Merry Christmas from Herb & Kathy

Here’s a little video to bring a smile to your face and wish you a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous and Happy New Year.

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Oil Creek Family Campground

We have had a great time at the 56th Escapade, meeting many new friends, learning a lot about RV’ing, and spending a few bucks at the commercial vendors booths in the market area.

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Commercial Vendors at the Market

We left the Expo Center Thursday morning before the closing ceremonies, but waited until the Shade Pro guys came back to install our newly purchased window shades.  These shades work well to keep out the hot sun from the inside of the coach, yet still allow us to see what’s going on outside.  We ordered them late Tuesday night (about 8:30) and they came in Thursday morning and Skylar came about 10:00 am to do the installation.2016-07-28 10.22.56

After heading out, we motored back to Port Byron, NY (not far off the I-90) where we spent another night at Hejamada RV Park.  We had stayed here on our way to the Escapade and found it to be a nice park and in the right location for us, so we spent a 2nd night there.  Kathy took a dip in the pool after we checked in, I made our dinner, Kathy did a load of laundry in the morning before we headed out to our next stop.

So Friday afternoon we arrived at Oil Creek Family Campground at Titusville, PA.  We have been looking forward to camping here because it is owned by Kathy’s cousin Penny and her husband David.  We got in about 3pm or so and a gentle on-and-off rain has been going throughout the night and morning.  We took a walk around the campground Saturday morning with our hats on just to keep the raindrops off our eyeglasses.  The campground is designed with families and children in mind with lots of planned activities, playground equipment, a rec hall with ping-pong and pool tables, and a small but well stocked camp store where Mom & Dad can buy food and the kids can buy that ever important candy.

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Engineer David treats all the little ones to rides around the park (video).  This is really cool, it even has a train whistle and blows smoke (bubbles) out the stack!

We had a great time, really enjoying our travels seeing new parts of the country, renewing old friendships with family, and making new friends along the way.

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Super Windy at Judy & Bob’s !!!!!

So after we got back from some of our sightseeing on Saturday, we just sat on the back patio and Judy and Bob’s.  They have a beautiful home with an even more beautiful back yard.

Judy served us fresh-made iced tea and we sat under the patio umbrella and talked and shared family photos with each other.  It was an absolute gorgeous afternoon, about 80 degrees, but with a healthy “Breeze”.

After a few hours, we decided to step inside for a bit before heading back to the RV park for the night.  Just as we got inside we heard a large “Clunk-Clunk” on the roof.  We ran outside to see “what was the clatter” and, …. well, you’ll just have to check out the pictures to see for yourself.

Do you see what I’m talking about?  Fortunately, they had a young man neighbor next door who was willing to get up on the roof for us!

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A Beautiful Day in San Diego

So we arrived in Vista, CA at Olive Avenue RV Resort on Friday afternoon about 3pm and we got the rig set up and in order while we waited for Kathy’s cousin Judy and husband Bob to come by to visit.

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Our site at Olive Ave RV Park, Vista, CA

They came about 4pm, we had a nice visit at the RV, then they took us back to their home where we visited a bit more and later they took us out to dinner at a local Mexican restaurant.  Great authentic Mexican food and entertainment by a Mariachi band too!

On Saturday, we drove on down to Judy & Bobs and the four of us did some local sight-seeing to the beaches, some beautiful religious temple gardens, and more. (I can’t remember the names of these places, but impressive nonetheless)

I’ve put together a little slide show so you can scroll through to see all the beauty that we had an opportunity to see.  The temps were in the high 70’s – low 80’s and the breeze all day long was wonderful.  It was a beautiful day in the San Diego area and we enjoyed great company, told a lot of stories about the family(s), looked through some old picture albums and had loads of laughs, which are always healthy.

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Baldwin Family Niagara Falls Trip August, 2012

Here’s some pix of our Baldwin Family trip to Niagara Falls in August of 2012. Some pix are better than others.

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Garett’s Sword Fight

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ThanksMisGiving

So here we are just a couple days before the Thanksgiving holiday and getting just a little stressed out. It really shouldn’t be this way, this should be the official beginning of a happier time where all is well and we are content with our lives and our surroundings.

But there are so many events that evoke emotions deep within us and, unfortunately cause us stress and anxiety, sometimes to the point that we just want to “shut it all off and just go back to work”. Sometimes over the years I’ve said to myself … “Let me go back to work so I can get some rest!” and the pressures of the holidays can be the impetus for feeling this way.

If you don’t sometimes feel this way, you are fortunate to be of the nature and make-up that outside influences don’t effect you, at least not to the point that you become non-productive and anti-social

Thinking about the upcoming holidays, I’m already starting to stress and thought I might list possible reasons for this. Maybe if I verbalize it, if I “make a list”, then this will be theraputic for me and all will be well this holiday season – (yeah, fat chance).  But here goes anyway.

I wondered what other people find unnerving about big holidays and thought I’d take a little poll. What (if anything) about the holidays stresses you out?  Let me know your thoughts …. I really am curious.

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94th Annual Gymanfu Ganu @ Homer, Ohio

Kathy, David, and I had the pleasure of attending the 94th Annual Gymanfu Ganu in Gomer, Ohio on Sunday evening, October 2nd, 2011. Gomer is a Welsh settlement founded in 1833 by Mr.’s Watkins, Roberts, and Nicholas. Click on the arrow in the center of the YouTube video below:

The Welsh Congregational Church, founded in 1873, in Gomer hosted the songfest and we had an oppotunity to visit the Welsh Heritage Museum across the street from the church.

Here is a slideshow of some of the pix I took before and during the Gymanfu Ganu (songfest). Just click on the picture and then you’ll be taken to an online Picasa photo album. You can then click on individual pictures or on “slide show”

Gymanfu Ganu, 94th Annual
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Poor Quincy

Well, we think maybe our dear Walker Tree Hound, Quincy, …. may have had a stroke yesterday afternoon.  He seems to have very little control when he’s walking … as if he’s drunk.

He’s had a hard life (up until when we adopted him last year), based on how he acts, we believe he’s spent most of his life outside tied to a tree or doghouse.  He’s mostly deaf, blind in one eye, and to make matters worse, we had him neutered when we adopted him from the Humane Society — Poor Boy ..

It’s sad to watch him, he knows there’s a problem and he just can’t seem to figure things out, he’s stopped eating and that’s not good.  Our veterinarian is closed on Monday but Kathy will call tomorrow to see what we should do, if anything.

Keep us in your prayers, we might be in for a rough ride.

Quincy’s got it made now
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