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

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Time to Move On

Here, it is, the end of July and our summer stay in Indiana!  We’ve had a good summer, if a little soggy.  It has rained so much, more often than we’ve ever seen for June and July, but that’s helped to keep the heat down, which has been great.

We’ve had many enjoyable visits with family and friends and a few square dances.  The local library issued us a library card for the first time this year … we’ve made good use of that!

2009-07-11 - IN - Spencer - Library and Farmer's Market-3Each Saturday, Spencer, two miles away, has offered fresh produce at their little farm market.   We’ve had fresh green beans, cherries, peaches, etc. every week.

Our stay at the campground has been busy, but relaxing.  Ron has been able to sit outside in the cooler weather and carve on another chain.  I have worked on quilt blocks and beading.  My biggest project however, was to organize and back up all our digital photos (6 years worth) and I accomplished it with one day to go!

2009-07-26 - IN, Bloomington - Dania's Home - Christmas in July-42Sunday, we celebrated “Christmas in July” with our family.   The crowd was lower in attendance this year, but we had a great time, and it was a good way to say good-bye to everyone at once. 2009-07-26 - IN, Bloomington - Dania's Home - Christmas in July-118







We will leave McCormick’s Creek tomorrow morning, Thursday, July 30.  We’re leaving two days early to help granddaughter, Cassandra, move into her new apartment in Muncie.  We’ll visit son, Tom, on Sunday at South Bend, and nearby relatives on Monday.  Then it’s really time to hit the road, beginning up through Michigan.

I’ll try to keep the blog updated as we travel… depending on how often I find an internet connection.