Monday, February 9, 2009

Busy Past Three Days

Friday, I had a Doctors appointment where like in Speedy's visit they took blood and other samples so when I go back to my Doctor at VA this Friday he probably will tell Sandy the same thing this poor old boy was told. And, I'm sure she will tell me the same as to my results. She goes with me to interpret for me as my Doctor is from India and I have a very hard time understanding him.
After the lab work off we went to Verizon to check out a Air Card for our Internet connections. We spoke with Daniel who was very knowledgeable about their products. He recommended an air card which connects into your USB port. I was a little concerned about the coverage we have here in Lone Star as AT&T is right on the edge of a good signal and Verizon would be just a little better. Daniel advised us since they recently purchased Altell their signal would be much better. But, since this hasn't happened quit yet we decided to stay with DSL until such time they can assure us the coverage has improved.

After Verizon we went to the RV'ers store..... Wal*Mart for our weekly supplies and shopping for Sandy's Mom. In reading other blogs I just can't imagine the monies we RV'ers pump in to this organization. I kid with Sandy that when I die I want her to cremate me and spread my ashes through the local Wal*Mart. This way I am assured she will visit me regularly.

Saturday was a celebration day for Sandy's 88 year old mother Alice and Alice's 94 year old brother Woodrow. We had a surprise birthday party at the local Catfish Village where approximately 50 friends and relatives showed up for the event.

We had all you can eat fried catfish with the usual trimmings. Boy, did we stuff ourselves. In fact Mom Alice can eat her weight in fried catfish and I don't know to many that can out eat her. It was a good time. We saw friends and relatives that we have not seen for sometime. After about three hours of eating, visiting and catching up on whats been going on with each family we went our seperate ways until next time. Someone commented that we usually don't get together like this unless it was for a funeral. Sooo..... we out foxed father time and had a wonderful celebration of life and fellowship.

Until next time.... MtnAire Travlers

Monday, February 2, 2009

No Where but Texas

When I was much younger I can recall going to my Grandparents farm in Denton, TX and they had outhouses before they got indoor toilets. I remember having to walk outside to a two holer made out of old barn wood. Fortunately... I never had to go when it was cold, as I only visited them when school was out during the summer. I just can't imagine how our Parents and Grandparents dealt with this. We are so spoiled.

Now here is a fancy outhouse! I guess if you had one of these today and painted it like this one it wouldn't be that much of an eyesore and perhaps wouldn't be all that bad to visit????
Canton First Monday has come and gone again. While the weather was cold and wet before the weekend, we ended up with great weather for the four sale days. The crowd was good and we beat last February sales.

Our friends across from us, Don and Carla have a beautiful dog by the name of Pumpkin. She is one spoiled dog. She has very short hair and therefore very cold natured. Pumpkin has her own heating blanket and lounge chair.

Here she is in her Halloween costume and lounge chair: (Some Hot Dog...huh)

We've had some problems with the coach batteries not keeping their charge after been down for a three week period. Go to start the coach and usually will have to use the house battery boost and a battery charger to turn the engine. If the down time is less than three weeks (week to ten days) no problem. We've checked all accessories and as far as we know they are all off. The batteries are only six months old so if anyone out their has any ideas let me know.

In reading our friends blog who are in Rockport... it certainly makes us wish we were there with you. Mark your windshield screens look good. They did a good job...look good and tight.
We watched the Super Bowl Sunday nite and were a little disappointed that Arizona ended up on the short side. I thought Sandy was going through the roof when Fitzgerald ran that long touchdown to give them the lead. The Steelers are a good team and Arizona hurt themselves with all those penalties.

Sandy's Mom (Alice) celebrates her 88th birthday tomorrow Feb 03, 2009. She is a great MIL !We plan on taking her to The Butcher Shop in Longview tomorrow evening which has outstanding homemade hamburgers. Her big day will be this coming Saturday where a lot of the families will meet in Ore City at The Catfish Place. This lady loves fried catfish and can eat her weight in fried catfish. Her brother Woodrow celebrates his 94th birthday on the 7th. So, sister and brother will be honored on that day.

Happy Birthday Mom!

Alice Walker Smith

We had a great sunset this evening and I leave you with this. Until the next time...MtnAire Travlers