Jul 28 2010

Back online

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Bounder in drivewayOops. It’s nearly August and I haven’t written anything since May. But I’m back and promise to submit entries on a regular basis.

We haven’t been letting any grass grow under our wheels. We seem to stay incredibly busy for two retired folks.

We spent Memorial Weekend with Donna, Chris, Carl and Luke (next entry). Then we returned to Donna’s driveway and went on various trips from there.

Tracy and girls arrive from Florida on August 1, as does Jan’s sister Judi. We, along with Judi, are taking a trip to Nova Scotia. Then we’ll have plenty to write about. Hopefully, we’ll have some good Internet connections.

View from front of RVSince we first arrived in Donna’s driveway in April, the trees have filled in with leaves. Donna’s driveway is much like a nature preserve. We’ve seen hawks, chipmunks, squirrels, turkeys, deer, and a mama duck with 11 ducklings.  Donna's yard

Carl - Boy Scout 1st ClassWe’ve attended more Scout meetings, where Carl received two badges. Carl - Badge

DSC00899We bought an Amish-made storage barn from Mast Mini Barns to hold all the stuffs we think we can’t part with.

Jul 10 2010

Illinois and Family Reunion

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Judi-Don-Jan_2010We were in Illinois for a family reunion with Jan's sister Judi, Judi's children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. The reunion, held on July 10, 2010, in Riverton, Illinois, was a lot of fun. Judi's granddaughter, Mindi, planned the event with a Hawaiian theme. Everyone received a silk flower lei. DSC00937


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Jul 9 2010

Illinois – Stephens and Hunts

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During our Illinois visit, we visited with long-time friends, John and Kay Stephens and Bill and Delores Hunt, as well as Chad, Jenni and Avery Stephens. It was great to see them all again. And it was also refreshing to swim in Kay and John's pool on a 98 degree day. 





We had a great time catching up with all of them. 

Jul 7 2010

The Lincoln Museum, Springfield, Illinois

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While in Illinois, we visited the Lincoln Museum and Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield. It's a must-see if you're ever in the area. Jan loves libraries and is anxious to spend some time there, just looking or working on her genealogy. Here are some pictures taken when we were at the museum:

Jul 7 2010

Illinois – Vern and Carol Endsley

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Vern-CarolOn July 5, 2010, we traveled to Central Illinois to visit family and friends. First on our stop were friends Vern and Carol Endsley in Taylorville. They invited us to dry camp in their driveway during our Illinois stay. 

As always, we had a great time visiting with them. Dry camping at their house is better than any campground in the area. Bounder2