Sunday, January 31, 2010

Lazy Day again

We went this morning to Ryans for breakfst brunch. 4.99 Can't beat the price. Then we stopped at the old tyme pottery place onthe way back. They had everything imangenable. We got a couple of pillow cases for the camper. Thelma bought a christmas bag to use next year. Half Price. I bought a jar to put some sand in to bring back north from the gulf. We stopped at WAlgreens and Thelma bought a couple of things and then back to the trailer. It was to cold to do much of anything else. Tomorrow we are going to do laundry in the morning. Not sure what we will do after that. Depends on the weather. We have made plans to go to a state park in Fl on the 1st of March. Jack and Barb will be there so we will stay with them about 10 days. That's about it for tonight Later all Ron and Thelma And Eli

Saturday, January 30, 2010


Boy This wind has got to go. It has been windy all day. This morning Thelma and I went to a resturant and has breakfast buffet. Seniors get half price so it was pretty good price. They charge 1.99 for coffee. So they get some of it back. You can have them make and omlet for you It was good. We then drove over to Fl. Didn't realize we were that close. We then went back to one of the state park beaches and there was some people trying to surf on the waves

Don't know how they did it as the wind was really cold. I know they wear some kind of suit but even then it had to be cold. This evening we went to a church here in GS Mo Synod. St Judes by the Sea. They were not very friendly. The pastor did not even ask us where we were from or anything. Don't know if we will go there again or check out one of the others. We like to Sat night service as neither one of us likes getting up on Sunday Morning. The pastor preached a good sermon. I think tomorrow morning we will go to ryans for breakfast buffet. Only 4.99. Can't hardly beet that price and its not that far from here. Well guess that's about it from here tonight. Tomorrow is another day. Will see what it brings. Supposed to be a little warmer and sun shining. Hope Hope Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Friday, January 29, 2010

A rainy windy evening.

The wind is terrible tonight. I can feel the trailer shaking from the wind. It is also raining on and off. I had eli out a little bit ago and it had quit. Right after that it started again. Lucked out on that. We met our friends from In that are down in Robertsdale. We went with them last Monday afternoon to eat. He emailed me andwanted to know if we wanted to go for Pizza. Gee that was a hard question. We met them at vittolli's pizzeria. It was really good. We brought 3 pieces home. Lunch tomorrow. Harry and I drank a pitcher of beer. We had a great visit. They are leaving on the 1st of Feb so we probably won't see them again till they come back to Fort Wayne. Not sure what we are going to do tomorrow. Depends on the weather. If it stays like this we will be in the trailer. We are making plans to go to Niceville, Fl the first of Mar to a Fl state park. Our friends Jack and Barb are going to be there so we will camp with them for about a week or more. Then head up the coast to South Carolina. Guess thats about it for tonight. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Staying here.

We have been trying to stay here a month but things were not working out. I kept checking with the campground registration every day and nada. This morning we knew some people were leaving so went up to the reg building They had already put someone on it. Figured we would have to move to another campground. We went to Target this afternoon and I asked Thelma on the way in should I stop and ask. She said it is up to you. Didn't have anything to lose so stopped. Guy asked can we help you. I said do you have anything open for a month. He and another lady went to their board and looked and then said yes we do. So we can stay on the lot we are on till the first of March. This evening or late afternoon as it was around 5:00 we drove over to the public beach. I took some pictures of the sunset. I will post one here.We want to go to the beach in the daylight. Not sure when. They are talking about rain tomorrow. Sure glad we don't have to move. Guess that's about it tonight. We need to go to the post office tomorrow to see about getting mail down here. Talked to Gary tonight and finally our mail arrived at their house. Took 8 days. Good old government at work. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Lazy Day

We did not do any sightseeing today. We had planned on going to see the dolphins but it was so cold and windy this morning that we deceided to delay a few days. This evening we went with some friends from Indiana to Lamberts for dinner. Man if you go away from there it is you own fault. I ordered pork chops. with 3 sides. 2 chops, baked sweet potato, carrots, cooked apples. Then they came around with fried potato's and oinions, tomato's and macaroi, blackeyed peas throwed rolls. Thelma had 2 chicken breasts fried apples baby carrots plus the pass arounds which is the potato's tomato's and peas. We are so full that we can hardly move. WE ate in one by branson Mo. I think this one is better. Not sure what we are going to do tomorrow. We are just taking life easy. That is why we are here. The weather here is not as good as we hoped but it is better than what it is in the Fort. Well that is about it for tonight Later all Ron Thelma and Little Eli

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Tourist Day

Today we went out to Fort Morgan. This fort was used during the cival war and WW I. Not a lot of guns are there any more. It is right on Mobile bay. There was no way anything was going to get through there. Late this afternoon a lady that we met here that are friends with a couple that we know for FCRV asked us down to their trailer. We had cake and Ice cream for the lady who had a birthday on Sun. She didn't let anyone know. We had gone out to eat with them. Tomorrow afternoon Thelma and I and someother people we have met are going to Lamberts in Foley for our Anniversary. 48 yrs. Not sure how many of us are going. We are leaving here at 4:00 to beet the crowd. Thats about it for tonight. Tomorrow we think we are going on Dolphin cruise. Need to see what time they go. We need to be back here to go to Lamberts. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Monday, January 25, 2010


What a difference a day makes. Today dawned sunny and bueatiful. No I didn't see the sn come up. But it did wake me up. It was shining through the dome over the shower. We got up and had breakfast. I made a couple of calls about campgrounds. One place was full and the other was answering machine. We wanted to go to the outlet mall and I wanted to go to camping world. On the way my phone rang and it was from one campground that I had called. They were full but gave me the number of another one. So happened that just a ways up the road was the campground. It is up by Foley which is about 12 miles from here. They had two lots open We are going to stay there for one month. They have full hookups cable wifi pool laundry. It is a real pretty place. Even have a dog walk. So Fri we will move. I was worried that we wouldn't find anything around here and have to move over to Mobile. This afternoon some friends of ours who fulltime in a bus Harry and Darlene picked us up and we went out to eat. They ar leaving for Florida the 1st of the month. We went to a resturant that had a seafood buffet. It was half price for seniors so wasn't too bad. I wouldn't have paid the full price. I must admit though that it was good. We stuffed ourselves. Then Harry drove around and showed us some of the places to see. That really was nice of him. They have been down here i think for about 4 years at least. They know the area pretty well. We will go out to the beach one of these days. The sand is so white. Well That is about it for tonight. Tomorrow we are heading for Fort Morgan. There are 3 forts around this area that we want to see. We will have a month to see it all.
Later All Ron Thelma and Eli

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Rain Again

We had another day of rain. We met some friends this morning at ryans for breakfast. They had the buffet. It was really good and only 4.99. Omlet station and anything that you could want. We were so full when we left. We then went to the laundry. That took a long time the one big washer we used wouldn't rinse and spin properly so we had to redo them in two other washers. So that put us about 20 minutes behind the other one. It stopped raining somewhat when we got to the trailer so carried them in and Thelma put them away. We then drove to a couple of campgrounds to check them out. We still have not found a place around here. I will call a couple of places tomorrow and see if they have any openings. It has been in the 60's the last few days. Even with the rain it is not too bad. It is 58 right now at 9:43 CST. Thelma has gone to bed and I am about ready too. Will walk the little boy and then watch the news. Tomorrow we will do some tourist thing's. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Windy in the south

I do mean Windy. I had put the awning out yesterday afternoon. It had a lot of water wrapped up in it so thought it would be good to air it out. I should have rolled it up before we went to bed. Didn't. Early this morning it started banging. I went out and tightened it down some but it still kept rattleing. Finally after light Thelma and I went out and got it rolled back up. Had to try it twice. So it will stay rolled up while we are here. It is to close to the water to put it out. We don't kow for sure where we are going to move to. I have called a couple of places and they have not returned my calls yet. One place over by mobile had room so may head over there if we can't find something around here. Guess that's about it for tonight. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Friday, January 22, 2010

Gulf Shores

We got to gulf shores this afternoon. It is really nice. The only problem is we cannot stay for a whole month. They do not have sites for a full month. So we are staying a week and then may have to move on. Will do some checking this week for another campground around here. If we can't find something we will probably move to Florida somewhere. We have plenty of time. We will start some sightseeing tomorrow as it is supposed to be nice. It is 57 here now. Out in shirt sleeves. It is supposed to cool off some next week. Tommorw I will get some pictures and put on here sometime this week. Guess that's about it for tonight. Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Moving Tomorrow

We will be moving on tomorrow. We have enjoyed a little downtime here. We received 3 inches of rain last night. It was not as bad as I thought it would be. We got a little wind last night. It woke me up so it must have been pretty good. Eli had a heck of a time with the water. He doesn't like it anyway. We will not move after we get to the state park as we will pay for a month as it is too expensive paying by the week. We should be able to get quite a few channels as we will be right across the bay from Mobile and not too far from Pensicola, Fl They have a Madi gra parade in mobile coming up. We might try and take that in. We went to Wally world this afternoon. Went to a cici's pizza for lunch. It's not too bad. Wouldn't want it all the time. After the state park we will probably go to Fla for about 3 weeks or so. We need to head to S C for a rally on the 17 of March. Guess that's about it for tonight More tomorrow. Will put some pictures on later. Ron Thelma and Eli my buddy

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Rain go away

Well the rain has arrived. it started this afternoon and has not let up. I put the rain guage out this afternoon just when it started to sprinkle. Will see how much we get. We will leave here on Fri morning and go to Gulf Shores State Park. The other place we had thought maybe we would go to is full. So the park it is. The only thing is they don't have cable like the other one. Thanks for telling about Huntsville Bob. Didn't know about that. When we stopped in the visitor center at the rest area they were closed for MLK day. So couldn't get any info. Tomorrow we are going to a Wally world. If it isn't raining to hard. Well that's about it for tonight. From rainy Montgomery Ron Thelma and Eli

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Montgomery ,Al

We are in Montgomery,AL. We are at the wood's rv park. It is a passport park which gives us a half price. We are going to stay here for a couple of days. There is a front coming in with rain. I don't have to been any where right now so we are staying put till it is over. We will leave on Fri and get to gulf shores then. We probably won't do much here other that rest up. The drive today was pretty good. We made quite a few stops. Once for fuel and lunch. Stopped at a flying J. Had the lunch buffet. They had the best chicken. Thelma snuck a little bit of white meat for eli. He acted like he hadn't had anything to eat for a week. He can be such a little piggy. The missle has something to do with Huntsville. Not sure if they make them there or not. Will have to do some searching on that. The town of Altmont is not very big. It is just inside the Al state line. Thats about it for tonight. Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Monday, January 18, 2010

On the move

We moved today from Nashville to Elkmont. Al. We are in a small campground. The picture here was taken at the rest area in Al. Talk about a wide load. I cant get my blogger to work right tonight. it is writing right to left I wanted to add another picture Dont know if I can get it to work or not. Boy is this a pain in you know where. I got the picture to upload. It is at the rest area as you come into Alabama. The visitor center was closed today due to Mlk. So couldn;t get much info. Well guess that is about all for tonight. We don't have cell phone here so had to drive back into the little town to call Gary and Sherryl. Later from a different place tomorrow. Ron Thelma and Eli

Sunday, January 17, 2010

On the road again

We are at Nashville country campground just north of Nashville. Got here 3:30 EST. We are on Central time now so we gained an hour or did we lose an hour. No think we gained. We are heading to Gulf Shores for about a month. Eli gets nervous when we start carring stuff out. We usually tries to go to the camper with Thelma. We tried this time to keep him in the house most of the time as the driveway was messy. I have to figure out where we are going to stay tomorrow. We traveled 402 miles today. Will not do that tomorrow. We knew we needed to get this far to be able to put water in the camper. We got all the pink stuff out. We left this morning at around 7:00. Went to the Miicky Dees and got breakfast. Then I couldn"t remember if I shut the Garage door or not. So went back by the house. The G door was shut but I had forgot to turn of the porch light. So stopped on the road and put flashers on and turned the light off. Then we we wer almost to Indy I remembered we forgot the cooler. Didn't have a whole lot in so Gary is going to put the stuff in the fridge. We will probably buy a styrofoam cheepy. That's about it for tonight. We had rain in In. and Ky. It was not a real bad drive. Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Ready to leave

We are all packed up except for my camera's and puter. They will ride in the truck when we leave in the morning. We hope to get to Nashville tomorrow night. It should be warm enough there to put water in. If we are really tired we might stay and extra day. Depends on the weather. Paul and Beth stopped in for a bit this afternoon Nice truck they have. The bicycles are some that we bought at Walmart a few years ago. We have not used them all that much as they are somewhat hard to haul. They fold in half in about the middle. They lock in place. If I think of it I will take a picture when we get down south. The pedals fold down and so does the handle bar. I have one in front of the fifth wheel and one behind. We will see how Thelma can do. I think it might help her knee. Well thats about it for tonight. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Friday, January 15, 2010

One more day

Well we have one more day here before we leave on Sun morning. We spent most of the day putting stuff out in the camper. Gary came out this afternoon to help. He carried the boxes to the door. I carried them to the camper and Thelma put them on the cupboard and them put the stuff away. It went a lot faster that way. I brought our folding bicycles up from the shed and Gary helped me put them in the truck bed. It is a tight fit. We don't always carry them as they are hard to haul and we don't use them when just on weekends. Since we will be in one place for awhile thought we would take them. I also put our 50 amp cord in so we can run two electric heaters. We still have some stuff to put in. My cameras and puter. They will go in the truck Sun morning. I have one load of clothes to do tomorrow. That will be it. I did two loads today in between packing. Guess that's about it for now. Don't know if I will post tomorrow or wait till 'Sunday eve when we get to Nashville. Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Just about ready

Only 3 more days till we leave. We have the dining room about full of stuff to carry out Tomorrow and Fri. I am going to start some heat out there tomorrow afternoon. I took out some clothes for me yesterday Thelma has hers about ready to take out. I need to do some laundry in the next couple of days. This evening when the 5 oclock news came on they said there had been a stabbing at a high school in Fort Wayne. I looked up and thought the place looked familiar. Sure enough it was at Concordia. One 14 year old stabbed a 17 year old senior. the 14 was a freshman. This is the first time in Concordia's history of this happening. At least that is what they said. I just don't understand what is going on in this day and age. Might find out more tomorrow. Guess that is about itfor now. ELi is getting clipped in the morning. She is picking him up at 7:30. I have my appointment at 10:00 Thelma is at 1:30 Then in the evening we are going out to Logans with Gary's family. Tomorrow is a busy day. Fri and Sat will be packing day. Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Winter go away

Here is a picture from the deck We have had about 3-4 inches. I took the truck down to Decatur to get it serviced. Wasn't bad at 8:30 this morning. Took about 1&1/2 hrs to get it done. Was worse on the way home. We went out yesterday to a resturant in Waynedale. Met Jackand Barb and Bob Gurney. Had a good visit we probably sat there for 2 hrs. We will probably not see them again til in the spring. Might see Jack and Barb in Fla. Guess that'a about it for now. Will post later. Ron Thelma and Eli
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Friday, January 1, 2010

Good News

Yesterday I received a letter from the Jury Clerk from district court. They have excused me from jury duty. Whopee. It was to be the week before we wanted to leave which would maybe have pressed us to get the trailer loaded. Think what we will do is get everything ready in the dining room in boxes and then haul them all out at one time. Will need to put some heat in the trailer before hand. Yes the scratch was from Brown County when some guy backed up and scratched the one fender. It wasn't too bad thank goodness. It is cold here today. Sherryl was talking about coming up today but deceided it might be too cold. I would hate for her to have trouble with Violet in the car. She will maybe try next weekend. Otherwise we won't see them till spring. We might leave on Sunday the 17th instead of waiting till Mon. hat would get us through Indy and Louisville and maybe miss some of the traffic. We will watch the weather real close and if something is gonna come in earlier we could head out earlier. The jury thing really had me worried. Guess that is about all for today. Happy New year to all who follow and may the New year bring peace and happiness to all. Ron Thelma and Little Eli