Monday, August 29, 2011

What a day for wonderful visits and good food

We had such a wonderful time yesterday.  Day started by being cool with light breeze.  Actually wore a sweatshirt in the morning.  Mid-day our friends, Tom and Carole came to visit and brought with them...the most wonderful ribs, sauce, and tator salad.  OMG it was SOOOO good.  We went for a great walk and came back to the camp to visit.  Rea and Bruce came next and brought all our mail.  Rea and I took a good walk with some of the pups and her clan, Tator, Willow and Cricket.  Tator even got in the water!  When we returned Buddy's friends, Roy and Trish came for a visit.  It was a busy day, but it was a great day.  Hopefully, we will see Rea and Bruce in Taylorsville for the dog trial.  Off to run..beautiful day again. 

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

dogs at the lake?

Well, let's see, the weather has been wonderful..breezy and in the 80's, but today the heat returned and so we decided to take the dogs to the lake for a swim..yeeeehaww. 
We were the only ones down at the "swimming hole" with Bailey, Rowdy, Snap, Izzy and Libby.   About and hour in.. and in comes a DUCK.  It lands just outside of the "swimming area."  Now to set the stage, the water is VERY choppy because of the wind.  Where did the Duck land?  On the choppy side...Libby starts that way, I scream "come here", she hesitates, Snap starts that way, I scream "come here".  He hesitates.  Both look at me and decide it is better served if they beg forgiveness than ask for off they go.  Over the side Libby lunges.. going after mister Duck.  Duck in a panic, flies away.  Dogs don't notice.  They think Duck is still in the area and must be apprehended.  Libby now in the water is being slammed on the rocks because of the waves.  Buddy and Cindi panic.  Buddy is holding on to the remaining JR's.  I reach down to get Libby off the rocks and Snap falls in.  The waves are over their heads and it is getting pretty scary.  Finally I get Snap and Libby on the shore..sigh.  It was touch and go for a while.  Back to ball throwing and stick throwing..with Libby and Snap in Time out.  We have a nice time, TILL people come from the other side of the swimming area with 2 LARGE dogs off leash.  Our dogs go crazy, their dogs go crazy.. and do the people have leashes?  NOOOOOOO.    It eventually worked out and we got the dogs home and safe.  It was an adventure (I don't want to repeat) for sure. 
These are the dogs in Time Out
Rowdy going for a stick
Izzy and Snap being cute

Monday, August 22, 2011

beautiful day with friends

Today Ellen, Gary and their dog, Ollie, came to visit us.  Couldn't have asked for better weather.  Nice and breezy with low humidity.. wonderful.  Ellen and Gary brought lunch..yummy stuff and then we took a nice long walk and quick dip into the freezing water from the fish hatchery.  All in all a really great day.  Thanks to Ellen and Gary for making the trip out to visit. :)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

wonderful rain

I talk to my relatives from Texas all the time and they are in such a drought.  Awful, they say it is the worst in over75 years.  Makes me realize when we get rain in TN it is a blessing.  Wonderful rain this morning.  Dogs didn't even care to go out and do their "stuff".  Nice relaxing day, went to the big city of Celina.. pretty poor.  did our laundry..oh fun, oh fun.  Dogs had a couple good walks and a nice wade in the cool water. 

Friday, August 19, 2011

Animal Kingdom and more

Buddy got up this AM and took the dogs for their morning constitutional while I slept.. (isn't he great?!)  Anyway, when I got up he said he has never seen so much animal life..he saw, yes, a skunk at our site, two chipmunks, a cat, a couple dogs, birds and squirrels.  He said the dogs were so busy "hunting" they wouldn't do their business.  They finally settled down and went about their business.  We took them in the afternoon to the lake to go swimming.  Found a beautiful place where they could chase a stick and ball into the water.  Reminds me of Pine Ridge Lake in Monterey.  We had a great afternoon.  I'm not feeling that great..runny nose, weepy eyes, cough..ick.  Hoping it is allergies.  After we got home, we had a HUGE storm, wind, lightning, thunder and lots of rain.  Someone here lost their awning and another lost their EZ-up tent.. EZ up- EZ down.
weather is fantastic and partly cloudy. 

Thursday, August 18, 2011


What the heck!?  We have a wonderful site (#2 if anyone wants to visit!) and there are SKUNKS eveywhere!  we saw 5 last night!  of course the dogs think it is great even though we won't let them catch any.  the hosts said they "trapped" about 1/2 of the skunks in the area..UGH I HATE SKUNKS!!!  Have Skunk Off on hand in case.  The skunks have been "treated" like squirrels and think it is ok to walk into your site... my dogs beg to differ!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

ok we are at Dale Hollow Lake this week..or 2.  beautiful area, but our site #2 isn't the best seeing that the hosts across the street have a cat they let out of their trailer.  Our dogs are not so accommodating-They would REALLY like to have the kitties over for dinner..theirs!  But there is a HUGE place for Libby to play ball and lots of walking areas.  Can't beat the price.  Buddy has the *cough* senior discount so price is 1/2.  Not too bad for 2 weeks, 10$ per night.  Anyone want to come visit?  will be here till the 31st.

Monday, August 15, 2011


Well, lets see we are officially homeless, but living in our 5th wheel.  So far it feels like we are just "camping"  We are at Cumberland Mountain State Park in site 118 if anyone wants to visit before we leave on the 17th.  We head to Dale Hollow for 2 weeks then on to Russell Springs Ky for the next 4 days after that...then?  who knows.
A couple things we didn't consider about RV-ing full time:
Laundry is more expensive than I thought.
Not all RV parks have WiFi
Getting tired of watching NPR (no cable)
Will rely in my kindle more than I thought.
Love Running with my new shuffle that Kim and Brent got me
Must keep track of holidays because RV parks fill up fast.
Hope to hear from everyone while we are traveling! :)

Friday, August 5, 2011

is it supposed to be this hot?

why is it sooooooo hot when we are trying to pack, box things for storage and get the house cleaned?  We miss our friends from Texas..they had tire troubles on the way here and tire troubles on the way home.  sigh.  Is this a sign?  Buddy got the RV washed and we are ready to start with the food tomorrow.  Today is Snap's birthday, so on to celebrating!  Happy Birthday my little snap-dragon!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

no more lessons?!

had my last lesson today in 8 years...sigh.  Hopefully, everyone will follow my blog and keep up with me.

Things are going cheap!

we made a great amount of mulla in the moving sale.  Time to move out and on to RV-ing.

It All Goes To the Highest Bidder

We had the biggest moving sale this past week - sold all of our stuff, aside from what we're taking in the RV with us. People wanted the dogs, but we refused to sell!

Some great friends from Texas, Matt and Heather Harrison and Norma Jean and Gracy, came up to help us. With them and Jan, our friend who will be traveling with us, we sold everything, packed what was left and cleaned the house. I could not have done this without all of them!

We'll be going to Cumberland Mountain State Park on August 8th. Here we were there this past Spring!