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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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Comfortable Exploration Day.

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

We could get used to this sleeping in thing. Of course Kathy wasn’t sleeping too well at the beginning of the night. Like everyone in the region Frankenmuth got hit with severe thunderstorms and when that happens did I mention that Kathy doesn’t sleep too well. Even the lightening was so consistent that it looked like a strobe light had been placed over the skylight in the shower and then came the thunder and Kathy didn’t sleep too well.
After getting up around 8:30 we had breakfast and watched a steady parade of trailers heading for the road. Later we worked on the computers and continued to look out the rear window at the continuing stream of trailers heading for the road. Finally after 11:30 Kathy reheated our leftovers from last night’s supper and we were satisfied again by the same meal we had last night.
Once lunch was finished we headed to downtown Frankenmuth to check out the small unique shops this town is known for. We walked around for the next three hours moving from one shop to the next. It was easy doing one side of the street than returning by the other.
Kathy avoided the stores that posed the most temptation. Besides being known for great chicken dinners it is also known for the creation of some of the tastiest fudges in the country. Many shops were passed over in this process but many more were visited. They ranged from the pricier necessities to the inexpensive lighthearted things most people could learn to live without. How many towns have their own animated statues.
After ending our treasure hunt down town we headed for a local RV dealer in an attempt to get some form of television reception while at this park. We were in search of what many are saying is the only way they can receive any over the air TV the new Jack. Surprisingly it was on sale from almost eighty dollars down to sixty dollars and when we went to pay for it the price was only fifty dollars.
Next we head over to the new Meijer store to see if there might be a reasonably priced TV to replace the one we had just brought back to have serviced out of warranty. Right at the end of the aisle was a clearance model L.E.D. that was the perfect size and priced lower than the L.C.D. it was replacing. Since the floor model was the last one in stock and we were willing to take it they knocked an additional 10% off. This was a great deal.
Since we had saved so much money on necessities we went for supper at the Exit Restaurant. This was a quaint establishment as well with a basic type menu at reasonable prices. We chose the fish and chip dinner which was tasty and left us both filled not being able to finish all the fries served with it.
When we left there we spotted the RV held together with load straps. It appears that it gets moved from one location to another during the hours of darkness to prevent it from being towed as being abandoned but not far enough to use a lot of fuel.
Back at the trailer it wasn’t long before I was on the roof replacing our old antenna with the new Jack. The job must have taken five minutes to do counting the time it took to climb up and down from the roof. We are now able to watch the local news and keep an eye on the weather. The television will have to wait until tomorrow so I can find the proper sized screws to mount it with.
 Yesterday I was surprised when I finished data entries I keep for fuel and trailer towing. Since May 21st of this year I have towed our trailer 4,444.4 miles. This is a total of 25 entries of all our trips plus anytime I moved it to our son’s home to work on it. What are the odds that all the numbers would match the way they did? It is now only 142 days before Christmas. Thanks for following our adventures. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


You might be a Redneck if

Your checks feature pictures of dogs fighting.


  1. We replaced our batwing with the Jack antenna right before we shut our rig down for the long hot summer and haven't had a chance to test it out. Glad yours is working well.

  2. A hard day shopping and a great looking supper, mad it a fun loving day.