Ed & Marilyn 'The Happy Wanderers' travel blog


No fun in an RV

Fr Mike, Jen & Steve

Mike & Angela, Steve's sister & Bro-in-law

Ed's brother-in-law, Steve & Ed's sister, Pat

Marilyn (not ready for pic), Jen & Ed


Ed & Steve in the game room

It is time to try to catch up a bit on the web site. Jennifer is now married and has moved so this journal entry is coming to you courtesy of Java Jive on Main Street of Hannibal, MO. Good coffee, books, free wi-fi, warm and comfortable.

As you can guess, things have been very hectic, made even more so by the 14 inches of snow we had on Thursday before the wedding. About 20 people who had intended to be at the wedding were unable to make it, but we had a large crowd and everyone had a wonderful time. The bride and groom are very happy and are anxious to leave for their honeymoon in Hawaii, on Friday. We will post photos as soon as we can, of the wedding & reception.

Marilyn and I are learning what it is like to live in an RV in the winter, with 14 inches of snow and temps down to 6 degrees F. Outside of running out of propane for a couple of hours and dealing with some frozen water lines, we are good. We have learned a few lessons and all is well now. We have a small heater in the basement stotage area when the temps are single digit numbers, and have learned that the propane dealer is open only on week days.

We plan to move our RV to a level place in the parking lot, with only electric hook up, on Dec 18th. The next morning we will move the slides in, disconnect the electric, and head for warmer weather.

I must say here that it was a wonderful wedding. Many of our family were here, including my sister and brother-in-law (Pat & Steve) who drove all the way from Maryland. Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, in laws, friends and new family from Steve's side. From the rehearsal meal of prime rib & shrimp to the reception with a champaign fountain and sit down meal, great music, laughter, a few tears, (most during the father/daughter dance) aaaaahhhh, it was magnificent!!! We are so proud of our daughter,new son-in-law, and our new extended family. We feel so blessed by our family and friends. This is one of those rare times in life when it seems that all is well in the world.

We have a few concerns that require our prayer, mostly for my cousin, Sharon, who has cancer, and we appreciate your prayers for her and her husband, Bill, as well as her children and grandchildren. May God Bless all of you!

Over the next couple of weeks we will begin to relate what we have discovered around the bend.......

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