Saturday, March 31, 2012


We went to the reenactment today. Talk about a muddy mess. It rained yesterday morning and the place was terrible. I know they had nothing to do with the rain. They did not have the battlefield set up very well. The rebels had there backs to us. They should have had them 90d from us. That way we could have seen both sides. This was our 4th one to see.  This is the worst one as far as organization goes. Talked to a reenactor walking down the road and said this was his fifth one and he agreed with me as for the organization. Not sure why The last one was over 10 yrs ago. I was still working at least we think so. I did take some pictures and a little video with my camera. Tomorrow I am going to McDs and use their wifi to upload some pictures and video. We will be leaving on Monday morning. Not sure exactly what time and where we will be stopping. Will just drive and see. Might try and make it to Shepardsville Ky and stop overnight there. Depends on the weather what time we get started and traffic. WE have ordered a DVD of this battle. Should be pretty good as they have people right out in the field with the troops. It is thundering here right now. Might get some rain If they get rain at the battlefield site it will really be a mess.  Well that is for tonight. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Friday, March 30, 2012

Big day tomorrow

Today we went out for lunch. Had coupons for free appetizer and free cobbler. We had to pay for one cobbler but it was worth it. We had rotel cheese and tortilla chips for the appetizer. Brought some of that home. Thelma brought home some of her meal. Tomorrow we are going to the reenactment. Getting up early as I expect a traffic jam. They are predicting a lot of watchers. It rained this morning. I awoke about 3 or so and it was lightly raining then. It rained harder as the day went on. It finally quit about noon. Then the sun came out. It never did get as warm as they had predicted. Well That is it for tonight  Later all Ron  Thelma and Eli

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Laid back day

This morning we went to the Waffle house here for breakfast After that we went to the Laundromat to wash some clothes. That should be the last we do till we get home. Then this afternoon I washed the front end of the truck and front of the Montana. Boy I don't think we ever had that many bugs. Not sure where we got them all. Still not all off the front of trailer. They might wait till we get home. I really don't want to get out the ladder here. It is a lot cleaner than it was.  Well that is it for tonight Not sure what else we will do tomorrow. Possible go out for lunch We have a couple of coupons for an appetizer or dessert at one of the restaurants. Later all. Ron Thelma and Eli

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Shiloh Battlefield

Today we went and toured the Shiloh battlefield. Took us about 4 hours. I think. Very interesting. Saw a short movie at the visitors center. Then did the driving tour. I was amazed at how many units from Indiana were clear down here for the war. Here is some pics
Here is the Shiloh church which gave the battle its name. This is where it started.
This tree has an eagles nest in it You can just barely see the eagles head in the center. Maybe will try again and see if I can get a better picture.
Some of the Calvary are camped at the interpretive center tonight. This horse has the neatest markings. almost blends in with the trees.
This is not a horse but a mule. And he was letting everyone know it with his noise. Sounded funny. Well that is it for tonight Tomorrow we are doing some laundry. That should last till we get home. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A little sightseeing

Today we went into Corinth for a little sightseeing. First this morning we went to the Civil war interpretive center. Forgot my camera so will have to go back. We also went to the visitors center . The lady there was very informative. She gave us lots of brochures to look over and showed us on a map different things to see. And where to eat. Then after going back to the trailer for lunch we went into town to the depot. This is where two tracks cross. One going east to west and one north to south.
While we were there 3 trains went through going to the west. Here is one of them
We then went to the Corinth National Cemetery. This is not just for Civil war soldiers. There were some buried here from all wars. Even after they are out of service.
Notice how they all line up. No matter how you look at them they are all in straight rows. Tomorrow we are heading for Shiloh battlefield. Should be good.  Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Monday, March 26, 2012

We are in Corinth

We arrived here around about 3:30 this afternoon. We had some pretty good roads and also one that was real nasty. Bumpity bumpity bump. Eli did not like it at all. Tomorrow we are going into the visitors center and get some info on this town. We will not get up real early as we have quite a few days to do this. Need to find out exactly where The Shiloh battlefield is from here. They have a 40 % chance of rain for Sat. Hope not. We are staying at a campground here that also has a gun club. I went down and looked at the trap house. I think they are automatic. Bunch of clay pigeons in them. Don't know if they will be shooting here while we are here or not. Well don't know much else tonight. We have a night light right above us so Eli has his own light for when he goes out. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Sunday, March 25, 2012

We move again tomorrow

We arrived here in Montgomery Al. about 4 yesterday afternoon. Got set up and then a little later Thelma and I went to Olive Garden. We had not been to one in quite awhile. It was good. WE have leftovers for Tomorrow evening. We are going to Corinth Ms. We will be there for a week. We will leave there on the 2nd of April and start for home. Probably two days. We are going to the Shiloh battlefield and on Sat a reenactment of it. That should be good. There is a lot of civil war stuff in Corinth. Should have some pictures next week after we get there. Well that is it for today  Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Friday, March 23, 2012

Leaving in morning

We will be leaving here in the morning and heading to Montgomery Al. We will stay there at least a day. We will eventually end up in Corinth Miss. We will go to a civil war reenactment. Shiloh battle is 150 years ago. As you know yesterday we went to St Augustine. Here are a few pictures
We drove down to the beach and drove on it a bit. You can see where people have drove on it

The waves were really rolling in. It was low tide so there was a lot of beach here

Statue of Ponce De Leon

Here is the group that went and we ate again. Good food.

St Augustine Light house. We did not have enough time to tour the grounds. Maybe in 3 years when we will be back in this area for our retiree rally.
Well that is it for tonight. Oh forgot we went out with some of the group left to Texas Roadhouse. Had a good meal and fellowship   Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

We eat again.

This morning we had biscuits and gravy with eggs like you want. Boy was that good. One lady made the biscuits from scratch and another lady made the gravy. One of the men made the eggs. This evening we had ribs. Short ribs I think they called it. Creamed potatoes, onion rings carrots and desserts Thelma made strawberries that we bought this morning at a stand in Lake city Also had cake and cream puffs. We sure do eat good.
Tomorrow morning we are having potato pancakes and scrambled eggs. Not sure what else. Tomorrow night is ham . We are taking a day trip to St Augustine on Thurs right after breakfast.  Well that is it for tonight  Later all We are enjoying this outing. Ron Thelma and Eli

Monday, March 19, 2012

New campground

We have moved to Oaks and Pines campground at Lake City Fl. Nice spot. We have the clubhouse for our own use. We are with the full timers. The one guy cooks the breakfast and dinner while we are here. Charges 2.00 per person for 6 meals. Had meatballs and spaghetti tonight. Ribs tomorrow night Ham and some other fixings Wed night. We will eat good. We have full hookup here and WiFi plus cable. Living the good life. I need to work on all the pictures I took this week. 509 to be exact. A little tuning and cropping and they will be up on the website.  Well almost bedtime.  Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Really behind

It looks like I didn't post at all this week. We have been busy all week. I have taken pictures since we got there. Almost 500 in the Picasa web album. Now I need to get them uploaded to the web. Will do that next week when we have wifi. When we got back to the trailer at night after our program it was late by the time I put the pictures on Picasa and checked email. This next week will be laid back. Maybe we can get a little rest. Sleep in. Today is the last day. This evening we have some entertainment and then our parade of states and provinces. This is when all state parade across the stage and make all the noise you can. Should be a good one. I finally had the afternoon free so worked some more on pictures and thought I would update the blog. We leave tomorrow morning for Lake City Fl for a full timers campout. Then we are heading up to Tennessee for a Civil War Reenactment. That is at the end of March After that we will start for the northern area. Back to Fort Wayne. Well That is for now. Will post a few pictures next week to show what we did this week.  Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Nice Day Till Now

Today was a great day. Sunny and 75 or more. Had shorts on all day. This evening just after I came back to the camper it let loose. It has been raining and lightning for about an hour now. At least it is after everything is done for the day. The entertainment last night was great. This lady sang a tribute to Patsy Kline. She was good. Tonight we had the Tallahassee big band. It was okay but not my kind of music. They seemed to like it so okay. I would rather have country. I guess that is it for tonight. Tomorrow we have our State pictures taken. They have a professional come in and do them. He usually does school pictures. He has done these for quite a few years. Well later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Monday, March 12, 2012

Almost ready

Tomorrow is the official start of the retiree rally. I think most are in. I need to take pictures again in the morning. Still might not get them all. There is quite a lot going on tomorrow. Will be busy. But that is what I like. We sat around with some friends this afternoon solving all the worlds problems. Yea right. Well I don't have to much else to write about tonight so guess that is all. Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Dreary Day

Today was a dreary day. I don't think the sun was out at all. We had church this morning and then
Thelma and I went to a Winn-Dixie grocery. Got a few thinks so I can make omelets in the morning. Right after I take some pictures of the Chairmen of the committees for the rally. Then we are mostly free the rest of the day. Will probably have to do it again Tuesday as some of the men are going to play golf. I guess I have to work around their schedule. It has sprinkled here some today. Not a whole lot. We have a lot of the campers in today. The rest should arrive tomorrow I would think.  Well that is it for tonight.  Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Saturday, March 10, 2012

North Florida Fairgrounds

We arrived this morning about 11 at the fairgrounds where our retiree rally will be. Most of the committee people are in now. Tomorrow the rest will start to come in . Sunday and Monday are early bird days. Hope we have a good turnout. We spent the day getting set up and then this evening went to Logan's to eat. We went to another restaurant but when we saw the prices we left I am not paying over 20 for a steak . I don't care how good it is. What we had at Logan's was very good.  Well that is it for tonight. Will probably post some pictures tomorrow.  Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Friday, March 9, 2012

Leaving in morning

Today is the last day here. Tomorrow we are going into the Fairgrounds in Tallahassee. We sure have enjoyed our stay here. Today was a cloudy dreary day. Too bad it had to end on this weather. Here is what it looked like this morning.
It sure was foggy This guy was out fishing around 10:00 this morning. There was a lot of boats on the lake this morning. Not sure why although the campground is pretty full. Here is another foggy one
Remember all those nice sunsets I took this week. Well here is what it looked like this evening about the same time I always took the other sunny ones. I knew today was not going to be a sunset photo time
As you can see the fog is gone but no sun today. Well it was nice for 4 days. We will try and come back here again when in this area. If you are in the area it is worthwhile to stop. This is the east bank COE on Lake Seminole. A great place. When we get to the big city I will find a McDs and upload all the pictures I took so far this winter and put a link on here for all of them. Well that is it for tonight. We will have a couple of days to get ready for our Retiree rally at the Fairgrounds. I will be doing the pictures which keeps me hopping . But I enjoy it.  Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Another great day and sunset

When I look at the sunsets I think of what God created in the beginning. How could it be so beautiful. Well he didn't make ugly things in this world of ours . This noon or a little before we took of for Quincy Fl which is a little east of here to Winn Dixie Grocery. We stopped at a restaurant to eat lunch and I purchased a paper. In it was an ad for Winn Dixie. They had a lot on sale. We got out of there with over 50. Then this evening we had another beautiful sunset. You might get tired of these eventually. But it's my blog and I love them so here is another one
And now one from last night a moon set
Well that is it for tonight. Hope you all enjoy the pictures. I do.  Later all
Ron Thelma and Eli

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Another gorgeous day

Another great day here at East Bank COE. This campground is on Lake Seminole. It is on the Fl Ga line. It has 37,000 acres of water, 376 miles of shoreline and over 22,000 acres of land. This lake is humongous. Today Thelma and I drove over to the dam. They generate power here. When we drove the road to the dam we went from Ga to Fl and then back again. Our phones are on Central time and the campground here is on Eastern. The tower for cell phones is on the Fl side of the lake. Some of the stations for TV are from Fl are on CDT. Well Here are some pictures from today including a couple of sunsets.
Now for a little wildlife around here Haven't seen a whole lot.
Here is our lot Sure is nice
Well that is it for tonight. Not sure what tomorrow will bring. Think we might run into the town down the road a bit and see what it has. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Monday, March 5, 2012

Friends and COE

Well we made it to the COE park here on the FL GA line. It is a bueatiful place Here is a picture of the sun going down right behind us
Here is another one
Now here is a couple from the MOC that we went out to dinner with Sunday afternoon. Good mexican food and good visit with friends They have a Greyhound called Sunshine. She is such a sweetheart.
This is Jim, Carol and Sunshine. She is in the middle. She about went crazy when whe we got back from eating. We had to replace the battery in the trailer. It was shot. That was why the slide would not come in. It took them a little over and hour to fix it. This place is called Tri-am trailer sales. They are in Ocala. Great service and friendly bunch of people. We got here around 4 this afternoon. Well that is it for tonight  later all RonThelma and Eli

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Flea Market day

This morning we got up around 8 and did our stuff here and then headed for a place to eat breakfast. The lady at the campground had told me about a restaurant down the road but we didn't see it so we ended up at IHop. We had a good breakfast but the coffee was 2:29 a cup. I know coffee is expensive but jeez that is ridiculous. Then we went to the Market of Marion. This is a pretty good size flea market. We spent about 4 hrs there. We were both tired by the time we got through. We bought some stuff. This evening we went to church at 6. Now tomorrow morning we can sleep in a little later.  Think we are going to the place where the MOC friends are staying tomorrow afternoon. That will be our last day here in this area.
Monday we move north to around the Tallahassee area. East Bank COE.  Well that is it for tonight. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Friday, March 2, 2012

MOC Friends

Hey Ron when you go to meet people you haven't seen for awhile take the camera. We met Jim and Carol and Sunshine today for lunch and forgot to take the camera. Duh. I usually take it with us when we are out and about. Well we will see them Sunday as we are going to their park to see what it is like. They had the greyhound along. She is so cute. Not quite as tall as our son's Grey's. She was really good while we ate. We sat outside and that way she could be with us. We hope to do some sightseeing while here. We only have a couple of days. We think the mail is straitened out. I went to the post office here in Ocala  and talk to the manager. He called the post office at home and they have the right address now so our son should start getting the mail. Sure hope so. We have cable here so getting to see all the damage around the country from tornado's. Boy is that bad. Hope everyone stays safe. Well guess that is it for tonight. More tomorrow. Going to a flea market just a ways down the road.  Later all Ron Thelma and Eli.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

We have moved

We are now in Ocala at Wandering Oaks campground. Not too bad of a place. It is not where I would stay for a long time. We are here for 4 days. Having trouble with our mail being fowarded. It was supposed to start going back to Ft Wayne to our sons house. Nope. we got some today at Lake wales. I will call the post office in Fort Wayne tomorrow and see what happened. That is the trouble with this mail stuff. Maybe if they raise the rates again they can get it right. Not sure what we will do tomorrow. Want to get together with some Montana owners for lunch. Need to call them  Okay that is it for tonight Later all Ron Thelma and Eli