Monday, October 16, 2017

Chores are completed....




Someone is styling....




Let the fun and adventures begin!


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Monday, October 2, 2017

Texas, we are on our way!

We were home long enough to clean the garden (remember this photo of the garden when we returned from our 3-month western adventure in August?)


Seven weeks and 25 lawn bags of weeds later, ABN has it about as weed free as it ever gets. Hopefully not too many caterpillars were destroyed!


While ABN was pulling weeds, Captain spread 18 tons of gravel, fertilized the lawn, and did maintenance and updates on The Wanderer as well as other sundry things.

We were home to host some Texas friends for The Total Solar Eclipse, 


friends from South Carolina for the Fall Quilt Show


as well as catch up with friends on our porch (think Tipsy Tuesday.)

After months of anticipation for ABN, this past weekend we met up and reconnected with her high school friends at their  50th class reunion. Hosted by classmate Dale Turner and his wife Georgia on their farm near Van Buren, Indiana, it exceeded her expectations. As expected, physical appearances and personalities have matured but the bonds formed growing up together are still there.



While in Indiana, we visited a bit with ABN’s oldest sister Pauline as well as her nephew, Bill and wife, Kim. Because of her advanced dementia, we are not sure Pauline recognized us.

The Wanderer is resting in storage as we pack the suburban and head to Aggieland for football season. Except for that dreadful first game against UCLA and the whipping we expect from Alabama next Saturday, they are looking better than we expected (Did we just jinx the season?)

Gig’em!





Friday, August 11, 2017

Home!


Ninety days, 18 states, 9,785 miles, 4 national parks, one presidential library, 2 farm stays, 2 casino parks, 11 Walmart parking lots, 2 county fairgrounds; through desserts, mountains, forests, prairies and cities, our epic 2017 western adventure has come to an end. The Wanderer is parked in the drive waiting to be emptied and cleaned before going to storage. Roger (aka the pick-up) is in great need of a bath. We won’t talk about what needs to be done in the garden.



It's worse than we imagined!



 As for ABN and Captain, well we are headed to Dry Ground to see if we can catch up with some friends. 



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