Saturday, December 28, 2013

Hey what happened to the warm weather

Today was a cloudy misty day. Thelma did laundry this morning. It needed to be done. The sun tried to come out but was only here for a bit. Other that that we didn't do anything. Tomorrow morning is church. Next week they start the Sat. night service. We will go to that. Not much else to report. Tomorrow is supposed to be nice but then next week it is showing rain almost all week. Hope it gets better here pretty soon. Well that is it for tonight Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Rainy Day

Today was a crappy day. This morning we had the weekly  meeting. Donuts and coffee were free this morning. After we came home we stayed in the trailer till this evening. Then we went to a Shoneys in McCallen. We had the buffet. It wasn't too bad. Some of the food could have been hotter. They were not busy. It is still raining here at 9:00. Not hard just a drizzle. Guess they need the rain. Not much else going on. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas Day

Well Christmas is all over Seems like it just was a week away and now it is gone already. Went to church in Alamo last night. Nice service. The pastor that was here 3 yrs ago is still here. Today we had a dinner here in the park. We had signed up about a week ago. The host lady came around and said we needed to bring two passing dishes. Thelma made Au gratin potatoes and bean green casserole. Somebody took the glass dish that the potatoes were in. Hope they realize they got the wrong one. Tonight it was potluck. They took all the food that was leftover and put it on a bunch of tables and then you helped yourself. Got to taste some food that we hadn't before. The park furnished the ham. It was pretty good. Tomorrow morning we have the weekly meeting. The donut's are free tomorrow. After dinner today we had a man entertain us who is blind. Can't believe how he does it . Well guess that is it for tonight  Later Ron Thelma and Eli 

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Another day

This morning we went to 10:30 Church here in Alamo. It is about 7 or 8 blocks away. After we got home for awhile we went to Subway for lunch Had some coupons. Buy one get one free. Not too bad. Then on the way home stopped at HEB. Got some groceries for Thelma to make food for Christmas dinner at the clubhouse. This evening we had a Christmas program. It was pretty good. Had finger foods afterward. Lot of food. Tomorrow is a parade here in the park. also a jam in the afternoon. Guess that is it for tonight Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Friday, December 20, 2013

Where has the time gone.

Yesterday we went to Peter Piper  table and just chatted. Today we had the trailer washed and waxed. Good price   After they left I washed the truck. It was dirty too. The roof of the trailer was really dirty. The trailer looks really good for now. Tomorrow morning we have a breakfast at the club house. Think we will go for that. The weather here has been good. Hot in the high eighty's. It is going to go down next week. That is okay with us. Guess that is it for tonight. Ron Thelma and Eli

Wednesday, December 18, 2013


I don't have the pictures uploaded so none tonight. This guy had one of those new fangled accordion's where it is electronic. He was pretty good. All Christmas songs  Some of them I had never heard. This morning was the activity meeting. Sure is a lot going on. Should have taken something to write on. Won't remember all that is going on. They have a lot of trips planned but most were already full. Will try and make some of the other ones. Well guess that is it for tonight Later Ron, Thelma and Eli

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Great meal

Today was the Christmas meeting of the Winter Texans. We met at Harold's Country Kitchen in Donna. They serve a buffet. Boy it was good. Saw a lot of friends we had not seen since campvention in July. Was great to visit with them. Tomorrow morning is the meeting at the clubhouse. They tell what all is going on and what meetings are happening. Then in the afternoon they have entertainment. Will try and get pictures. Guess that is about it for today. Oh I did get out the fridge and set it up. Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Monday, December 16, 2013

Good day

Today they had their first jam of the season here. It lasted about 3 hrs with a break in between. We enjoy them. Tomorrow is the winter Texans meeting. This a group from our FCRV campers that come to Texas every year. Yesterday we went and got some fuel and also a Sunday paper. Also some Wally world stuff. Well that is it for tonight. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Saturday, December 14, 2013

In the valley

we made it this afternoon. Got a lot set up still some to do tomorrow. Ready for bed It is early but we are tired. Thelma is already in bed and I am headed there as soon as this is posted  More later. Ron Thelma and Eli

Friday, December 13, 2013

Victoria, Texas

Another day done and one to go. We are staying at Lazy longhorn RV park. We stayed here 3 years ago when going to the valley. Nice park Close to the hwy. Mickeys close on the way out to hwy. We should get down to Alamo tomorrow around 2 or 3. Depends on how many stops we make. Then it will take a couple of days to get setup. Won't do it all in one day. The park we stayed at last night was the best we have stayed in since leaving the Fort. Well that is about it for tonight. Lot of winter residents here. They have trees out all decorated. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Bueamont, TX

We are sitting at Hidden Lake RV resort tonight. Nice park. Passport. That is half price. Tomorrow we are going to Victoria, and then on Sat to Alamo. We are going to slow down tomorrow and only do 2oo some miles tomorrow and Sat. So far we have had good weather. The place we stayed at last night was okay. It was so far back off the road and the dirt roads were terrible. would not recommend it to anybody. Well that is it for tonight. Oh our granddaughter paid for lunch. She gave us a Crack Barrel gift card for Christmas. Used part for lunch today  Thanks Kristin.   Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Wednesday, December 11, 2013


Well we made it to Mississippi. We drove 376today. We had another beautiful day. Sunny got up to 60 at one time. It is now 52 here. After leaving the fort at 11 degrees this sure is nice. Tomorrow Beaumont TX. Another 300 some miles. We should make the valley by Sat. We hope. Will take us a couple of days to get rested up. Well that is it for tonight. Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


We went 471 miles today. We were going to stop around Nashville but the roadsand weather were so good so decided to drive a little farther. Are at Texas T campground. We have stayed here before. It isabout70 miles south of Nashville, Tomorrow we are going to Hattiesburg Ms. Hope it gets warmer the farther south we go . It is 32 now going down to the20s It was 10 this morning when we left. That is for tonight  Later all Ron Thelma and Eli who was a good doggie today.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

On the road Tuesday

We were going to leave on Monday but the weather south of here is not cooperating. Friends called this afternoon and said they were getting hit again with ice and snow. So we will leave on Tues. Can't wait to get out of here. It is cold. We are going to Alamo TX for the winter. Should get there in  days if all goes well. Will try and do better with this blog. Don't think I posted for about 2 months. The camper is pretty well packed just a few things to put in Tues morning. Few things to throw in back seat of truck then also. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Almost ready to head home

Well our retiree rally is over and now the invitational is over tomorrow. In the morning we have church and then our membership meeting. This evening we had awards for the clubs and people who have belonged for numerous years. We had two couples who have been members 50 years. That is a long time.We had a couple of clubs who have 50 yrs and a couple with 45 years. We had one couple who belong to the state assoc. that he was delivering newspapers this morning and pulled out in front of another car. Hurt pretty bad. Collapsed lung broken shoulder bone. some other injuries. Then one lady this evening taken to hospital from here with low blood sugar. So not so good for them. Well that is about it We have had a lot of rain here tonight. It has quit for now. Hope that is it.  Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Retiree Rally almostover

Today is the last day of the retiree rally. Tomorrow is the start of the Invitaional. This when anybody that works or doesn't come to the retiree rally starts to come in. We had 15units here for our rally. Not as many as last year. Yesterday we had our senior games. That went well. We had fairly good weather for it. We did some inside as it was dewy and cloudy outside. In the afternoon we did the outside ones. This after noon is our meeting. This morning we men fixed brunch for the ladies. We had eggs bacon sausage, biscuits & gravy, fried potatoes. We also had fruit salad and orange juice. It was good. Well that is it for today. Later all  Ron Thelma and Eli

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Samboree over

This morning we had church service and then retired the flags that had been up since last Thurs Evening. When we got out it was raining. Not real hard. We then came back and I made breakfast. Then we packed up dirty clothes and went to a laundry. It was busy. We are now sitting here now till tomorrow morning when we leave for Nashville, In. We have our retiree rally at the fairgrounds there. This is the last year that we are in charge. Hope it doesn't rain there. According to the forecast it is supposed to be sunny while we are there. This has been a good week. Good entertainment. That is it for now.  Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Friday, September 20, 2013

Shelbyville, In

We are in Shelbyville, for a pioneer festival and Samboree. The festival is this weekend and the Samboree starts on Wed. We will be here till Mon the 30 and then head for Nashville, In for our retiree rally. We had some rain this evening. Mostly light some heavy at times. Of course I forgot to put our the rain gauge. I always think of it when it starts raining.  Well about bedtime. I'm tired. Think the driving does that to me. Well that is about it for tonight later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Friday, August 30, 2013

Home for a few

We arrived home yesterday afternoon. We made good time. We were a little tired after two days walking the market. We leave here again next week for Tipton, In for the pork festival. Will be there till Sunday afternoon. Then be home for a bit. Going to aSamboree in Shelbyville, In. Then to Brown county for a week.  So we will be busy this month.  That is it for tonight Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Heading home tomorrow

Well tomorrow we head home. We have had a good time here. We did the flea market in two days. Finishing up this morning. We went Tuesday morning and then back in the afternoon. It was really hot yesterday afternoon. Took showers when we got back. We bought a few things. Not all that much. Guess that is a good thing. Didn't think that there was as many vendors as other years. Lot of empty spots. We might come back later in the fall for just a day. They close at the end of October. Guess that is it for tonight. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Shipshewana ,In

We are at the RV park at the flea market. It is a little expencive but we are right next to the flea market. That we if we get hot or tired we can comeback and cool off.We will be here till Wed. and then head to Elkart to RV dealer to see about getting some things fixed on the trailer later in the year. Well that is it for tonight  Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Home again

We got home this afternoon about 3. Made good time. The noise parade is when you drive around all the campers and blow your horns or whatever else you have to make noise with. This is done when we have a new Teen Queen or at national campvention the state that has the new National teen queen will do it. That is sometimes a real noisy one. Depends on how big the state is and how many they have at campvention. We will be home for about 2weeks and then going up to Shipshewanna for a couple of days.Well that is it for tonight  Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Heading home tomorrow

Well another state campout is in the books. Tonight we crowned a new Teen Queen. She will run next year in Vermont. They just did a noise parade here in the fairgrounds. Her sister was queen in 2006. This young lady will do well I think. We have Church in the morning and then will get hooked up and head back. It has been a pretty good weekend.  Well guess that is it for tonight   Later  Ron Thelma and Eli

Thursday, August 8, 2013


We are at the Johnson County fairgrounds. We have a state campout going on this weekend. It just poured rain here earlier. Not sure how much but it was quite a bit. Tomorrow Thelma and I are going to outlet mall a few miles from here. Well it is about bedtime. Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Monday, July 29, 2013


Were home for couple of weeks. Our next timeout is in a couple of weeks. That will be a state campout. We had a great time these weeks that we were gone. Had a lot of mail to go through. The weekend was okay but not what we expected. It sure was cool. Had to turn the furnace on Sat night. Got down to the 50s. Week before had to run A/C.  That is it for tonight  later Ron Thelma and Eli

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Tipton, In

We are in Tipton,In for a few days. We will leave here on Monday and scoot on home. We are visiting relation here. Staying at the fairgrounds. Water and Electric. they have a dump station. Nice grass. Not sure what we are going to do yet today. I need to get a couple of light bulbs. Washed the front of the trailer last evening. It was buggy. They have a pot belly pig running around here. He escaped last week when the fair was going on. We have seen him a couple of times. Guy stopped out here Thurs after we got here and asked if we had seen him. Yep we had. It is his pig. He brings food and water out for him. He is only 10 weeks old  So he is not a pet like some are.  Well not much else going on here so that is it .Later  Ron Thelma and Eli

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Champaign, Il

Tonight we are in a campground by Champaign, Ill. Nice little park. Got the last space. It only has 30 sites. Tomorrow we will go to Tipton, In. Spend a few days there with relation and then home. Going to do some laundry in the morning before leaving here.  That is it for tonight  Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Leaving tomorrow

Well today is the last day here in Amana. We have had a good time and ready to head back to Indiana. We will go to Tipton and visit Thelma's side of the family for a few days and then go home. I tried to post last night but blogger wouldn't let me. Here is a link to the pictures I took at our campvention
Hope it works. I will check it. It has cooled down here and really nice weather. hope it stays that way. Well guess that is it for today. Will try and keep up better. Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Last Day

Today is the last day for campvention. We will stay here on the grounds for another few days to camp with our group. We will do some touring of the Amana Colonies. I have been busy taking pictures and other stuff. I need to finish editing the pictures I took and then upload them I will have links on this blog and FB and our FCRV website probably in about a week. So watch for that.  Later  Ron Thelma and Eli

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Somepictures from Springfield Ill

Springfield, IL Here are some pictures from Springfield, IL. We had a good time there. Would like to go back and speed more time. I need to upload the pictures that I took so far here at campvention and will try and get them up in the next few days. They have consolidated the campvention from 7 days to 5 so it has a lot going on at the same time. Warm here Right now it is 86. Air is running.That is it for now.Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Campvention 2013

We are in the amana colonies for our campvention. The campground is really nice  Big grassy sights with water and electric. Some have  full hookups . not that lucky I will try and get some pictures up sometime in the next few days. Busy busy.  That is it for tonight  Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Sorry I missed last night

It was so late last night that I didn't do the blog. Today we did a road rally see different site in and around Springfield. I will try and upload all the pictures tomorrow and put a link on here. It is late again tonight so this will be short. This evening we had a furnished dinner with Sloppy Joe's Baked beans chips and desert. It was good. A little later some friends went with us to the DQ Was good with this hot weather and humidity we are having.  Well that is it for tonight  Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Springfield, Il

We made it to Springfield this afternoon. Got here a little after 1 our time 12 CDT. Sitting in the fairground campground. FHU. It is on blacktop. which makes it a little warm. Tomorrow we are taking a tour of some of the sites around here. They are getting an A/C bus with handicapped lift. We have 3 people who have electric chairs. Getting ready to go down to hospitality. They have 40 units here.. Not to bad.  Later Maybe some pictures tomorrow.  Ron Thelma and Eli

Saturday, July 6, 2013

On the road again

We are on our way to Springfield, IL. Having our regional campout at the Illinois fairgrounds this next week. Then we go to Amana Iowa to the Colonies for our FCRV Campvention. We had a lot of rain today as we traveled to Remington, In. Tomorrow we will head off to Springfield. Rained here after we got here. We are right next to I65. I can see the traffic rolling down the road. Hope the noise doesn't bother sleeping..  Well that is it for tonight.  More tomorrow.  Ron Thelma and Eli

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Weekend with Ohio campers

We went over to Baylor Beach campground this weekend. had a great time. This is over by Amish Country. Even had Amish family come into campground with some baked goods. He sold out quickly on Sat night. It was about 210 miles over there. We would like to go over for a week in the fall and have time to see more. There is a campground around Berlin that is right in the middle. Some of the folks said that is where to stay. We will be home now till we leave for our Regional and Campvention at Amana Colonies. Well that is about it for now.  Later   Ron Thelma and Eli

Monday, June 10, 2013

Way behind

I am late doing any posting. We were gone last week to Hillard Ohio for the Ohio Retiree rally. Had a great time with our friends over there. On Wed. we went to a clippers game in Columbus. Lot of sun. Too much me thinks. Wed night Thelma and I both were sick. We did not get up till just before noon. I took Eli out before 9 and he crawled right back in bed with us. I think he knew we didn't feel well. I went over to the building that evening for dinner. Had some pork loin. and potatoes. Couldn't eat it all. Stayed for the entertainment. Thelma stayed home. Friday we went over for pancakes. Tasted pretty good. When ready to come home I dumped and when trying to leave I went under a power line that I tore off the building. Had Ohio AEP come out and hook up the line and hold it up enough for me to get through Tore off my vent. Put it back on. When we got home on Fri the TV wouldn't work. Picture rolled and funny colors. Called Comcast and they said Tues before we could get anyone out. Talked to my son and he said try on of the other boxes. That didn't  work either so the TV was bad. Gee it is about 25 or so years old. So we bought a 46 in digital Nice picture. So that is about it from here. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Hillaard, Ohio

We are over in Ohio for their retiree rally. Came over on Sunday afternoon. So far we have had a great time. Today we did a road rally where you follow directions to different places and find certain things. Then pick up a new envelope with new instructions. We all met at the Amish kitchen. Buffet was great. Ate too much. Tonight we did a balloon race. Hard to explain Tomorrow we are having biscuits and gravy for breakfast and then going to Columbus clippers game. We will be here till Friday and then head home. More  to follow. Ron Thelma and Eli

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Indiana Samboree

We are at  Greentown, In for the spring Samboree. Had some good entertainment tonight. We arrived here with two other couples. Parked together in hobo area. Nice grass and water and 50amp electric. More going on tomorrow. Little rain tonight. Not much. Well that is it later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Thursday, May 16, 2013


We have been out camping since last Friday. We had a state campout over the weekend. This was at bear creek Farms. This is the last year they will be open. They are closing the campground and restaurant. Too bad. It was cold and windy. We did not have a building. On Sunday some of us retirees left for Wildwood outdoor escape by Hartford City. This couple has had this place for two years now. They bent over backwards for us. We had a room that we used to play games and have our potluck. We fixed hamburgers, brats and hot dogs. Everyone brought a passing dish. We had 12 units with 23 people. It was a good time. Next we go for a Samboree at Greentown In. Well that is it .Later  Ron Thelma and Eli

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Back on the road

Tomorrow we leave for a campout over in Ohio. We usually go to this district campout in Urbana. This year it is at a campground. They are celebrating 20yrs and the camping is free. Having chili Friday night. Fireworks after that. Sat.they are providing the meal. Sunday church with music. I guess a group is coming in. Don't know if we will get to Urbana or not. We have all day Sat free so might drive over that way.Well that is it for tonight Later  Ron Thelma and Eli

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Home tomorrow.

Tonight we are in Shepardsville,Ky. Grandmas campground. We have stayed here many times on our way back north from down south. We went to a Mexican restaurant tonight. Have eaten here a couple of times here too. Stopped and filled up with fuel across the road from the campground. They have breakfast there so in the morning we will walk over there and get fueled up ourselves. we should get home sometime in the afternoon. Then is back to reality. have work to do around the house and some on the trailer. Well that is it for now Later all Ron  Thelma and Eli

Monday, April 1, 2013

Meridian Ms

We made it to Meridian Ms this afternoon. Got here about 4. 330miles. We made pretty good time. We wanted to eat lunch some place so got off the I road and tried to find a place to pull into. I finally pulled into a lot. Boy wasn't sure I was going to get out. Finally did then had to pull into another lot to get turned around and head back to the interstate. Finally found a Burger King that had a big lot around it. After getting us some food and Eli a burger got back on the road. He slept after he got feed. We then stopped at a shell station and filled up. Got an extra 45cents of with the Winn Dixie card. Made it 329 a gal. Wish we had that in Fort Wayne. Tomorrow we are heading for Nashville for the night.  Well that should do it for tonight later Ron Thelma and Eli

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Heading home tomorrow

Tomorrow morning we start back for Ft Wayne. We have had a pretty good time. Not the warmest of winters but not bad. It rained here this afternoon. Quite hard for abit.Water is standing on the road. Hope to get started at least by nine in the morning. Not sure where we will stop Hoping to make it to Meridian Ms. Then to Nashville. Stopping south of Louisville on third day and then on home on Thurs. At least that is the plan for now. Well I will try and keep this blog up to date but don't always count on it.  Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Friday, March 29, 2013

Cameron Prairie Wildlife Refuge

Today we went to the refuge which is about 60 miles south west of here. It was a great place They have a drive thru around the marsh. I took a lot of pictures Lots of gators. I have never seen so many. We also saw some birds but a lot of them flew off as we approached.  Eli was glad when we got home. Here is a couple of pictures and the link for the rest.
Wildlife refugeHope this works.I took pictures of all the gators we saw and missed a couple  The weather was just beautiful. Well that is it for tonight   Later We have two more days here and then head home on Monday  Ron Thelma and Eli

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Avery Island

Today we went down to Avery Island and Jefferson Island. Avery Island is where Tobasco sauce is made. Bad thing is they were doing inventory so were not running the lines. We watched a short movie and got 4free samples of sauce. Then we went to Jefferson Island. They have a mansion there and gardens. Some peacocks. I took pictures of them and the home. Here are some of them

Well that is it for tonight Tomorrow we are going to try and find a wildlife refuge. Think we got directions Later  Ron Thelma and Eli

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Try again

Will try and post the link for pictures again. Not sure what I did wrong . Full Timers rally  I tested it and got the right site. Today we went for breakfast and then watched Worship for Shut ins on the computer. Great sermon. That is it for today. Later Ron and Thelma and Eli

Saturday, March 23, 2013

FullTimers Rally

We spent last week Mon through Fri with the full timers at Poche's fish and camp Here is the link for the pictures Full timers rally  Hope this link works We had a great time and I got some good pictures That is it for tonight  Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Post Rally over

Tonight was the last night of our post rally. After the retiree rally some of us came to Poche's Fish and Camp. They have 4 lakes here that you can fish in. I did not get around to do any. Tomorrow Thelma and I move back to Frog City RVpark. We payed for a whole month there so will finish out the month there and then start back.I took a few pictures here so here are some of them

Well that is it for tonight. Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Monday, March 18, 2013

Poche's fish camp

This morning we left Rayne and headed over here to Breaux Bridges to the fish camp. There are three lakes here that people can fish in. We are backed up to the lake. It is pretty nice but not sure I would stay here for a long time. This afternoon we had three mallards under our living slide out. It got pretty warm here so they were looking for shade I got some pictures that I hope to show you tomorrow. Right now I am uploading 400 pictures to Picasa. We had spaghetti for dinner tonight Salad and garlic toast. Was good. Well that is it for tonight  Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Rally is over

We are done here. Tomorrow we move down the road about 18 miles. We will be there for four days and then back to Frog City RV park. It is at Duson, La. I have about 400 pictures to go through and then upload them  When I get that done I will post a link on here so you all can see them. Guess that is it for tonight. More this next week.  Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Friday, March 15, 2013

Short update

I have been so busy here at the retiree rally that I haven't had time to update. We have today, Sat and Sun and then we leave for another rally on Monday Morning. I should have time then to upload a few pictures and tell you what all has gone on If i can remember. This morning Thelma had her pet parade She had 20 dogs and 1 cat. I got pictures of all them. Well I need to get up to the building to take more pictures. That is my job here at the rally. I enjoy it but gets hectic with all things going on. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Sunday, March 10, 2013

We have moved

This afternoon we moved over to Rayne, La. This is where our retiree rally is going to be. Right now it is raining here in Rayne. It should quit by tomorrow morning. Was glad we got here and set up before this came in. So far have not really talked to very many people. It was really windy coming over here. We only had 7miles to go so wasn't too bad. Have not get everything set up Will finish in the morning. We are going out for breakfast and then to grocery. I finished off the eggs this morning and yesterday  the milk. So eating out. Tomorrow is the early day A lot will be coming in tomorrow for the week. Well that is it for tonight. Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Friday, March 8, 2013

An interesting day

This morning we meet a bunch of FCRVers at a place called Kelly's Landing. This guy serves craw fish etouffee on rice with corn and salad. He explained how they raise the craw fish. First they plant rice one year and then harvest the rice. Then they flood the fields and put craw fish in there. They feed on the rice straw and trash left. Then they put in traps that the craw fish crawl into. They will empty the water off of the fields at the end of harvest season and the craw fish crawl into the ground till the next time it is flooded. This was really interesting. Then they replant with rice the next year. After 2 yrs they have to put soybeans in and then go back to rice and craw fish. We had a meal here It was really good. He also is a big toy tractor collector. John Deere in one room and others in the other room. Here are some pictures

This is one of the fields by his house. You can see the tops of the traps every 25 ft or so.

Here is some of the John Deere's

Above is Massey Harris 44 and a Versatile We had a great time. Tomorrow we are going to a flea market not far from here. Sunday we will move over to Rayne. That is it for tonight Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Thursday, March 7, 2013


Today Eli had his grooming. He looks like a poodle again. He was getting a little shaggy. Thelma and I got ours on Tues. Last Sunday afternoon we drove into Rayne to see the murals. Now they have these little frog statues all around town. Some of them aren't painted yet. I have gotten a lot of them photographed but not all. Have some more to do. Here is some of them

Well that should do it for tonight. Tomorrow we are going to a working crawfish farm. Will have some pictures of that on either tomorrow night or Sat. Okay later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Monday, March 4, 2013

A little behind

We have not done all that much here. WE finally drove into Rayne to do the mural's and now they have frog statues in Rayne. We drove there Sat afternoon. and I got some of the statues and mural's. I need to get the pictures uploaded so you can see them. The wi-fi here sucks. Couldn't get on till today at all. I am going to try and find a good spot here in the park and see if it gets any better. Tomorrow we are going to do some calling to get us haircuts and Eli a grooming. We found the places today. We have been to the grocery today and when I fill up I will get 65 cents off a gal up to20gals. That sure will make a difference. It will only let you do 20 at a time. So when I get down to half a tank I will need to fill up.  Well guess that is it for tonight.Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Thursday, February 28, 2013

In Louisina

We arrived here this afternoon around 4. When I was backing in I ran over a sewer cap. The campground manager swore at me and said I was going to hit the electric post. Boy I was mad. When I do the campground review I will give it a nonfavable listing. Interstate 10 coming over was pretty good most of the way. We hit one area that was like a washboard. Shook everything up. I am using my mifi tonight as I can't get the wifi to work that good. We do have good cable. On the way we saw 2 troopers have a car pulled over with all four doors open and looking in the trunk. Not sure what that was about. We stopped at a Hardees in Foley this morning for breakfast. We got started pretty good time. We saw the cruise ship that was towed into Mobile last week. It is being worked on. Well  guess that is it for tonight. Not sure what we are doing tomorrow. I need to find my cable to lock my electrical meter to the post. Couldn't find it when we got here and didn't want to spend a bunch of time looking for it. Later  all Ron Thelma and Eli

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Sunny but windy

Today was a nice sunny day but a lot of wind. Glad I had rolled the awning up yesterday. This afternoon we went to famous Lambert's for lunch dinner. Brought home two pieces of chicken. and some carrots. Thelma brought home about a half pound of hamburger. She got a whole pound in the piece. We have one more day here. Tomorrow we are doing some laundry and putting away a lot of stuff. hope to leave by 9 Thursday  morning.  Watched the last of Indiana and Minnesota game Minnesota won. Whoopee. I hate Indiana. Well guess that is it for tonight It is going to be cold this weekend. This has not been the best of winters here. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Monday, February 25, 2013

Rain again

After a nice day yesterday last night sure changed. I think it started around 7 our time here. It thundered and lightning like all get out.After it quit this morning were just shy of 5 inches. Gulf shores got 6 inches. They are predicting high winds tomorrow so this afternoon I put the awning up. May just leave it rolled up as we leave here on Thursday. It is raining again here as I type this. Don't know if it will do this all night. It is supposed to get nice tomorrow afternoon. Wed will be pack em up day.  Want to leave here fairly early on Thurs. Got about 300 miles to do. Want to get to La and get set up in the daylight. We need to run to the grocery tomorrow and get a few things. We went the other day to Winn Dixie and bought some stuff where we got 5cents of gas at Shell. We now have 45Cents off on the next time. You can only use it up to 20 gals. We are not that low so we will be okay.  Well guess that does it for tonight Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Friday, February 22, 2013

Rain Rain Rain

Today was a rainy day. It started last night and has been raining off and on all day.Not sure how much we have gotten. We went for Mexican tonight and it was raining when we got back. Thelma may do laundry tomorrow. Depends on the weather. we also need to go to the grocery in the next few days. Oh the Mexican food was good. Thelma and I both brought home an enchilada. Couldn't eat all I had. Couldn't understand what some of them were saying. I need to take a propane tank up in the morning to get it filled. The cold weather has taken a beating on the propane use. Maybe it will warm up some now. Supposed to get in the 70s next week. We move on Thursday. Not sure if I mentioned that Thelma and I both bought new Sketchers last week. They had a special where you bought one you got the second at half price. Not bad. Well that is it for tonight. later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Did a little tourist thing

This afternoon Thelma and I took a little drive down by Gulf Shores and Fort Morgan. We first stopped at McDonald's for some lunch. They had a fish sandwich special.Buy one fish meal and get the second sandwich for a 1$. Pretty good. Then we drove down towards Fort Morgan.Stopped at a boat ramp area and got these two pictures
Don't know what this bush is.If someone knows reply please. Then we drove down to where the ferry is. It was not there but got some pelicans and some egrets I think. Here they are

Well after that we stopped at Winn Dixie for a few groceries. Needed some eggs. Well that is about it for now. Later all Oh they are predicting rain for the next4 days starting tomorrow night. Guess we will hole up here.  Ron Thelma and Eli

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Sunny afternoon

We had rain during the night and early morning.According to my rain gauge we had 3/4 of an inch. We did not do much today. I put our new portable grill together.It is a Coleman. Nice and portable with 3different parts to grill or cook on. I made reservations for next month. We will go to the Frog City park for part of the month and then after the full timers rally we will go back and finish up the month before starting for home. It was cheaper to pay for a month than for two weeks.They will keep our site open till we get back. Guess that is about it from here tonight We have not done as much here this time as the last. Course the weather has not been as nice. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Sunday, February 17, 2013

We had a cold night

According to the weather people it got down to 32last night. I know out furnace ran quite a bit. Also 2 electric heaters were going part of the time. This morning we went to Ryan's for the breakfast buffet. Don't need any lunch after that. A friend of ours wants a throwed roll from Lambert's. So here it is Jack. Catch it if you can
We stopped atWalmart on the way home for some milk. This afternoon I put new seals in our potty. Had to do it twice. The first time I must not have gotten the top on just right as it wouldn't hold water and leaked a bit. Didn't realize how heavy the top porcelain part was. Tomorrow we are going to do some shopping at the outlet mall. Sketchers shoes. I wear one pair almost all the time. Love them.Well that is it for tonight  Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Saturday, February 16, 2013


it is expected to get below freezing tonight. We are to let water run a little tonight. Sure has not been the best of weather. Friday we went to Lambert's. This is the place of the throwed rolls. We go here every time we are down here. Thelma had the chicken and I had pork chops. Got three sides with mine. Thelma had two. Then they come around with what they call passarounds. Okra Macaroni and tomatoes That is good. They also have fried potatoes and onions. I brought home a chop and half. Sweet potato and carrots. Plus a throwed roll. We had leftovers for supper tonight. we went to the church in Gulf Shores tonight. They are not very friendly. Well it is about time for bed so later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Finally some sun

Today we saw the sun again. It has been some cloudy rainy days here in Foley. It rained all day yesterday on and off. We did make a run toWal Mart as I needed some cash. You can get it there when you buy groceries. We were going to go to a church in Foley but it was raining so hard and dark and not sure where it was so we did not go. We are planning on Sat night going to the one in Gulf Shores. We went to that one 3years ago when we were down here. Think I can find it. Tomorrow we are going to run up to Camping World to get a new seal for the toilet. It is leaking where the two parts are clamped together. Then a couple of stops along the way. The big thing today was watching the cruise ship Triumph coming into Mobile.They had a fire in the engine room and lost all power. Towed in to Mobile as they have a cruise terminal that hasn't been used for a year. They had the fire on Sun night so have been floating till the tug boats got to them Monday Bad cruise. this is a carnival line. Good plublicty for them Well guess that is it for tonight. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Madri gras parades

Today was Fat Tuesday down here. We went to the one in Gulf Shores this morning. It started at 10:00 Then after it was over we went to Orange beach for theirs. It started at 1:30  They moved it up a half hour. They predicted rain. Sure enough we got some sprinkles and then it let up a little. After it was over it really poured. I have put a link here for all the pictures for the parades. 
hope this works I will check it out. later  That is it for tonight Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Monday, February 11, 2013

Rainy Day

Today was a rainy day. It started during the night I like the sound of rain on the roof at night. makes for good sleeping. This afternoon we went up to Walgreen's to drop of script for Thelma and then a few groceries at Winn Dixie. then came home. Tomorrow there are supposed to be some parades. One in the morning and one in the afternoon. Not sure if we will make it. They are predicting 90 chance of rain. Not good for parades. We will go into Gulf Shores  to McDonald's for breakfast and then see if the parade is going to go on. Sure hope it holds of on the rain. Yesterday it was quite windy. I had the awning tied down good. Well guess that is it for tonight Later all
Ron Thelma and Eli

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Madri Gras

On Thursday evening we went to Orange Beach for a parade. I started at 6:30. It did not reach us until about 7.was pretty good. I have some pictures to put on here we got back home around 8:30.
This morning we went up to Foley for the parade there. It was pretty good too. Here are a few pictures

This the Jr ROTC air force cadets from Gulf Shores High School
This is the Anchors Aweigh float The campground we are staying at
This is the steel drum band From Gulf Shores high school. The sound was amazing.
Tonight we went to a parade again in Gulf Shores  No pictures as I forgot the card for the camera laying on the printer. I will fix that. I will buy a spare card and keep it in the bag.  Well it has been a great day. It was a little cool tonight at the parade. The wind was blowing quite a bit. We stopped at the Waffle House for coffee and pie. The coffee was really good as we were a bit chilled.  Well guess that will wrap it up for tonight. We might have two more parades on Tues if it doesn't rain. Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Got out and about

This morning we went to a snowbird thing called Alabama lifestyles expo. This is for business's and resorts to meet the snowbirds. It was packed. We got a few things picked up that we might want to do while here. We then stopped at the gulf shores visitor center to pick up brochures there. Then on the way  hope we stopped at the gulf shores beach. Here is a couple of pictures
Just loved this cloud shot. Thelma was the first to see it. I cropped the picture a little to make it bigger. The waves were really rolling in
It sure was a great sunny day after having about 3 inches of rain last night. We stopped at 5guys burgers for a late lunch. Boy it was great. A little more expensive than what we are used too. I think we will go back again. Well think that is about it for today. Tomorrow night is a mardi gras parade in Orange Beach. They are neat when it is dark out. Later  Ron Thelma and Eli

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

A little siteseeing

This afternoon we drove into Foley and stopped at the visitors center. Got some info on the area then drove to Camping World. We wanted to get a new next exit book. They did not have the spiral bound one we wanted so didn't get it. We looked at some Montana's. They now have a 39 footer. It is made for full timing. It has two vanity's in the bathroom upstairs and a half bath down. Didn't find out how much it was. We are supposed to get rain tomorrow. We may go to the grocery if it does. Well that is it for tonight  Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Monday, February 4, 2013

Another great day

Today was another great day. Sunny this morning but later it got a bit cloudy. Heard raindrops a bit ago. They are predicting rain tonight and tomorrow morning. We went into Walgreen's this afternoon As I needed some strips for my blood sugar machine. Also had to go to UPS store to send my progressive industries electrical protector back as it is not working right. Should have it back my next week sometime. We also stopped at Wendy's for a frosty. Milk at WM . Oh got Eli a mdouble for supper and breakfast. Spoiled dog. Well guess that is it for tonight Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Another nice day

Another nice day here. Got up to the upper 60s. We went to Ryan's this morning for their buffet. Was really good Had too much to eat. I got the outside fridge going and got some beer and pop in it. Also put out the awning and got it tied down. The sun shines in the door in the afternoon if the door is open. Not sure what we are going to do tomorrow. Maybe drive down to the gulf. Only about 8 miles away. I would like to get some sunset pictures while we are here.  Well the super bool is over. I do not like the ravens  But didn't really care. Watched the first half and then changed Turned it back just as it was ending. I can't believe what they charge for commercials. Did not see the bud one. Well that is it for tonight. Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Saturday, February 2, 2013

A few pics

I have taken a few photos on the way down and this afternoon I took a few more. This is really a nice park Not so big that you get lost. I think about140 sites. They keep about 6 ones that are pull through's for people staying overnight or just a week. Here is a pic when you enter Alabama rest area

This is our lot Really nice Cable and wifi

Can someone tell us what this tree-bush is. Thelma thought maybe it is a dogwood.

We think this is a Camilla If you know for sure  let us know.Well that is it for tonight. Really was a nice day up in the 60s. Supposed to get better as the week goes on. Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Friday, February 1, 2013

We got here

We got to Foley this afternoon about 2. Got set up Still have a few things to do tomorrow.Get out the outside fridge. The camper one is working. We need to get a new thermometer for the lower section. The freezer is really cold. This is a nice campground. Thanks to our Granddaughter for dinner tonight. She gave us a gift card for Christmas for Cracker Barrel. They had a salmon patty dinner. It was good. Tomorrow morning they have a breakfast here at the rec hall. 3.00 that is pretty cheap. My progressive electrical box is not working right. Need to email them.  Well about time for a shower. More tomorrow.Later Ron Thelma and Eli. He has settled in good

Ps The slide worked this morning I think it had air in the lines. Thank you Lord.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Woods Campground

We are in Montgomery Al. Tonight. It is 40 right now. Going down to the 30s tonight. I checked Foley and it is going to be warmer down there. At least after tomorrow. The fridge seems to be working. So maybe the thermometer is not working right. I put one in the Freezer and it is down real cold. Will get a new one next week. Well that is it for tonight. Oh the big slide wouldn't come in this morning. Had a couple of guys in the campground help me push it in. hope it works in the morning.  Will let you know tomorrow.Latter all Ron Thelma and Eli

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Nashville, Tn

We got here at the campground around 5:20 Eastern time. We are now on Central time. It rained when we got here. Had a little just before that. We got set up with a little sprinkles.Just hooked up electric. They are saying cold temps tonight Below freezing. not sure the fridge is working quite right yet. They checked all they could. The orfice for gas was plugged and they blew it out so it works now. Guess that is it for tonight.. Birmingham tomorrow.Later all  Ron Thelma and Eli

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A little change in plans

We were going to try and get started at 6in the morning. Well our fridge doesn't seem to be working right. so in the morning we are going to Decatur to the dealer there and have them check it out. Would rather do it now rather than trying to find someone on the road. So we will get started  about 3 hrs later. We can still get to Nashville I think. If not we will stop sooner. Well guess that is it. The trailer is packed and hooked up. Will go to McDs for breakfast  and then head to Decatur to be there at 8. Said he would get us right in. Told him were heading south. OK later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


Well the last couple of days has cost me money. Last spring on the way back from Florida I blew two tires on the trailer. I had to have a guy come out and put one on. That cost me money. When we got to Louisville Ky I bought a spare. When back home I took the trailer to my friendly little tire place out in the country. Had 4new ones put on. So I had and extra good tire so had the tire dealer get a rim and put it on. I was going to use the truck to take it out but the batteries were dead. The truck is a 2006 and had the original batts. When  I got home from there we were going to go out to eat. Went to get in the car and Thelma said we have a flat. I had put the charger on the truck and had told the dealer to order me two new batts. He gave me a good price. So this morning I got the tire off the car and put it in the bed and the truck started. Went out and got two new batts and tire fixed. Wasn't too bad on cost. Sure does start a lot better. If they last as long as the original that may be the last ones I need. 5 more days and we head south. Hope the weather is good. We had a high here today of 21 Boy that was a heat wave.
Well guess that is it for tonight. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

update on Thelma

On Monday we saw the Dr that sent her to the surgeon. He said the cancer cells were so small that the only thing that he thought needed to be done was remove the connector between the two thyroid glands. We are clear to go south and see the surgeon when we get back in the spring..Hurrah. We will be leaving around the 28or 29th. Hope it warms up a bit so we can load the camper.Always a pain to do that. Thought I should let you all know.   Ron and Thelma and Eli

Friday, January 11, 2013

Update on Thelma

Since I had posted here that Thelma had surgery on her thyroid thought I ought to let those that read this that we had a little setback. Yesterday she received a call from the surgeon that he wanted to see her. They had sent part of the thyroid for a second opinion to Mayo. They found some cancer cells. Not real big. So now she will probably have to have some more surgery and then some radiation. He said we can go south for the two months that we had planned. Then when we get back In April we will call and get that taken care of. Just knew when they called that something was  not right. They had checked some of the thyroid when they did the surgery. That part must have been okay. He says this is easy to take care of. So at the end of this month we are headed for Foley, Al. Other that that things are good. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Friday, January 4, 2013

Reservations made

Finally found a place that we can stay at the month of Feb. It is at Anchors Away at Foley ,Al. Had hoped to stay closer but all the places I called were full or only part of the month. They have hot tub pool wifi cable full hook ups. We have to pay for electric.That might be a bummer. Depends on how cold it is. If we run heaters a lot. Propane might be cheaper. We will leave here at the end of the month. So that is taken care of. Now need to start thinking about a place in Texas for next year. That's it for now Later Ron Thelma and Eli