Thursday, August 17, 2017

Help the bed isn't moving!

Tuesday we moved to another site because the site we were on was not level and in order to level the motor home one side had to be up way to much with the right front wheel being off the ground.
The site that we wanted came open so we took it because, we were in it last year and had a good satellite view and fairly level. But when I tried this time I could not get a clear view.  I guess the trees do grow a lot in a years time. 
After we were set up and leveled, the electric plugged in I extended the front slide while Nancy was with the bedroom slide as we always do.  Only this time I heard Nancy yell "the bed isn't moving".
I went back to see what was going on, she was right the slide extended but the bed was not.
We had planned on going to the store when we were finished with setting up but now the plans had changed.
After removing everything from beneath the bed, taking the mattress off then removing the screws from the plywood platform I could see the whole problem.  After 15 years of use the screws holding the mattress platform in place had broken. With the platform back in place I began the process of screwing down everything and with many more screws for good measure.

Yesterday Nancy and I both started out with aching backs from all the heaving lifting from the day before, but we had to get ready to go to the store.
First was a stop at the Pelancho's Mexican Grill for a bite to eat.
Here is my bride of 60 years and eight months enjoying chips and salsa before our meal.

We both had the Burrito Supremo Nancy took the chicken and I had mine with steak with both of us said it was good.

After our meal we went to Walmart to do much needed shopping for groceries and other things that we had run out of.
Then it was another stop at Kroger for a few items that were a cheaper price.
By the time we got back home putting away the things we bought and the extra work the day before we were completely exhausted.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Cumberland Gap

We pulled out of Jarod and Chelsea's driveway shortly after noon time to move on down the road.

After going through the town of Danville we took route 150 which is a nice country four lane road.
This road is sometimes up and down the countryside.
As we were coming down I saw all the yellow and thought I knew what it may be but not sure.
Then as we came beside of it yes it was tobacco and by the looks of it, it will not be long until harvest time for it.
Drove through Mt. Vernon, Kentucky.
Then we were on I-75 where this big diesel blew passed me. Traffic was very heavy with large truck, cars and rv's.
Soon we were on route 25E and even though it was raining and heavy fog in spots I was glad to be off the interstate.
After four hours of driving with stops to fill up the motorhome and a lunch break we arrived at the Cumberland Gap National Park.
The campground in the park is The Wilderness Trail Campground.
We will be here for a week or so before going into Tennessee.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.   

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Enjoying another day

Here we are in another driveway.   This one is at the house of Jarod and Chelsea in Danville, Kentucky.
Here is their large log cabin.

Today will be our last day here and tomorrow is another moving day.
Part of the gang of fourteen that was here yesterday gathered around the table getting ready to eat.
One of the little ones enjoying the trampoline.
The inside of the house that they call a cabin is all wood with Nancy in the foreground looking like she has had a full day.
Jarod and Chelsea's house has the back yard next to the forest so every now and then a critter comes to visit.  Here is a large wild turkey walking through the yard.

We have had a good time here with the young ones.  This is our first time here with Jarod and Chelsea.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.


Saturday, August 12, 2017

Danville, Kentucky

Our time with Jackie has come to an end. As usual it was good to spend the time with Jackie she has been so good to us and as each and everyone of our family that we are visiting its just like coming back home and that is another reason we enjoy this full timing lifestyle.

But like always there is a time to get back on the road for the next stop.
we said our goodbyes yesterday and was on our way to get to Danville, Kentucky to visit the weekend with our nephew Jarod, his wife Chelsea and the four children.
But first we had to stop at the Walgreen in Winchester to pick up our prescription medicine that I had filled on line.  Also a stop at the Walmart for a much needed grocery fill up.
We then had to go to Lexington in order to take route 27 south which is a nice four lane road, just a little up and down the hill side.
This route has a lot of farm land and old barns that I like to see as each one is different with the different landscape around it.
The route takes you by the Camp Nelson National Cemetery.
We walked through the cemetery a few years back looking at the many grave sites reading the grave stone of the young men that gave their lives for our country.
This looks like a great place to eat and I bet they have fresh meat on the menu.

We did arrive at Jarod's, unhooked the car and backed the motor home down the drive way to its place for the weekend.
Vicki and Rebekah came down from Lexington for the weekend also.
We had a good spaghetti dinner that Jarod and Chelsea had prepared for us.
We had a very good visit with everyone but then it came time to come to the motor home for our medicine and rest some before going to bed.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.   


Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Matewan, West Virginia

After living in the Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg area for 30+ years our son has moved back to Matewan, West Virginia the town in which he grew up.  He has excepted a position with the town.

Matewan is the town in which the famous Hatfield and McCoy feud took place.

The Hatfield's on the West Virginia side of the Tug River and the McCoy's  on the Kentucky side shooting at each other.
It was also the scene of a battle between the coal miners and the Baldwin Felts detective agency (hired by the coal company. They threw the miners out their houses then the miners had to live in tents. The battle led to the deaths of several people.

So Monday Nancy and I drove the 125 mile trip to visit with him and his wife Mishell.
After catching up on the news of what has happened between us it was time to have something to eat.

We had dinner at the local Mexican Restaurant and the food was really good and really filling.
Here is Joe, Nancy and Mishell walking back to the house.
I walked down the street to look in the store windows to see what has changed from when we left the area.
It was good seeing Joe and Mishell but came time for us to be on our way back. Coming back home was a tiresome drive with the rain, fog and construction work going on.

Needless to say yesterday was a resting day.  More resting for Nancy than me.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Rain, Rain

Yesterday was about the same as it was Thursday.  It rain nearly all day long so it was time for a little inside cleaning since it was raining.
I did all the windows inside and around the window trims.
Once the rain stopped for a short time and that gave me a chance to clean the front of the motor home.

Jackie cooked me some more chicken and dumplings Thursday so I enjoyed them again.  This time she also baked a butterscotch pie with a tall meringue on top of it.

With all the rain it gave Nancy and me time to catch up on some blogs.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Haircut, Eating, Shopping

Tuesday Jackie and I moved the patio table and chair so we could finish up under the table with the coat of sealer.

Then I asked Nancy if she would want to go get her hair cut in Morehead?
She said she did so off we went when we got to Morehead the first thing we did was to have us something to eat.
We both wanted a Mexican meal so we went to Don Senor's. We ordered our meal and first as usual the waitress brought us chips and salsa.
Nancy had the Beef and Bean Burrito  with rice and refried beans.
I had the Steak Chimichanga with rice and refried beans.  Both of our meals were very good and filling.
After eating Nancy had her hair cut at the Great Clips. I sat in the car waiting for a while on her because they had a few customers ahead of her.
After Nancy came out I went to Kroger to do some shopping while Nancy waited in the car.
Yesterday Jackie and I placed all the chairs and table in their place we were finished with the porch
After coming back to the motor home I painted around the cargo bays to make them look better. 
Around 3:00 pm I checked the painted and it was dry so I closed the bay door and in a short time it started raining. The rain lasted the rest of the evening and almost the rest of the night.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.  

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Country Roads

Jackie and I have been busy for the last day and a half.  Her porch had gotten a little weather beaten so we put a coat of sealer on it. So now it has a nice new shine to it.

Yesterday I was wanting hot dogs for supper  so I had to run down to the small gas station which has a small amount of groceries for a pack of hot dog buns. I had everything else.
A repair shop across the road from the store.
I enjoy driving along this two lane country road as I do all the two lane roads.
Here's a yard with five apple trees.  Maybe some of these apples will be  fried and that with biscuits in the morning will taste mighty good. Or another tasty treat would be fried apple pies Ummm.
Here is a pleasant scene of cattle on the hillside.

If you have time two lane roads are good to travel at a very slow pace and take time to stop along the way you will be surprised at what you may find in one of the small towns you travel through.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.