Sunday, August 5, 2012

Back in Paducah,Kentucky

Well we are back in the Kentucky area where we feel pretty close to home. It has been a really fun trip but we didn't make it to Bryce, Zion and Grand Canyon due to motorhome problems. We decided we will just have to make another trip next summer. I am happy to report right now all of our problems with the motorhome have been resolved.

Before we return to Georgia/Florida we are going to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee to see our friends, Louie and Phyllis.

More Later!!!!!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Beautiful Wedding in Butte, Montana

The Montana wedding was a beautiful occasion and of course all the ladies in our group looked pretty as ever. LOL Pictured above: My mother Juanita, me, niece and bride Aubree, my other niece Natalie, my sister mother of the bride Lisa, and my sister-in-law Kelly. As you can see in the back ground the sun is shining and it is a beautiful day. Right after the outdoor ceremony started the rain begin to fall, at one point I thought it was going to hail. The entire wedding party were real troopers and the ceremony continued like the sun was still shining. Even the guest with the exception of us southerners sat there like it was nothing. Of course the booze had been flowing prior to the wedding. It was really amazing after they were married the rain stopped and the sun came back out. It did make the temperature drop about 20 degrees so instead of in the low 80's it was in the low 60's. Before the night was over everyone had on coats and they moved a little gas campfire in the tent area. The next day I was told the party kept going until 3:00 in the morning. David and I lasted until about 11:00 and I had danced until my feet were sore. 

Two days prior to the wedding about 10 of us took our campers up to the lodge where the wedding was held and parked in a parking lot across the street. This is where they all park when they ride snow mobiles in the winter. It is way up in the wilderness where you have no phone service and the lodge works solely on solar panels, they are completely off the grid. It is a beautiful location but I would have never found it had it not been for my sister. We have learned to dry camp much better than I thought we could. Of course we have a generator and big water and sewage tanks. Some of this group did not have all the luxury but they say this is the way they camp all the time. It is fine with me for a while but not all the time. I guess I am spoiled. The bride and groom had such a good time they didn't even stay in the bridal suite at the lodge instead they stayed in a tent in the parking with all of us. Go Figure, kids these days!!!!!!!!!! If I had known that I would have stayed in the bridal suite. LOL They are a very beautiful couple with great families that do a lot of stuff together. I know they will be very, very happy. 

We are on our way back to Iowa where I was hoping I would never have to go again but this time we are going to Moscow, Iowa to get our hydraulic pump fixed. We have been without all our slides and jacks for three weeks. I am so thankful we were at my sister's house because I would have been crazy. It really makes me sick to my stomach in the  motorhome because of the movement.  Tonight we are at a campground sorta out in the woods and I am able to sit outside without burning up so I thought I better update everyone. Hopefully out hydraulics will be covered under the extended warranty.