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Jun 14, 2011 - Charlie's Great Prognosis!
June 9th, 2011 Charlie had his "home" appointment today and received a fairly good prognosis. After thoroughly cleansing the wounds and shaving the area, some evidence of infection was found in a pocket under the skin caused by the puncture wounds however with another round of antibiotics along with additional meds, Dr. Vet believes Charlie will be his good old self very soon. We have a follow up appointment early next week. Upon reading the many weblogs and forums discussing full time RVing, I thought I too wanted to travel around the...Jump to full entry
Jan 15, 2011 - Goodbye Onalaska!
1/11/11 When November rolls around, the eleventh will be 11/11/11. Think that might be a good day to stay in bed... Charlie had his hair appointment today. It's amazing what good photographs and a well written website can do to boost a business' image. Found the address without a hitch however the home was far from the well kept property that had been featured on the web. This place was worn down, worn through, just plain worn out. A non descript sedan and a van sat in the small driveway. After ringing the bell as I had been instructed,...Jump to full entry
Jan 10, 2011 - Still In Onalaska?
Two o'clock in the a.m. January 8, 2011 and my last full day in Onalaska, TX. Later today while the sun warms our small community to around 60 degrees, I will repack the coach and the Jeep readying for a short hop to Carmine, a smaller community about 130 miles SW. This stop will be to check out a possible site for my next 30-day stay. The owners were full time RVers until about two years ago when they passed through the area and while at a diner, Paula picked up a real estate brochure on a whim and saw the park for sale. They visited it...Jump to full entry
Jan 6, 2011 - Two Thousand and Eleven!
The fine temporary folks at Northshore RV Park, full timers that have decided to stay at this park for at least the winter put on a nice new year's potluck supper featuring good luck dishes like black eyed peas and cooked cabbage. Additionally there were "rattlesnakes" which were bacon wrapped dumplings stuffed with cream cheese (I think), Tex-mex chips and dip, cakes, cookies, iced tea and other beverages. At 9:00 pm, one resident put on a fine fireworks display lakeside while the rest of us stood in the cold winter wind and watched in...Jump to full entry
Dec 31, 2010 - One Month Later...
December 27th, 2010 It’s still cool in Texas as it is almost everywhere in the country. And those places that seem warm to us will be cool by comparison to the locals who are used to much warmer climes. I am awaiting the camp host who has access to the propane storage tank so I can refill my nearly empty tank. Whether he makes it or not is of no concern as Charlie and I made a trip into Lowe’s Home Improvement and purchased a second and more serious space heater for the main portion of the coach. We will be warm! Steinbeck, as I mentioned,...Jump to full entry
Dec 25, 2010 - Christmas 2010
December 23rd, 2010 Television scenes often with an older woman peering out the curtains of a darkened window spying on her neighbors or simply observing her surroundings comes to mind as I wait patiently for the holidays to pass. My favorite seating position in the coach is at the dinette table facing forwards. Here, I have a sliding window to my right for breeze when I desire and to the front…the coach’s windshield which in my “home” is a large picture window. Whether I am having a meal, paying bills or tapping out these ramblings on my...Jump to full entry
Dec 22, 2010 - Three Weeks!
December 14th 2010, Somehow, I allowed my propane to become too low. I guess I hadn’t planned on such cold weather when I had budgeted and allocated its usage. Now as the temperature falls near freezing this early a.m., the meter shows just above empty. All is not lost. Yesterday I purchased a very small space heater to supplement the gas heat. The unit’s efficiency is nil in the salon however in the bedroom/bathroom area of the coach with the pocket door closed the temperature is maintained at a very comfortable 65 to 67 degrees. I’m...Jump to full entry
Dec 13, 2010 - Northshore
The vehicle I chose to take with me on my journey is a Jeep Wrangler. It can be towed “flat-four” with all wheels on the ground. Advantages include the elimination of the weight of a tow dolly along with the hassle of storing the dolly. The 4x4 utility may come in handy and the convertible makes my “TOAD” a fun vehicle, as well. Until my departure, the most I drove the Jeep was around Charleston, SC generally below 60 mph. In Texas, even the secondary roads often boasts speed limits of 70 mph. Driving at or near that speed recently, I...Jump to full entry
Dec 11, 2010 - Texas!
Charlie and I crossed into Texas on the 8th of December…just over one week into our journey. This is important because we are going to become Texans with a new driver’s license and vehicle registrations. Several states were investigated however Texas had more plusses rather than minuses in their favor. Additionally, our mail forwarding service is located in Livingston, TX. Anyone wishing to do this, beware. Lots of companies will tempt you with services they say are designed with the full timer in mind. Vehicle insurance is a great example....Jump to full entry
Nov 23, 2010 - Livingston, TX
We arrived at the park in Onalaska, TX with a view of Lake Livingston. If it was warmer, we would appreciate it more. It was two long days of driving to get here in time for Thanksgiving. We had a nice Thanksgiving Day with Leonard and Evelyn (Dan's dad and stepmom). His brother Todd and his kids were up for the weekend. We had a great time having the usual Pollyanna marathon.Jump to full entry
Mar 26, 2010 - Good Days
We are still here just sitting and enjoying our view. Today was the best so far no wind really just sun shine. My sister Pat and her husband David came and spent the day. We fixed hamburgers and had a really great visit. We have one more day here then we head somewhere else before we head to moms. The park is starting to fill up with weekenders a lot of fishing has been going on. We heard a couple of young boys all excited they said they caught 15 fish there day has been made.Jump to full entry
Mar 21, 2010 - On the Road again
The day was so cold. Our temp in the truck only got up to 48 but when we arrived here it said 46 the wind was blowing and hitting us on the side all the way. It was only 139 miles but Danny was ready to stop. But the good thing is we are at a really nice park it looks new.Jump to full entry