Who We Are

We sold our home in June, 2007, and spent the next 7 1/2 years traveling full time in a Cross Roads Fifth Wheel. (We had been traveling during our summers for several years before going full time.) We loved the full-time lifestyle! Each summer we spent a month or two volunteering in State Parks, first in Indiana at McCormick's Creek State Park, near our family, then in later years as the grandchildren got older, at the Bluewater Lake State Park in New Mexico. We spent 6 months each winter at Cactus Gardens RV Resort in Yuma, AZ, where I worked mornings in the park office. The remaining months were spent on the road, seeing this great country of ours. Our favorite places are our National Parks. Anita loved photography and the freedom of digital photography, taking sometimes hundreds of photos in a day. We hiked as much as our legs will allow. We also really enjoyed square and round dancing as we travel across country, and meeting all the wonderful people who dance and/or travel.

But as in all things, there comes a time for change, and we decided it was time to create roots once more. In the fall of 2014, we purchased a home in Cactus Gardens, and in the spring of 2015, sold the 5th wheel. Anita also retired in the spring. We will continue to travel each summer, but for a shorter period of time. We hope to continue blogging about those trips, but it will obviously be on a more limited basis than in the past.

Please explore our past posts if you are interested in traveling this great country. You'll find an index in the left column. We hope you enjoy our blog, and appreciate all comments

Friday, May 23, 2008

Liberty ViewChurch Picnic and Visits - Back In Indiana

After the festival, it was time to head for Indiana. We were up Sunday morning at 5:30 a.m. and on the road by 7:30. We arrived at Buffalo Trace Park, just east of Palmyra, with just enough time to park and hook up to the electric.

Then it was off to Spring Mill State Park for the annual Liberty View church Day in the Park.

The Geltmakers provided music for the day, as they have for several years. Click on their photo for more shots from the day.

. We had made day trips to Buffalo Trace many times, but this was our first time to camp there.

The campground is scenic, laid out amongst the trees, but we found the sites a bit tight.

A mile and a half paved trail circles the lake

making a nice path for early morning hiking.

We were surprised to see Cyprus trees growing in the water—we had thought it a more southern variety.

While walking, we met a family out for their morning hike:

On Monday evening, my cousin Esther and her husband David had us over for a delicious family meal .

Tuesday was spent visiting family, friends and former neighbors.

Wednesday, we visited the family who now live in our former home and had a wonderful visit with all of them. It was fun to see the changes they have made to the house since purchasing it last summer.

Thursday we moved north to McCormick’s Creek State Park, where we will be for the month of June.

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