Sunday, October 30, 2011

Tigers Lose!!

Tigers lose to Georgia Tech 31-17…. Sleepy smile

We are sad, yes. But a record of 8-1 is still a great season!! And we should end the season with at least 10 wins, if not 11….

And the amazing thing is that Charley and I managed to stay up for the entire game!!

Not much going on other than football and NASCAR this weekend here at the beach. Temps are very cool for this time of the year, low of 33 this morning! Not as bad as what the northeastern part of our country got though!!

Hope everyone is staying warm and being safe in their travels!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Myrtle Beach

We left Crooked Creek early this morning (7:00am) and arrived at Ocean Lakes Campground in Surf Side Beach at 1:00. Got all set up and then crashed!! We were both very tired from all the family activities and the travel. We really enjoyed seeing everyone and were glad we could leave my Mom and Charley’s Dad knowing that they were in pretty good shape.

We will be taking it pretty easy while we are here, visiting with some old friends, eating fresh seafood, giving the 5er a bath, giving the fur babies a bath, chilling,  and eating more seafood!!

Stay tuned!!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Clemson Wins Again

How about those Tigers?? They won over the NC Tarheels 59-38 and are now 8-0!! Woo Hoo!!

Can’t resist bragging a little because we certainly were not expecting this from the team this year. We knew they would have a good season but never dreamed it would be this good!!

We went to my Mom’s this morning and visited with her for a few hours. She is doing pretty good considering the health issues she has. It was so good to see her!!

Charley’s Dad came out to the campground and spent the afternoon with us to watch the game. We are grilling burgers before we take him back home. We have also seen one of my sisters and nieces/nephews, grand nieces/nephews since we got here. So good to see them all!!

More later!! Safe travels to all!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Visiting Family

We travelled to Crooked Creek RV Park in West Union, SC today after a little bit of trouble getting out of our son’s yard. It had been raining for several days and we park the 5er at the bottom of a slight hill facing nothing but lawn. We started slipping and sliding because we did not have enough room to pick up speed in order make it. Our son came home from work and used his wheel drive Chevy truck to pull us out. He will certainly pick on us about that for a while!!

We arrived at Crooked Creek RV Park at about 2:00PM and had everything set up by about 3:30. Took a little longer because we had some family visit while we were doing this. We were so glad to see them all!!

We will be checking on my Mom and Charley’s Dad tomorrow morning and will be watching the Clemson football game against the NC Tarheels at noon. Then more visits with family. Planning to bring Charley’s 94 year old Dad out to the campground to watch the game with us.

We will be busy visiting while we are here so there may not be any updates until we get to the beach. However, if Clemson wins their 8th game of this season tomorrow I may have to update the blog and brag a little!!

Safe travels!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Another Update from SC

We have made some spur of the moment plans. We will be travelling to Crooked Creek Campground in Seneca, SC on Thursday and will be there for a few days to visit my Mom, Charley’s Dad and other family. On Wednesday, 10/26, we will travel to Myrtle Beach and will be at Ocean Lakes campground for about 10 days. This is what Charley wanted for his birthday that is coming up soon. So the travel bug has bitten us again!!

We do not understand why we cannot get our two fur babies to adapt to the full timing life style!!Open-mouthed smile We have tried and tried and tried….. Maybe we can work on that at the beach!!





Safe travels to all!!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Clemson Wins!!

Well it was another football Saturday for us yesterday!! We enjoyed all of the games we watched but especially one. Our Clemson Tigers won again over Maryland 56 to 45!! Now 7-0!! Wow!! Hope the trend continues!!

Today has been another peaceful, quiet Sunday. We did a few clean up chores this morning, including bathing the two fur babies, but little else will be accomplished until it is time to prepare dinner.

If you have not visited Rick Doyle’s blog today you need to check it out at He has posted a wonderful tribute to Margie and Bruce who were killed in a tragic accident one year ago.

Not much else to report today!

Safe travels to all!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Update from SC

Not much happening right now other than catching up on various doctor appointments, scheduling eye doctor visits for next week for both of us, and continuing to catch up on all that has been happening to our “kids”. “Kids” is the fun part!!

We are taking care of some fix-it projects on the 5er, one at a time. Spacing them out so that there is time left for r&r too!! Open-mouthed smile 

Also planning to give the fur babies, truck, and 5er a good bath as soon as the rain stops and it dries up a bit.

We hope that all of our blogger friends are having a great time wherever they are!

Safe travels.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Clemson over BC 36 to 14!!

Our Clemson Tigers won their 6th straight football game yesterday. Now 6-0 and ranked 8th but may move up even more this week. The year has really turned out to be much more than was expected. Go Tigers!!

Charley, our son Jason, our daughter Stacey and our oldest grandchild Jed went to the game yesterday and had a great time. It was Homecoming as you will see in the pictures attached.

We are continuing to visit with our children and grandchildren since we returned to SC and will be visiting more family over the next couple of months as well. We also have some clean up and fix-it chores to take care of including, but not limited to, a bath for the 5er and truck.

Safe travels everyone!!

Homecoming decorations!!

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Tillman Hall

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Inside Death Valley, just before kick-off

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My four monkeys!! Love them all!!

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Can you tell that the predominant Clemson color is orange?? Rolling on the floor laughing

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Always an Adventure

We are back in SC!! We left Sevierville yesterday about 9:00 and arrived here in Blythewood, SC at about 2:15.

Got the 5er situated in it’s spot in our son’s yard but the power from his house is not working. This is the adventure!! We have an electrician coming today to check things out for us but in the meantime we are staying with our son.

Our blog updates may be less frequent until we head for Florida the end of December.

Safe travels to all!!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

About Time!!

Well, it’s about time I did a blog update!! Did not realize that 9/30 was my last one…..

We enjoyed the Gypsy Journal Rally immensely. Nick Russell knows how to organize an informative yet fun time for everyone. We hope to visit another one in the future. This is what the Mercer County Fairgrounds looked like after most of the rally folks had left.


We stayed the weekend and watched our football games and the race. Go Clemson Tigers!! Keep up the great work!! Enjoyed the peaceful time. Had dinner at the Dockside Grill and it was pretty good.

Yesterday we got a 7:30AM start on our trip to Sevierville, Tennessee. We both failed to check to see how many miles this was going to be!! Turned out to be about an 8 hour travel day. Something we said we would never do again!! Oh well, lesson learned. We arrived about 3:30 and were set up in less than an hour. Needless to say we were both beat. Got pizza and turned in early!!

Here are a couple of pictures from our drive here.

Leaves beginning to turn


Beautiful farm in Ohio


Dayton Ohio Skyline


We will be here at the Riverside RV Park in Sevierville until tomorrow morning and then off to SC. We have about a 4-5 hour travel day tomorrow. Still a little long but we will be able to rest up after we get there. Looking forward to seeing the family, especially our grandkids!!

Safe travels to all!!