Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Ahhh, California...

Yanks RV Resort
Greenfield, CA

George and I finally have made our return trip.
We are back in the central coast of California,
workamping at a great RV resort.

For now we're in a different site than when we left,
but all sites are great here!
We'll move back to where we were in B2
when the other workamper leaves in a few weeks.
We'll be working our normal schedule here,
getting our bank account stocked up.
It was an expensive trip!

Sunday after we got set up and reunited with everyone here,
we took a ride up to Salinas to visit Mom and have dinner.

Yesterday we took a ride up to our favorite winery.
Before we left 2 months ago, we became a club member.
There's no cost, but you must commit 
to 4 bottles of their wine every quarter at club member price.
Not a problem, as we buy that much usually anyway :-)
Hahn Estate wines are the best!

Of course we get free tastings now,
but we love to go up for the view.

The grapes were all harvested, and now the vines are
waiting to be pruned back.

Thanksgiving will find us going out to dinner
with Mom, Adam, and Jennifer.
It will be nice to get together again after being gone for 2 months.

It's going to be a busy year!
Adam is getting married in August,
and we have a pretty cool trip planned in August as well..
more about that later :-)

We're anxious to get together with friends Connie and Greg too!

The whales are pretty active here in Monterey bay,
so some trips over to the ocean are in our future.

If any of our RVing friends are traveling through California in the next year,
please come see us!

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Next stop 'home'!

Bakersfield River Run RV Park
Bakersfield, CA

Well, after almost 2 weeks of one night stops,
and a brief stay in Amarillo,
we are finally almost 'home'.

A bit of an update since my last post..

Thanks for all the good thoughts and prayers,
as my recheck mammogram and ultrasound showed nothing.
It felt good to leave Amarillo and not have to worry about that!

Before we got to our overnight in Kingman, AZ
I got an e-mail from a long-time blog follower.
They are in Bullhead City and asked to meet us
for a meal in Kingman.

Tebra and George are fellow Pennsylvanians
and are now fulltime since 2013.

It was great to finally meet them and hear
about all their travels.
I'm sure we'll keep in touch and see them again somewhere!

We had nice travel days this last week,
and I always love the desert scenery.

We are now in Bakersfield at our favorite RV park.
Our two night stay will able us to visit,
and rest up a bit!

We had dinner with my Aunt and Uncle last night.

Today we're getting the RV washed, it's got 2 months of
road dirt on it!

Tomorrow we will be back at our home base
at Yanks RV resort in Greenfield.
We've got plans for Thanksgiving with Mom,
Adam, and Jennifer.
We'll start back to work on Friday.

Can't wait to be back and stationary for awhile!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Halfway 'home'

Amarillo Ranch RV Park
Amarillo, TX

George and I have finally landed in Amarillo
after a week of traveling from PA to CA.

We stayed in a new park in Van Buren, Arkansas,

It is conveniently located right off I-40,
and we had a site long enough to stay hooked up.

The park is filled with pecan trees!
They sell them by the pound, but we
found a few right on the ground.

The leaves were falling, sounding like rain on the roof.
We had just enough clearance through the trees to 
get a satellite signal.

We're in Amarillo until Tuesday.
I was called back to do another mammogram screening
as they found a 'subtle difference' from last year's.
Appreciate thoughts and prayers for tomorrow at 1 pm.
There's no family history of anything, 
so I'm hopeful.

We will be in California by Sunday the 19th,
back at Yanks to work for the winter and summer 2018.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Barges on the Mississippi

Tom Sawyer RV Park
West Memphis, AR

We pulled in to this park yesterday at around 2 pm.
I wanted to get here early enough to enjoy the lovely view
I knew we would have.

Tom Sawyer's RV Park is right on the Mississippi river just
across from Memphis, TN.

The sites are situated so that you have a side and back window view of the river.

It wasn't long before we saw our first tug and barge!

The park has placed benches all along the river
for perfect viewing.. 

It was very cold yesterday, and gray and dreary!

Since we decided to stay hooked up
we didn't do any sightseeing around the area.
The office told us about a good Memphis barbecue place
that delivers!

Ray's World Famous BBQ didn't disappoint!

This morning we both got up early, 5:30!
I've heard that the sunrises on the river are not to be missed.

Memphis across the river..

I could sit and watch the barges all day long!

But, alas, we are on a mission as usual to get somewhere..

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Heading West

Cave Country RV Park
Cave City, KY

We certainly enjoyed our time in Pennsylvania.
The amount of time spent was just right,
and weather cooperated for the most part.
We left just in time, it's supposed to be in the teens this week!

Before we left we had a few more times spent with family.
George's son Chris, wife Jeanann, and newest granddaughter Carly
drove up to see our new RV.

'Poppy George' shared some animal crackers with Carly..

That same evening we went to dinner with Heather & John
at a good Italian restaurant.

Saturday the four of us went down to Drums, PA
to our former church's sausage supper.
No pictures, but rest assured we had a good time!

Too much eating, not enough moving! :-)

Sunday we were ready to take off by 10 am.
It was rainy, so we had gotten all ready by Saturday afternoon,
hooked up and all.

When we had our Montana, we did a lot of one night 
stops in truck stops or Walmarts to save money.
We decided not to on the trip east,
only because of the residential refrigerator in our new RV.
It does not run on propane like traditional RV fridges.
It does run off the inverter, but we weren't sure how long 
the 2 in-house batteries would stay charged.

As you can see, the trip west changed a bit..

The few campgrounds on our route were closed for the season!

Sunday night and Monday night we stayed in 2 different Flying J's.
George was quite surprised that not only
did the inverter keep our fridge nice and cold, 
but we watched our bedroom TV,
all without issue.
Now we know :-)

Today we're settled in (all by ourselves as it looks!)
at Cave Country campground in Cave City, KY.
We stayed here on the way out,
and like it so much we may workamp here someday.

I'm excited for tomorrow,
as we're staying at Tom Sawyer's RV Park
in West Memphis, Arkansas.
It's right on the Mississippi!
We've seen some of our friends stay there,
and it's on our route going west.

Can't wait to experience that!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

A nice visit to an incredible place

Dallas Mobile Home & RV Park
Dallas, PA

 The colors here in Northeast PA are starting to peak.
Yesterday we went grocery shopping at Walmart,
and this is the view from the parking lot..

This is the view from our drive from our RV site into Wilkes Barre..

Yesterday I got a call from the gentleman who bought 
the company I worked for.
We've kept in touch through the years.
He recently sold part of the business,
and bought a horse farm not too far from where we're staying.

There's a Mohegan Sun casino and harness track about 
a half hour from here. It was in dire need
of new paddocks and training track.

It's in a beautiful setting on 78 acres.
Ken and his partner have built a beautiful
64 stall horse training facility that
sat idle for over 20 years.

Ken is even putting some elbow grease into it!

We're very impressed at how lovely this place is,
and state of the art stables for the horses
have made this a showplace.

Meanwhile George is out getting an oil change this morning.
I'm doing laundry and cleaning.

We have some more visiting to do while we're here as well!

Monday, October 23, 2017

Busy week!

Dallas Mobile Home & RV Park
Dallas, PA

What a lovely day it was yesterday!
We can't believe how nice the weather has been here.

Yesterday we took a ride to Harvey's Lake,
just a short 15 minutes away.

We went to a great place for an early dinner
George and I celebrated our 6th anniversary!
I had a great steak, and George had a chopped steak.
They were both fantastic!

 We've been spending time with family.

Friday we went with Heather and John to their favorite place

Of course we had to order a couple flights of their
best craft beers..

My favorite was Banana Hazelnut Ale, yum!
They had some very interesting ones including
Sour Pear, Potbelly Pumpkin, and even Bloody Mary Gose.

Saturday we also went to see George's oldest granddaughter
in a cheering competition.
She's not afraid of heights!

 Their squad did a couple great routines!

Proud Poppy George!

We still have two more weeks here,
lots to do and people to see!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

More family time..

Dallas Mobile Home & RV Park
Dallas, PA

Another reason we took the trip across country
was to see these beautiful girls.
George's granddaughters Jillian, Jaelyn,
and his newest Carly!

Isn't she a cutie pie?

We got there just as the girls were getting their homework done..

Carly took right to his 'Poppy George'..

We're going to watch Jillian in a cheering competition on Saturday.

George and I have also been working on
some things at Heather & John's house,
including changing out a ceiling fan.

Their kitchen is coming along!
We're heading down to where I used to live today,
Hazleton, PA.
They're going to look at countertops,
while I go out to lunch with my friend Karen.

Looking forward to it!