Saturday, April 30, 2011

Almost over

Well it is 9:18 Sat night. Tomorrow we have a pancake breakfast and then Church and then head home. This morning we had a lady talk on Military Working Dogs. This is a great thing that she is doing. All by herself. She told what all she does How she got started. If you want more info go to     Check it out. The group here gave 250 dollars to help her out. It costs 400. to outfit one dog. She started out doing 15 dogs. Now she is trying to do all of them in Iraq and Afghanistan We are going to send her a check when we get home. Didn't have the checkbook along. This afternoon Thelma and I drove into Springfield and drove through our old mobile home park. Boy that place has gone to pot. Half of the trailers looked empty and the rest looked like heck. Won't drive through there again. The one we lived in is empty and the shed looks like it is falling apart. This evening we had hamburgers and hot dogs potato salad baked beans and cherry deserts. The theme for this campout was red white and blue so people made cherry deserts for the contest. Boy were they good. Then we had entertainment by a fella named Joseph. He was good. Sort of a folk singer. Well guess that's it for tonight. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Friday, April 29, 2011

Urbana ,Ohio

We are over in Urbana Ohio for a district campout this weekend. About 30 rigs here. Not to bad with the price of fuel. We got here about 2:00 this afternoon. We went to walmart for a couple of items and then went to the airport restaurant. We used to eat there a lot when I was over here working. Tomorrow they are have a talk on Military Working dogs. That should be interesting. Not sure if they are having dogs here or not. Hope so. That's about it for tonight. Little cool here. At least its not raining. Coming through Pleasant Mills and Willshire the river was way out in the fields. Don't need anymore rain.  Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Sunday, April 17, 2011

A recap of our winter

Well I sat down and added everything up Very interesting

We drove 6147 miles on the trip
Pulled the trailer 3756 miles
It was 1853 miles to our first park in Texas that we stayed at for a month
We bought 593.25 Gals of fuel
That averaged out to 10.38 MPG
We spent 2076.16 on fuel Now we have to pay for it
We paid $542.05 in Campground fees except for the two months we were parked. That amounted to 450 for the two months. Plus electric. Can't find the first bill We paid 74 for our time in mission. We stayed a few extra days there to wait for the debit card to get there. I think it was the 7th on March when we left. Our electric in mission was probably higher than normal as we ran out of propane and had to use the electric heater one night.  We also paid for our camping at the retiree rally. But that was paid last year when we were at Ladson for the last one. All in all we had a great winter. Sure better than what we have been having here. 
Well guess that's it for now.  We will not go out again till the last weekend of April over to Ohio for a camp out there at Urbana. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

PS  I think Eli is glad to be home. He ran like crazy in the house the day we got home. Lot more room in the house than the trailer 

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Not much new

Trying to get caught up on things around here. I want to tally up how much fuel we used and how many miles we pulled the  trailer and what we spent on campgrounds and anything else I think is interesting to the trip. Not sure I want to see how much fuel we did use and how much it cost us. Diesel here now is over 4:00 a gallon. I filled up right after we got home and it was less than 4. Guess that's about it for tonight will try and get that stuff together over the weekend  Later  Ron Thelma and Eli

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

We are home

Got home around 3 this afternoon. Went with Gene and Sylvia to eat out.Caught up on a lot of the gossip. Will meet them again Sunday for breakfast. We are tired Will sleep in late in the morning. I still have mail to go through and need to go to the bank tomorrow also post office.  That's it for tonight  Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Shephardsville, Ky

We are in Shephardsville Ky tonight. Tomorrow Ft Wayne. Jack and Barb came out and we went to Mexican restaurant to eat. Had a great time. They will be in Fort Wayne in a couple of weeks. Will probably go out and see them but not camp out there. They will be here over Easter. We will leave here in the morning sometime . Not sure what time we will get going. Think we will go down the road to loves and get a bite to eat first. Shirley I don't think that area is as good as it was in Elvis day. It looked like it was almost  all black. We went to a Walgreen's and Thelma talked to the Pharmacist and he told her what he thought she should take for here cold. It seems to work. Asked her if he was black she said yes. As I sat there watching all the people going in I thought it might be.
Graceland has almost all black people working there. Guess they need jobs too. Well that's it for tonight.  Later all Ron Thelma and Eli 

Monday, April 4, 2011


We made it to just north of Nashville this afternoon. It was a bad day for driving. It was nice this morning but right about lunch time it turned sour. We stopped to get fuel and lunch at a Pilot truck stop. It started to rain just as I turned to go around back. We ran in and got some roast beef sandwiches. Eli loves Arbys. We had a light rain most of the way off and on. Then when we hit the west side of Nashville it began to really rain. The sign above the interstate said tornado warning turn on your radio. I had the c/d going so turned on the radio. They were telling where it was. Of course we had no idea. We hit some really heavy rain and some wind. Everybody slowed down and drove sensiably. Got here and hooked up electric and the cable so we could see what was going on. All the stations had their radar on . I finally unhooked the truck so we could go eat. Was going to Cracker Barrel but they had no power. Drove to Shoneys and they had no parking left. Went to KFC. Got Chicken. Eli was happy when we got home had some leftovers.  Yesterday we went to Graceland. Here are some pictures
This is the kitchen in the mansion This place is not as big as I had expected. It is really nice. We could not see the upstairs

This is the front of the place. It is big. Elvis bought this for 100,000  Back in I think1957. Not sure on that

His grave. I took more pictures of all four graves They will be on the web site later 

This is over at the Automobile museum. Lots of cars there. More will be on the website  Thats it for tonight It is still raining at 8:30 CDT Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Clinton Presidential Library and Center

This morning we went to the library. It is very interesting. Lot of stuff there. No flash pictures I took some that I will put on here at the end. We ate lunch at the 42 club. Had a great lunch. and not too expensive either. Had some leftovers that we brought back. We then took a golf cart ride to the Clinton store. bought a couple of things. Not much. Tomorrow we head to Memphis and Graceland. If i can get reservations. I have called a couple of times and it goes to recording so I left a message. Waiting for the call back.  Here are some pictures
The desk in the last one is a replica. Evidently you can't take your desk with you.  That's it for today . Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Friday, April 1, 2011

North Little Rock

Well we have moved. We left about 9 this morning and drove to North Little Rock. Got here about 2:45 I guess. Not sure. Thelma wrote it down. We stopped on the way at a T/A truck stop. Got subs. We got the foot long ones and ate half. The other half will be tomorrow nights supper. We leave here Sun Morning for Memphis. Tn. Hoping to stay at Elvis Presley campground. I need to make reservations tomorrow. We are going to Clinton's library tomorrow. Hope to put some pictures on here then.  Bout time for bed  Later all Ron Thelma and Eli