Tuesday, July 23, 2019

RV’ing like a normal way of life has SURPRISEs!

Early interesting Cars:
Another Metro. We owned three of them, It is a sweet little car with an MG engine.

For today:
We had a great start Yesterday AM. And the best surprise  was the traffic on Hwy 30 thru Gettysburg & York was very light with lite overcast skies. A great drive. We took I-81 South. We love the Shenandoah’s. I looked over at the mountains, we truly enjoyed hiking there, twas easy and nice. BUT I remembered that was the only place I got lost while we hiked the AT. The trail is well marked and the hike in the Shenandoah’s is just as pretty as they look. Somehow I missed a blaze and we got on an animal trail for a while, before we had to back track.

Anyway our plans were to stop in Christiansburg and overnight. Just before that city I saw a HUGE scar coming across one of the huge mountains and down into the valley. Cleared land and what looked like huge pipe sections scattered in the cleared area.

We made guesses about it but then turned our attention to the beautiful sights all around us. AT CHRSTIANSBURG we LEARNED. NO SITES anywhere in the area for overnight campers. The owner of the park came out (He usually waits inside or we self-register). We knew something was different. He apologized, “THE PIPELINE workers have taken every site in the area, for a year!” SHUCKS!
We were only 3 hours from home, so we drove on in. this entry is on the same computer but in our bedroom in North Carolina.

Yes we are very glad we took the short trip. I am not sure I am happy with some realizations or things we discovered that affect big decisions in the near future.

Please give us some attention in your prayers. A couple Hail Mary’s can’t hurt, and I appreciate all positive thoughts. Maybe I will cover a little tomorrow. We are beat. That is 2-3 hours more than we usually drive, since reaching our 80s!

  Nite shipslog

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Back on the road today.

Early interesting Trucks:
'36 Ford pick up! (with a little customizing. lol)
For today:
We have a beautiful 500 mile drive ahead of us. We will cut that in two, to prevent going in too late.

We will say goodbye to the farm lands of Pennsylvania and great friends, who have remained for the long haul. I am not morbid, but know we are all old(er) now. It is possible we will never see each other again,in this world.  I hope we do but as my brother said, “One never knows, does one?” 

Was the movie Shane filmed here? In my mind, I see the kid calling out, “Come back Shane!” as we drive thru. LOL

Considering that it is an interstate view, the view entering NC from VA is spectacular. From the Mountain highway you can see forever.

Ma said in her comment on my entry on ‘stocks’, I watched my retirement fund drop when the stocks fell. Lots of folks did that is for sure. That stuff confuses me.

I had to smile on the same blog Jean told about cashing in bonds after Grover passed. She said she felt like she signed bonds all day, Yeah Jean, me too. We had many $25 and $50 ones. I signed them until my fingers were worn. They need a better way. You must fill in addresses as well as sign your name. It really is a pill, no joke!

Oh, if you read Rick, the dude is teaching Jordan and kin the old fashioned games: freeze, tag, red light green light and hiding go seek. Methinks he is keeping them off his computer to save elec. LOL  Just kidding, Bro. Rick,  I think that is great. BUT, but we could all drop by his house, his bees rewarded him with a gallon of honey, but I think they used to call it ‘Robbing the bees’, just sayin’.

Myra, I can't help on Sudoku, I'm lost and I love numbers. Not sure I like the game. LOL. I felt a little ignorant, so I quit!.

Nite Shipslog