Friday, September 30, 2011

Just chilling out.

Another sunny warm day here in Linn Valley.  Not much going on today.  We just chilled out at home and caught up on household chores. I guess you could say today was a lazy day.  Even Fred was lazy.

Tomorrow we will make a Wal-mart run for groceries.  You know that is always fun. LOL


Fred in his favorite hiding place.


Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Bodark (Osage-Orange) Trees

The weather was nice today; sunny skies and warm temperatures.  A good day for a long walk so……off we went.




As we walked through the park we noticed lots of odd looking trees with green balls on them and on the ground.  John said they are bodark trees or Osage-orange trees.  When we got back from our walk I had to look that up on the internet.  I was amazed to read that today the fruit is sometimes used to deter spiders, cockroaches, box elder bugs, crickets, fleas, and other arthropods.  Hey, I am for anything that can deter a cockroach.  Can’t stand the nasty things. LOL


Bodark tree.


A ball or  “the fruit” from the tree.  The green balls are so hard they could give you a concussion if they hit you on the head. LOL

Look who showed up today….that pesty sock monkey.


I guess he escaped from the cabinet. LOL

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Linn Valley, KS

John got up early and caught a ride over to the truck shop to pick up the Freightliner. Yeah!! Thank you Earl for giving John a ride this morning.

We were on the road before 11:00. The trip today was uneventful and we made it to Linn Valley, KS around 4:15. Of course we had to make a grocery run after getting set up.


Our site.

We saw several deer while walking around the park.


See the deer lying on the ground next to the tree in the center of the picture.


This deer stopped to look at us.


There are three in this picture. One lying on the ground next to the tree on the left side of the picture, one in the middle and one toward the right hand side.


They finally walked on into the woods.

Laugh everyday. Happy trails. Stay safe.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Truck repairs completed.

Received the call today saying that the repairs to the truck will be completed by the end of the day. Wooohooooo!!! That is good news.

On our walk around the park this afternoon we noticed a group of workampers clearing fallen trees and limbs from an area that used to be a creek. One of the workers said they were clearing the creek out to get ready for when the rains fill it up again. It has been a while since this area has had any substantial rain.


This is one of the ponds that have dried up.


This is the area they were clearing off.

After leaving this area we journeyed on up to the front to see if the frogs and turtles were out.




The front entrance of the park.


Crossing the bridge to get pictures of the turtles and frogs.


The all jumped off when they heard us approach. Darn!


Look….that frog is almost as big as that turtle.


Got a picture of this one before he jumped.


John saw this one hiding in the grass…..and….


he’s going……..





For dinner tonight I made salmon patties, angel hair pasta with diced tomatoes and garlic and a garden salad.


I actually remembered to take a picture.

The plan for tomorrow is to pick up the truck then head out to Linn Valley, KS.

Laugh everyday. Happy trails. Stay safe.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Truck part is in.

Got word today that the part for the truck is here.  Yeah!!! Finally.  It might be ready Wednesday.  That would be really nice.

We took our daily walk this afternoon.  I wanted to see if I could get pictures of the turtles at the front of the park.  They hang out sunning on a platform in the pond but jump off whenever you get close.  I guess they don’t want their picture taken. LOL


There were a couple that did not jump.

Of course there were lots of frogs again today. 




Don’t you just love nature?  I would hate to step on one of these at night.  That would be really gross.


This is the area across the road from our section of the campground.


Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Ava Grace Hatch

Robert called today and told us they have decided to name the baby Ava Grace Hatch.  They are both very excited and are getting things ready at home for the new arrival.  We can’t wait to see them. 

Woke up to the sound of RVs leaving.  All our neighbors left today so we are alone on our end of the row.   We went over to say goodbye to our neighbors Don and Donna before they left.  We enjoyed meeting them and visiting with them.  Hope to see them again down the road sometime.

Today was Fred’s lucky day.  John gave him a much needed bath.  As usual Fred rolled around on the floor for a few minutes afterwards. 


Look at me don’t I look clean. LOL

Later this afternoon John and I went on our daily walk.  We took a different route today and took more pictures.


The road that runs in front of the park.


The scenery along the way.  Don’t know why I took this picture.  I guess I thought it was interesting.


A view of the front of the park from the road.


As we walked closer to this bridge we noticed large frogs sitting at the end at the waters edge.  I wanted a picture of a big frog so I walked out slowly hoping the last one would not jump before I got the picture.



I snapped the picture just before it saw me and jumped into the water. All the frogs here are huge.


Ok, we scared off all frogs so back across the bridge we go.


This used to be the old swimming area.

Hope UPS delivers the truck part tomorrow…..that would really be nice.

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Walter Plant

Another warm sunny day today.  I am really liking this weather.  We slept in  a little late this morning, even Fred.  I think he is getting lazy in his old age. LOL 


John and Fred after Fred’s first walk this morning.

John and I took our daily walk this morning then ventured to the front of the park to play putt putt golf.








Tonight the park hosted a fall fest dinner  complete with turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad, and dessert.  Afterwards we were entertained by Walter Plant,  a blind pianist from Carrigan, TX.  Very very talented.  We enjoyed it very much.


Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.