Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year~~~~~

To all our families and friends!

Last night was a disappointment with Iowa getting beat by Oklahoma but we had a great time of lots of food, drinks and great conversations.

Today Em and I went to the grocery and picked up all of our food for our evening of eating, drinking again, and we are having a Wii tournament tonight as well.  I plan on trying to get some pictures I promise.  Emilee is very happy we will be together for New Year's Eve.

Today is absolutely gorgeous mid seventies and blue skies....we are blessed!  We could easily get used to this kind of weather and plan to do just that when we retire in a few years.

Until Next Time~~~~Travel Safely

Friday, December 30, 2011

Camping World~~~~~

Heading out in a few to the big Camping World store.  We have only been to an express store before so this will be a fun adventure.

Emilee is at work today and we have been just doing more odds and ends around the house and in the Fiver.  Tonight we will be going to the North 51 Grill to watch the Iowa game.  It should be a fun evening.

Last night for supper I used up the left over Turkey and made a pot pie of sorts with potato topping instead of a crust topping.  It was really tasty and Emilee took the left overs to work for her lunch so I think she kinda likes my cooking...:)

Well we are off....

Until Next Time~~~~Travel Safely

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Taking it easy~~~~~

Last night we went to a Mexican place and it was delish.  Then came back to the home place and hung out in the Fiver.  Pretty relaxing evening and tonight will be the same.

Today we went to an RV show and decided that the Fiver we have is still exactly what we need and want.  We enjoy looking at the motorhomes but are still glad we went with a Fiver first.

I think we may go for a bike ride later this afternoon.  I need to try out my new helmet.  The weather is awesome 70ish each day so far with beautiful blue skies.

Best sign out for now.

Until next time~~~~Travel safely

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Better later then ever~~~~~

It's taken a while to post but we have been very busy having just a little bit of cheer....

We had a wonderful Christmas dinner all prepared by Emilee.  She made a delish turkey, cheesy hash brown potatoes, green bean caserole, stuffing, seven layered salad and her friend Tim made mash tators.  For an appetizer she made these parmesan crisps (yummy)and Tim brought shrimp cocktail.  Lots of wine later...a great time was had by all.  We called it a night at around 10:00 which was very early but we were beat after the drive through the mountains.

Yesterday we spent the day running, walking, biking and just hanging out.  Emilee had to work at the North 51 Grill last night so we went there for dinner.  I had shrimp tacos, DH had chicken strips (from scratch) and we split wings and fries with another of Em's friends James.  He is a riot...and we really enjoyed him and his humor.  We went home around 9:30 and Emilee got home at 11:30.  It makes for a long day today for her but she is enjoying being back at the 51 Sunday and Monday nights. $$$$

Pictures have been few and far between as my camera is acting crazy so I will post what I have taken thus far and then we shall see whether it will snap out of it.

So here are some from the last few days.

Our Santa Chef

Santa was at Em's house

Emilee's latest family member Jessie

Our Mandie enjoying the kitchen smells

The tree was so pretty....

Acting goofy because of the camera

Well that's about it for now... we plan to make a few runs today to Petsmart for the new doggie door, a light for above her kitchen sink and some other odds and ends.

Until Next Time~~~~Travel Safely

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas to all~~~~~

We are in Springerville, AZ which is a very cold 8 degrees, getting ready to start the last leg of our trip.  We were happy to find that the weigh station had been plowed and I had suggested that perhaps there might be an outdoor plug so that we could plug in.  Afterall, even though the station was closed they had security lights and inside lights on.  Low and behold there was.  So we had all the conforts of home thanks to my thinking for which was greatly appreciated I must say...;)  This will be our secret stop over for sure now that we know we can have electric for free.  Hey we are tax payers and we pay for the weigh stations right?  Right.  Heehee.

We had a wonderful Christmas Eve with a surf and turf dinner as you can see.  Several Pinot's and some great Christmas TV.

Ribeye Steak with Shrimp Scampi and Salad

Well I best get a move on here....we will be on the road soon.

Until Next Time~~~~Travel Safely

Saturday, December 24, 2011

We are blessed~~~~~

Our trip thus far has been uneventful.  The worst weather we encountered was in Burlington when we left home with snow.  Otherwise, clear as a bell.  Our first leg was a good one all the way to a nice rest area near Emporia, KS.  Yesterday we had a looonnng ride of 500 miles all the way to Tucumcari, NM.  Lots of snow but the roads are perfectly clear.  Everything in our fiver is working perfect including the it got down to about 20 degrees here at Mountain View RV Park in Tucumcari.

DH (darling husband) is getting ready to go for a run with the puppies.  I have already had them out for their morning business and made coffee .... life is good.  We plan to top off the fuel, oatmeal at Micky D's for breakfast and off we go to Springerville, AZ for our final night before dropping over into the beautiful valley....Phoenix with just under 70 degrees there.  Emilee has been keeping in touch and is very anxious for our arrival as our we.

May all of you have a wonderful Christmas Eve and we miss and love all of our families.

Until Next Time~~~~Travel Safely

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Get ready we are off Thursday~~~~~

Woohoo!  Heading south for 3 Phoenix, AZ for Christmas with our youngest and her clan.  Stay tuned for our Fiver Adventures.  We promise to keep you posted on this big trip!

Until next time~~~~Travel Safely