Sunday, November 27, 2011

Entry 745

Yesterday Dwayne, Camden, Eli, and I toured the USS Lexington in Corpus Christi.  It was great!  Enjoy the slideshow!

Entry 744

We had a really good campout with the family over Thanksgiving.  This is a slideshow of various associated pictures.  Enjoy!
Thanksgiving Campout Slideshow

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Entry 743

 We took the kids to the Kemah Boardwalk Saturday before last during special Armed Forces Day.  We were able to get half price arm bands for the rides with my DD214 Separation Papers.  It was a fun time for all.  Enjoy the slideshow!
Kemah Slideshow

Monday, November 7, 2011

Entry 742

One Saturday last month we took our sweet grand-daughter, Rylee, to a car show and craft fair at the Friendswood Community Church.  Thought I would share a slideshow of the beautiful cars that were on display.  Enjoy!
Carshow Slideshow

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Entry 741

Galveston Slideshow
Railroad Museum
 This last Thursday we went on a field trip with our family to the Galveston Railroad Museum.  After the field trip we toured the Strand in Galveston, making a day of it.  It was a really good family outing and we took a lot of pictures.  I broke them into two separate slideshow.  Enjoy!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Entry 740

The Summit Slideshow
 We were able to attend one day of The Summit, ACU's lectureship, on September 21st.  It was good to see old friends we haven't seen in years.  Enjoy the short slideshow!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Entry 739

Soda Tasting Slideshow
 We went over to Dwayne & Brook's house the other night, bringing a six-pack of sodas we bought at Pops in Arcadia, Oklahoma, for a soda tasting party.  "Brain Wash" just about did us in with its Jalapeno ingredient.  It was a lot of fun.  The slideshow only has nine pictures.  Enjoy!

Entry 738

Camden's Baseball Game Slideshow
Our grandson, Camden, loves baseball.  He has been playing little league baseball for quite some time.  We went to one of this games last Sunday.  His team won, and he was a big part of the win.  This is a slideshow with twenty-four pictures from that game.  Enjoy!

Entry 737

Gatesville to Houston Slideshow
We traveled from Gatesville, Texas to Houston, Texas on the 23rd.  It was pretty uneventful.  However, we take pictures of water towers.  I'm not really sure why, but we do.  So, this very short slideshow has water towers and the Houston skyline.  It was good to get through the heavy traffic to our RV park in League City.  And, it was really good to see our family.  Enjoy the slideshow!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Entry 736

Oklahoma Slideshow
This is a slideshow of a few places close to Meeker, Oklahoma that we thought were neat.  Pops is a place with the largest variety of soda I have ever seen, and the food was great, too!  The log house belongs to our host and hostess, Leroy and Andree.  They have their own little piece of paradise.  It's a short slideshow, so enjoy!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Entry 735

Route 66 Slideshow

We took a trip to Tulsa the other day to visit with our Joe Houk.  We haven't seen him and Edith for about fifteen years.  Along the way on Route 66 we took a few pictures.  Enjoy the slideshow!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Entry 734

Kansas to Oklahoma Slideshow
This is a slideshow of our trip from Hay, Kansas to Meeker, Oklahoma.  Most of the pictures in the middle of slideshow are of a Pony Express Station in Gothenburg, Kansas.  There is even a picture of Buffalo Bill Cody's buffalo hide coat.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Entry 733

The Road to Kansas Slideshow
Well, we traveled from Nebraska to Kansas today, and are spending the night in the Walmart parking lot in Hays, Kansas.  It's windy, so my sweety just said, "Great, I think we're going to be in a tornado in Kansas!"  Enjoy the slideshow!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Entry 732

Rockerville, Keystone, Custer SP, & Hill City Slideshow
 We took a little road trip Sunday after a perfectly wonderful worship at the Black Hills Church of Christ.  We had lunch at Rockerville, then went on to Keystone, Custer State Park, and Hill City.  There are also some pictures of some neat busts that were near our RV park.  Enjoy the slideshow!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Entry 731

Deadwood Slideshow
 We took a drive to Deadwood today after taking care of some business in Rapid City.  What a quaint little town this is!  Las Vegas has nothing on Deadwood when it comes to gambling.  There are casinos all over the place.  Many are cleverly disguised as historic buildings.  Well, maybe not so much disguised as using historic buildings, which makes it even better.  The slideshow is only fifty pictures, and a lot of fun.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Entry 730

Devils Tower to Lead Slideshow
We took to the road today, visiting Devils Tower, Sundance, Spearfish Canyon, Roughlock Falls, and Lead.  It was really a great day!  There are 157 pictures in the slideshow, and most of them are just fantastic.  Enjoy!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Entry 729

Hill City, Deerfield, and Sturgis Slideshow
We took another day trip today, visiting Hill City, Deerfield, and Sturgis.  Lots of fun and good sights.  We found ourselves praying we would get to a gas station at one point.  Miss Garmin came in handy, and we made it back to Hill City and a Conoco station.  This slideshow is considerably smaller than the last one.  It's only 62 pictures.  Enjoy!

Entry 728

Badlands Slideshow
We took a day trip on Friday to the Badlands.  We had low expectations, however, we were pleasantly surprised!  What a beautiful national park!  The slideshow is 181 pictures, but it is definitely worth your time.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Entry 727

Trip to Rapid City Slideshow
We have been busy trying to get our car taken care of, so I haven't made an entry lately.  This is a slideshow of our trip to Rapid City.  Enjoy!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Entry 726

White Sulphur Springs Slideshow
 This is the last sunset we are going to see while in Montana this year.  Over the past few days we have ridden our bikes into town for various reasons; ie, haircut, post office, and sight-seeing.  The castle was built in 1892 and is now a museum.  Other than that, the main attraction for White Sulphur Springs is the hot springs, which is now a hotel.  The slideshow only has nineteen pictures in it, and it is just some of the local sights and our last sunset, pre-storm and post-storm.  Enjoy!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Entry 725

I know I haven't made a post in awhile, but I have been busy  Life here in Montana slows down.  There isn't a lot of excitement, but there is a lot of serenity.  We had a good worship on Sunday, followed by lunch with a group from the congregation, who happened to be fellow campers.  Our excitement came when our neighbor's little 13 year-old autistic grandchild was missing after dark.  Thankfully, I found her in another camper's trailer and led her back to her grand-parents.  Needless to say, she was in big time trouble.  I have been spending quite a bit of time turning wood.  I have made a number of pens and pencils, as well as, a small ironwood bowl.  The following pictures are from tonight's sunset.  Just another beautiful Montana sunset!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Entry 724

Sunrise to Great Falls to Sunset Slideshow
We got up extra early this morning to witness the sunrise.  It was beautiful!  We then drove to Great Falls with every intention of trading our car in.  However, when we arrive our transmission went out.  So, now we need to get it rebuilt before we can trade it in.  None the less, we had a beautiful drive, followed by another beautiful sunset.  Enjoy the slideshow!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Entry 723

We have had a couple of nice days here in Montana.  Church was good yesterday and today we took a drive to Helena.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Entry 722

Off-Road Trip to Baldy Mountain Slideshow
We took an off-road trip in our friend, Deacon's, Jeep today to the top of Baldy Mountain.  We saw Gypsy Lake along the way and ended up in Townsend for dinner.  I drove the Jeep back to White Sulphur Springs and as we got back into town we saw this really old Cadillac.  It was a really great day!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Entry 721

Pasco to Missoula Slideshow
Missoula to White Sulphur Springs Slideshow

We had a really nice trip over the last two days, in spite of my being a little sick and our car having problems.  We spent last night in a Walmart parking lot in Missoula, Montana with about fifty other RVs!  Tonight we are in the campground that will be home for the next two weeks, Conestoga Campground in White Sulphur Springs, Montana.  Gordon and Sally Stewart, the park owners, are two very fine Christian people.  We look forward to seeing them every year.  You can check out their website at  Enjoy the slideshows!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Entry 720

La Pine to Pasco Slideshow
We traveled from La Pine, Oregon to Pasco, Washington today.  Una is doing such a great job driving!  I try to do an equally good job taking pictures.  Enjoy the slideshow!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Entry 719

Red Bluff to La Pine Slideshow
We traveled from Red Bluff, California to La Pine, Oregon today.  It was a nice trip and we are staying at a nice RV park where the temperature will probably get so low we'll need to throw on an extra blanket.  Enjoy the slideshow!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Entry 718

Red Bluff Slideshow
We took a little time to do the touristy stuff in Red Bluff. Hope you enjoy the slideshow!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Entry 717

We had a good worship at the Red Bluff Church of Christ this morning, and then spent the day with the family.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Entry 716

We had a good day with family.  My Uncle Lloyd makes the best fried chicken!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Entry 715

We made it to Red Bluff today in time to go to dinner with the family.  Now it's time for bed...yawn!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Entry 714

We are finally preparing to leave Visalia!  Our television saga ended today with Target sending us a gift card for the amount the television cost us.  We had a good evening with our friends, Ben & Alice Bennett.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Entry 713

While Una went shopping, I spent most of the day working on wood, building a new flag pole, and various other chores.  However, this afternoon she treated me to a pedicure!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Entry 712

Went to the Memorial service for David Ashford, Patty Goodin's son.  After that we spent the afternoon with the Kildays -- a movie, Captain America, and dinner at Chili's.  And our TV saga continues, while we hope they just replace it.  Hopefully, we will find out in the next few days.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Entry 711

After Senior Breakfast, I went on a drive with Ray McCarty and Morris Yates up into the hills.  It was a fun day!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Entry 710

I was sick this morning, but Una went to church.  After church I was able to join the group for lunch.  Then this evening we had good fellowship and study at the Rowe's, followed by Larry treating the whole group to ice cream at Superior Dairy in Hanford!  Yummm.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Entry 709

My cousin, Rick, met us in Fresno on his way home from Temecula where he has been aiding firefighters.  Shannon and Stephen came to the restaurant too.  It was the first time Shannon had met Rick.  We had a good visit.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Entry 708

We enjoyed another great outing with the Kildays.  We saw Cowboys & Aliens, and then went to dinner at Marie Callendars, followed with a visit in their home.  We have sure grown close to this older couple.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Entry 707

We had a good visit with our 93 year old Nita, and dinner with our son-in-law, Stephen.  It was a good day!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Entry 706

Our TV saga continues.  However, we will probably either have a repaired TV or a new one by Tuesday of next week.  Then we can get back on the road.  The most notable activity of this day was dinner with the Kildays, followed by a visit at their house and a viewing of what he calls moon flowers.  It is a weed that blooms very delicate yellow flowers when it gets dark outside.  There is a moth that then comes around and pollinates them.  We had never seen anything like it.  You can actually watch the flowers bloom!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Entry 705

Well, we started out excited because we thought our TV was gonna get fixed today, but it had to go to the shop.  Might be two weeks or more.  Bummer!  TV aside, we had a reasonably good day.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Entry 704

We went to see Harry Potter with friends from church and then had dinner with the Kildays.  It was a good day!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Entry 703

I am going to stop calling the entry "day" because I think I lost count, and I sometimes miss a day, like yesterday.  Well, yesterday we wore ourselves out by taking everything out of our storage compartments, going through all the containers, and reorganizing.  Wow!  We have a lot more space now!

Today was another good day of worship, fellowship, and study.  A very uplifting day!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Day 702

Santa Cruz Slideshow
Well, as I said yesterday, we had a really good time with the grandkids yesterday.  We spent the night at our daughter's house and another day with the family.  It will probably be the last time we see the kids until after Christmas, so it was a little hard to leave tonight.  However, it was a good day today, with a lot of fun and games.  Enjoy the slideshow!  The last few pictures are from lunch today at the Bulldog Grill.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Day 701

Took the grandkids to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk today.  Got back late and I'm bushed, so I'll post pictures tomorrow.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Day 700

I spent the day at the park, mostly hosting a neighbor who was locked out of his rig while his wife was off somewhere he didn't know.  Una babysat the grandkids.  And this evening we had dinner with the Ashfords.  Just a typical day stuck in Visalia.  Man, am I ready to get back on the road!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Day 699

Went to my wood turning class today and learned quite a bit.  Had our transmission serviced.  Unfortunately, it didn't fix the problem we have.  Not sure what we're going to do about it.  The parts have been ordered for our TV.  However, we will probably be here a week longer than planned because of the repairs.  Oh well.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Day 698

Today was a mixed-emotion day.  We had a good time with friends at the movies and at fun and fellowship.  However, we received bad news on our car.  The dealer said we need a new transmission at a cost of $5,200!  I'm not ready to buy it just yet.  We will get another opinion.  Have a blessed night!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Day 697

It is so wonderful to have sweet fellowship!  We have had a day filled with just such as that with our wonderful church family.  We heard a great sermon from Larry Goodin this morning, followed with lunch at Applebee's with seven others from church.  This afternoon I made another pen while Una shopped and planned for the group gathering this evening.  We picked up the Kilday's and brought them to the study and back home.  It's truly going to be tough leaving this area, because we are getting so close to these people.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Day 696

Well, I tried to take our car in for a transmission service at a garage I called yesterday.  However, they never opened up.  So, I enjoyed a good breakfast with a couple of friends, came home and made pens.  Una and I had dinner with another friend that we haven't seen for quite a while.  It was good!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Day 695

We have had a good day.  I was able to fix our door, and we enjoyed a good movie, The Zookeeper, with friends and our grandson.  I was also able to make some pens.  All-in-all, a blessed day!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Day 694

Another day with Ethan.  It was really good until this evening when we tried to shut the door on our rig and it wouldn't.  Seems like we have something going wrong each day...: (

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Day 693

We spent the day taking care of our sweet grandson, Ethan.  He is a real joy to our lives!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Day 692

A good day for turning.  After my wood-turning class I came home and did some more.  However, our television died...the silver lining?  We have an extended warranty!  I also took our car to the Toyota dealership and the mechanic was able to hear what it does.  I hope they can get it fixed next week.  This evening we had a good time with our friends, Roy & Rose Wells.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Day 691

We had a good day, starting with the senior breakfast, and ending with me making a pen in the dark : )

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Day 690

We had another wonderful day of worship, study, and fellowship.  I had a really good visit with my brother this afternoon.  This evening our small group met at our park in the clubhouse and we celebrated our oldest member's birthday.  Warren Kilday turned 82 today!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Day 689

Una took this picture of me beside Jay & Joyce Lockridge's '57 Chevy.  We were there to celebrate their fiftieth anniversary!  It is an awesome thing to behold a couple who have given themselves, their family, and their marriage to God.  It was also good to visit with a lot of folks we haven't seen in a long time.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Day 688

We started our day at three am.  Our dear friends, the Kildays, called because she had to go to emergency.  So, we spent the next several hours with them.  Praise God that it turned out to be a minor issue.  Una went on to spend most of the rest of the day in Fresno taking care of the grandkids.  This evening was steak night at the lodge...mmm...good!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Day 687

I spent some time on my lathe today making a cup and an oak pen.  We had a good visit with our 93 year old friend today and then spent some time with Kathy at the Elks Lodge.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Day 686

We had a great day with the grandkids.  After seeing Cars 2, we went to Rite-Aid for a Thrify's Ice Cream cone.  I then went to praise team practice.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Monday, July 4, 2011

Day 684

Three Rivers Day Trip Slideshow
We decided to take a little day trip today.  From Visalia, we drove through Lemon Cove, Lake Kaweah, to Three Rivers and back to Visalia.  Enjoy the slideshow!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Day 682 & 683

Yesterday we went to the coast and spent the day with  friends.  We got home too late to blog.  Today was another wonderful day of worship, fellowship, and Bible study!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Day 681

We had another relaxing day.  Went to see a movie (Larry Crowne) with our friends, the Kildays, and then to dinner and their house for a nice visit.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Day 680

Day two of our MiFi saga.  After taking the new unit back to the store and getting it fixed, it quit working again after just a few hours of use.  Frustrated, we took it back to the store and demanded our money back.  Believe it or not, Verizon was going to charge us a restocking fee...not!  We were able to get the manager to wave the fee, but I still wrote corporate about a bad policy.  Other than that, we had a wonderful day!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Day 679

What a beautiful day we have had!  The high was 79 with gentle breezes.  We upgraded our MiFi today and the new was defective.  So, we are back on the old one and will take the new one back tomorrow and trade it for another one., what fun!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Day 678

A day spent mostly relaxing.  After visiting a lady in the hospital, and dinner, we witnessed this awesome sky!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Day 677

Today was largely a day to take care of business.  I sold a few things on eBay and we had to mail them.  However, it was not all work and no play -- we enjoyed Fun & Fellowship at the church building.  That is always fun!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Day 676

We had another good day of worship and fellowship.  This afternoon the Pratts came over with their three cute little boys.  Mark repaired the tile on our kitchen floor.  We had a really nice time with their family.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Day 675

Our hitchhiker is getting braver.  She's letting me get closer.  We took the Kildays with us to visit Neda today, and wish her a happy birthday.  She will be 93 tomorrow!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Day 674

Una had a really wonderful time with the grandkids today, while I stayed at home making pencils and other stuff.  When she got home we went to the grand finale of our church's VBS.  Another good day in the Lord!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Day 673

Una spent the day with the grandkids and I spent the day around the park getting acquainted with neighbors.  All-in-all, a good day!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Days 670 -- 672

Yosemite Day Trip Slideshow
We had a really great day at Yosemite Monday.  We got home too late for me to blog.  Then on Tuesday I went to the wood-turning class, and Una and I got busy.  So, once again, I didn't get a chance to blog.  Today we went to Fresno and spent the day with the grandkids.  I am finally getting a chance to blog.  Enjoy the slideshow!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Day 669

We had a great worship, study, and fellowship.  Then we met up with our daughter, Shannon, and her husband, Stephen, to celebrate Father's Day.  Spent the remainder of the day at home, Wii bowling and a movie, The Sons of Katie Elder.  A really good day!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Day 668

Turned pens and pencils today, completing two sets.  I then listed them on eBay.  Una and I spent the rest of the day relaxing.  We did go out to eat at Red Lobster.  Saw a sight I haven't seen before.  An older man was sitting in a booth by himself, eating his meal, with an 8x10 framed photograph of his wife.  We all grieve in different ways.