Thursday, October 25, 2007

October 25, 2007 WE'VE MOVED!

We have moved our blog to a new location. We have decided to use the Good Sam Club site because it allows us to do so many more things with our blog. We hope that you will continue coming along with us in our travels because otherwise we would really miss you. We are now at:

Thanks and please let us know if you like the change, Jim and Carol

Sunday, October 21, 2007

October 21, 2007 Grand Blanc, Frankenmuth and Davison, MI

We took our leaf color tour around home today and got these great, glorious colors. We finally were able to look at the colors when the sun was out. We thought about going east to see the colors in Vermont, etc but have added that to the "another time" list.

Friday, October 19, 2007

October 19, 2007 Grand Blanc, MI

These days have been filled with planning and wishing. I applied at Waldenwoods RV Resort in Hartland, MI yesterday for a workamper position with their security. I was taken under the wing of a department head at this resort and hope that this will be a positive thing. Disney also sounds good for this winter. We are to arrive there mid-January so we hope that this will not be too late to be considered. I have heard that the company is so large that this should not be a problem. We plan to leave Florida the first of April and go to Mt. Rushmore. We should spend a week or so there and then return home in time to start working at Waldenwoods May 1, if hired. Looks like this weekend will be a grandson soccer and another grandson football weekend. With the weather turning like it is, we can only hope that the blowing, wet and cold hold off for a while. That happy lady you see here is Carol with Monty at Waldenwoods this summer. If we workamp here in security, we will set up here for the summer. This has been one of our favorite campgrounds - large and grassy lots, level sites, nice lake, great people and near home.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

October 13, 2007 Grand Blanc, MI

Today will be a day to see a grandson soccer game and maybe another birthday boy grandson. Then it is on to planning the winter's journey to Florida. We have decided to apply at Disney for part time employment so we will look for a campground near Orlando. These are great days!

Friday, October 12, 2007

October 11, 2007 Traverse City to Grand Blanc, MI

All good things must come to an end. This trip to northern Michigan was a very pleasant break. It rained and was blustery during this entire trip but we saw some beautiful countryside and met with some fine friends. The fall colors were not as peaked as we hoped they would be. There were many areas where there were equal numbers of trees with green, colors and baren. The leaves had already been blown off the trees. Combine that with the rainey, dark, cloudy days and the colors did not seem very bright at all. We said "Bye, bye" to the Grand Traverse Bay, looking at wind, rain and small whitecaps on the water. Lost big at a casino ($10) but saw that they were building a huge casino and hotel complex up here. It is right next to the older one, which is not tiny at all. It has been quite a while since we have been up here and we remember when the first casino on M-72 east of Traverse City was a pole barn type structure. We met with some friends from the Montana Owners Club for lunch before leaving. They are full timers who leave Saturday for Florida by way of the Smokys. They are part time employees at Disneyworld and now we have the information needed to made our winter travel decision. We are going to Florida instead of Texas and are going to apply for part time work with Disney while there. If that doesn't work, we can just move our home on over to Texas from there. Wherever we end up, we will cap our winter trip with a trip to Mt. Rushmore in April. That has been changed enough so we hope to make it a reality this time.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

October 10, 2007 Grand Blanc to Traverse City, MI

Today we drove to Traverse City, MI to see the colors. Carol enjoys riding when it is raining. We had the best of both worlds, then, because it rained all the way up and off and on the rest of the day and we saw colors. They are not quite peaked here yet but they are glorious. The clouds were even beautiful when the rain slowed down or stopped. There were patches of sunshine. The water level is low in the East Bay of Traverse City. There were docks that went from shore out onto the sand and ended before reaching the water. There is a 30% chance of rain tomorrow but we will try it again. All of the sunshine and warm weather we have had lately and today it is 50 degrees and rain - go figure.

Monday, October 8, 2007

October 8, 2007 Grand Blanc, MI

Between soccer games and football games, we have been seeing our grandchildren the last week or so. We are going to the Traverse City, MI area Wednesday and Thursday for a color tour. We hear that the leaves are in full color now. Looking forward to the trip. Retirement means that we can go mid week instead of clearing out a weekend and that makes it real nice. We'll take lots of pics and post them for all to see.

Friday, October 5, 2007

October 5, 2007 Milford and Davison, MI

Last night we saw grandson Jon play soccer again. Great game ending 0-0. Before our grandchildren started playing soccer, we never understood how a game ending 0-0 could be interesting or exciting to watch. We surely learned differently in a hurry. We took Monty to our home park and set up for one night so that we could winterize it. Now to storage until early January. We'll miss you, Monty, but soon we will be on the road again. Next week we head to Traverse City for the color tour. We had time this week to winterize the trailer so will not be taking it this time.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

October 3, 2007 Grand Blanc and Howell, MI

Last night we went to grandson Jon's soccer game. It was Senior Night and he, being a Senior, was honored at halftime. He went onto the field with his parents and, besides his parents, thanked us for supporting him. Wow!!! We were blown away. By the way, Jon scored his team's only goal. Wouldn't you know it, I forgot my camera for this game. It seems like I ALWAYS have it and take a million shots. Oh, Well. We are setting up the Montana tomorrow at our home park and will winterize it. One last night in it this year and then into storage until we pull it out in January. Next week we are probably going to Traverse City, MI and do the color tours. I talked with some Montana owners that live in that area and was advised that they should be peaked next week.