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

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Palomino Record Company - Shepherdsville, KY

We spent a week at Grandma’s RV Park in Shepherdsville, Ky with friends, Jim and Helen. Fellow square dancers, they sold their house to become full-timers at about the same time as we. We enjoyed the week with them.

Two more couples from our Bedford, IN, club, Stone City Squares, Merian and Wanda, and Ives and Carol joined us on Thursday for the weekend festival.

Friday, we all visited Palomino Records, the company which makes 98% of all square dance records. The owner, Tom Dillander, who is also a caller, was a very entertaining host.

He walked us through the entire procedure of making records, from the melting of PVC pellets to the finished product. Click on this photo of the warehouse for a slide show of pictures taken during our visit:

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