Tuesday, April 29, 2014
|Here I am waiting for our Huge Adventure to begin. That's are old house in the background.|
|Scout is happy to be on the road.|
|Our first night on the road. We were in Alabama.|
|Our current home.|
|Memorial Weekend 2013 - Us In Dallas|
|June 2012 - The Woodlands, TX|
We are going to celebrate our two years on the road by going on a three week vacation! Yep, starting this Saturday, Dad is going to be off work for 23 days! We will be staying in four different campgrounds Our first stop will be to the Herbert Hoover's Presidential Library. The folks want to visit all the Presidential Libraries. Our vacation will then focus on RVing. The folks will tour RV assembly plants and surplus stores. Theys are then headed to RV Boot Camp where they will learn "everything" about RVs. It is 2.5 days of classes. Mama says the days will be long. I guess that is why they call it a boot camp. After the boot camp, the RV rally begins. Mama is excited about that because there are all sorts of classes that she can take. There are eight pages of classes. Some of the classes are RV related but others are craft, computer, etc. There will be vendors selling their goods. It is will be crazy with people, according to Mama. After all the RV stuff, we will head home to visit family and doctors. Scout and I have to see our vet to get our shots. BLAH! I am not looking forward to that, but it is necessary. After all our visiting, we will head back to this area for another month. If all goes well when we come back here, we are going to camp in a county park. It will be a different way of camping for us because we will not have full hook-ups. We will go into more details about that later, but Mama thinks she is ready to attempt it. It should make for some funny blog posts.
We have enjoyed our first two years on the road. We have learned a lot, but there is always more to learn. We have made some friends along the way and hope to make more! Cheers!
|Celebrating 2 Years On The Road|
The Greyhound Who Is A Retired Racer And A Full-Time RVer
Monday, April 28, 2014
|Truman's Boyhood Home|
|A groundhog now calls the farm his home.|
|Chicken coop is one of the out buildings|
|Back view of the house.|
Sunday, the folks planned to stay home with us since bad storms were predicted. Mama thought they might go out to lunch, but the storms came sooner than she expected. She was busy frying hamburgers when the first round of storms hit. It was wild. Hail was hitting our roof and the wind was howling. Our smoke detectors went off. Why did they go off? Dad said it was because Mama was cooking. BOL! She doesn't think that joke is funny. She had the vents open in the RV, but when the rain started, she shut them and she forgot to turn the exhaust fan on. After the storm ended, Mama went outside to check for damage. She saw what she thought was a floor mat in the street. It was one of our tire protectors! The wind blew it right off of our RV. Mama is glad she saw it before it blew away. It was custom made for our RV, so it would have been a pain to get it replaced.
The campground had a little bit of tree damage.
What were we doing during the storm? Well, Scout saw that Mama was distracted, so she took a big bite out of the raw hamburger that was on the counter. BOL! Other than that, we did this:
We had a second round in the evening that were supposed to be worse than the first, so Mama was nervous. It got bad in some areas around us, but we just had heavy rain. We were lucky. We know that others did not fair as well yesterday. :-(
|Dad and Scout taking a walk after the storm.|
The Greyhound Who Was Shocked To See His Sister Steal Hamburger From The Counter
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
|Amelia Earhart's Birthplace Museum|
Yep, there are two greyhound statues outside the home.
When they entered the house, Mama asked if there was connection between Amelia and greyhounds. Apparently, there is not. :-( It appears that someone just donated them to the house.
The folks paid their $5 for the tour. The price has gone up from the price on the website that Mama posted above. The tour guide gave them a sheet of paper describing the house and sent them on their way for the self-guided tour. Dad said for $5, she could have given them a tour. BOL!
The house actually belonged to Amelia's grandparents. It is the house where she was born and lived until she was about nine. Her father lived in Kansas City, but traveled a lot, so she lived there with her mother and sister.
|The dining room is filled with items from movies telling the story of Amelia.|
|The clothing was worn by Hilary Swank.|
Mama said there was way too much to see in the museum. There was a lot to read. It was interesting. She would have liked it more if Amelia was a fan of greyhounds. BOL!
The Greyhound Who Thinks A Greyhound Would Have Made A Good Co-Pilot For Amelia
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
The first stop on their tour was the Frontier Army Museum. It contained items dating back to 1804.
|Frontier Army Museum|
|Stained glass window that was once in the church here.|
|Before electric, a bugle was played into this to wake soldiers.|
|President Lincoln rode in this carriage when he visited here. See the white pitcher? Beer that President Lincoln drank was poured from it. There was nothing saying that he actually touched it.|
|Sleigh that was used by Colonel Leavenworth.|
|Horse drawn ambulance|
|Lewis and Clark passed through the bluffs here.|
|One of the oldest cannons in the fort.|
|The stone at the bottom marks the starting point for the Oregon and Santa Fe Trails.|
|Old Military Prison|
|Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery. One of the oldest in the country.|
|Buffalo Soldiers Monument|
|Another view of the Buffalo Soldiers Monument. It is probably really pretty when this is filled with water.|
Mama said she was happy to leave the fort. She was nervous that they would get stuck inside if something happened. There is a barrier that comes up in an emergency and that made her nervous. BOL!
|This is what I did while the folks were away.|
The Greyhound Who Is Glad He Didn't Have To Go Through An Inspection
Sunday, April 20, 2014
|Yep, they are from the Easter Bunny.|
|How big is this bunny if he can carry all this stuff?|
|I smell him!|
|I think he went that way!|
The Greyhounds Who Are Hot On The Trail Of The Easter Bunny
Friday, April 18, 2014
The park is filling up with weekend guests. We like the weekenders. They are normally very friendly and fun. There are a lot of cabins here that people rent as well as rooms that are called "suites". I think they are like motel rooms. There are also a few houses that they rent. It is usually busy here on weekends.
|A house that sits on the lake and is available for families to rent.|
|Another pretty bush here.|
What's Cooking In Mama's KitchenThe folks have had another good week of meals thanks to Emeals. The meal last night was Italian Beef Florentine and Fire Roasted Tomato-Cheese Tortellini. Mama found it a little challenging only because of the limited space in the kitchen. She took ground beef and formed it into patties. She then dredged it in flour, then dipped it into egg and then dredged it in panko breadcrumbs. She then fried it. After it was fried, she placed it in the oven to keep warm because she needed the skillet for the tortellini. (She wished she had a rack to put it on because Rachael Ray said that keeps breaded items crisp. It is on her wish list.) She only has the electric skillet which she is going to throw it out very soon since everything is sticking to it and replace it with a regular skillet. She is tired of wasting her money on electric skillets. Anyway, she put the tortellini in the skillet with oil and then added chicken broth, diced fire-roasted tomatoes and roasted garlic tomato sauce. Meanwhile, she heated garlic Alfredo sauce and spinach together. The sauce went over the burgers. It was quite a production, but it was worth it. The folks both really liked it.
Tonight's meal is Grilled Teriyaki Chicken, Fried Rice and Stir-Fried Vegetables. Mama just looked at the recipe. It will be another juggling act with just an electric skillet, but she can do it.
The Greyhound Who Loves To Graze On Grass
Thursday, April 17, 2014
|This was a tough hill, but we made it with both of us pulling.|
The Greyhound Who Slept For Eight Hours After His Hike Yesterday