Monday, December 31, 2007

December 31, 2007 ONE MORE WEEK!

We leave for Florida one week from today. A winter storm warning with forecasts of up to a foot of snow has just been announced. It is supposed to clear and warm up just in time for us to get out of here without fighting snow or sleet. Today I had lunch with a good friend from grade school and high school days. What a trip down memory lane that was. We haven't seen each other for quite a while and it was really nice. Growing up together and then going our separate ways and then getting together again - it was great. Thanks, Dale. The Montana is awaiting our picking it up from storage, hopefully Thursday. As soon as the snow is removed from our condo parking lot we bring in Monty. Just packing it and checking it out will be nice. Tomorrow I will post photos of the storm results. Hopefully the forecasters are wrong again. Happy New Year from both of us.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

December 27, 2007 Grand Blanc, MI

Christmas was great. We were with our children and nine grandchildren so it seemed perfect. Today we have our Granddaughter Brianna with us. We toured Waldenwoods where I will be Ranger Jim this coming summer. Brianna put her stamp of approval on the park. It looks like we will be leaving on January 7. We are really looking forward to the journey. The warm, Orlando weather should have a good effect on Carol's knees so that she is not in so much continual pain. Disneyworld is also probably waiting for me to begin "Being Goofy." If the weather holds like it is now, the trip should not start as blustery as it has in the past years. We will probably point toward Berea, KY for our first night's stay. It is still cold there but the weather is not usually as wickedly evil as it can be here. From there, we can take our time arriving in Clermont, FL (Orlando area) by January 15. We have two weeks reserved at The Bee's Campground in Clermont and then we will see where the wind or whim takes us, if anywhere else.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

December 13, 2007 Grand Blanc, MI Turkeys

We were visited today by a flock of turkeys. They had been absent since before Thanksgiving but decided to remind us that we turkeys (speaking right to Carol and me) should be in Florida now. The grass that is visible in the photo is covered with ice from last night's sleet storm and of course the snow is visible. Temperatures expected in the low teens tonight and snow on its way tomorrow. Christmas shopping almost done and Orlando on the mind.