Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
We then went to Kalona an Amish/Mennonite community. Stopped at one farmers stand (right along the road, in front of their farm) and got some baked goods, and also stopped at a couple of antique stores where i got the pictures that i will share in the next couple of days.
Last night was a horrid night, with strong winds, the RV rocked/rolled ALL nite and it rained and poured, it was a warmer wind tho, strange, opened windows, closed windows, had bed clothes off then on, and today wore long pants again and a light sweater, with a hooded sweatshirt, got that cold, but the clouds all cleared away, wind stopped and turned into a great day!!! Tomorrow supposed to be good too. And we had a huge harvest moon tonight. I am sure you all saw it too
Fair weather your way, Take Care and God Bless
Thursday, September 23, 2010
It is funnnny, well maybe you have to be there :)
Today i am waiting on the UPS man, i ordered some movies from amazon and they came yesterday apparently, during one of the times i was not there. and wouldn't leave them, they sent an e-mail, i responded and they are trying again today. They leave things on our porch at home all the time, even things they should not leave, even when i am right there. so i really don't know what the big deal is, BUT here i am, i'm waiting, where are you??
The park is really clearing out, but i am watching the weather, and it does NOT look as if snow is imminent, that being the only thing (freezing weather) that would shove me out of here and on down the road... Carol and I still have plans..............
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
We stopped in Lexington, Virginia. Think i said something about the town before on the blog, but we also went to a bakery!!! surprise, i know!!!! But this was the BEST place, and i don't even know it's name! I also had a chocolate croissant, which i ate b4 i thought to take a picture. It was so light and wonderful, melt in your mouth good, this apple turnover was the same way, and it was a fairly young man that was the baker, he gets in at 3am to start work, he was sitting in the back when i used the rest room. It was an old shop, wood floors, but spic and span. Good thing i don't have access to a place like this all the time. it was so GOOD.
Friday, September 17, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Left is the Hatteras Lighthouse, and Right is the Ocracoke Lighthouse. We had a WONDERFUL day, we were going to take the ferry to the mainland, but after seeing Ocracoke we decided to stay there and be at the ocean all day. We found so many shells, mostly clam, but so many different colors and shapes, and oyster shells that were iridescent they were so tumbled. We just walked and sat and talked, Luci ran off, Ocracoke has set standards and made most of the island a refuge and no building over a certain height, so the houses are all on the southern part of the island, with a twisty road thru the homes, b&b's and small family run businesses, no chain restaurants or businesses. It would be a wonderful place to stay, people on golf carts and scooters. It is very laid back and casual. Then you go to the beach and there is no one there, there are a couple of places where there are restrooms and parking lots, but mostly you pick a spot to park in the 13 miles to town after debarking from the free ferry from Hatteras, walk over the dune and there you are, and shells galore!!!! Just wait till i can get a picture for you, i have like 4 shopping bags of them!!!!
Then we drove back, took the ferry back to Hatteras and the rest of the Outer Banks and we go this great big ball of a sunset on the horizon, it was so beautiful. So we started out at 7:30am and did not go where planned, but had a great day!
Hope y'all did too!!!!
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Went thru Illinois, and Indiana halfway over and then to the bottom and you get to Louisville which was a really pretty city on the Ohio River, that was really big, the city had many bridges. We ran into lots of construction in Indianapolis and some of the freeways. We are freewaying it all the way as we need to get to NC by tomorrow nite! hopefully we can take it a little slower and see some things on the way back, like Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's home and the home of James Madison & Monroe are all in one of the areas that we are passing thru on the way.
BUT we want to see the ocean and the Outer Banks, so that is where most of the time will be spent. Indiana was very dry, it was surprising, all the grass was dead as was the corn...
weatherwise it could not be better, 76 & slightly overcast at times.
One story: we ate in an Applebee's in a small town in Indiana-Crawfordsville and the time did not match, so we asked if they were in the Eastern time zone and no one knew!!!! can you believe it, one of them even said she thought it might be Pacific???!!!! they finally looked in a phone book and indeed they are in the Eastern time zone and we lost another hour, i forgot this when calculating time to drive and how far we would get, pretty basic thing to have to know, but it was really funny that none of them knew.
Roadkill report: the poor raccoons !!!! there was about 6 of them today and one pheasant
Hope you all had a good Day!!!! Take Care and God Bless
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
BUT i did finally figure out how to get those darn wheel covers on to stay, they kept blowing off! had a visitor, a lady from 2 rv's down after the thunder storm the other night, bringing me one back. i got my handy pink screwdriver and looped the end of the bungee cord around the handle of it and then pushed it behind the tire, between the two back tires, then pulled the cord around and over the knob on the beginning end, i am sure it was such a sight, used my flip flops for under my knees on the gravel and rammed my face into the tire to get my arms around those big tires, not the best angle for the butt, but it worked, i have been thinking about it for DAYS, glad i finally figured it out!!! now they won't blow away
we are leaving on thursday for North Carolina, Kill Devil Hills, the Outer Banks, i am excited!!!
Monday, September 6, 2010
Just let me say, it was downright scary. I just woke up for good, as i was awake half the night, you just can't sleep thru something like that. You would get to sleep then it came back, to be right over you, and that really strong light, then a CRACK of thunder, i mean, it is serious!! and you stay awake, or wake up from where ever you were. Think i will stay in my jammies all day :)
Such a night, hope it stays away now, or got it out of it's system, i'm just sayin'
SO i hope you all have a great Labor Day, safe and sound (it is still overcast and windy here)
Take care and God Bless
Sunday, September 5, 2010
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What is the story of a gate to no where on the Mississippi River? was there a dock there? does it belong to one of the houses across the street? A nice sturdy iron gate too.
Saturday, September 4, 2010
and i figured out the goobledy-gook when doing the blog, instead of edit html i need compose, ha, and here you are, where i am supposed to be... guess i just hit the wrong key inadvertently... :) before
got a cheap 19" tv to hook up to dvd player, so i can watch movies as i don't get many channels off the antennae n i can't figure how to disconnect everything and re-connect to use the dvd, it was unhooked from rv tv as it was sucking channels, whatever that means, i am electronically challenged as it is and things have to work, if there are too many moving parts i just can't do it. i did manage to get the dvd out of the cupboard with the rv tv still working and hook it up to the new one on a little console table by the front door n it works really great. watched 'the back-up plan' with jennifer lopez, it was really cute, chick flick and chunky monkey, i was a happy girl.
found a post office and mailed some cards, so after the holiday i can go back and mail a package.
walked Luci a couple of times.
the weather has evened out, it is to be a little cooler tonight but getting up to the 80's again tomorrow, they said nothing about humidity tho. but it has been nice these couple of days, a sigh of relief. going to look at maps and see if i can drive someplace tomorrow for some new sights. have some upkeep things to do around here too... but may leave them until Monday, windows and grill in the front need de-bugging & need to do a black water dump again...icky-poo....
You all Take Care & God Bless