Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Conaway Run Lake

After getting into West Virginia and a couple of very nice days of visiting with Nancy's sister Callie we were on our way.

The mountain roads and roads across mountains I know my fuel mileage is going to be down.

We got the kids home and after unloading all the stuff they had in the car and motorhome I must be 1000 lbs. lighter.

We are parked in a very nice wildlife management area out in the boonies. We don't have a cell phone signal out here and no connections of any kind,very remote. I'm at Dee's house now with dail up connection so I don't know how many times I will be posting for the next week.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

North Carolina to Virginia and West Virginia

After a nights rest at the WalMart in Belmont,NC we were on our way again yesterday.

As we traveled north of Charlotte on I-77 we came to Lake Norman. It has been more than a lot of years that we traveled this road and the area has build up with condos on the lake. Of course I-77 is still the same rough road as it has been for years.
Although the roadway could stand a lot of work the scenery is beautiful.

Soon we were in Virginia and I thought the little ones needed to get out and run off some energy.

Also what kid doesn't like a picnic. Here we are on a picnic and the kids got to use their new lunch boxes.

I thought they only had a few picnic tables,but a path leading up the hill proved me wrong. There were tables scattered out under the trees and they were set up really nice with the paved paths and the rock wall. A very nice rest area.
In Wytheville,Va I stopped for fuel at the FlyingJ at the price of $3.65 cash.
We got to Nancy's sister Callie and are stay here for a couple of nights before still going north.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Traveling Along

We got started at 11:00am today,as we were leaving Warner Robins this plane came across in front of us.
I took rt.129 north. I like this road,the road side stands that sell everything including boiled peanuts. I stopped and got gas at a Flying J in north Georgia for $3.73 a gallon.

I traved I-85 north east and soon we were in South Carolina.

Here is a water tower that looks like a gaint peach.

We traved a short distance a soon was in North Carolina where we are spending the night a the WalMart in Belmont. A long day on the road.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

A Long Day Tomorrow

Well it is time to get moving again. We will be going north again tomorrow on RT 129 until we get to I-85. It will be a long day driving tomorrow. The time here was great as usuall and they always feed us to much. We feel so welcome when we stop to visit Nick and Joan. The great grandkids had a ball with the swimming pool and all the toys to play with. I think they would stay here a very long time and not want to go home. Maybe we can stay longer when we come back this way headed back to Florida.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Still going north

We left Valdosta around 12:00 an headed north on I-75. We stopped an hour later and had a bite to eat at a rest area,ater eating I dumped the tanks and we were on our way again. The next stop was at a Love's station for gas at the price of $3.89.

Once again on the interstate and a stop in Perry,Ga. which is known for its many rv rally's. We went to the WalMart and stocked back up with some groceries. We arrived at my brother Nick's house at 4:00 and a total of 136 miles for the day. We will stay here for a few days before we start out north again.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Little helpers

I said that I've been cleaning on the motorhome. I failed to mention that I had some little helpers that were intent on helping great grandpa. Of course after a short while they wanted to know how much I was going to pay them.
We went to church with Sherry this morning and after church we met at Jeremy's. Hannah was having her a birthday party she is 4 years old. Oh,this great grandchildren are making Nancy and me feel old. We will leave here tomorrow and go north on I-75 to stop and visit my brother Nick in Warner Robins,Georgia.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Busy Day

I finished one side of the motorhome with the polishing and rubbing. It just takes a while to get it all cleaned up and I'm a tad slow. Around noon time we went over to Sherrys so Nancy could get all the clothes washed up before we leave monday. After Sherry came home from work we went out to Pizza Hut to celebrate our granddaughter Dee's birthday. After that we had to stop in WalMart to get a few things and time we got home it was a little after 9:00. Another busy day.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

More Work

I didn't know that there was so much to do on the motorhome. Not living in it for 2 months there was some catching up to do. When you stay in it fulltime you can do a little each day and that way it seems to not be a lot of work. I checked the fluid in the emergency brake and polish on the cap on the back end. After doing my work we went over to Sherrys then we all went out to Zaxby's to eat. Their chicken dinners are good.
Mygrandson lives close to Moody Air Base here in Valdosta, I enjoy seeing the choppers and planes go over. I especially like the large prop planes.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Driving through Valdosta

I've got some of my work caught up on the motorhome. I've changed the oil and greased the chassis joints. Now I'm good to go for a few thousands miles before I have to do it all over again.

Valdosta town has a speed limit of 25mph and by looking at the radar I'm not speeding.
Maybe they want you to slow down so you can go into the Carnegie Library to read a little.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


After a good nights rest in the WalMart lot we bought a few things then headed north still on rt.129. We went thru some nice flat farm land and a couple of dairy farms. One large field with honey dew melons just lying out their rottening,what a waste.

After going thru some tall pines on each side of the road we were approaching Georgia.
I got on I-75 and in a short distance we were in Georgia. I stopped at the welcome center thinking that I would dump my tanks but they did not have a dump station. We picked up some pamphlet and a Georgia map. After eating a late lunch we were on our way. I pulled off on exit #11 and emptied the tanks at the Hess station,then drove the 7 miles to our grandsons(Jeremy)house. He has a large yard with an electric plug in.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

On the road again

Well we are on the road again. We left New Port Richey around 12:30 and drove up rt.19. We stopped in at a WalMart in Hommassa Springs and fixed a sandwich to eat.

We stopped in Crystal River at a Beall's Outlet so Nancy could get a few things. There is a small airport across from the store.

traveled thru Chiefland,here is the top of the court house. I really like the old cout houses with the clocks in them. We are staying the night in a WalMart lot in Live Oak Florida.
It sure feels great to be on the road once again.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Rain all Day

Thats what it did yesterday. Rain,thunder and lightning bolts most of the day. I remember wen I was a kid and it rained it was a treat to get out and play in it and if you could find where water was pouring off the roof that was a special treat. Kids back then were never bored we always thought up ways to be entertained. I imagine kids nowadays would think it was silly to step on cans and get them to stick to shoes and run around making all kinds of noise.
Nancys sister Jackie,Chris,Barry and Tyler will be here late this evening. They have been to Disney World and a few more places enjoying their vacation. After a few days with us the will be going back home to Kentucky. We hope their time with us will be enjoyable.

Monday, July 07, 2008


Saw this Vortex bus yesterday. It was another good Sunday. The pastor had a good message and after service we went out with our friends for dinner again. It is always a pleasure being with them and doing as much talking as we were eating. We seem to never have enough time together. Hopefully we can get together soon and enjoy each others company more.
Nancy and I will be busy today and tomorrow getting ready for her sister and family to arrive on wednesday afternoon. We will certainly enjoy our time together.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

After the 4th

This is part of the group that got together for the cook out.
If you're like me you're still stuffed from yesterday. We had all the hamburgers and hot dogs that one could want. That with all the sides and to top it off was home made dessert. After eating and sitting around chatting for a couple of hours it was time to dismiss and head home. A very good day and time was had by all.
After getting home and doing a few things Nancy and I went to WalMart for a few things. At this time nothing exciting is happening,but that will change in a few weeks when we get on the road to start heading north. So please stay tuned Hope you and yours are all well.

Friday, July 04, 2008

4th of July

Yes its that day again when the families and friends get together for the cook out. There will be many pounds of hamburgers,hot dogs and ribs on the grill today.

Lets just remember the men and woman that have gave their all so the different people around the world could enjoy their freedom. There are still some people on the park and we are getting together today for a cook out and fun. May you enjoy this day.

It looks as though MacDonalds has gone back in time with their price on hamburgers and cheeseburgers. I guess they are selling a bunch of these because they were just doing it on wednesdays but now it is everyday.
I'm still doing things to the motorhome in preparation for our time on the road later this month. Always have the cleaning and all the minor adjustment to do.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Motorhome Tires

We got up early today to go and have 2 new tires put on the front of the motorhome, Ouch, those big 'O' tires sure does cost a bunch of coins. Nancy went with me since our plans were to go to the beach after the tires were put on. We got to the beach changed into our swim suits and off we went to get some sun on us. We sat out for an hour and the dark clouds with thunder started to come in so we had to head for the motorhome. We fixed ourselves a sandwich and a drink hoping the rain would soon leave 'which it didn't". So we came on back home. Nothing else today except to throw something on the grill and take it easy. At least I got to drive the motorhome some today.