Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

AND Happy Anniversary to our lovely daughter and son-in-law Tom. They were married 12 years ago (hope that's right) on Halloween. Congratulations to you both! They are the parents of our grandson Ronan and we love them all!

It is pouring down rain. . . I mean pouring. I heard it over the fan in the bedroom before we got up and it has continued almost non-stop for the past two hours. I am glad when we came here to Camelot park that we chose a site with concrete and up a slight incline. I don't think we will have to worry about getting flooded out, but the people over on the grassy/sand sites could be in for a little mud.

I certainly hope the rain is done this week so our son's wedding will be able to be held outside as planned on the 11th. Plans are progressing nicely. The kids have planned everything, but tensions are mounting as the date draws near. There is a considerable amount of last minute stuff even when all is planned out and they are both working long hours in the days leading up to the big event.

We have been working at tidying up the house and we decided to do some painting. Terry has hated the green color on the walls in the living/dining room and I am pleased to say that it is completely gone now. We are also painting the great room and it is close to being finished. After that is done, we are pretty much finished. I will try to keep up with things in the house for them until next week when we move up to the Hampton when Mom and Dad get here.

Last week one day we took a drive up to Cocoa and got to see the Disney Cruise ship at the dock. I didn't get a very good picture of it. The best picture is from the bridge and they kind of frown on you stopping there to snap a picture. Hah! So I had to settle for a blurry shot. It's is absolutely huge and quite impressive.

Well, sometime this morning when the rain lets up, we plan to head over to the house and try to finish the paint today. We get to dogsit for Jax as well, but he is a good dog and does his best to stay out of our way.

Till next time. . .


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Busy, busy, busy. . .

The wedding is only two weeks and a day away! Two weeks from today is the rehearsal dinner and I plan to be ready for it.

We have been busy over at Brandon's every day. I have been trying to tidy up a bit and dogsit for Jax during the day. There have been several deliveries, and FedEx won't leave packages on the doorstep, so someone has to be there. They also are trying to get something done with the backyard so that it looks good around the pool. The previous owners had put in some rock. . . put down the mesh first, then rock, then forgot about it. Grass and weeds will eventually grow up through that stuff and the previous owners didn't take care of it. So now he is trying to get something done. We cleaned out all the dead grass/weeds the other day and workmen have been coming and calling to give quotes on what will be done. No decision has been made yet, but we will be there when the work starts.

Jax has been a lot of fun. I have been taking him for walks, trying to every morning. I don't always get to, but he really likes it. He likes to chase squirrels, so it can be a bit of a challenge. He also likes chasing those skenks. . . the little lizards. He got a tiny one the other day and it must taste badly because he spit it back out. It was dead though.

A guy came the other day to fix the sliding glass door. Didn't know you could get that service. They removed both doors and put in new rollers. Then they cleaned up the track with some acid and replaced a part, then put the doors back in. What a difference that made. The door was hardly able to be moved and after they fixed it, I had to lock it in order to wash it. The movement back and forth would cause the door to move. They also replaced the screen in the screen door which was torn. The owner of the company said he used to be in mortgages. He lost his job with the economy, so came up with the idea to fix sliders. In Florida, there are a lot of those and he said he is always busy. Doesn't make as much money, but makes a living anyway. That is good.

Today we are going to look at some rock to see what Brandon wants to put in the back yard. He may have sod done. . . just depends on what he decides. We try to do the running around since they both work.

Till next time. . .


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Melbourne Bound!!!!!!

Wednesday evening we met good friends Bill and Helen and Steve and Lynette for dinner in Astor, Florida. It is about half way between Ormond Beach and Silver Springs, so neither of us had to drive too far.

The Blackwater Inn sits on the St. John's River and due to recent rains, which have been numerous and torrential, they have asked boaters to not go out on the river. They are afraid the wave activity will flood out houses situated along the river's banks. The river was beautiful, but I hope the area gets some relief from the recent rainy activity and has a chance to recover. To someone who doesn't live there, it all looks normal enough, but there is a lot of water standing in ditches on the side of the road. Bill and Helen's park even has a new resident alligator in their retention pond. As cousin Gary has always told us about Louisiana. . . if you've got water, you might have a 'gator. Seems that holds true in Florida as well. I was able to get a great picture of Bill and Helen, but I missed Lynette and Steve. Sorry. You guys had stepped out for a minute and so did my brain!

I snapped one last sunrise at Ormond Beach before we left the next morning and headed to Melbourne. The wedding is only three weeks away! We are camped at Camelot, south on US 1 at Malabar. We were here years ago, but I believe they have new owners now. They are very accommodating and we ended up on one of their park model sites. We have full concrete and a corner lot, so we have plenty of room. Even have a separate designated parking spot off to the side. We back up against some empty RV sites, but to get there, we have to drive up to the front of the park. We are way in the back, which suits us fine. There is a lot less traffic here. Here's an interesting tidbit. . . the park here is a mixture of mobile/park models/rv's. As the older trailers/park models get pulled out, they are NOT replacing them. . . instead they are converting them to RV sites. Whoo hoo! That's a switch. And the sites are huge as RV sites go because they were designed as mobile home sites. They angle in which makes them perfect for RV's.

Yesterday we were visited by a group of curious Sand Hill Cranes. They live much of the time in the park. A momma, daddy and their baby. The park attendant says they have been around quite some time and walk all over the park. How cool.

Today we are going to Brandon's early, hoping to get some yard work done. Then tonight we are going out for dinner with them and Megan's family. Looking forward to that.

Till next time. . .


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Good times. . .

The DataStorm is working flawlessly, even with the wind we are having today. Notice it in the picture about midship. Many, many thanks to Tony of DataStorm of Florida. If you have a system and need work done, it is worth coming to Florida to have him work on it. He will do the job and be professional in the process.

We have been enjoying our time here on Ormond Beach, Florida, at the Coral Sands RV Park. The park is FHU, but nothing to write home about. This is only a block from Tony's house, though, so that makes it convenient for him. A real treasure, though, is the beach. A few steps out our door and we are on a beautiful, smooth sand beach that stretches for miles. We have been out taking walks every morning and spend time in the afternoon just watching the ocean. Just beautiful.

A nasty storm was forecast for yesterday, but it never did materialize. Not sure who had their signals crossed, but Mother Nature usually does her own thing. Today, however, it is already warmer than predicted and just now we got hit with some pretty strong winds and rain. The rain didn't last, but the winds are still going. May actually decide to pull in a slide or two maybe.

We went out exploring yesterday and ran down to Daytona Beach. We drove by the speedway. We have been by it before, but it is always a thrill to see it. Just like Indy. We enjoy the Nascar races and it is thrilling to go to a race, which we have done; but I really prefer to watch them on TV. I get to see more of the race and see the news coverage which actually gives you more information.

Today we are driving over to Astor, Florida, and meeting up with Bill and Helen and Steve and Lynette for dinner at the Blackwater Inn. Whoo Hoo! Can't wait to see them.

Till next time. . .


Monday, October 17, 2011

Ormond by the Sea. . .

We left St. Augustine this morning headed to Ormond Beach. We had an appointment for tomorrow to get the DataStorm working again. It hasn't worked since May. We checked the weather report and it is supposed to rain tomorrow and the next day, so we thought we would get in early and let Tony know. Figured if he wanted to get an earlier start on it, that would be good.

I emailed him and he was glad we were coming early and said he would meet us shortly after we checked in. He did and started work immediately. He worked all afternoon. It's not a quick process because every time you make a change, you usually have to restart, reboot or something like that. He was swapping out parts, etc. We had a modem in it, had bought a new modem, but it ended up they were both good. There were a couple different unrelated problems, but one by one Tony was able to isolate them.

He took a supper break and took a couple parts home with him to swap out on his working system. He was able to eliminate another problem that way and when he came back, he got everything back in order and it all seems to work well. He tested and retested and hopefully we are good to go now.

We have an aircard we use to get on line and we sometimes resort to a park's wifi, but the DataStorm is the real deal. It is a separate satellite dish from the TV and makes us in communication wherever we go. The only thing required is a clear sky. For me, it's all about the communication.

Till next time. . .


Sunday, October 16, 2011


We decided to go to the Fort today, officially known as the Castillo de San Marcos. We had been there years ago, but had passed it up on our last trip here and had not really planned to go this time, but the lure was too great. It is a greatly preserved fort from the period. . . it was built in the 1600's and gives a glimpse of what life was like for the soldiers whose job was to protect the city of St. Augustine.

We were in luck because they were firing the canon today, so I got some pictures and a movie of the actual firing. The video is way too big to upload, but suffice to say, it was pretty neat to watch. What is incredible is that the cannon could fire accurately for one-and-a-half miles! One of the other canon has a range of three miles. Wow! The canon firing is a ceremony which depicts the actual procedures used by the Spanish to keep the soldiers in readiness for any potential conflicts.

We continued our walk around the top of the fort, from which the canon that were spaced around the walls would fire down upon the invaders. The fort has the distinction of never having been taken by an opposing army. It was surrendered by treaty a couple times, but it was ably defended by its design and the soldiers who defended it.

The ground level included the parade grounds and various rooms, including troops quarters, an artillery room, chapel, powder magazine, and a latrine. The tour is self-guided and there are numerous displays which tell the story of the fort. It was an interesting lesson in history and a greatly preserved piece of our history. It is well worth a stop if you are in this area.

We were parked on the waterfront, so walking to/from our car allowed us to enjoy the breeze off the ocean and to look for dolphins. We didn't see any today, but we did see several yesterday while we were on the tour tram.

We spent the rest of the afternoon walking through the old section of St. Augustine. Parts of it remind me of Key West. We did different streets today and got to see the Spanish military hospital. We also did a bit of shopping, stopping in and browsing; but true to form, we didn't buy a thing except lunch! Hah. We just have no room to put anything new. I took a picture of "Treasury Street." This is the narrowest street in town. It is an actual street and was purposely made narrow. The bank was located down this street and they wanted to make it difficult for bank robbers to make a quick get-a-way.

When we left there, we drove up to where the "Old Jail" is located. Since we had visited the jail the other night on the "Ghosts and Graveyards" tour, we went into the St. Augustine museum instead. This was a very small museum, but we were pleasantly surprised at the displays and the exhibits. We had almost passed on this, but now are glad we took the time to go through it. It was a brief look into life in Florida during an earlier time.

Tomorrow is moving day. We are headed down to Ormond Beach.

Till next time. . .


Saturday, October 15, 2011

Ghosts and Graveyards

We have been to St. Augustine, Florida, a couple times and never get tired of the city. It has quaint elements that are very fun to explore. We bought trolley tickets which are good for three days and allow you to hop on/off at any of 22 stops along the way. It is a great way to get from point A to point B, but I do have some warnings. The ride is extremely rough and bumpy, even in the forward car. We both had headaches and backaches yesterday and didn't really attribute it to anything. But after the ride today, we discovered that the rough ride may very well be the culprit. At times you almost get whiplike movements of your head and we now believe the ride is to blame. Even though our tickets are still good tomorrow, we are going to be looking for a place to park instead. Now we took the trolley system. Ripley's has a similar system pulled by "trains." They actually have wooden benches and it's possible those wouldn't give as bad a ride and the molden fiberglas benches we were on. You might keep that in mind. We stayed on the entire trip the first time because the driver narrates the trip around the city and gives you plenty of history and suggestions of things to explore. While most tell about the same things, we have found that different drivers do add little tidbits here and there. And one driver we had yesterday afternoon was a real comic! He was very funny and enjoyable to listen to as he delivered the history lesson.

We hopped off at one of the early stops and then visited many of the hundreds of shops located in historic buildings and tried to imagine what life was like back in the 1600's.

We finally walked back to a trolley stop and boarded for the trip back to the car. Once there, we headed back to the park. We wanted to rest up for our "Ghosts and Graveyards" tour in the evening.

Our Ghosts and Graveyards tour was to start at 8:20 p.m. It was already dark by that time which added to the "spookiness" of the tour. Our tour was narrated by a British guy who was dressed in period costume and delivered a history of hauntings in St. Augustine while plying us with "cheesey" jokes. It was a great time. We visited the two main cemeteries in town. The Hugenot Cemetery has many people buried who were victims of a yellow fever plague. There are several mass graves in there, so no real way to tell how many people are buried in this old, old cemetery. The second cemetery is believe to be on the site of an ancient Indian village and regular hauntings are said to occur here. A little boy, they say, is often seen swinging from the tree branches. He was 5 years old when he died.

We traveled over to Anastasia Island then and to the grounds of the lighthouse. The St. Augustine Light is said to be the most haunted lighthouse in the country. We actually could see people up in there, but the narrator told us that there was a group of para-normal adventurers, a.k.a. ghost hunters, who where there to try and conjure up and document ghostly apparitions. The light has been featured in several television shows about ghostly activity and was also featured in a National Geographic show about the same. We did not go up into the light, but we could look and observe from the playgound where children once again are said to haunt. There was a lightkeeper whose three daughters were killed in a tragic accident and their spirits are said to be heard in the playground. A lighthouse keeper himself plummeted to his death from the top of the lighthouse and he also is said to haunt the light. Very interesting stories, but we did not observe anything last night.

The last stop on our Ghosts and Graveyards tour was at the Old Jail. The jail was built by Henry Flagler and was supposed to resemble a hotel. It was dark and spooky there, though. I really didn't see many lights and they kept it very dimly lit. We got to see inside cells and we got to hear the "tales" of the eight criminals where were kept there and hanged at the gallows out back. One of the condemned was our "jail docent" who appeared after some commotion out in the hall. We were all in one of the main cell blocks and after the banging, etc., this inmate appeared and told us the stories of the eight men who were executed here. He was a very good actor and was very quick witted. He played his role well and told us about life in the cell blocks when the jail was actually in use and included information about the ghosts that are said to haunt the jail.

The tour was about an hour and fifteen minutes. It was packed full of information and if you come to visit, you may want to take in a ghost tour. There are several from which to choose and there is also a "Halloween Bash" tour which looks like it would be fun.

We were back in town for a while this afternoon, but this being a weekend, it was very crowded. The trolleys were also crowded and running very slow because of all the traffic. We decided to postpone our tour of the fort. We may do that tomorrow.

Till next time. . .


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Moving right along. . .

We left the Neuse River Nature Center in Kinston, North Carolina, early yesterday morning. We had gotten a good night's sleep, but woke early. Terry had been watching the weather and we knew rain was coming in early in the morning and since we got up early we decided to get ready to move and try to beat the rain. Mission accomplished and we were on our way by 7:30 a.m. which is very early for us.

We had decided that instead of sightseeing our way through Georgia, we would just head to Florida and do our sightseeing there. We planned to spend some time in St. Augustine. While we have been there before, it is a neat and historic town, so we knew we would have plenty to occupy our time. We have an appointment next week with DataStorm of Florida to repair our internet satellite system, so we wanted to be closer to that area.

We stopped around 1:30 in the afternoon at a Comfort Inn which has an RV park out back. We had read the reviews and while there is a train track right behind the campground, it didn't appear to be a problem for the many reviewers. We had a leisurely afternoon and I got a couple loads of laundry done. A couple trains came through, but with the air conditioning fans running, we hardly noticed them and decided they wouldn't pose a problem for us.

I was sound asleep when suddenly at about 2:30 a.m. a train whistle blasted the quiet of the night. It was the loudest train whistle I have ever heard and it was amplified by the fact that it was only about 50 feet from our motorhome. Why in the world would a train engineer sound a whistle at night in that area that didn't require one all day or into the evening? We decided he did it just to blast us out of a peaceful sleep. I was soooooo rattled. I not only could not get back to sleep but the adrenalin rush basically had my eyes wide open for the next couple hours. Finally at 5 a.m. we decided to get out of bed and get ready to roll. So this morning we left at 7 a.m. It was still dark, which is something I can't even remember doing in recent history.

We knew where we planned to stay and we drove into Indian Forest Campground just south of St. Augustine. We were here several years ago when Hurricane Wilma came through. We had to sit here till Brevard County got the all clear and we were able to get into our campground there.

We took a drive out to the beaches and walked out onto the fishing pier. The water really looked inviting. There were a few surfers out. We went into town tonight and picked up some literature so we could plan what we are going to do for the next several days. Hopefully we will be able to start with a good night's sleep tonight!

Till next time. . .


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The reason we are full-time RVers. . .


Note: Our DataStorm, our internet satellite dish, has not been working for several months. Because of that, I don't have a fast enough connection to upload many pictures. I have them ready to go, so check back later. We have an appointment with Datastorm of Florida on October 18 to get it repaired. This will be the fourth different technician we have had work on it. He seems to be considerably more professional than the last guy we had. He assures me he is the only tech we will ever need, so check back after October 18 and I will try to have pictures up.

We were in Pennsylvania planning on heading to Gettysburg for a few days of sightseeing. My dear Aunt Dorothy, stricken with cancer, died while we were there. We had known her time was short, and we decided to change our plans so we could run back to Indiana for the calling and funeral.

We called ahead to the Charlottesvile KOA and were told they had room for us, so we could come in several days early. I still wanted to spend time with Jocelyn, Tom and Ronan, so by going in a few days early, we were able to spend as many days with them as planned and still make the drive back to Indiana. We left the motorhome there and last Thursday afternoon we left to go to Indiana. We drove till midnight, then stopped northwest of Columbus, Ohio, for the night. We drove into Goshen on Friday and were there for the afternoon visitation. Aunt Dorothy was 88 and she had elected herself not to do any more chemo, instead just asked to be kept comfortable as her weeks and days dwindled. It is always a solemn occasion when a loved one dies, but all were grateful her pain had ended and she is in a better place. The next day we buried her in the cemetery where most of my parents' relatives are and older sister as well. So my younger sister and I visited a few gravesites before we left. I was glad that Nita and I had some time together. We stayed at her house Friday night and had a chance to catch up on things. We all went back to the church after the funeral and had dinner. Terry and I bid my cousins farewell, then left at noon to drive back to Charlottesville.

We got about five miles out of town and had a tire go down on the truck. Fortunately we had put our pressure pro, a tire monitoring system, in the truck so we would know if we were having any tire issues. A quick check revealed a badly leaking valve stem. We got the jump start out and Terry inflated the tire. We had about 3.7 miles to go to Ligonier, where we thought we could find a tire shop or at least a place to change the tire. We had to stop 3 times along that route to inflate the tire, but we drove right to a tire shop and pulled in. They fixed the valve stem in about 20 minutes and we were on our way again. It was now 1 p.m., so I guess you could say we officially left then. We decided to drive until we were tired and couldn't drive any further, but we ended up driving into the campground at 12:35 a.m. Sunday morning. I slept much better in my own bed and am glad we drove it.

We spent another day with the kids. It was a lovely week with them. They came out to the camp the first night we were there and we got a good Ronan fix. We took a drive up into the mountains another day and saw some deer. We were hoping to see a bear or two, but we didn't. It was cold up on the mountain. We were in an area known as Big Meadow. Very lovely. It had been sunny and warm when we left C-ville, but as soon as we turned north to climb Skyline Drive, it became overcast and cool. But the mountains are pretty cool even when it's raining. At least I think so, and I got some good pictures. The leaves are starting to turn in the higher elevations, but down in C-ville it is still mostly green. We did manage to see a lot of color on the drive back to Indiana, especially in West Virginia and in Ohio. We couldn't see the color coming back because we were in the mountains when it was dark.

We took Ronan up to Carter Mountain one day. There is an orchard there and they also have vineyards. The views from up on top are spectacular and we always enjoy the scenery. It was a beautiful, sunny day when we were there and it was warm. They are having a beautiful fall season there. The last day, once we returned from our Indiana trip, we spent visiting an organic farm open house. Afterwards we went to the kids' place and had steak on the grill, broccoli and sweet potatoes. It was wonderful. We then said our goodbyes and went back to camp to retire early since we were leaving the next day.

On Monday we left the KOA and drove to Kinston, North Carolina. When we started full-timing six years ago, we met a couple, Mickey and Patti, who joined our group. Mickey died unexpectedly the following year and Patti returned to her hometown of Kinston and to the lovely home where she and Mickey had lived. It was a big adjustment for her and her little dog, Frosty, but she is doing well. We don't get through here very often, but we always enjoy a visit with Patti when we do.

Last night Patti and Frosty came by to chat when she got off work. Tonight she is picking us up after work and taking us out to dinner. Whoo hoo! I can't wait. We have a few sightseeing things to do before then, but I am looking forward to it.

Till next time. . .


Saturday, October 01, 2011

Life in the S-L-O-W lane. . .

We left camp in New Lisbon at 10:25 a.m. on Wednesday. What a wild two weeks. We started at New Lisbon, flew to Florida and back in three days, then moved the motorhome to the state park for two nights, then moved back to the New Lisbon camp. Then we had hair appointments, bloodwork, doctor appointments, etc., in New Castle, then two doctor appointments in Indy. After my annual mammogram, we drove the car up to Goshen to see Mom and Dad one last time before they leave for the winter. We also closed up the storage condo there and then drove back to New Lisbon. We flew out the next day to Houston, more doctor appointments, then flew back on Tuesday this week, then headed out. Tired yet?

Once we left there, we don't plan to return till spring. We drove the first night to Cabela's in Wheeling, West Virginia. We actually planned on boonmooching there for one night. What did we think of the experience? Well, I didn't like the trucks using the parking lot, so we parked clear at one end, but the trucks continued to come in and roll around us. Finally more RV's showed up and more/less blocked that end, so the trucks had to stay on the other end. That is where the entrance/exit was anyway, so they had more room. It was nice and quiet and I felt safe, but we did not put out all our slides. It is difficult navigating in the bedroom with only one slide out, especially since we had a lot of extra stuff we are taking to Brandon's.

The next day we drove on to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and we are here visiting Amish country. We are parked in Flory's campground. It is kind of tight getting into some of the sites, but once in we are comfortable and I don't think it will be hard to get out.

We left early yesterday morning and took in some of the markets and shops. We do a lot of driving around in the countryside looking at landscapes. The farms appear to be much closer together here than in Ohio or Indiana in Amish country. A lot of farmers were in their fields cutting or raking hay. We saw many horse and mule teams hitched up and working. Here apparently the church leaders do not allow the use of bicycles because we haven't seen any. Instead we have seen scooters which use smaller bike tires, a T-shaped handlebar and a scooter footrest between the tires. Even the adults use these scooters. That is quite strict in my book if you cannot even use a bicycle. . . Terry said it must have to do with gears, etc. We visited the Wilbur Chocolate Company in Lititz. We were told not to miss it, but it was a disappointment. We bought a small bit of chocolate and didn't care for it. We also visited a pretzel company which started there. The pretzels are no longer made here though and they just have a small room where they sell a few products. But across the street from there was Linden Hall, which is the oldest boarding school for girls. Right on the corner of the grounds was a Moravian church which was founded by early settlers to the area.

We ate yesterday at the Shady Maple Smorgasboard near here. It was huge, there were hundreds of people there, but we were able to get food quickly. I didn't like the food as well as Essenhaus, but we still had a good meal. Terry tried the shoo-fly pie. He concluded as I did several years ago. . . not to his liking. It must be an acquired taste. I did sample his again because I had forgotten why I didn't like it. . . I still don't!

Today we went down to Strasburg, south of here. In the entire area, there are old houses which are so elegant and reminiscent of an earlier time in our country's history. The streets are narrow and it is hard to imagine what life was like for people 2-300 years ago. We visited a couple shops in town, then we went out to the Strasburg Railroad. We got there in time to see the sightseeing train leave the station. It looks to be very comfortable. You can book a seat in a dining car or other cars. The cars all looked to be nicely refurbished.

We walked across the road to the Pennsylvania State Railroad Museum. What a treat! This is a very large building and inside are housed dozens of railroad engines and cars. They are displayed on "platforms" on tracks and there is a mockup station, baggage room, etc. Some of the cars/engines can be boarded for a closer look and they have docents who tell you about the car. I have never seen so many old engines before. There are different types, portraying the different eras of railroading. Outside in the rail yard are more train cars and engines in various states of restoration. They even have a "turntable" for moving cars onto the tracks that go into the building. They are in the process of enlarging the museum so there will be more indoor viewing area. There is also a second floor walkway where you can look down on the trains in the display area. If you are in this area, I highly recommend visiting this museum. There are also shops, of course. A museum shop for one, but also across the street at the Strasburg Railroad, there are shops where you can buy momentos.

We didn't take in the Choo Choo Barn, which is back toward Strasburg, but if you have small children, that would be a must see. Also the National Toy Train Museum would be a good stop. On that same road is the Red Caboose Motel where they have something like 15 railroad cabooses which are the "motel." You can spend a night in a caboose! There is also a miniature horse farm to the north of the motel where your kids can ride a minature horse. These are all good activities for the kids. I'm thinking my grandson Ronan would love it!

Tomorrow we head out to Gettysburg. It has started raining here and it is pouring. This area is totally saturated already from Hurricane Irene and they could use a break from all the rain. But we are probably going to have rain in Gettysburg as well.

Till next time. . .