Thursday, January 22, 2009

Update #6

Hi again from Texas. I thought I better make us heard from in this avenue again. Sorry I'm still not able to post any pictures. We have been doing a few fix-its on the 'condo' so have kept busy with that. Tomorrow we are going on a bike trip with others and getting a few other social things going so this may get even more neglected!
The weather has been about perfect. Cools off at night and is lovely and sunny during the day! Couldn't ask for better! Glad to hear it has been a little warmer up north but guess it is still winter!
All for this update!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Update #5

Just a note today. I'm having trouble with linking my computer and cellphone so this is from the library. All is going well here (except for computer issues -- I do think I have a jinx on them!). Sure have been thinking of everyone up north and how cold it is. Kind of seems unreal when we are down here but I'm sure it isn't unreal to any of you dealing with it.
Have gotten the trailer all in order and some groceries stocked so guess we are ready to roll. We are invited to friends tomorrow for lunch and biking. So suppose this will start the big roll of social rounds! Not that we haven't had one or two already! Nice to see those we have met in other years as well as meeting new ones.
Guess that is about it for now. Hopefully I can soon post some pictures!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Update #4

We arrived in the valley last evening. Had a good day of traveling, albeit long. We got a motel as there are a number of things to do to get the trailer ready to stay in after having it closed up for a year. Hopefully we can get it all done today with out too much ado! Looks like clear skies this a.m.
For something to eat after arriving last evening, we went to a pizza place next door and ordered a small pizza. I don't know just what happened but we ended up with 3 small pizza's! Seems someone didn't get our order in as they should have so this was our compensation! Also I think it was about closing time so they had extra things they could just use up and not throw out! So now we have left over pizza for breakfast and lunch today! Ha! Better sign off for now. Happy winter to everyone!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Update #3

We are in Texas -- well 4 miles or so! Had fairly good driving yesterday except for about the first half hour.It was snowing heavy and a fair amount of snow on the road. Glad traffic was light and we were out of it as soon as we were. The temperatures got steadily warmer as the day progressed and we had to start taking a layer off now and then! We should be to the valley this evening but not really early enough to have the trailer all set up so likely will stay in a motel. I talked with a couple people there last evening, sounds like the temps are in the 60's and 70's. They feel that is cool -- has been in the 80's. All for this a.m.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Update # 2

We left Wisconsin today heading south! Had lunch with all the family and Sarah's folks after meeting today and were on the road about 12:45 p.m. The roads in eastern Iowa got a little snowy at times because of drifting but when we turned south on 35 they were better. Hopefully tomorrow we will be able to get in a good day of driving although there is suppose to be snow coming so will see how things look in the morning as to how to start the day. There is less snow here in southern Iowa and a little warmer but guess maybe we could expect that?? I have one more email I should send tonight and then will call it a day!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

On to Texas

We are at the first stop on the way to Texas - Wisconsin Dells with all the family. We've enjoyed a little of the water -- Nolan and Hannah really like it. Tonight we are going out to eat for Marv's birthday. Hopefully I can get some pictures posted before long!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Up date

Just thought I would put in a new post today. We are suppose to be headed south tomorrow. First stop is Wisconsin Dells where all our family will meet us for the weekend. From there to my brother's in Missouri. Then on to the 'Valley'. Marv can't get there soon enough! This post is being done with my new laptop. Hopefully I won't be as frustrated as with my last one and with all my computers the last few days but we won't get in to all of that just now! I'm not sure just how much more I will post before leaving but will try and keep you all informed.

I'll edit this to add a postscript with regards to the comments. We'll probably get home some time the first part of March and yes, I'll try and post pictures. That might depend on how good the internet service is that I'm trying to work with -- you know how much of a techie I am! : )