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

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Our Indiana Stay

play-morWe needed repairs on the RV, so the next stop combined a visit with son, Tom and the repairs.  We chose to stay at the Play-Mor Campground in Bremen, IN.  Bremen is located in Amish Country, where you are more apt to see horses working in the fields than tractors.


The campground is in a rural area, with a small lake on its property.  Our site was not far from the lake. 


P1260811We arrived on the last day of an annual Woodcarvers Convention.  As soon as we were parked, we walked over to the large hall to see what everyone was working on.  Some of the projects were very intricate, and everyone was friendly and eager to share.P1260809

This gentleman was working on a Wedding Chain with extremely small carved links.  He said he  began with the idea of making one for each granddaughter as a wedding gift, but might decide to let each one just pass it down to the next as they wed. J

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This man does layered landscapes.


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There were large carved pencils,


a few gourds,…


but the most interesting to me was the carved yams!   The carver was quick to tell us they have to be air dryed, not in an oven, or you end up with baked yams.

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The finished project did NOT look like yams.  The ones on stands had been created over a year ago….hard as a rock and looking very detailed from all the shrinkage.

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We spent a leisurely week at the park, several days including enjoyable visits from Tom.P1260834 P1260836 P1260840   P1260845 P1260863

2012 family  

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