Friday, November 30, 2012
A new Christmas decoration was put up last night and Mama thinks it is cute.
|The door closes and opens and Santa pops out.|
|The doggy door is in the window.|
|The kittens are in a cage in front of the trailer.|
|I didn't want to leave the kittens this morning.|
Mama is still using Emeals and loves it. Last night, she fixed Orange-Sesame Chicken Stir Fry with Ramen Noodles. She thought it was really good.
The folks are not going to do any sightseeing this weekend. They decided they want a weekend to just relax. They are going to a huge RV dealership and will just look around. They will eat out, of course. They also need to find a Walmart with a supercenter.
The Greyhound Who Thinks Kittens Are Interesting
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Today, Mama worked on her Christmas cards. She is not doing an exchange this year because we didn't have our address when the sign ups started. She is just sending them to a few friends and family this year.
We haven't heard anymore from our agent about our house. Mama did email him a few minutes ago and asked because he sent her an email about something else. She hasn't heard back yet.
The people here seem very nice. Our neighbor brought a Subway sandwich over for Mama's lunch yesterday. She said she noticed that she was alone. We thought that was very nice.
The Greyhound Who Likes Patrolling The Campground
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
|Scout looking at Christmas decorations.|
|Us walking yesterday around the resort.|
|Palm trees in the fog.|
|The lounge/exercise room.|
|Mama is thrilled that they have a popcorn machine. They also have free coffee. There is a computer room, books to read and movies to watch.|
|This is the laundry room. A card is used instead of change. Mama thinks she likes that better. Wash time is only 15 minutes.|
Mama is thrilled that we can have our mail sent here instead of going to the post office. She ordered a foldable wagon yesterday that she has been wanting to help her on laundry days. It was on sale at Camping World. She then found out that we can rent golf carts here for $6 a day, but we won't be here forever, so she still needs the wagon. The place in Illinois charged $60 a day to rent their golf carts. She did laundry today and she struggled to get it there. She almost broke down and rented the golf cart.
Yesterday, we organized the motor home. Mama still needs to organize the baskets underneath the bathroom sink. It feels nice and homey in here.
|These are the things that Mama kept and put in the curio cabinet here.|
Last night, the folks went to Walmart to buy groceries. However, the Walmart they went to was not a super center, so they had to go to a grocery store called Randall's. Mama wasn't happy because the prices were higher and she had trouble finding things on her Emeals list, but she got it done. They took a wrong turn coming home and had to backtrack. Mama was a little nervous because the power cord on the GPS broke yesterday and she didn't know how much battery life they had left. The GPS said "you have arrived" and they hadn't. Luckily, they remembered what street to take. We still think the roads around here are confusing, but Mama said we will learn our way around this weekend.
Oh, guess what? We had a showing at our house on Sunday and today, they are coming back to look at it again! It's the neighbors that showed interest in it before we left. It would be wonderful if we can work out a deal with them. We are hopeful, but guarded right now.
Mama started a new blog for her restaurants reviews. It's called That One Restaurant.
The Greyhound Who Is Content In Houston
Sunday, November 25, 2012
We left Sherman, TX about 7 a.m. this morning. We drove through Dallas.
|A greyhound bus passed us. We really need to clean the windshield.|
|Even horses need potty breaks at rest areas.|
|Yep, this is Houston traffic on a Sunday afternoon. We expected it.|
We arrived at our new campground around 1:30 p.m. It is a nice place. It is what Mama expected which is concrete pad after concrete pad. There is not a lot of area for us to walk except in the street. Dogs are not allowed on the path around the lake. We think that is rude. They have three dog runs and the one closest to us is like a box. However, there is a pretty large one just down the street from us and we could even run a little in that one if we get the urge. Mama is very happy that they have the large dog run.
The folks drove to Dad's workplace tonight and it is about nine miles away. They then went out to eat at Mama's favorite steak place, Saltgrass Steak House. She will write a review later on it.
Tomorrow, we will help Mama organize things in Goldie. The folks will go grocery shopping after Dad gets home from work. They decided to wait because the stores were really crowded and they were tired tonight.
We are happy and content to be living our dream once again.
The Greyhound Who Is Tired After Walking A Long Lap Around The "Resort"
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Our trip here was uneventful, which Mama says is a good thing. Mama told me to move once and I burped in her face. I thought that was pretty funny.
We traveled through Oklahoma most of the day.
|We didn't stop here, but we thought it was cool looking.|
|These are not real. They are just on the side of the road in Oklahoma.|
|Our windshield needs to be cleaned. BOL!|
|This is where we are staying. No cookies or dog treats here.|
|The camp host is all decorated for Christmas.|
|This is our site.|
We plan to get a little bit of an earlier start tomorrow so that the folks can go grocery stopping and learn their way around before Dad goes to work on Monday.
The Greyhound Who Is In Texas For The Second Time This Year
Friday, November 23, 2012
We left this morning at 10:15. Mama thought she might cry, but she only got a little misty-eyed when she said good-bye to the house as we pulled out of the driveway. It is strange that we will not be back again. I guess it is possible that if it doesn't sell and Dad is sent somewhere we can't go, we may go back for a month or two. We really hope it sells though so that we don't have to worry about it.
|Come on Dad. We are waiting!|
|Scout is ready to go.|
Today's drive was a short one. We didn't know for sure what time we would be ready to leave, so we made reservations in Carthage, MO. It is four hours from home, but after stopping for gas and then a lunch break, it took us about five and half hours.
We are staying at a place called the Big Red Barn. It is a nice campground. They gave me and Scout treats and they gave the folks homemade cookies.
|Scenes from the campground.|
|This is a quick and easy dinner on our travel days.|
The Greyhound Who Is Happy To Be RVing Again
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
After he left, Mama said it was time to pick out the toys that I want to take with us. I kept changing my mind.
This morning, Mama left to run errands. Grandpa came over to help Dad move the items that we are keeping to their house. This is what Mama kept.
On Mama's way home, she received a phone call from our agent. He said he had someone who wanted to see the house in an hour. The showings were not supposed to start until after we left, but Mama was not surprised to get a call. She hurried to put the groceries away and then ran around like a crazy woman hiding our beds, food dishes and remaining toys. Scout and I were trying to help by dancing around her. It was crazy!
Since we had to leave the house, we ended up meeting Dad, Grandpa, and Grandma at the park for lunch. We stopped at KFC and bought chicken for our picnic. We told Scout it was her birthday celebration even though it was a day late. It was fun! We came home and took a nap. It has been an exhausting week.
The Greyhound Who Likes Going On Picnics
Monday, November 19, 2012
She is pretty good at playing with toys.
Happy Birthday Big Sister!
The Greyhound Whose Sister Is Seven
Saturday, November 17, 2012
|I'm exhausted after helping Dad today.|
We received our new address on Wednesday. Mama spent the morning updating it. She is happy to be able to cross that off our list of things that needed to be done.
Today, the folks put a lot of stuff out in the yard. They put a lot of stuff in the free pile and then other things in the $2 pile and $5 pile. Our elevator feeder as well as our food storage bin were sold. We are using the ones we keep in the RV now. A man came by and filled up his car with items. He has to come back tomorrow to get the rest. Mama asked him if he was interested in a gun cabinet and he said he was. He came in and bought that as well as a bench seat Mama had. Another couple stopped and took the rest of the free things. They also bought a few things. We just have a few things left to sell.
Mama has started loading things into the RV. She is making good progress, she thinks.
Monday, we will be listing our house for sale. Monday or Tuesday, the folks will take the few things we are keeping over to Grandma's house. Wednesday, we will be working in the yard and doing last minute things. Thursday, the folks will be spending the day with family and Scout and I will be waiting for leftovers. BOL!
We are beginning our HUGE Adventure Part 2 on Friday instead of Saturday. The folks decided they would rather made the trip to Houston in three shorter days instead of two long ones.
It's been a crazy time here, but we have had a lot of downtime, too!
The Greyhound Who Can't Believe It's Almost Time To Hit The Road
Friday, November 16, 2012
Dad said the statue caused a little attention when he went through customs. An agent asked him if he had a dog in his luggage. She asked if it was a basset hound. BOL!
Mama calls the greyhound a Jamaican Greyhound Puppy because he doesn't "exactly" look like us. We love him and we want to thank the nice lady who helped Daddy get him. She is now a reader of our blog!
Are you ready to see him?
|Put him down, Mama.|
|I like to sniff his butt.|
|I slobber on his nose.|
|I sniff his ears.|
|He is cool!|
The Greyhound Who Is Happy That "Jamie" Is Going On The Huge Adventure With Us