Just thinking …

Must be passing fall and going straight into winter.  I heard that the black hills were getting their first snow.  We got an rain, wind and lightning storm which hit a couple of transformers leaving us in the dark from 6 – 9 this evening.  Boy, what a mess. Had to pull out the camping propane stove so I could finish dinner … which we gave last rites since it ended up overcooked and no sauce. Oh well, will try again next month.

Autumn thoughts

With the colder, unpredictable changes in weather from hot to cold and back again, comes colds and other ailments. I have been lucky and have remained healthy of body. My mind … not so much ( chuckling behind my hand ) never said I was sane, but I like being different from others, but that’s for another time.  The hubster is very depressed not only about not being able to travel to his birth state, but the fact that he has been down with a horrid head cold. He feels down, like he may not pull out of this one.  I have been doing my best to keep his spirits up, but he doesn’t seem to want or listen to me. We try our best even if our best isn’t good enough for those who will not believe in my faith in them.

Bummed …

Our trip First we got a late start (Hubby was missing some meds and it didn’t get here til 10 this morning. When we finally got on the road, every thing was good, until we were 150 miles out, and the car dumped it’s oil. That was around noon. We had to wait 5 hours for the tow truck. We were lucky we didn’t blow the engine, but that killed the trip for awhile. I am sooooo bummed!


This is NOT a chore I enjoy, but it is what I am doing today. Got a couple of last minute items to take along with us. I know two dogs who are going to be VERY upset, but I do need to leave them behind this time. This is the first trip in a long time and we are actually using a utility trailer as our camper. I looks like it will be an adventure! We leave tomorrow. Hope to get a spare camera @ Walmart. If I find one I REALLY like.


I am finally staging what we are taking with. Next weekend will be a tough one since all the campgrounds near the reunion are booked! Not happy, but I am sure it won’t be so earth shattering since we have done this before. Count down 1 1/2 days to takeoff.  I will be SO happy when we are finally on the road!

Countdown to trip

Departure time is fast approaching.  I am getting the clothes and camp gear together.  There is some debate as to sleeping bags or something cooler.  Hubster is working on converting the utility trailer into a small travel trailer. He put in a wood floor, electric and screens on both back and side. We are picking up the last of the tubs and things we area bring with us and staging it to pack Sunday afternoon.  We are both stressed out, but probably for different reasons.  I think I will be glad when we pull out on Monday.


My husband is planning a trip next month. We plan on starting our trip on the 6th of Aug.  We will be visiting the Michigan area, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Indiana and the norther Dakotas.  I’m hoping to do some antiquing and crafts along the way.  I will try to take plenty of photos and include a description of some of the places we visit.

More later …