It's about time.

Many of you can relate to 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" and what we do to follow our dreams.

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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Shopping Exploration Day

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

After having a tiring day yesterday it proved to be just as draining last night trying to put the pictures in the post before we could publish it. We also found out just how cool the rear bedroom gets in comparison to the front bedroom. The rear room has two AC vents in the bedroom and one in the bathroom which had me chilled last night. After publishing the blog I went upstairs to our bedroom which only has one AC vent and went to sleep above the covers toasty warm.
This morning we managed to sleep in until 8:30 and took our time getting started. We had plans to go out to the Birch Run Outlet Mall. We arrived there by 10:00 and started looking at stores Kathy thought she’d like to go to because they always carried the quality of clothing that she liked to wear to work. That’s when it hit her that now she is retired she doesn’t need that type of clothes anymore. We looked around the Coleman outlet store but left knowing we now have a trailer that has everything that we need built in. We stopped at a tool store but I have all the tools I now need. Oh darn we don’t need any of that stuff but we had fun just looking to see what was new on the market.
After these realizations we headed over to Bob Evans for a late lunch. As usual the food was excellent and reasonably priced. From there we headed over to the Meijer’s to pick up a few needed food supplies. After making quick work of that errand on our way out we spotted what looked to be a travelling hoarder’s home. The back of the unit is held up with cargo straps from the front of the unit.
Once we had put our groceries away we headed off to the River Place Shops in Frankenmuth. This little shopping center is a collection of unique shops that would carry everything from jewelry to clothing to candles and specialty snack shops. Again we lucked out finding another special gift for another family member for Christmas. We didn’t plan on looking for Christmas gifts it just happened they had these things and they were the perfect thing.
By the time we left there it was time for supper and anyone that knows what Frankenmuth is famous for is their chicken dinners. We went to Zehenders where we were lucky enough to only have to wait a half hour to be seated and another half hour to begin eating. A group that came in just before we left was over a hundred people that were seated at three long tables. By the time we got back to the trailer the sky was clouding over with the threat a thunderstorms.
In response to some of the comments to yesterday’s post Tom and Marci from Roaming Free 2010. Yes we are staying at the Jellystone RV Park in Frankenmuth. To Barbara from Me and My Dog you will definitely be able to find the kind of Christmas tree for your dinette here but because of the cost of fuel it might be easier to go to the Bronner’s Web site and order it on line or by phone as Kathy and I used to. To Karen and Steve from Small House Big Backyard we will be visiting the main street shops in town tomorrow or Monday depending on the weather.
We will only be on this trip for a few more days before heading back home in preparation of another trip for next weekend. I am known for running countdowns long before I found the gadget online so I will remind everyone reading this post. It is now only 142 days before Christmas. Thanks for following our adventures. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


Office Jokes, Quotes, and Anecdotes

Pointy-Haired Boss (to staff): Beth is our new marketing manager for social media.
 (to Beth) By the way, company policy forbids the use of Facebook and Twitter at work.
 And we don't trust you to work from home.

Beth (looking worried, and thinking): First day, not so good.

Scott Adams, Dilbert


  1. Thanks for the Christmas reminder, it almost snuck up on me.

  2. That sure is a sad looking rv. But lunch at Bob Evans is always good. Trips across the border are always fun, enjoy!

  3. Looked like a fun day in Frankenmuth. Not sure that I would like to travel very far in that RV. Your Chicken Dinner looked like it was well worth the wait. Have a Great Sunday!