Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Oct 2010

It has been quite a while since I updated the blog – so here goes with just some highlights!

Several trips to Kerrville for VA appointments. Always fun when we stay at Kerrville-Scheiner City park – great camping right along the Guadalupe river and across from the VA – makes for a great weekend!

Wonderful Labor Day celebration – we did NOTHING :)

Sept 11 – 26th we went to PA to visit my folks – I’ll try to post some pictures that David took of the fall foliage. They certainly don’t do it justice, but they are pretty! There was a picnic in our honor (David say’s my family will jump on any excuse to have a picnic) and lots of great food was prepared and eaten by all.

This trip was to see Mom and Dad, as well as evaluate how their health is holding up, and unfortunately, not as well as we’d hoped. They are 81 and 82 years old, and Dad is mom’s caregiver although they both lean on each other since they’ve been married over 60 years. Mother is a diabetic – Dad has rheumatoid arthritis and it has decimated his hands and is now working on his feet.

We are under contract here until end of April, 2011, and we sincerely hope that we can stay here until then and finish up our contract.

If all is well, we will be taking a circuitous route back to PA, arriving there in August…we hope to stop and see David’s brother Johnny in St George UT, Grand Junction CO to see our first great grandchild, as well as the rest of the family, spend some time in Cheyenne, WY and Longmont CO, seeing friends and saying goodbye since once the MH is on the east coast, there is no telling how long it will be until we get back out here.

The plan is to attend National at Holyoke, CO with the Red Dale Wagon Train the end of June, on to Pender NE to get our Blue Ox tow system refurbished, on into Charlotte MI to see our friend Wendy, then moseying our way to PA. Should take us about 3 months if nothing goes terribly wrong!

Our friends Ron & Kathy Bernard arrived Friday, Oct 15th for a week, and we’ve been having a great time – we went into San Antonio and shopped at the Mercado for hours…we topped off the day at Johnny Carino’s – yum!  It was a great way to celebrate our 1 year anniversary on the road!

All for now – I’ll try to get some pics posted soon!