The Journey South

Hi. It’s been a while since I sent out a blog post.  I got a bad cold in mid-September that seems to want to hang on forever.  It’s still bothering me, but I seem to be back to about 95%.  Getting out of Wisconsin this fall was harder than usual this year--physically and emotionally.  Kathy and I have wanted to get a house built on our property in Elroy for the last couple of years, and this year we finally got it done—at least all the paperwork... Finalizing everything was amazingly time consuming.  Our new house should be waiting for us when we get home.  The emotional part was that we had hoped to stay until Thanksgiving, but the house situation didn’t cooperate, and, trust me, you don’t want to stay in Wisconsin until the end of November in an RV.  So, we’ll miss another holiday with family. 

We left Wisconsin October 30th, and the trip to Arizona had a bit of a hiccup.  We broke a leaf spring on our RV.  When you have your rig packed to its weight capacity, it’s a good idea to drive a little slower.  You never know when you’re going to hit a big dip or series of nasty bumps.  My rush to get to our next stop transformed a one night stay into an
eight night stay while we waited for parts.  When the parts finally arrived, Mike, from Lerox Mobile RV service and a brother in Christ, was there right away to get us road worthy again.  The rest of the trip was at 62 mph instead of 5 mph over the posted Interstate speed limit.    

We had planned to stay in the mountains about 90 miles north of Phoenix for the month of November at Verde Valley RV Resort in Cottonwood, AZ.  That was supposed to give us four weeks to finish our Christmas CD.  The repair delay caused us to have only three weeks to finish our task, but we should still be done by December 1st.  Then we head to Paradise RV Resort in Sun City, AZ for the remainder of the winter.  

Kathy and I will be having a traditional Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow.  I’m hoping to eat too much, and then fall asleep watching football.  Friday morning it’s back to finishing up the Christmas CD. 

 

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

4 comments

  • Joyce Groom
    Joyce Groom Kirksville, MO
    I've been listening to your Christmas CD... is it not the finished product or are u doing another one? Puzzled??

    I've been listening to your Christmas CD... is it not the finished product or are u doing another one?

    Puzzled??

  • Robb
    Robb Cottonwood, AZ
    Great question. We did a Christmas CD last year with nine songs on it titled Celebrate Christmas. We had always intended to add songs to that collection. The completed CD will have a total of 15 songs on it. There will be some emails in your near future describing how to get these awesome and reasonably priced stocking stuffers. Joyce, you song, I'm Dreamin' of Christmas, is on the CD. And we added the harmonies we used on your project.

    Great question. We did a Christmas CD last year with nine songs on it titled Celebrate Christmas. We had always intended to add songs to that collection. The completed CD will have a total of 15 songs on it. There will be some emails in your near future describing how to get these awesome and reasonably priced stocking stuffers.
    Joyce, you song, I'm Dreamin' of Christmas, is on the CD. And we added the harmonies we used on your project.

  • Rob Blanchette (Deuce)
    Rob Blanchette (Deuce) Mauston, WI
    Man, I miss you guys! Have fun and safe travels!

    Man, I miss you guys! Have fun and safe travels!

  • Robb Blanchette (Ace)
    Robb Blanchette (Ace) Cottonwood, AZ
    There are lots of kids playing ping pong and yard games right outside the clubhouse window where I'm typing this reply. It's a lot of loud, unstructured, happy noise. Sort of feels like I'm back home. Makes me smile. Missing all of you, as well. Hopefully, we'll be gone a much shorter time next year.

    There are lots of kids playing ping pong and yard games right outside the clubhouse window where I'm typing this reply. It's a lot of loud, unstructured, happy noise. Sort of feels like I'm back home. Makes me smile.
    Missing all of you, as well.
    Hopefully, we'll be gone a much shorter time next year.

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