4-20-11 We're home for the summer!!
4-29-11 Really glad we decided to head home a few weeks early. The weather all along the homeward route went really bad right after we drove it..lot's of storms and tornadoes and flooding. The news and weather folks are saying it's the worst pattern since 1974. A few of the travel blogs I follow from RVers still in the South are saying it's scary down there.
The house survived the winter with flying colors. No problems firing it up. There's a few trees down and lots of limbs in the yard and the flagpole is bent from heavy winds 2 weeks ago, but nothing major happened. We took a final mileage reading when we arrived and the old rig completed 8400 miles with only a flat tire and an alternator replacement ! What a great adventure.
Thanks to everyone that followed this blog and to all the wonderful people that kept in touch with us via the blog, e mail, Facebook and all the phone calls. It's heartwarming to know your friends care !!
I haven't made up my mind if the blog will be updated thru the summer so we'll have to wait and see..the only scheduled trip we're thinking about is to the Upper Penninsula in August but maybe more..Gotta get ready for next winter's adventure ya know !!!
Keep in touch and REMEMBER...LIVE YOUR DREAMS AS TIME GOES BY QUICKLY..
Charlie & Heather
Monday, April 18, 2011
April 18th, Woke up in Hillsdale Mich to..........SNOW...*!*%##....I guess I'll never figure out this Mich weather..but on the good side of the coin, it's not tornadoes !! There was only a thin layer of the white stuff so we went to Lansing and visited my daughter and had a great lunch, only stayed about an hour or so and we were on the way to our favorite stopover Campgound at the Mt Pleasant Casino...it has a shuttle to the casino and we usually have fairly good luck there..another big plus here is that the bathrooms are heated and the showers are wonderful...I guess ya gotta experience a few cold ones to understand what I mean...Ain't nothin' like stepping out of a shower and freezing...(unless you're Skandanavian !!). Hopefully our Lady Luck will be with us this evening..It'd be nice to walk away with some big bucks ( I used to say that during hunting season too !!) Wish us luck !! Hope everyone is as happy as we are..REMEMBER..LIVE YOUR DREAMS AS TIME GOES BY QUICKLY..Charlie & Heather
Sunday, April 17, 2011
WOW!! Last Wednesday we watched the weather report in North Georgia and all we heard was bbbbad,bad,bad weather coming..tornadoes all around us and lightning storms from hell, even the cats had big eyes!! Well now, we know how to handle bad weather.......RUN, FLEE !!! ZOOM thru Tennessee, ZOOM thru Kentucky, ZOOM thru Ohio..HA-HA bad weather, how do like me now?? We're in Hillsdale Mich tonite at the Sugarbush Campground, and it's a bit chilly but we're not hearing any tornado reports !! One nite here then we go up to Lansing, about an hour North, and see my daughter. Then we'll hit the casino at Mt Pleasant..We're getting very close to home and all that yard work that is waiting for us..Hope everyone is warm & snuggly..REMEMBER..LIVE YOUR DREAMS AS TIME GOES BY QUICKLY....Charlie & Heather
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Cordele Georgia shall forever be etched in our minds as Knat Heaven !! We've been here for 3 days and the knats have been a constant pain. Wind or no wind they've been there. In your face and everywhere else. It's a shame too as the park is comfy. We pack up and move out in the A.M. and continue North. One more stop in Georgia, north of Atlanta, so we'll be on the road for 4 hours. Usually, after that much driving, happy hour is on the agenda!! I was glad to see the weather report got much better than a week ago. Supposed to have sunny and 80F all week instead of the rain originally forcasted..Amazing how they do that !! The pond here has some geat bass in it. We've seen a couple caught that were a good size. Hope everyone is enjoying the warmer weather . As my daughter said.."no dandylions yet ", so will the warmth stay or not?? If not, we'll bring it with us..Until next time...REMEMBER..LIVE YOUR DREAMS AS TIME GOES BY QUICKLY..Charlie & Heather
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
We've been here at Emerald Lake RV Park near Corbitt Ga for 6 days and have realy enjoyed it. This little out in the country park has a 2 acre pond with a houseboat for rent and a restaurant onsite. We've really been enjoying the 75F days and except for a 1 night storm the weather has been great. Our Michigan friends back home are all suffering from cabin fever according to their emails and facebook postings. I remember going thru that when we stayed in Mich all winter. I just checked the Rand McNally site to see how many miles to home and it's closer than I thought...755mls...We're heading NE in the morning to Cordele Ga. and we'll be near the I-75 corridor..It'll be another 4 day stop and if the nice weather keeps moving North then we'll follow it. We met a couple from Alaska traveling in a 1979 GMC motorhome that they've restored. If I didn't know better I would say their rig looked new. A real act of love. The entertainment in the evening was karaoke on the deck. Y'all know how much I like that...had fun joining in and hearing some really good singers...the food at the restaurant was tasty and priced right..we had a storm Monday night that had quite a lightning display and very windy. After all my years at Detroit Edison I can't say I've ever seen that much lightning in a storm. It went on for 2 hours and kept the sky almost a bright as daylight..Pretty but spooky at the same time.. the tornadoes kept far away from where we're at but did do some damage elsewhere. We heard that a local town had an entire city block burn down due to lightning.. It looks like we'll have some good weather for traveling and nice weather the rest of the week. Hope everyone has an early spring and...REMEMBER..LIVE YOUR DREAMS AS TIME GOES BY QUICKLY..Charlie&Heather