Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year~~~~~

To all our family and friends....

Today I went to work with Emilee so she could do some inventory.  What a great place to work....I saw a few surgeries and watched some very busy volunteers.  I look forward to my turn as a volunteer next week.

Tonight we are going to Rum Runners, the place Em used to be a bartender.  Debi is having a big celebration with food and drink specials along with Karoke.  This should be a fun evening.

Emilee and I just finished a 2.56 mile run in 34 minutes.  It felt good to get out and get some exercise.  Craig worked out while we worked this am.  Now he just took off for a 10 mile bike ride.

We wish everyone a very Happy New Year!  Love to you all!!!!

Until Next Time~~~~Travel Safely

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Chicken Divan and Company~~~~~

Emilee had two of her co-workers come for supper last night....Dr. Channing, the head vet of AAWL and Victoria, the Clinic Manager of the public clinic.  Emilee is the Clinic Manager of the AAWL/SPCA.  They were to meet to go over their 2013 budget.  But we had such a great time visiting they didn't get to much talk about the budget.

At Em's request, I made chicken divan, salad and garlic bread.  It turned out and everyone enjoyed dinner and great conversation.  Not much budget talk but they have time to get that done.  It was really nice to meet two of Emilee's co-workers.  I look forward to volunteering at the clinic while I am here.

Today we are planning a couple of massages but Emilee just called and doesn't feel good so I hope it isn't that awful cold that I had.  I had some meds so got those into her and back to bed she went.  Other then that, we may just lay low today depending how she feels after waking.

Craig and I may make a run to Walmart for a few supplies to finish up some other honey dos to be done here.

Until next time~~~~Travel safely

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Merry Christmas~~~~~

Well it has been few days since we celebrated with Emilee.  But the blog has not been running properly so hopefully this post with publish.  Santa was good to all of us and we have been having a grand time here in Phoenix.  Last night we went to a place called Hula and it was sooo good.  I had a Ahi tuna bowl, Emilee had a Calamari sandwich and sweet potato fries and Craig had pot stickers and salad.  We had Ahi tuna wontons and Edamame for apps.  Tonight I am cooking and we are chilling.  Today we are going to work on the back yard.  Yesterday honey dos were done including the hanging of the new ceiling fan/light Emilee had purchased.  It looks soooo nice in her kitchen.

 I have some pictures to post which I will do later.

Until next time~~~~Travel Safely

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Roswell, NM~~~~~

Where the aliens landed......what a tourist trap this could be but fun to check out.  We are at Trailer Village in a nice spot but the sand burrs are a pain for the puppies for sure.  We will fuel up tomorrow am before heading into Benson, AZ tomorrow.  We had another uneventful day of driving.  We had a quick supper of enchiladas and salads.  They were yummy.  We are now relaxing with a few cocktails and a movie.

We will be moving into Arizona tomorrow which makes us happy.

Until next time~~~~Travel Safely

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Ahhhh Western Star RV Park - Liberal, KS

We have landed.  We had another uneventful day of travel today.  I am in the process of making our supper of cheese burgers, homemade hashbrowns and salads.  Dessert is strawberry pretzel salad.  We love our home on wheels... as it has all the comforts of home and then some.

We will relax this evening...but Craig is heading over the their new hot tub.  Not me...I plan to relax with some TV and/or reading.  Mom I forgot to get that book from you...darn.

Until next time~~~~Travel safely.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Our Christmas adventure~~~~~

We are heading to Phoenix again this year and have just completed our first leg of our trip.  We have landed at Ozark Prairie RV Park in Nevada, MO.  Nice small park for an over nighter.  Our next leg will take us into to Liberal, KS at a place called Western Star RV Park.  Stayed there last year and really liked it.  It will be a long day crossing Kansas.

I will plan another post tomorrow night.  Soooo until then....

Travel Safely~~~~

Friday, May 25, 2012

Our Destination ~~~~~

Auburn, about 92 miles ahead.  Uneventful ride across Iowa on 34.  As usual the puppies are perfect travelers.  We made it!  Here is our home for a few days while we spend time at HUA which is the No Kill Animal (mostly small dog) Rescue. 

It is a very clean little RV Park....quiet and peaceful
We decided to grab a bite for supper at Darlings Cafe across the street from the was an old diner type place.  Steak salads were good and we plan to visit again for breakfasts this weekend as well.  Here we are waiting for our supper.....

Our View

Awwww....peace and quiet did I mention quiet earlier.   HA  were we in for a surprise at oh maybe midnight or so when the ground started to shake and the noise so loud it was quite a scare......the tracks we thought looked abandoned were in fact alive and well with FREIGHT TRAINS!  I think there were at least four throughout the night.

Until Next Time~~~~Travel Safely

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

One more day~~~~~

We are getting very excited to head out for another Fiver Adventure starting Friday morning.  We are starting to get all the kitchen items and clothes ready for loading up tomorrow.  Please follow us on this new adventure to Nebraska.

Until Next Time~~~~Travel Safely

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Hello everyone!!

We are getting excited as we are taking off for the upcoming weekend.  We are big time dog lovers and have decided to go to a dog rescue in Auburn, Nebraska you can check it out at Hearts United for Animals   to volunteer Saturday.  Please check this wonderful rescue out and donate if you can.  Thanks.

The rest of the weekend we plan to enjoy the neighborhood plus watch Nascar of course!

We will take pictures and post the whole weekend.


Until Next Time~~~~Travel Safely

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Long time no blog~~~~~

Sorry I have been non-blogging lately but we are on our way home :(

At any rate, our first stop was at Casino Rte 66 and we had a nice dinner and a live band there.

Last night we stayed at Western Star RV Park in Liberal, KS.  It was awesome and will be one of our stops the end of this year when we head back to Phoenix....heehee

Tonight we are at Homewood RV just east of Williamsburg, KS.  It is a small park and will be perfect for our over night stay before heading into Burlington tomorrow.  We are hoping for an early afternoon arrival.

We are having surf and turf tonight but I won't be doing the steaks in the convection again as it sets the fire alarm off.

Looking forward to home but we know for sure that this is the lifestyle we are planning for after retirement.  We love it ~~~~~ to all of our family.....whether you believe it or not.  LOL

Love to all!

Until Next Time~~~~Travel Safely

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Stocking up~~~~~

On supplies today for our return trip up and over the mountains tomorrow to Burlington, Iowa our home base for now....heehee

We had a relaxing evening last night...a simple supper of burgers, baked tators, salad and garlic bread.  Tonight my plan is for fish, wasabi mash tators and spinach casserole.

We don't have much of anything planned for today but to sit and enjoy some more warm sunshine and may read my book too.  It is getting exciting.....since I am not much of a reader this book has been able to keep me interested and look forward to reading it.  Thanks Mom for letting me take it on this trip.

By the way, the cinnamon rolls you sent with us have been delish.....we finished them up on our camping trip.

Well we are getting ready to head out to Walmart so I will sign off for now.

Until Next Time~~~~Travel Safely

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Home in Phoenix~~~~~

We had an uneventful ride from Roper Lake back to Phoenix.  Last night we decided on Italian for dinner and Emilee and I went by ourselves.  DH decided he wanted to just lay up and watch TV.  He had the left over lettuce wraps I had made the night before.  We ended up bringing him home salad and alfredo from the place we went to called ??? I can't remember.  It was not as good as we had hoped for.

Today Emilee went back to work and I have been doing laundry all morning and sitting in the sun.  The weather is beautiful here.  Em's neighborhood is so quiet and the folk are very nice and friendly.  This gives me peace of mind for sure.  Her home is so comfy even with all the dog and cat hair....heehee (just kidding)

We are both kinda anxious to start home and get back into the swing of things but will be ready to make another return trip here at the end of this year again.  We really like it here.  After we retire we plan to make this our home base during the winter months and take off and explore during the summer months because of the intense heat here in Phoenix during that time.

We miss all of our families and hope all is well.

Until Next Time~~~~Travel Safely

Saturday, January 7, 2012

We had a great hike~~~~~

Here are a few pictures from our hike around the beautiful Roper Lake Campground.....

Emilee relaxing with her Kindle.....

Stay tuned for more later....DH and Emilee are on a bike ride.  I'm babysitting... :)

Great fire and meal~~~~~

Wow what a wonderful day and evening we had last night.  DH went to Walmart to stock up on more supplies.  We had a beautiful fire as you can see:

More pictures from our day out and about:

Our meal was great and consisted of BBQ chicken breast, roasted brussel sprouts on the barby, and baked potatoes but you can see for yourself:

Hope you enjoy our blog and pictures.  We plan a hike up and over this ridge to the South of us today.

More news and pictures later.

Until Next Time~~~~Travel Safely

Thursday, January 5, 2012

We made it~~~~~

To our home away from home for a few days.  It is perfect as I had imagined.  I plan to post pictures of our road trip here, uneventful ride (all these puppies amaze me) and gorgeous scenery.

Some of our ride over to Roper Lake:

We had a delish meal last night at the casino, mussels for me, Em had lettuce wraps and wonton crab thingys, DH had surf and turf stir fry and steamed brocoli.  After dinner DH went back to the Fiver to check on the kids...then went to the hot tub and we played slots and lost....oh well we had fun.

DH and Em and Leila are bike riding.  Leila is Em's Yorky and she loves to go in her bike basket.  I will get a picture when they return.  I took out a turkey burger for Emilee and ground beef for us for dinner tonight.  It will be a great evening with our meal and we got firewood for a fire later too.  It is soooo quiet here and we love it.  We have neighbors but you wouldn't know it.

Scenes from around our site:

I better figure out what else I am going to fix so I will sign off until later.  Emilee made a delish veggie dish that went very well with our burgers.  Great meal!!

Until Next Time~~~~Travel Safely

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Camping World~~~~~

We finally made it to Camping World...I think I forgot to tell you we made the trip the other day but when we arrived it was an empty Camping World.  At any rate, we went today and picked up a few things.

Tonight we will be getting all of Emilee's things ready and loaded into the Fiver for our trip to Roper Lake.  We have decided to leave Wednesday after she gets off work.  We will be driving to Wild Horse Casino  in Chandler, Az.  for Wednesday night.  It is free and we plan to eat and gamble a little.  I can't wait....

Well I need to get out in the sun for a bit.

Until Next Time~~~~Travel Safely

Monday, January 2, 2012

A great day for a ride~~~~~

Bike ride that is....we are off in a few to take a ride to a place to have a bite to eat and visit with another of Em's friends Emily.  Looking forward to seeing her.

Later we plan to get to the store for our BIG camping trip to Roper Lake Campground Thursday thru Monday.  It will be relaxing to get away from the hustle and bustle of Phoenix.  It seems like it takes forever to get anywhere.

Since Em has to work tonight we plan to head over there for supper tonight.  They have great salads.  I had one during the Iowa game.  Greens, apples, candied pecans and blue cheese....with ranch blue cheese dressing.  Yummy.

Right now we are watching the Outback Bowl waiting on Tim to text on time for meeting him for lunch.  He will be watching over Emilee's two older guys Rusty and Bob, along with Bobby and Tammy the hospice cats (they have kidney failure)but are soooo happy now that they are in a home of their own.  They occupy Emilee's office.  He will watch over Annie and Stevie (cats) as well who belong to Emilee.  It is quite the managerie of animals but they are all happy.  We appreciate him taking care of everyone while we are out in the boonies camping.  He and Murphy (Tim's Border Collie) will enjoy staying at Em's.

Well we are getting ready to take off....sooooooo

Until Next Time~~~~Travel Safely

Sunday, January 1, 2012


A new year has begun....which means DH only has approximately 4 months before official retirement.  For me on the other hand it will be just under two years. {smile}

We had a great time last night...but could only make it to 12:00 NY time.  The only picture taken was of our table of way too much food.

It was delish and we had a great bowling tourney on the Wii with Emilee winning the first game and Tim winning the second game.

This morning Emilee had to work at 7:00 and I agreed to tag along with her to watch her in action.  I am here to tell you that she is quite an animal handler.  She gets all the dogs and cats medicated in record time and how she keeps it all straight is amazing.  There are some beautiful puppies and older dogs just waiting for their forever home.  It is wonderful to see all the volunteers there by 6:00am to clean the litter and feed and water the cats and the dogs.  And the dog walkers are truly a blessing to the AAWL as they take each and every dog for daily walks.

We were home by 10:00 and we both took a short nap.  Now we are enjoying the 78 degree day and relaxing.  Sooooooo.....

Until Next Time~~~~Travel Safely