Sunday, June 28, 2009
This is just a short note to tell you all that we are doing fine. We want you all to pray hard that the weather will change & be nice for the next couple of weeks in PA! Especially over the 4th. Since we aren't use to having that many occupants in the 5th wheel, we pray for good weather so the kids can experience the outdoor weather & fun.
Pictures will follow as I'm writing this on my daughter's PC.
So, until next time.................The Traveling Cardinal's
Thursday, June 25, 2009
As we were heading out on Interstate 264 toward Norfolk, we came upon this convoy of we are assuming National Guardsman. They were all pretty friendly, we tooted & waved & gave each other the "thumbs up". Sure was better than driving by & not acknowledging them!!!!This is one of the big commercial ships in the bay right before we crossed through the Hampton Tunnel in Norfolk, VA. Bill didn't realize he got the guys working on the bridge until we downloaded the pictures.
After supper we came back to the trailer for a little bit & Renee could get her car. This is daughter, Renee.
The bill wasn't so great - time to change oil, transmission fluid, filters, etc. Brakes were good & we had just put 6 new tires on, so that was okay. At least we know it's done & paid for, for the next 6,000 miles!
We took the kids to McDonald's, then on the way home we stopped at Renee's mother-in-laws house to see her. She had fallen & sprained her ankle about 3 wks. ago, but she is doing better. Slow but sure. Her daughter, Nikki lives in a trailer next to her & has a boarding stable for horses. One of the horses had just had a colt 3 weeks ago. Cute. The spotted horse (pony) in the front is Hunter's & his cousins. Poor horses had to have their eyes covered to keep the flies off. This was the smallest manure spreader I'd ever seen!
Tomorrow I'm going to give Renee a perm in the morning & she's going to get her oil changed in her car after we are done & I'm bringing the boys back to the trailer to hang out. Since we are right on the bay/lake, they can feed the ducks or we can go swimming, depending on the weather.
I see the counter is ready to roll over!! WOW! If it's you, leave a comment & let me know!
Monday, June 22, 2009
We headed back to the trailer around 6pm to rest. The evening went fast, since I was working on the computer!
This morning we had a very frightful awakening!!! Someone was pounding on our trailer door at 4AM! I thought it might be Mark on his way to work, but I didn't think he would do that & scare us to death. We hollered out "Who is it?" And they replied "Fire!! Fire!!" We thought it was our trailer so Bill went to the door in his BVD's & they said no, it was the cafe by the laundry mat behind us. I thought it was funny we didn't hear our smoke alarm go off. Since it wasn't our trailer, I took time to get dressed quickly.
After going outside & seeing the embers flying over us, we decided to put things away as quickly as we could & put the slides in so we could pull it out if we had to. I forgot there was the grill on the little table under the front living room slide & it wouldn't shut all the way. When I opened the door & saw it, I had to put the slides back out & in again. Might know, that was the last one to open! I bent it back in & closed them up. Well, once you start the slides in, there is no more seal around them until they are closed, so the smoke came in the trailer! Yuk!!! They got the fire under control & we didn't have to move, so I put things back & went around later & sprayed Febreeze.
I called Mark to ask him if we could use his washer/dryer & since he didn't answer I just left a short message (to save cell time.) I guess I wasn't thinking that he would be worried that I called at 5AM!!! When we finally made connections, he wasn't too happy with me. Oh well, someday he will get old too!!!
Here are some pictures of the fire & afterwards:
This is looking at the laundry/cafe/game room right behind our trailer. That is the corner of our trailer In the pictures with one of the ladder trucks behind us.
Virginia Beach Fire Dept. Ladder Truck
Friday, June 19, 2009
We even saw belly dancers! At our age? No way!
A pose with Grandpa.
That ended our trip to the zoo. We came back to the trailer & Mark joined us for hot dogs & picnic supper. Then we all visited & Samuel played with some kids at the campground at the playground & Samantha & I went for a bike ride.
It was a great day for us as we enjoy being with our grand kids! We don't get to see them much & they grow so fast. We cherish every minute with them. I swear they grew 5 inches since last fall!
So, until next time............The Traveling Cardinal's
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
If anyone has any suggestions, PLEASE let me know, I'm ready to cry. Therefore, you will NOT see any of the last 3 days of our trip. I refuse to do this again.
So.........until next time (maybe).............The Traveling Cardinal's
Sunday, June 14, 2009
I changed the font & the whole post disappeared. I did it again. When it said do you want to navigate away from the page without saving I said no. DUMB, DUMB me!!!! That meant no going back. I lost the whole thing!
So, until next time in a better mood...............The Traveling Cardinal's
PS We are in Williamsburg, VA until tomorrow morning. We will then travel to Virginia Beach. Now you know where we are!