sculptures. The story was featured on a program called "Flush". It was about flushing pheasants out of cover using some great hunting dogs. Here are a few of the sculptures. You can see more pictures under our label North Dakota. July 2013.
The game they were hunting, was the pheasant, as North Dakota is one of the best states to hunt pheasants.
A family revisited.
The very next program featured The Savannah National Wildlife Refuge we visited in early autumn last year while visiting Savannah. The refuge is part of the very important Atlantic flyway.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
We only captured one of these stinky bugs inside and about 6 outside walking on our rig. I believe these are scouts. When you kill them the stink attracts the colony. We heard there now is a spray to kill them. Hope there is a spray to keep them away. We hope the few we saw and eliminated are all we get.
Unfortunately we didn't keep any heavy jackets. We did donate a couple of heavy jackets and a brand new parka. Also didn't think we would every need them again. Hopefully our sweatshirts and light weigh jackets will keep us warn and we will be able to head south before it get much colder. Had a few nights in the low 40's and high 30's. It is warning up during the day to the 60's and 70's and is making for a beautiful Fall day. But we know after Fall comes winter, and for us this is not were we want to be much longer.
Monday, October 7, 2013
Earlier this month we were on emergency medical trip on our way back to PA from the state of WA. At a rest stop in SD I did my routine check of the truck, RV and car when I noticed a problem with a rear tire on the 5er. The edge of the tire was worn very badly. The tire was ruined. Darn, we just had the IS and disc brakes installed. We only had maybe 1500 miles since the installation. Must be out of alignment. I didn't want to put on the spare and ruin that tire also. The tire was still safe to drive on, but we would stop more often to keep checking on it. Of course this happened on Friday evening. I called Mor/ryde and left a message for Gary Wheeler telling him we would be at their shop on Monday. We changed our route to Elkhart. On Monday morning we got a call from Gary saying they were very busy and couldn't work us in this week. I told him we were on our way and would be there by 2 in the afternoon and can they at least take a look at the problem.
Sunday, October 6, 2013
Our sons are very concerned about us. Thank you for your concerns. . They have concerns because of our life style. They would feel a lot better if we were stationary near them. But and this is a big but, we are not ready for the rocking chair. There are to many places for us to explore. If we get an ok from our doctors we will continue our gypsy lifestyle. We are not ready to hang up the keys. We look at the passed couple of months as just a bump in the road. I do believe our lifestyle helps keep us young. We feel young in both mind and body. We can't do some of the things we used to do, but we want to keep moving. Linda pushes and I pull and we get things done. As a matter of fact when I was in the hospital one of the nurses ask me if I was Robert, because she said she was looking for someone 70 years old and didn't think it was me. Well after my head swelling settled down I told her it was "I". The next day the head nurse on my floor said there was a note in their computer that said "Bob doesn't look his age" and probably doesn't act it. After that they had to take me back to emergency to combat my severe case of "head swelling". Then a physical therapist came in to see if I could walk. I had to walk down the hall to prove I could walk. I asked "how was that", he didn't reply. I know there are a lot of folks my age that are in better shape then I am. But we are not ready to stop traveling. We don't know how many more tomorrows we have left, and we are hoping that last sunset is a long way off. Wow was that a rant.
This week we have very little scheduled. I, Bob have a appointment with the neurologist and Linda has an appointment for a mammogram. I do have to get blood work done on Monday, then depending on the results may need to get it tested later in the week. We do have other doctor appointments later in the month and into next month. Till then not to much to update. I am feeling ok with no pain.
Wow and I said I have nothing to blog about.