And moved into this beautiful 40' fifth wheel Cardinal:We spent the first 2 months (July & August 2007) at Hidden Valley Campground in Kiantone, NY (south of Jamestown, NY). Being campers for many years, it didn't take us long to get into the grove of full timing. We made many friends & got involved with lots of activities. Campground was close to our home town & close to relatives in NY State. A sample of activities there:
CHRISTMAS IN JULY MARDI GRAS (Pat & Dave) In September we traveled to Maryland to our daughter Renee & her husband Tom's. Stayed at Morris Meadows Campground. Grandkids Nicholas & Noah loved coming to "camp" with Grandma & PaPa. Hunter wasn't able to be with us on this trip. To date he still hasn't seen our new home! Hopefully this summer (2008) we will see more of them. Looking at time ahead it goes very fast though!
Tom, Nick & Noah building a log home while Mom (Renee) supervises
The finished project - We Did It!!!
We then went to Virginia Beach to camp at Holiday Trav-L-Park and visit our son Mark & his family, grandkids Samuel & Samantha. They came to camp with us on our sight too. What fun with the kids! Also got to see Great Niece Traci & her friend Dan. Sitting around the fire in the evening is what makes the RV life relaxing!
Samuel Playing with his Dad's Fisher Price Village Oh those eyes!
Samuel & Samantha playing in the leaves
Dan, Traci, Mark, Samuel sitting around the fire Mark, Samuel & Samantha's Weekend AbodeIn the fall we spent time traveling through western Virginia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, back to Virginia Beach for Thanksgiving
Sunset on the Gulf of Mexico
Amy (Wiltsie) England & Bill
First Christmas Tree in new home
Samantha opening her Christmas Gifts
then back to Maryland for Christmas:
Nicholas & Noah with Mommy decorating Christmas Cookies
Who said our trailer was too small????? Busy hands make pretty cookies
Randy, Kathy, Lee, Cerise, Elaine
Ethan, Sarah, Faith and Alan
Denise H. hanging out the door
We planned to spend first one month, then two months, then another 2 weeks. Everyone was so nice there; the weather was beautiful & we didn't want to leave!
Beautiful Sunsets at Park in Apache Junction
Rock Formations at Sedona, AZ
Bell Rock, Sedona, AZ
Verde River, as seen from Verde Canyon Railroad Ride
Beautiful Prickly Pear Cactus in bloom before we left
This is Snookie & Bob with Bill
We are now on our way northwest to Nevada, up to Utah, & then east on Interstate 70 through Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Kentucky & back to Virginia Beach by about the end of 2nd week or 3rd week of April. Definitely by April 20th.
This post is long, but from now on I'll keep it up-to-date. So many pictures & hard to choose. So much to see & so much to drive by! The dream of our life is just beginning!
Until next time - The Traveling Cardinal's