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

Monday, July 9, 2012

A Few Weeks in Indiana

2012-05-31We started our Indiana time at Chris and Jeanne’s.  On Memorial Day several of the immediate family gathered for a meal and to listen to the Indianapolis 500 race. 

When you live near Indianapolis, the race is not broadcast on live TV , so you are forced to revert to the “Retro” way and listen to it on the radio.  Actually, that’s a tradition still kept alive by many families in the state, dating back to when it was only available on radio.


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After lunch, the pool competition was fierce. :-)

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The next month was spent camp hosting at McCormick’s Creek State Park.  This was our 5th year to work at the park.


It was a busy month, for in addition to camp hosting, we had two graduations to attend.  Granddaughter, Alyssa, graduated from high school on June 2,

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and grandson, Cameron, graduated from high school on June 3.


The month also included a visit from granddaughters, Sara and Emily, and great granddaughters, Grace and Molly.

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We moved back to Chris and Jeanne’s July 1 for another week’s stay, and our annual  summer Christmas celebration, this time “Christmas in July”.

23 family members gathered for the day.  Although the outside temperature was 103 degrees, we had a great time.

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Afternoon brought more pool competitions.

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The six weeks in Indiana passed quickly, and it was time to move on with our summer trip.

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