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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Nothing Going On

 

We left early Thursday morning for Colorado Springs, Colorado.  We made it as far as Junction City, Kansas on the first day.  That was around 600 miles, and almost too far for us.  We had to make several stops for Rusty, and for ourselves.  We stayed at the Motel6 there and were very satisfied with the room and our treatment.  They even gave us a senior discount.  Every little bit helps.

We made it to Colorado Springs late in the afternoon on the first, and Jay, my stepson,  had also just pulled in from Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

It was so good to see all of the kids.  Was I ever surprised when I got out of the truck and hugged my grand son, Jacob.  He is now taller than Grandma.  12 years old and already taller than me.

Sorry, I didn’t get one single picture this trip.  We just played games, ate a lot, and in general, just had a lot of family fun.

Colorado, and most of the western states, are under a burn ban, so, we didn’t even get to have very many fireworks.  Jacob loves them and we did have a few small ones that could be set off in the street, and were very safe.  We did see lots of them being shot up in the air, which was really dangerous.  Colorado Springs is such a beautiful city, I would hate to see part of it destroyed by fire.

We started back on the 4th and made it home yesterday about 6pm. 

I did do a bit of shopping while out there.  Seems like Jennifer, my stepdaughter,  and I can always do that together, and she always knows where the good buys are.  Now some of you are going to think this is very childish, but I bought a Wii.  I got a very good deal on it, and have wanted one for a long time. I got the Wii, 3 games, and the four paddles you need to play the games, all for around $200.00.  The kids all talked like this was a steal.  There is so much I don’t know about it yet, but Chelsi and Mariah are coming over today to help me figure it out.  I was told that once you get it set up you can leave it hooked up and just switch from Wii to TV, so this is what I will do. I also understand that I can rent movies, and go on line with it.  It also has a photo storage capability. Jacob set it all up on their TV, and made sure all was working well before we left.

Jennifer, bless her heart, burned about 50 movies for us over the last year.  She knows that sometimes we are in spots where we can’t get TV. or just plain get sick of what is on, and need something to watch.  This settled it for me, we are going to spend at least 1 month on the coast of Texas, way out of reach of any cable or Wi-Fi.  It looks like an interesting park, and I have wanted to go there for a while now.  We will probably check it out in January or February, in the new year.

Not much else going on.  We do intend to get started on the floors the first of next week, and I want to check out a new double recliner for the RV, and maybe get the chairs recovered.  This time I will have a heavy plastic put on the seats for protection.  Our stools have it, and it doesn’t look bad at all.

Want to welcome my two new followers, Karel Van der Merwe, and Longdog 2.  I couldn’t find a site for either of you, so, if you have one please contact me with the info, and I will be glad to post it here. Hope you enjoy the ride along with us.

Later… :)

15 comments:

Judy and Emma said...

Glad you had a good time with family. I've heard people talk about the Wii, but I've never seen one. You'll have to let us know how it works out.

Kenny And Angela's Adventure said...

Glad you had a good and safe trip. Love the header picture..

Phyllis said...

Whew - that is a long drive for one day. Kind beats ya up, doesn't it! However, any length drive is worth it to see the grandkids, I say.

Phyllis

Happytrails said...

I think you will really love your Wii and that was a GREAT price!! We have lots of friends that have one and really enjoy it. We use our sons at this time but one day we'll probably get one for ourselves. Have fun!!

Carol K said...

I think you mistitled your blog today--you had lots going on! And now you will be able to write all about your Wii adventures. We've used our son's Wii, but we haven't bought one (yet). I hear that they are good for exercise.

Roadrunner said...

Wow that was a lot of driving in a short time.
Did you get the Wii fit? I am told it is a good exercise program.
FYI most of the parks in South Texas have free cable!

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

Sounds like a fun time! 600 miles a day is a very long day.

heyduke50 said...

i think we too will be wintering somewhere back in Texas...

longdog2 said...

I do have a blog. Since you didn't see it, I went back to my profile and it should show up now. Traveling with the Longdog at http://travelinglongdogs.blogspot.com/

Ali said...

We have a Wii and really like it. In fact, we are going to hook it back up tonight. Need to do some exercise and since it is so darn hot and can't do it outside this is the way for us to get some much needed exercise.

Hope you enjoy it!

Rick and Paulette said...

Long travel day, glad to see you made if safely. That Wii should be a lot of fun.

meowmomma said...

Kansas is a long darn state isn't it!

Glad you had a good trip and visit with family and hope you enjoy your wii !!!

Donna K said...

We have a Wii and it is great fun. Also have the Wii fit and don't use it much!! I like Wheel of Fortune and Chicken Shoot on the Wii. Glad you had a nice time with family.

JoJo said...

Sounds like a wonderful time with family. Hope you enjoy your wii, can't wait to hear about it.

ain't for city gals said...

Thank you for your kind remarks about my dad...sometimes I think you can only know if you have been there..done that. I know I sure didn't know how hard it is..not the actual caretaking but the roller coaster of emotions..I think sadness for me that my dad has to go through this...take care..xoxoxo