KELLY’S GRANDSON KAI LOOKING FOR FROGS IN OUR FROG POND THIS MORNING
We've had another flip-flop of plans regarding the selling of our Motorhome and the purchase of a smaller one. Kelly has decided it would be better to keep the rig we have and I do agree with her but where our future RV plans are now I have no idea. Best for me not to even think about it anymore.
AREA WHEAT FIELDS ARE RIPENING
THERE ARE BIG ROLLED BALES OF HAY WRAPPED UP THERE IN THAT PLASTIC
Most accurate way to describe our weather today is hot-hot-hot and yukky-yukky-yukky. Not nice to be outside, well at least for me it isn't. With old Sol climbing steadily into Saturday morning's lazy hazy sky Pheebs and I ventured out. Actually the Sun is stationary and doesn't rise. It is the Earth that moves and rotates downwards giving the elusion of the Sun rising. Well that’s what a little green space Alien once told me anyway.
CORNS A GROWING
AND FARMERS ARE BUSY SPRAYING FOR WEEDS
Pheebs and I drove ourselves on over to the Hullett Marsh. After washing the Jeep Saturday it was needing a fresh new coating of dust so that is just what it got. Drove slowly into the Marsh along a dusty gravel road and the Deer Flies were flying right alongside waiting for us to stop and get out. We didn’t. Bordering the marsh is what I assume to be an old tumble down wooden shack of a church with an accompanying cemetery beside it. Bit of a breeze blowing through there so no Deer Flies and we were able to get out for a leg stretch and some photos.
MIGHT HAVE BEEN AN OLD SCHOOL HOUSE AT ONE TIME TOO
AND YES THAT IS AN OLD OUTHOUSE TO THE LEFT
THE ACCOMPANYING CEMETERY
With the morning quickly heating up, my skin sticking to itself, and Pheebs tongue dragging on the ground we hopped back into the Jeep and headed for home. On cold days we sometimes drive around with Pheebs window down and the heater on but today it was the her window down with the A/C on. Works great.
FIELDS AND FIELDS OF WHEAT
I LIKED THE FOUR WHITE HORSES ON THE RED BARN DOORS
AFTER A HEAVY DAYS WORK IN THE FIELDS THIS OLD TRACTOR RESTS IN THE COOL SHADE OF A TOWERING MAPLE TREE
Kelly’s son Ben and his two boys Darion and Kai stopped in about 11:30 on their way to the beach about a mile and a half or so west of us. Because of the humidity Ben’s wife Bri decided not to come so Ben and the boys decided to head home after spending some time at the beach. In this humidity even with A/C running in the rig it can still be on the warm side with four people. We understood Bri not coming and their decision not to do an overnighter in the Motorhome.
KAI AND DARION AT OUR HOUSE TODAY FOR A SHORT VISIT….OH AND THEY BROUGHT THEIR DAD WITH THEM TOO
YES WE HAD SOME INTREPID FROG HUNTERS AT OUR HOUSE TODAY
KELLY POINTS OUT THE FROGS IN THE POND
TRYING OUT KELLY’S FOREST CHAIR
‘WOW WHAT BIG LEAVES YOU HAVE HERE GRAMMA’…..’CALL ME GRAMMA AGAIN AND YOU’LL BE GETTING ANOTHER BACK HANDER’ JUST KIDDING, JUST KIDDING
AND THAT’S KELLY’S YOUNGEST SON BEN BACK THERE
‘HIGH FIVE GRAMMA’
DARION AND KAI HEAD OFF DOWN ONE OF OUR JUNGLE PATHS
OH-OH ARE THEY LOST
NOPE HERE COMES ONE OF THEM NOW
AND HERE COMES DARION SO THEY ARE BOTH ACCOUNTED FOR
In the first bunch of years in our RV travels we always looked forward to heading back to the Southwest every Fall but the last couple years we have had problems between us deciding not only when to go but do we really want to go. Of course I’ve always been the one pushing harder to go and to go earlier and see more things. But not so much this year. This past Spring’s homeward trek really did both of us in and by the time we finally stumbled into our driveway here at home we were both vowing never to do that again. Of course that was nearly four months ago now and that was then. Kelly’s still feeling a bit that way and I’m beginning to feel a little less that way. This afternoon we had us a sit down talk about future travels so here is the latest hot off the press. As mentioned earlier in the post we have decided to keep our Motorhome and the shaky Jell-O plans nailed to the tree right now are that we will once again head for New Mexico, Arizona, and California. Of course don’t make any bets on that because you know what we’re like but it at least gives me some encouragement and time to put my thinking cap on and try to come up with some ideas on how we can make our winter travels better. We need to change things up and do things interestingly different. I see this afternoon’s talk as finally a step forward. We’re not down and out just yet folks:))
A SPOT IN THE HULLETT MARSH WHERE ALL THE DEER FLIES SURROUNDED THE JEEP AND DEMANDED OUR SURRENDER
Never ventured out of the house all afternoon. Why step out the door and turn into a clammy mess when it’s so comfortably cool in the house. A no brainer for sure. In fact it was so hot out there today it was just ridiculous!!!!
GROANER’S CORNER:(( At 8 p.m. one night, a pilot who had run out of fuel made an emergency landing at a top-secret government base. He was quickly surrounded by security and taken inside to be interrogated. The interrogation was grueling because they wanted to make sure it was an unplanned landing and he was not a spy.
The interrogation lasted all night. At 6 a.m. they refueled his plane and let him go with his promise never to return. Four hours later he returned and landed again. Security met him on the runway. They asked him why he had come back. 'I know I promised never to return but I brought my wife and now you have to tell her where I was all night...'
A blonde was bragging about her knowledge of the state capitals of the United States. She proudly announced, "go ahead, ask me any of the capitals, I know all of them."A red head said, "O.K., what's the capital of Wyoming?" The blonde replied, "Oh, that's easy, 'W'."
All Bill asked for was a little good-night kiss, but Anne haughtily rebuffed him with, "I don't do that sort of thing on my first date!" "Well," Bill replied with sarcasm, "how about on your last date?"
Hi. Al. Thanks for all the wonderful photos. I so envy you the forests near your home. Ridiculous is the TX heat. Yes, it is always hot in our six month long summers, but, really 100F at 8:00 in the evening? And sometimes the overnight low is 80F? Not fun.ReplyDelete
I was really surprised that you were thinking of trading in your wonderful Big E for a Class C. I tried to think of reasons. Gas mileage? Some C's sure don't do well. Maybe smaller size would make you able to access more places in California and the Northwest? I have heard sometimes those are not big-rig friendly. But you have said so many times that the Big E is fantastic. You have it all fixed up with solar, recliners, etc. I was thinking you will likely be sorry if you decide to continue RVing with something less wonderful. Just my two cents.
Great photos and nice visit!! Look forward to a stay over and I know the boys love roasting marshmallows! Stay coolReplyDelete
That's how I felt about the hot/humid weather in North Carolina--it was so hot it was ridiculous!ReplyDelete
I like the intrepid frog hunters - and the photo of Kai in the chair petting Pheebs is priceless ! 🐸🌷🐸ReplyDelete
Well I'm sure you need my 2 cents worth here so .... I know how much you love your recliner and how will it fit in a class c? Glad you are keeping the Big E.ReplyDelete
Looks like the kids had a great time at the frog pond
Enjoy those grandkids, they really do grow up too fast!ReplyDelete
I'm happy to hear your keeping that nice RV. At least you
know what you have. Months of traveling..... Yay for us readers!!!
Loved all the photos tonight, the fields of wheat are spectacular.ReplyDelete
A look at the weather map and we are glad we have a cheap place to sleep in Anchorage. Sunny nice mid 60's day for the airshow we went to today.ReplyDelete
Glad you are keeping the Big E and still want to travel and explore, there is still lots of options. No real plans for us either just somewhere warmer than the cold winters here.ReplyDelete
Another larger/smaller story: We are about your age and we bought a very nice, new class C (Lazy Daze 27 RB, 2013) after a Norcold fire took out our Country Coach (late 2011). I did not need to tow a car with the C and I really liked taking it down to California to visit kids, etc., but not when the husband went along. He needed way more room for sleeping, sitting and just about everything and the few trips we took together in the C often were unpleasant with at least one of us complaining a lot.... And, then, he got sick and was taking non-driving medication. I had to drive 1200 miles in two days to get him home to a real bed. Al, going smaller is just not as comfy or even convenient in so many ways. IMHO, you two do have the best of the larger-versus-smaller choice, especially at your ages. And, a C's gas mileage will not be better than the A's mileage.ReplyDelete
You are exactly right Terry. We found the same thing a few years ago when we downsized to a couple Class C's from a Motorhome. I guess we somehow thought maybe this time would have been different. Not likely I guess. This coming winter may be our last long distance trip so maybe next year we'll rethink things again and plan shorter ones closer to home during warm months.ReplyDelete