Summer 2019

Had a wonderful summer being with family and friends. On the road again to a much warmer Arizona for the winter. Our summer in Minnesota was filled with a little work and a lot of fun. Granddaughter Chantel Kempenich married Mitchel Kempenich and left to teach in Dushanbe Tajikistan. Got to spend time with Jimmie…

Traveling, Traveling and Traveling to Red Bay Alabama

Wow! Never Posted this! We left Arizona just  weeks ago.  It seems like months!  Have enjoyed traveling and seeing so many new things and places along the way. While it is hard to leave our Arizona family, the temps were getting high (100 degrees) and the rattlesnakes, scorpions, spiders and frogs had emerged. There is…

The Winter of Our Gratitude

Such a long time since writing  and such a long way from Minnesota- 1,800 miles. Wintering again at the White Tank Mountain Regional Park in Arizona for our “job” and to be close to family. Before we left Minnesota, Jimmie’s biopsy results confirmed Cancer. We  had no desire to spend a winter in the motorhome…

“Home” for the Summer

As the season begins to turn and leaves drop in brilliant hues of orange and red I am startled that we have been here so long.  We have not seen a real autumn for two years.  Living in the motorhome these falling, dancing  leaves mean “Hurry, hurry you must go. It will grow cold, it…

Arriving “Home”

Yeah!  We made it back to Minnesota in time to see our youngest son before he left for Belize, Guatemala and Peru.  Sadly, we didn’t make it in time for our granddaughter’s graduation. Stopped at a casino “Lady Luck” (not so much) on the banks of the Mississippi River in Missouri and camped with trees,…

The Waiting Place

When everyone is just waiting, you get to talk with a lot of people from all over the country.  Usually the first question people ask in a campground is: “Where are you from?”.  Here the first question is: “How long have you been here?” We met a great couple, Don and Tonia from Oklahoma with…

And Then…You Just Wait

    Made it to Red Bay, Alabama from Tupelo Mississippi on narrow two lane winding road.  Wahoo!  If Elkhart Indiana is the RV capital of the world, Red Bay is certainly Tiffin Motorhomes capital. We are here to get warranty work done- some major, some minor and hopefully a dishwasher installed.  I know, we…

Texas, Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi

Texas gets double billing- it is one BIG state! Said a reluctant goodbye to Padre Island and on to Columbus Texas and a wonderful Thousand Trails campground. There was a herd of deer that roamed the park, big spaces and full hookups. The wild flowers are in bloom on the banks of the Colorado River….

Glorious Padre Island

Padre Island National Seashore Oh the Gulf of Mexico! Padre Island National Seashore is the quest for paradise answered. I could smell the heady mix of salt and sea long before we spotted the grand expanse of water. It was with great excitement that we crossed the first of several bridges leading to the island….

Remembering the Alamo

We are at a great campground in the Hill Country of Texas.  About 50 miles from San Antonio over very curvy, hilly up and down roads though.  Whew- they drive very fast in Texas! Went to the Alamo, Riverwalk and grocery store yesterday. The Alamo National Monument site had a really good movie done by…