Tuesday, July 26, 2011

No news is good news!

Yes, we took off from Vermont and headed back home last week.  We are still in a Westerly direction, and changing our course to go the "Northern" route to try to get out of some of the record heat they've been having in the Northeast.  We don't "do" heat well, and consider it stiffling when you can wear your sandals without socks...you know you are! 

I haven't been blogging because while we did meet up with family back in Sandusky, Ohio, and we DID cross the Mississippi River (finally) it's been fairly long days, and when we found a campground, got settled which as you remember entails the following:

Park the RV, turn on the electricity, hook up water and sewage hoses, put the dog pens up, walk the dogs, do the awning dance, walk the dogs, feed the dogs, walk the dogs, fix something to eat. which by this point in the day, it's usually a sandwich...

Sing with me now:
"My bologna has a first name, it O-S-C-A-R,
My bologna has a second name, it's M-A-Y-E-R,
Oh I love to eat it everyday, and if you ask me why I'll say...

'Cuz Oscar Mayer has a way with B-O-L-O-G-N-A."

You can barf now, because that's what I'm gonna do if I ever have to see or smell another Bologna sandwich!!! 

oh yeah, then we get the dog dishes washed, sweep out the camper, walk the dogs, go take showers, get the bedding all put down, walk the dogs, and then go to bed. 

Not a lot of time to blog.  We do go to bed pretty early because we have to get up multiple times throughout the night to take Missy Moo out (yes, she's a old girl and we're still having issues with waking up in time to not wet the bed, etc.) and to be honest with you, driving endless days - there just isn't that much to blog about...

Anyway, we are making progress back home - we've been trying to get at least 300 miles under our belt each day.  I know that doesn't seem like much, but we are not driving a Corvette - we're driving a brick...a very heavy brick...and we have a leak in the main-Dane, so that means a lot of stops.  It's actually not so bad because about the time that one of the "kids" needs to go potty, we both are ready to stretch our legs too.

So, the photos I'm posting today - yes, it's a double blog that you'll be seeing today... 

I'm also including one from the Cheese Capital of the US...Wisconsin!! 

We made a piddle stop and couldn't resist getting a family shot with this local celebrity...don't know what he's really called, but we named him Fatso-Ratso!  Classy mascot, don't you think for a state that we actually found quit charming.  Very pretty green rolling hills, nice people, lovely farms off in the distance...just one of those places that makes you think, hey, there might be other places in the US where it might be nice to live...if it didn't snow so much 

Oh, so I forgot - it hasn't been ALL boring...today, we had something scary happen.  There was an accident about a 1/4 mile in front of us.  We didn't see it, but everyone hit their brakes and it took us a while to figure out what had happened.  It appears that a vehicle towing a travel trailer (we couldn't tell if it was a car, truck or 5th wheeler) but something must have flipped over and a trailer sort of "blew up" and looks like it skipped down the road in a splintered mess.  It was awful to see pieces of insulation, wood and personal items scattered down the road...  We don't know if anyone was hurt, but said a prayer as we went by and thought, but for the Grace of God...as emergency vehicles zoomed by from both directions... 

After that, everyone sort of drove a bit slower...hmmm...no wonder....

Will try to get another blog off, but know that as long as we're making progress and nothing too "exciting" is happening...it's probably a good thing! 

G'night!  :o)

1 comment:

  1. Wisconsin really is beautiful. I really enjoyed it when Mike and I were out there last year.