Monday, June 30, 2008

Ethan, Evan and Aaron

Our next important stop is in Illinois. Tracy, Lowell's daughter is awaiting the arrival of the wandering parents. She is making several calls to us to make sure we can find our way and are not lost in some thrift store. " Where are you now ?" " Stay off the Martin Luther King Bridge with your motor home" You are going the wrong way turn around ". This is just a few of our conversations in a few short hours.

Finally we pull up to Tracy's and out comes running Ethan, Aaron and Evan. I think it is me they want to see , no I am passed. Must be grandpa. No they run pass him. Yes you have it right. Miss spooky is who they want to see. Spooky Spooky that is all I hear.

We spent several wonderful days there. Ethan has a spelling bee and a geography bee. Ethan had a baseball game for us to attend. He was outstanding of course. Aaron loves to play games so every night after dinner is game time. Grandpa loses of course.

Evan is adorable, of course in grandma's confused mind I have to call him every name but Evan. "I am Evan" My mother used to say several different names before saying the right one and I would laugh. Now I am my mother.

We had a wonderful time in Illinois with the family. Tracy , husband David and the 3 boys have since transferred to the Washington D C area. That will be a wonderful place to visit and hang out for a few days in the future.

Joke of the day found from the Internet:

Where is this place?
A man and his wife were driving their Recreational Vehicle across the country and were nearing a town spelled Kissimee. They noted the strange spelling and tried to figure how to pronounce it - KISS-a-me; kis-A-me; kis-a-ME. They grew more perplexed as they drove into the town.

Since they were hungry, they pulled into a place to get something to eat. At the counter, the man said to the waitress:

"My wife and I can't seem to be able to figure out how to pronounce this place. Will you tell me where we are and say it very slowly so that I can understand."

The waitress looked at him and said: "Buuurrrgerrr Kiiiinnnng."

Saturday, June 28, 2008

We have begun the dream

For some time Lowell and I have dreamt of traveling in our RV with spooky the CAT. Spooky is a small 15 year old black cat. She got her name because she is afraid of just about everything. It is important to realize tho that she is Queen of all she observes. She rules what ever roost we are in.

We left Chula Vista on May 5th 2008 and started out towards Minnesota. Our granddaughter Dani was graduating from high school, I wanted to see my 86 year old Dad and Lowell's mama had passed on and we were to have a celebration of her wonderful full life at Lowell's brother Ken's home. We have 5 children between us and 13 wonderful grandchildren to see and visit with. So off we went for an adventure in our new RV.

First stop was in Las Vegas at the KOA park. This is a very nice park right off of the strip. It has a friendly staff and is within a walk to Circus Circus and fairly reasonable considering where you are. I am sad to say it will be gone soon. Another big building will replace this hidden paradise for the RVer.

We continued our travel up and down the mountains. The winds were strong rocking us as we went. Rained day after day but still we were following a dream.

We passed over the hoover dam where we had breakfast at a roadside Casino and had our motor home checked out by two handsome Federal agents. They were nice enough to pose with us. Too bad my son in law David was not with us so I could embarrass him again by saying " Oh Officer" " Oh Officer" which I did in New York City at Central Park.

Next stop was a sight we have passed before but never took the time to visit. Craters of the Moon. This is a monster of a crater that was created over 55,000 years ago. It is an awsome sight and worth the time and money to visit.

After that another wonder. Roswell, New Mexico. Did an UFO crash there? Is the goverment hiding something? Everone has an opinion but is a fun place to spend a bit of time. We stayed overnight at a small RV park. Clean and friendly site. Breakfast was at the Cowboy Cafe. This is a small little cafe with good hometown food just off the main drag.

This is a small part of our trip towards Minnesota. Will return soon
Good night all