Saturday, April 30, 2011

Another sunny day.

The sun was shining through the bottom of the window shade and woke Fred up before 8:00 this morning. Would have liked to have slept later but I am not complaining because that sunshine sure looks good to me.

Not too much going on today. I cleaned the refrigerator out and John cleaned the Freightliner out. After dinner we went for a walk in another part of the park. Took a few pictures. The suspension bridge to the boat rental house. They rent jon boats and paddle boats.






Tonight we settled in to watch the race.

Laugh everyday. Happy trails. Stay safe.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Yummy Hamburgers.

Up at 8:00 and out of Gettysburg before 10:00 as we make our way to Spotsylvania. The trip was pretty much uneventful with the exception of the Washington D.C. traffic.



We arrived at Wilderness Presidential Resorts and got setup before 1:00 p.m. Shortly after getting set up I noticed another fifth wheel pulling in next to us. John was outside while they were backing in. The lady recognized our rig and asked John, “Weren’t you just at Gettysburg?” Sure is a small world. They just came from the same park as we did. Steve is a firefighter from Montgomery County, Maryland.


Fred watching the neighbors back in.


Our site, Steve and Carrie's Cougar to the right.


The road across from our camping area.


The pond at the end of the road.


The Barn Grill.

Tonight we ventured out for dinner instead of eating in. I wanted a juicy burger so John went online in search of a place to go. We ate at a place called Clearwater Grill & Tavern. Those were the best burger we have ever had.


The waitress brought out homemade yeast rolls before dinner. Not diet food. LOL


Oops, I was going to take a picture before I bit into it. I ordered the Clearwater Classic with a side of green beans.


Here is John’s Bacon Bleu Burger with a side of cole slaw.


Clearwater Grill & Tavern in Locust Grove, VA. It was worth the eight mile drive from the campground.

Laugh everyday. Happy trails. Stay safe.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Grandbaby on the way.

Our son, Robert called this morning to let us know that he and Kelsey are expecting a baby in November. This will be our first grandchild. We are excited!

Around 3:30 this morning we had high winds and heavy rain move through Gettysburg but by 8:00 it had moved out. We were lucky, we just had storms. Our thoughts are with those in Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia who were slammed with tornadoes. All the reports we have seen are devastating.

Today was our last day in Gettysburg so we set out to get in a little more sightseeing. Our first stop was the National Watch and Clock Museum in Columbia, PA. This was a very interesting museum with lots of exhibits to view. Thanks Dee for telling John about it.


Clock outside the museum.


National Watch & Clock Museum


Two little bunnies in the parking lot at the museum.

Our next stop was Hershey’s Chocolate World in Hershey, PA. The tour of the Chocolate Factory like an amusement park ride taking you through tunnels while viewing the chocolate making process.



John at the beginning of our ride. I told him to smile for the camera. LOL


The cars moving through the tunnel.




They even had animated cows. LOL

Tomorrow will be a travel day for us. Our destination will be Spotsylvania, PA.

Laugh everyday. Happy trails. Stay safe.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Motorcycles and chips.

Up around 9:00 this morning so we could get some touring in.  Our first stop was the Harley Davidson Plant in York, PA.  What a cool place.  Really enjoyed the tour.










By the time our the tour was over it was time to find some lunch.  John saw a German restaurant called Hofbrauhaus Pub and Eatery.  It looked interesting so we decided to try it out.  John had a Weisswurst sub sandwich and I had a burger.  We splurged today and split an apple strudel for dessert.  The food was delicious. 



Our next stop was the Utz Potato Chip Factory in Hanover, PA.    Very interesting and they have tasty chips too.   

The last stop was the grocery store.  Seems like we are always running out of something. LOL

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Condolences to Donna.

John and I would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to our fellow RVer and blogger, Donna on the loss of her stepson. Donna you are in our thoughts and prayers.

We were blessed with another beautiful warm and sunny day today. Temperatures in the low 80s. It is so nice after all the rainy and cold weather we have had.


Ah, don’t he look peaceful?

Laugh everyday. Happy trails. Stay safe.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Enjoying the the weather.

Woke up to warm temperatures and sunshine again today.  I am a happy camper!  LOL

Caught up on laundry and  other household chores today.  Spent time outside enjoying the weather.    After dinner tonight John, Fred and I went walking through the park. When we got back home someone knocked on the door.  It was a couple who had just gotten set up in the park today and discovered they had a problem with their satellite TV.  They noticed we had  a satellite dome so stopped to ask John if he could help them.  We walked down to their motor  home with them.  While the men worked on the satellite system, us ladies shared travel stories. 

The weather has been great for the past two days. I hope it lasts until we leave here on Friday.

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter.

Happy Easter to our family and friends.  Hope everyone had a nice day.

We were blessed with a beautiful day with temperatures in the 70s and sunshine. Wow!  I finally got both things I wished for. LOL  Late this afternoon we had a few sprinkles but overall it was a great day.  It was so nice we sat outside for a while.  John played the dulcimer,  I read a book and Fred, well he just sat next to me chilling.

John went over to the office this morning to check on moving to a full hook up site.  As soon as he got back we pulled in the slides and made the move across the street.  It is a corner site with full hook ups and less less mud on it. 


Our new site.

Got a couple of cool pictures right before sunset.



Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Dinner & 10 Penny with Josh & Lindsay.

Woke up to the sound of rain again this morning. The good thing is by lunch time it had stopped.

This afternoon John and I went over to Josh and Lindsay’s. Lindsay cut and highlighted my hair for me. Thanks so much Lindsay.


Soon it was time to eat. Lindsay had prepared some delicious fruit dips, fruit, salad, baked apples and home made bread. John and I brought over the ribs and potato salad. After dinner we decided to play some 10 Penny. This was Josh and Lindsay’s first time playing and they really enjoyed it. John won two rounds and Lindsay won the last round. Way to go Lindsay.


Josh and Lindsay




After several attempts and a lot of laughing we finally got a group picture. Sometimes the auto timer on my camera is tricky. We enjoyed our visit with Josh and Lindsay so much and look forward to visiting with them again. Thanks Josh and Lindsay for your hospitality.

Laugh everyday. Happy trails. Stay safe.

Friday, April 22, 2011

BBQ Ribs

Up by 9:00 this morning and as I looked out the window what did I see?   Overcast skies!  By mid morning it was raining again with temperatures in the 40s.  Oh, but I was not a happy camper.  Enough with the rain already.  Fred wasn’t happy either.  After his first outing this morning, he promptly took a nap.


Fred taking his nap.

John got busy working on the ribs he will be taking to Josh and Lindsay’s tomorrow.  They sure smelled good while cooking.


Don’t they look yummy?

As afternoon approached the park started filling up.  I think there are a couple of spots left on our side of the park.  I’m sure a large portion of them are only here for the weekend.  Hope the weather clears up for them.


This is the scenery out of living room window.  The birds just sat there for a while.  They might be enjoying the drizzling rain. LOL

We wish all our friends that are on the road during the Easter holiday safe travels.

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

No rain.

Fred and I got up at 8:45 this morning.  What is up with that? LOL  John slept on until 10:30.  I am surprised he was able to sleep at all.  Once I get up I tend to be kind of noisy, even when I try not to be.  Poor John, his back was bothering him today so he was taking it easy. 

We are going over to our friends Josh and Lindsay’s Saturday so John went to the grocery store to get some ribs.  Everybody who knows John knows he loves him some BBQ ribs. LOL

The park maintenance people put out more gravel on the streets then smoothed it back out.  At least now if it rains there won’t be potholes holding water in the roads.  Fred will be so happy.  He sure hates getting his paws wet on his potty journeys.

Oh, by the way…… rain today. Yeah!!

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

78 degrees and no rain!

We slept late this morning……after 10:00.  But we stayed up until almost 1:30 a.m.  Even Fred slept late.  Guess he is getting lazy too. LOL

Nice weather today.  Sunny and 78 degrees. Yeah!!!  That’s what I like.  After lunch John and I drove over to the Gettysburg Museum and Visitor’s Center.  It is a very nice facility with lots of touring options.  There is so much to see here.


Union Soldier Uniform


Confederate Soldier Uniform


Buttons and Buckle from Mississippi Soldier’s Uniform


The Museum & Visitor’s Center


We plan to go back and do some tours and sightseeing during in the next few days, rain or shine.  Thinking about going to the Harley Davidson Museum.  This evening, before it got dark, John was outside playing his dulcimer again.


While he played a couple stopped by and introduced themselves (Gary and Penny from Florida).  He was a retired firefighter also.  We meet a lot of fellow retired firefighters in our travels.

On one of my outings with Fred today, I met a lady named Kathy who stopped to talk.  She immediately made friends with Fred and was rubbing his ears.  He was in hog heaven. 


Fred asleep in his bed while we were watching TV tonight.  One of his favorite places.

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.