Saturday, December 14, 2013

Feeling like a road trip

At this point, feeling and doing is definitely two different things.  As I write this, there is ice on the porch, which means ice on the roads.  There would be no way we would back the van out of the garage.

Saturday morning is when the RV Travel newsletter is published—always a must read.  It takes time because there are interesting videos and links to follow as well.  I also follow the Gypsy Journal which also has a wealth of information about travel.  While we have no intention of selling everything and living in our RV fulltime, it is fun to read about the adventures of those who do.

Then there are the more “professional” online magazines,  like Flipboard. I have it on my tablet so if I get bored with television, I can open a travel article and dream.  When you set it up, it gives options for preferred reading.  Check it out, very easy.

It was a travel article on Flipboard that lead me to a Readers Digest book entitled, “The Most Scenic Drives in America.”  We have a neighbor who sells books on the internet and sure enough, they had a used copy.  (I would post a link to their web site, but sadly, they are discontinuing their bookselling business—hard to compete with tablet readers, I guess.)  Anyway, this book is fantastic.  It is good for endless hours of dreams.

Christmas is around the corner and I certainly want to be with family for that joyous celebration.  Come January, though, who knows. 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Christmas Cards

I’ve been busy assembling Christmas cards—that is actually making cards. 

Last year after Christmas, I found blank cards and envelopes marked down half price.  I put them away thinking I would use them for Christmas cards this year, which is what I am now doing.   It has turned out to be quite a project—an assembly line for Christmas cards.

This afternoon, Dan helped which really made a difference.  The paper cutter is enough like a miter saw that he made quick work of cutting little pieces of paper.  In no time at all, we had 25 cards completed and all the parts for 25 more. 

I haven’t written a duplicated note to include in the card.   I am now starting to address out-of-town friends that might enjoy something more than a few handwritten lines. However, this blog is about as detailed about our life.  And, most know how to find it.  I’ll see.

Right now I’m yawning and my eyes are drooping.  I’ll work on these cards tomorrow.

Sunday, December 08, 2013


Last week there were hunters loading a deer along the road.  The entire south part of the road, to the Wakarusa River, is Kansas Wildlife and Parks land.  They most likely got it there.  It is probable that they gutted the deer there as well.

Several hours later, as we were coming home, Dan spotted at least two eagles just south of where the hunters were loading the deer.  We watched them for a while and it seemed there were several young ones and maybe a pair of older ones. 

Here are a couple of pictures.  They aren’t great, but certainly can tell what they are.