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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Company's Here!

Well, Darrell says, "It was way back in the year of Ought Six" and Jenny says, "It was umpteen million years ago" when we first met.

Actually, it was more than three years ago when we both stumbled into the RV Dreams Chatroom and made our acquaintance--virtually that is. The fact is we had never laid eyes on each other until today and what a wonderful meeting it was.

When we found out Darrell and Judy were making a special trip to our neck of the woods just to meet us I was so excited. I have to admit Don was a little skeptical at first, "You mean you have talked to them for over three years and you've never met them? "Yes", I said, "that's true but I do know them. I can tell you the names of their kids, where they live, when the latest grandchild was born and I can also tell you about the Katts, Alex and Katie, and where they have been and where they are going. Heck, I can even tell you how Darrell even got his given name of PA". PA says it is his given name because Jenny J "gived" it to him.

After emails and facebook messages we set the date and Ms Judy offered to cook dinner. We arrived at Lakeview RV Park in Bluff City, TN, their home for three days and it was like old home week greeting friends you hadn't seen in awhile.

After visiting for awhile and "catching up" on all the news, PA and Ms Judy prepared a wonderful dinner followed by a scrumptious chocolate pie and coffee. I was "full as a tick".

More conversation ensued, RVer's we had met, places we had been, and even talk about another "get together" -- maybe next time in our hometown of Mountain City. Too soon it was time to leave and so we said our "see ya's" till next time we meet face to face.

Until then, there's is always the chatroom, emails and facebook -- With good friends like Darrell and Judy you always want to stay in contact.

That's it for today.

Note From Don: First impressions are usually lasting ones. If all RV'ers are as nice and friendly as Darrell and Judy I look forward to joining the RV community and meeting a lot of new friends. --DM

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

On The Road Again

Well, it is way past time for a new blog so I thought i would take you on a trip------

It was last year when my sisters, my brother and I had a great idea -- The last time we were all together for any length of time was too many years ago so what would it be like if we all went to visit our sister who lives in Vermont. After planning and adjusting our schedules and readjusting our schedules we were just like Willie Nelson's song On The Road Again. The only thing we had to leave behind was our brother who was unable to get away. Join us as we travel to East Haven, Vermont.

Leaving Mountain City In The Broad Daylight

Traveling through rolling hills of Virginia

we used our handy GPS whom we affectionately call "Rover"

along with our trusty map

and printed directions from the internet

we traveled through Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.

As we traveled through the night and into the morning some of us even had "cat naps"

before we reached New York and a beautiful sunrise and then a huge fog bank which was like driving through "pea soup".

In Lake George we stopped at a restaurant which advertised a "bountiful breakfast buffet". That, in itself should have given us a clue --- but we were starving and thought any kind of food would be appetizing. Let's just say we won't be stopping there on the return trip home. I did try to call Jesse and Ginger but was unable to connect with them.

After miles and miles of New York and New York and New York we finally caught a glimpse of New Hampshire and then on into Vermont.

As we traveled from White River Junction into Vermont we stopped for a stretch at an ice cream stand where some of us admired these pretty berries
while others had a "two scoop" ice cream cone
or a milkshake
In Vermont we passed pretty churches
Oops same church

beautiful old houses

pretty green mountains


and beautiful scenery

until we reached our destination of East Haven, Vermont. For the next few days we look forward to lots of visiting, eating and sightseeing. We have a very loving family and we all are very blessed.

Stay tuned to this blog -- I am on the lookout for a moose--as soon as I find one you'll be the first to know!

That's it for today!