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, July 2, 2013

June was Family Month

Our first weekend in Indiana was spent at our granddaughter, Emily’s, wedding.  She had a beautiful outdoor wedding at our son and his wife’s home.

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We started living in our 5th wheel full time in June of 2007.  Since then, we’d only stayed out of it at night during repairs last fall.

We decided to make the trip back to Indiana this summer without the 5th wheel.  It was quite a different experience for us to be “away from home”.

We spent the first two weeks with out daughter, Dania, and granddaughter, Chelsey.  She has a small “mother-in-law” cottage beside her home, so we had our own little place.

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Then we spent 2 weeks with older son and his wife, Chris and Jeanne, and grandson, Cameron.  Our younger son was in the middle of both moving and starting a new job position, so it did not work out this time for us to visit with him.

The last day of the month brought a mini family reunion.  Ron’s brother and some of his family came for the day.  Traditionally, since leaving Indiana, we have had a “summer Christmas”, but this year, as so few were able to attend, we decided to disperse with that idea and just make it a relaxed reunion.  Everyone had a good time catching up with each other and reminiscing.   Just as last year, Little Will was the center of attention.

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We especially missed seeing our youngest grandchild, Alyssa, who is currently in Basic Training for the Army.  We are so proud of her for choosing to serve in the military.

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After a good month with everyone, we started back for New Mexico on June 30.

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