April 1st, 2018

Wishing all my family and friends a very Happy Easter this morning.  It is our first family holiday away from all those who are important to us and let me tell you it makes you appreciate the kind, loving and caring people who make up a big part of your life.

Tara I was very happy to receive you Texts this morning…..your timing was so perfect and it put a smile on my heart and Kathleen and Rick dad and I are thinking about that delicious Easter Breakfast/Brunch you always put together so nicely.  Love you all.

Mom and dad it was so nice to hear your voice this morning mom.  You are so often on my mind when we are away from home and constantly wonder how you are both feeling and pray that God is taken care of you and keeping you safe and healthy.

Earl, Casey and Finnigan bought me an small Easter Bunny to enjoy later today.  Although we all have been eating healthier these days nothing will keep me away from that milk chocolate later this afternoon.

It is also April’s Fools Day but no one was around to pull pranks of any kind this morning.  Chris, I didn’t have to look over my shoulder when I woke up this morning – but I thought about it. LOL

THE ROAD TRIP BACK TOWARDS HOME

 

As you may know we left Picacho Peak R.V. Park in Arizona bright and early on March 30th travelling towards our next destination – Mammoth R.V. Resort in Kentucky.   We had to say goodbye to some nice people we got acquainted with and who welcomed us with a smile and a few stories.  They became friends quite quickly and we look forward to meeting up with them all next year.  I didn’t get pictures of them but I did snap a shot of their home away from home in our Arizona neighbourhood. LOL

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This is where Jan and Stew live from December through April and have done so for the past few years.

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This beautiful motorhome if where a lovely couple (I forgot their names but it will come to me soon).  The volunteer at this KOA and in return they get to stay there free of charge and a few buck to top it off for all the help they give.  Also another very lovely couple I hoped to get to know better next year but I believe they will be moving on to another KOA elsewhere in the country.

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This is where Phil (as we have come to know him) lives.  His wife has not yet retired but she drove up with him and returned home for the rest of the winter.  On Thursday she flew back in to drive back to there home with her husband.  Phil is a passionate motorcycle enthusiast and never does a day go by that he doesn’t take it out for a long drive up and down the side roads of Arizona — letting the wind blow through his hair and the sun brown the top of his head.  He has a love southern accent and we look forward to meeting up with him and his wife again next season.

We have gone through Arizona, crossed into Texas and went through a couple of time changes since then.  We have watched the desert fade away and watch the green grassy hills and the cattle, horses, alpacas, goats, sheep and even geese and turkeys grazing the lush pastures and waddling in the ponds.

The spring flowers in every color imaginable are  growing along the side of the highways shouting loud and clear that Spring has arrived.  We are surely blessed.

Going through Texas has been a wonderful experience.  I was ever so impressed with the Cities of Fort Worth and Dallas Texas.  There infrastructure engineering is outstanding and right in you face when driving through them on Interstate 30.  I took some pictures with my cell phone and I will post them a little later.

The first night on the road was spent in Vanhorn, Texas. We pulled in about supper time, watched some television for a while and then it was lights out for the night.  Got up early and we were back on the road for another day of travellingLast night we stopped at a Sam’s Club affiliated camp site name “Shady Lake R.V. Park.  We arrived just as sunset was setting in and I was able to grab the camera and take a picture or two before it set itself down.

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Earl walked Casey and Finnigan around a bit for their last business of the day while I took a couple of pictures of some fenced in goats clearly asking for attention and maybe a snack or two.  They were very cute but noisy.

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So it brings us to this morning.  Earl cleaned the windshield on the motorhome so the bugs would have nice clean glass to run into as they smack against it.  We did some routine preparations, set the radio up for great tunes to listen to while driving, got the computer ready to my time blogging for you all and after a cup of jo and a bite to eat we are back on the road again. (Sounds like a song I know). LOL

So this is all for now folks and I will catch up to you all later.