Monday, February 16, 2009


WOW.. a long weekend with an RV show to boot! We started our weekend by dining out after we both ended our workdays. During dinner we planned our weekend activities, which included and RV show, quick visits with the grandkids, dinner and movie and of course some relaxation.

Saturday moring we slept in until around 9AM, then sat around drinking coffee and having some breakfast. We then went to Walmart to pick up the grandkids some little valentine's gifts, then on to present them. After the visits, we headed to the RV show. It is held every year by Bayou Outdoor Sports Center and they only show a few RV brands that they sell, mostly Thor products. We did see a few that attracted us, the only close to full time fifth wheel was the Grand Junction, and it is a beauty, however has some faults, ie very little storage room. Here are a few pictures of our visit.

There were a few motorhomes in the show as you may can tell from the slideshow and we tended to migrate towards them more than the fifthwheels. Hmmm does this mean we are leaning towards a motorhome? Who knows? We still have a lot of time to think about it.

Well we left the show and headed for the movie theater. One thing we forgot about was the Mardi Gras parade this weekend. We had no desire to go to the thing, however in my effort to get us to the movie theater, I landed us slap dab in the middle of the traffic headed to the parade. It was bumper to bumper and we fought traffic for an hour and a half. That was long enough to make us miss our movie. Since we missed the movie, we headed to Ruby Tuesdays for dinner. After dinner we headed home as it was getting late for us (9PM) :)

We did finally get to the movies Sunday afternoon, after another visit to the RV show (yes we are RV show addicts) :) By the way, if you get a chance to see the movie "Taken", go for it, an excellent movie! Till we meet again.......... GBY

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Ok, I know it has not been a week, but I have something to post. I went to my grandson's birthday party yesterday and it was a blast! I took a few pictures and wanted to post them here for family and friends. Enjoy..... :~)

Nick is the one in the light blue shirt (opening gifts)

The lovely little princess, again in a light blue shirt is my one and only granddaughter. The youngest grandson, loving on a slice of pizza and wearing a dark blue "Wolverine" shirt enjoyed the eats and so did the oldest grandson, wearing the light gray "Auburn" shirt. Happy Birthday Nicholas!

Saturday, February 7, 2009


Here it is another week gone by and another week closer to our rv dreams.. :) I guess I have become a weekly blogger, not by plan, just lack of time or laziness (maybe a little of both). Sometimes I just feel like all I have to write about is work and that is just boring as heck to most anyone who is out there traveling in their rv and enjoying life to the max!

This time of year I am leaving for work before it is daylight and since I have started a new project, it seems most days it is dark when I get home. I am not getting a lot of things done around the house in preparation to sell it. It is probably a good thing I have some time before selling. In fact I hope the housing market will improve before that time!

I was researching some of my options for leaving work and it seems I will not be eligible for the pension until February 2015. I am not willing to wait that long, so I guess I will be leaving without a pension as soon as I reach those financial goals!! I think that will be sometime in the next two to three years. In the meantime I will be sticking to a budget and hoping the stock market recovers to around the 14,000 point mark before then also :)

Speaking of budgets, I am trying to adjust mine to fit in a trip to Kerrville in March, then to South Carolina in September and Kerrville again in October, not mentioning several weekend camping trips to Rocky Point. I love the trips we have planned, but I don't want to slow down reaching our financial goals. The trip to South Carolina is to visit family, the one in March to visit RV Dreams family, then again in October for the rally! Oh well Cheryl just loves working overtime anyway!! :)

Well I have been lounging in this recliner since 7AM and it is now 10:45AM, I guess I better get up and get ready to go to my grandson's birthday party at the local skating rink. Hey, how would you like to see some pictures of me skating? I may get some uploaded, it depends on if they have WiFi at the hospital or not.. :) GBY