It's about time.

Many of you that can relate to this. Working long hours at your career. Raising your families. Buying a home and paying all the bills related to being homeowners and parents. We're now retired and don't need all that work and expense. Now "It's about time" to follow our dreams.

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Adventures Away.

Our Location Today is Covert, Michigan, U.S.A.

Talk of anticipation for this trip both Kathy and I had trouble sleeping last night. By 7:00 this morning we were both out of bed scrambling to close up the apartment so we could get on the road with the trailer. By 8:15 we'd had breakfast gathered our medical equipment and were locking the door as we headed out. As we started to load the truck thunder could be heard in the distance but that didn't slow us down.

As we rolled into the storage yard the sky blackened & lightening exploded across the sky and the rain came pouring down, All we could hope for was for the rain to let up but by 9:00 it was getting worse. We decided we've been through weather conditions like this before and it surely won't be the last time so I went into the trailer and put on my Rain Suit and Knee Boots. I brought out Kathy's raincoat and an umbrella to make sure she got inside nice and dry, Next I started unloading the truck and handing it off to Kathy. We wanted to be ready for when Bill and Vera who would be arriving at 9:30 to join us on our trip.
Once everything was loaded in the trailer Kathy worked at storing it where it will be while we travel. Myself I was enjoying the dryness of my rainsuit prepping the truck and trailer for towing. The rain had eased a bit at this point so I informed Kathy I'd be hooking up. It seemed the rain sensed as soon as the truck was locked on to the hitch because the skies opened up harder than before. Testing the lights on the trailer looked like a late night drive rather then mid-morning. Still wearing my raingear I went and stood closer to the gate where they would be coming to meet us. At 9:30 as they approached the opened gate the rain suddenly stopped and the skies began to clear. In short order we had all their clothes and belongings in the trailer just as the sun made its first appearance of the day.
By 10:30 we were crossing the Ambassador Bridge into Detroit. Heading west on I-94 we made our firststop at The Cracker Barrel in Belleville. As usual we had no problem finding any parking and as soon as Kathy and I saw the menu we knew what we wanted. The problem was for Bill and Vera who had never been to a Cracker Barrel before,  figured that they would need to order a combination of food to makeup their late brealfast. What a surprise they got when they had two huge plates each to eat. They were overly full when we left the restaurant. Fortunately just down the street was a Meijer's grocery store which helped us all walk off our lunches.
Once everything was packed away we continued down the highway until it was time to stretch and take care of natures call. As I was about to check the trailer's wheel bearings with the heat sensor I pointed it at the parking lot pavement and was shocked when it registered 129 F. The outside temperature today reached 101 not counting the humidex. The  heat persisted throughout the remainder of the day and into the evening. For Bill and Vera this first night of RV-camping in many years will take some adjusting but expressed that they were still having a great time.

Tomorrow will bring more to our new adventure so we hope to see you then. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It's about time.

You might be a Redneck if

You spring-clean your house and

discover a second bathroom.


  1. Travelling, keeping cool and enjoying a new adventure with friends sounds like a great time. Travel safe.

  2. Whewwwiwwwwweeee we feel that heat! It's being sent from Wisconsin over to you guys, sorry!

    Have fun camping!

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

  3. happy trails folks be safe out there!!

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