Monday, October 31, 2011

Moving again.

John got up early this morning and went to the campground office to pay for our site.  Immediately after he got back home he received a call from the office informing him that our site was scheduled to be resurfaced and that we would have to move to another one.  Bummer!  Lucky for us someone left early this morning in the area we usually park in.  Now we are all set up again.

This afternoon John and I visited his former co-workers at the Renaissance Mall and Central Fire Station. We also visited my former co-workers at TSC.  It was good to see them all.

Tonight we went over to Bob and Marcy’s for some 10 Penny.  We played two rounds and Bob won both. He scored a 35 on the first one and a 45 on the second.  Wow talk about lucky. LOL

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Back in Mississippi

Today was moving day for us.  Mike and Leslie got up early to see us off this morning.  It is always hard to say “see you later” to friends.  After a few tears and lots of hugs we were out of the park before 8:00 a.m.  We made it to Timberlake Campground in Brandon, MS  around 4:00 p.m.  The area we usually park in was full so we had to park in the area with lots of trees. We were so surprised when the satellite TV worked. Yeah! 

After getting everything set up we went over to visit with Bob and Marcy and play some cards.  Annie and Terry also stopped by and joined in on the fun. 

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Annual Meeting, Danna’s & a Luau.

Today was our last day in Branson.   This morning we attended the annual owner’s meeting for Treasure Lake RV Resort.  During the meeting we were entertained by The Hughes Brothers, The Warnocks, the Alan Jackson impersonator from Legends and the Shanghai Theater acrobats.  At the end of the program there were lots of door prizes given away.  We didn’t win anything this time but Mike won tickets to the Veterans Memorial Museum. 

By the time the meeting was over it was lunch time so we journeyed over to Danna’s BBQ & Burger Shop.  Mike, Leslie and John ordered the Bleu Cheese Burger and I got a regular burger.  They were very tasty.



Leslie’s Bleu Cheese Burger

After leaving Danna’s we rode around a bit and ended up at the Country Barn.  The Country Barn has garden items, glazed pottery, crafts, gourmet foods, produce and fudge.  Last year when we stopped here we purchased some Pay Day fudge.  It is so good.  Of course we bought some this time too.




Couldn’t resist taking a picture of these pretty bushes we saw on the side of the road after leaving the Country Barn.

Tonight we were loading up to go to the luau when Mike noticed one of our rear tires was going flat.  We went to the luau and John left right after the meal to get the tire fixed. 


My plate at the luau.


Mario Rosales was the entertainment at the luau.  He sang songs from various artists such as Josh Turner, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Neil Diamond and others. 

After all the festivities were over Mike, Leslie and I went back to their place and started playing a round of 10 Penny while waiting for John to return from getting the tire fixed.  When he got back he joined our current round and then we played another.  After the game it was time for us to say our “see you laters”.  That is always the hard part because you don’t know exactly when you will see your friends again.

Our plan is to drive straight through to Mississippi tomorrow.

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Visit with Mac & Netters

Fred was sort of down in the dumps today so we took him for a day at the groomers.  He was back to his old funny self when he got back home.


This afternoon Mac and Netters came by for a visit.  They will be leaving tomorrow and heading home so it is goodbye for now.  We will miss them and hope to see them down the road real soon. 

Tonight Mike, Leslie, John and I attended the hamburger dinner prepared by the Treasure Lake Board members. They have this every year the night before the annual meeting.  Also tonight was the annual haunted trail ride through the park.  After dinner we had a little time to kill before going on the ride so we rode through the park looking at the trees with all the changing leaves. 





This is my favorite.


We saw this deer while were riding around. 


By the time we finished riding around and stopping back by the RVs to get some jackets it was dark and time for the haunted trail ride.  This year the ride wasn’t as spooky as before.  They were having some technical difficulties.   We had a good time anyway.

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Marty Robbins Tribute Show

Woke up to 48 degrees and light rain this morning.  As the morning progressed the rain stopped and the temperatures rose to the mid 50s.  I guess our nice 70 degree weather is now a thing of the past. Oh well, fall is here.


Trees at the front of the park in the I-Max Theater parking lot.  I just love the beautiful fall leaves.

This afternoon Mike, Leslie, John and I met Mac and Netters at the Marty Robbins Tribute Show. We all enjoyed it very much. Such a talented trio of musicians. They played Martin Robbins songs as well as other songs by great musicians such as Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Jr., Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Ferlin Husky, Willie Nelson, Earnest Tubb and a bunch more. 



After the show was over we walked around in the mall area of the I-Max building. When we were here last year there was as vendor who sold the wiggle scooters.  As luck would have it the vendor was still selling them so John rode the wiggle scooter again this year. I could not resist posting pictures of him riding it again. LOL



Tonight we went over to the park’s clubhouse for bingo night.  None of us won but we had a good time.

Tomorrow we hope to get together with Mac and Netters before we all go our separate ways.

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Convection oven fixed!

The rain moved in this morning as well as cooler temperatures. It was only light rain so it wasn’t so bad. Today was our scheduled appointment to have the new heating element installed in the convection oven. The repairman arrived shortly after 11:00 and did not leave until 1:35. I am so glad my convection oven finally works again. I baked some potatoes and a cake. Yeah!!!

We had some questions about the new axle. We were having a wear problem with one of the tires on the front axle and sent pictures to Lippert Components, makers of the axle. They said it needed to be replaced and when we got to a place long enough they would ship it to us for replacement under parts and labor warranty.

It seems the leaves on the trees in the park have changed overnight. I thought they were pretty enough to take a few pictures.


The trees across the street from our site.




The trees behind us.



Later this afternoon Mac and Netters came by for a visit.

Tonight Mike and Leslie and John and I combined our meat and vegetables for dinner. Afterwards it was time for some 10 Penny. Leslie won a round and John won two. I think Mike and I need a rematch. LOL The cards were not kind to us tonight.

Laugh everyday. Happy trails. Stay safe.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Axle replaced.

Up early this morning and over to Branson Motor Coach to have the front axle replaced. Since our “home on wheels” was in the shop Fred stayed with Mike and Leslie while we were gone. The axle replacement took a few hours so John, Fred and I chilled out at Mike and Leslie’s until it was completed. Thanks Mike and Leslie for your hospitality.

This afternoon we all loaded up to make a run to the grocery store and to get some pictures of the autumn leaves. They are so beautiful this time of year.










Tomorrow the repairman is scheduled to return and install the heating element in the convection oven. I will be so happy then. LOL

Laugh everyday. Happy trails. Stay safe.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Dinner at Mac and Netters

Today Mike and Leslie and John and I went over to Mac and Netters for dinner.  Mac grilled up some chopped sirloin steaks and Netters prepared baked potatoes, green beans and bread.  Everything was so delicious.  Thank you Mac and Netters for a wonderful dinner.


Mac and Netters.



Mike and John.

When dinner was over we went inside for a game of 10 Penny.  We had fun playing even though we racked up a lot of points.  Leslie emerged the winner.  After the game Mac served up some carrot cake.  It was quite tasty.

Tomorrow is our scheduled appointment to have the axle replaced on the Mobile Suites so we will have to set the clock and get up early.  Hopefully they will finish the replacement early in the day.

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Dinner with friends, frozen custard and 10 Penny.

Nice weather again today. Temperatures in the 70s…..just the way I like it. After lunch Mac and Netters drove over for a visit. Netters and I went into town to look around at the outlet malls. We went in several shoe outlets but did not find anything that we could not live without. When we got back from our outing Netters and I walked over and visited with Leslie until dinner.

Since the weather was so nice we all gathered outside to eat. John had grilled some brats and chicken and steamed some corn and Leslie had prepared some cole slaw and a delicious spinach dish. We enjoyed visiting so much that I forgot to take pictures……again. LOL

Later on Leslie, Mike, John and I went into town to Andy’s for some frozen custards. To the people back home in Mississippi this is the same thing as Bops. It is so hard to pass up. Yummy! After returning from Andy’s we decided to play some 10 Penny. Mike won the first round and John won the second. I think Leslie and I need a rematch. LOL

Laugh everyday. Happy trails. Stay safe.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Safe travels to Chuck and Kathy

Up to a warm sunny day. I started a pot roast in the crock pot then took Fred on his morning walk. The sad thing is when I looked across the street Chuck and Kathy were already gone. Everyone said their see you laters last night so we knew they would be leaving before we got up. We just wished we could have visited with them a while longer. We wish them safe travels until we meet again.


Chuck and Kathy’s empty site.

Later on I walked next door to visit with Leslie. When I arrived she was trying to get her printer to work. We tried to figure it out together but were not successful. John came over and we asked him to look at it. He worked on it while we went to run some errands and was still at it when we returned. Finally he determined the right cord was plugged into the wrong place. Yeah….now it works. Sometimes technology can be frustrating. LOL

Tonight we played a couple rounds of 10 Penny. Mike won a round and I won another.

Laugh everyday. Happy trails. Stay safe.

Dinner at Golden Corral

This afternoon the gang gathered at Golden Corral for and early dinner. Donna, Nolan, Carla and the grandbaby drove over from Springfield . It was great meeting them.


Chuck, Mike, John, Mac and Nolan.


Leslie and Kathy.


John, Mac, Nolan, Donna & grandbaby and Netters.


Chuck, Mike and John. (Looks like they are plotting something) LOL


Chuck is so funny.

Tonight we said our goodbyes to Chuck and Kathy. Tomorrow they will be heading out to their next destination. We enjoyed our visit with them and will really miss them. Hope to see them down the road again real soon.

Laugh everyday. Happy trails. Stay safe.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Oh look…the gang is all here.

Last night it didn’t get as cold as predicted. That was fine by me. Today our friends Chuck and Kathy will be arriving here to stay for a couple of days. Also our friends Mac and Netters will be staying at another park near here for a week. It will be good to see them all again.

Mike, Leslie and John and I went on a Wal-mart run and made it back just in time to meet Chuck and Kathy. Luckily they parked in a site right across from ours.

Tonight we all got together for chili, hotdogs with all the fixings, Lynette brought one of John's favorites, a corn casserole, Kathy brought a tasty bottle of wine and Leslie brought over a yummy pumpkin dessert. A little later Don, Susie, Lynn and Mickey stopped by to see everyone. We had a nice long visit sharing travel stories as well as repair stories. This has been the year for repairs. I think all of us have reached our quota. LOL


Susie, Mickey and Kathy




Lynn, Mac, Chuck, Mike and Leslie


John demonstrating how to use the hillbilly flashlight sent to him from RV buddy Jenny.

Laugh everyday. Happy trails. Stay safe.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Too dang cold.

Woke up to 39 degrees. Uck! It was supposed to reach at least 50 degrees but it never went over 48. The weatherman has forecasted 30 degrees for tonight’s low. Now I just do not like that. LOL

Tonight we had dinner with Mike and Leslie. Mike grilled some awesome pork chops. We also had potatoes and onions and steamed carrots. I forgot to take a picture again. After dinner we played three rounds of 10 Penny. On one of the rounds Mike had a score of “5”. That is the lowest score I have seen. Way to go Mike.

John took a couple of pictures of the toad this morning.

Laugh everyday. Happy trails. Stay safe.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tow Vehicle (a toad)

John and I went on a road trip today to meet friends and look at a tow vehicle. Unfortunately something came up and our friends couldn’t make it. We went ahead with our plans to look at the vehicle and brought it back home with us. It is a 2002 Suzuki Vitara 4x4, one owner with 49k miles. I plan to post a picture tomorrow.

While we were away for the day Mike and Leslie dog sat Fred. I know Fred loved that. Thanks Mike and Leslie for helping us out.

Laugh everyday. Happy trails. Stay safe.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Convection oven part ordered.

I can’t believe the repairman came out to look at the convection oven. Turns out it is the heating element so the part is on order. Hopefully the part will be here in just a few days. We have been trying to get it fixed since July so …..enough already. LOL

Tonight John and I had dinner with Mike and Leslie. We had grilled chicken, roasted potatoes, steamed squash, garlic bread and grilled pineapple. It was sooooo good. Sorry I forgot to take pictures again.

Laugh everyday. Happy trails. Stay safe.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Lunch with friends, ladder golf and visitors.

Woke up again today to cool temperatures but it quickly warmed up and reached the 80 degree mark by the afternoon. The weather was so nice we all met outside for lunch. We enjoyed rib dinner leftovers from last night. I think it was even better the second time around.



After lunch we remained outside visiting and playing ladder golf. A little later in the afternoon Don, Susie, Mickey and Lynn stopped by. We enjoyed a nice long visit.

Tomorrow the repairman is supposed to be here to fix our convection oven……sometime between 8 and 5. I am keeping my fingers crossed as we have been trying to get it fixed since July.

Laugh everyday. Happy trails. Stay safe.