Heading Home

I am finally back after a long break.  I will fill you in on what has been happening here but I think we need to get back from our trip across country first.

After spending Christmas with our Washington family and getting snowed in once again we finally are heading home.  Our son, Cade, and his daughter, Brodie, are moving to York to be closer to us.

We left trying to outrun the snow.

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Awnings, Mount Rushmore, Snow, 9 States and Sagebluff RV Park

We woke up at 6 to 34 degrees. It was a very comfortable night.

After David walked Harrison. We headed out as the sun was coming up at 7:18.

Harrison decided that he should ride in my foot well.

I thought I would let him because we were stopping for gas soon. Instead he decided to drive so it was either that or this.

He stayed for awhile then when back to settle in for the ride.

Gas was higher today at $3.29.

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Today’s Harvest

We left the house at 8:48am for our next great adventure. Heading to Harrisburg we hit a little rain. Once we got on Highway 76, a toll road, the skies started to clear.

Our good friends, the Flat Ole Hippies, decided to join us on this trip. They are always a lot of fun.

We are driving in the rain again. At least it is not pouring.

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Trip Across the Country

There has been a lot happening here since I last wrote.  I went to Friday morning mass to see Maria serve.  I bowed in front of the alter and went to turn.  As I turned my foot came out of my sandal, then down I went.  It all happened like I was in slow motion.  I was trying to grab the pew with one hand.  The other hand went behind me to try to catch myself.  I fell on the ball of my hand.  I went home and David left for work.  I took the neighbor shopping but when we got home my hand was killing me. David got me to the doctor.  I broke my wrist,  to be exact it is a scaphoid fracture in the wrist.  I had to wear a splint for a week and a half.  Now I am in a cast that keeps my thumb from moving.  It will come off on January 12 when we get home.

I had to finish making the Christmas presents which was kind of hard with one hand.  They are all done and ready to go.

We went to pick up our motorhome, Merida, and it wouldn’t start.  David ended up replacing all 3 batteries.  What a difference it made.

I got her loaded up yesterday with some help from Christina and Maria.  We just have a few things to load today before we leave on our trip to spend Christmas with Sarah and Steve’s family.  Also, Cade and his daughter, Brodie, will be moving back to York with us.

We are excited about our long trip.  We will be making some side trips to checkout different things.  The first main stop will be Mount Rushmore.  It will take us a couple days to get there.  We don’t want to drive to long, 6 to 8 hours a day is what we are trying to do.  Of course, if we see something to go check out it might be shorter or longer.

We will be leaving this morning.

I will try to post when I can.

Thanks for stopping by!

Samantha Fish at Bluefield Blues Festival

Early summer David and I bought tickets to the Bluefield Blues Festival to see Samatha Fish.  It was over a 7 hour drive but David and I love to go on road trips.

On the way we stopped to gas up and grab some lunch.  Then we continued on laughing, talking and singing all the way to our hotel in Bluefield, WV.

Bluefield is a small town in the Appalachian Mountains.  It is a coal mining town.  You still see the coal cars loaded with coal at the railyard. They helped support the Industrial Revolution in the United States. The development of the coal industry in this area created a boom in the local and national economy, and attracted immigrant European workers and enslaved/ migrant African Americans from the Deep South to the mountains in search of industrial work. During the Great War and World War II, coal from this area supplied the navies of the United States and United Kingdom.

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Our Next Adventure

I know I haven’t posted in a while but I do have a very good excuse.  Our daughter, Heather, and her family took us to Disney World.  I had things to get ready; like making masks.  This is just part of the masks I made.  I made enough masks for each person, six of us, to have a new one each day for over a week.

Then I thought a lanyard would be a great idea for the girls because at 2 1/2 years old I knew it was going to be a challenge to not loose the mask.  I also got some Mickey Mouse beads which I used to make all of us lanyards.

We left on September 3rd.  That morning I finished our last minute packing.  We left our house at 9am to make our way to the kids house.  We had to stop and pick up a couple of things at Walmart that we had forgotten to get. We got to the kids and helped with the twins while Mommy and Daddy finished getting ready to go.

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To Mt Rushmore or not to Mt Rushmore

Well by the time everyone got checked into the hotel last night and ate no one wanted to check out Deadwood. I guess the kids really wanted to see Deadwood because there is a TV show that they watch. It has even been on for 3 seasons and I guess now they are coming out with a movie.

It was decided that David, Heather and would go back to see Mt Rushmore and Crazy Horse, then catch up with the rest of the group. We could drive a lot faster since we weren’t towing anything.

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Goodbye Montana and Hello Wyoming

I started my morning off by writing my blog I should have written the night before. David had brought me breakfast, so I could get it done before I had a couple of adorable little girls come to visit their Oma.

They were both very concerned about the clock that was blinking. I would have set it but I wasn’t sure what time it was with the Day Light Savings. I now have all our electronics at the right time, including my fitbit which has been wrong since we left Alaska time zone.

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Spectacular Sunset

We ate breakfast at the hotel before we headed out. This morning was a good breakfast with waffles, eggs and bacon. That should hold us over for a little while.

Started my day out with a couple cute girls who I bathed while Mommy and Daddy packed up. We even got a little pony on the top of Kate’s head. She finally has enough to put up.

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