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Ark Encounter/Creation Museum CANCELLED

March 15th through the 21st is Spring Break. We have been planning for several months with two other couples to head to Kentucky to the Ark Encounter and the Creation Museum. This is something we have wanted to do since they have opened.

The threat of the Coronavirus is lurking in the background. We have been struggling with whether to head out or not. We had the Motorhome already hooked up to our tow vehicle. Everything was packed. We had just talked to the other couples and were ready to head out when we got an email stating that the Ark and Creation Museum had closed their doors due to the Coronavirus. So we all called the campground where we had reservations and cancelled our reservations. Of course we lost our first night of our money.

What do we do now. I already had a roast, potatoes and carrots cooked to carry for our first night. So we called the other couples and had them come over for dinner and a planning session.

We discussed all the local campgrounds, but it was cold and rainy. One of the ladies mentioned she had always wanted to go to Bellingrath Gardens. We checked the weather reports for the Mobile area. It was supposed to be warm and sunny.

So off we go the next morning.

It was a beautiful day. We got to our campground late in the afternoon. We decided we would go to the Cracker Barrel for dinner. Everyone was tired but in good spirits.

The next day we headed to Bellingrath Gardens. None of us had ever been here before. By this time Social Distancing was going on. There were not many people here on a Tuesday. The gardens cover 65 acres with beautiful azaleas, and camelias that were in full bloom. There were many other flowers I didn’t know the name, but they were in full bloom. They said there is some kind of flowers blooming here year round. The gardens have many water fountains and a walkway over the waterway, and a Conservatory.

We saw three snakes at Bellingrath Gardens. One was by one of the fountains, one was by the dock, and one was out in the water grass by the walkway.

We also toured the Belliingrath mansion. This home has 15 rooms and 10.000 square feet of beautiful architecture. It had a beautiful collection of porcelain and antique furniture. It was constructed in 1935. This home was built with a state of the art kitchen. It actually had a dishwasher which was unheard of in the 1930’s.

The next day we went to the Estuaruim at Dauphin Island Sea Lab. We were walking up the boardwalk to the building and started seeing dauphins. We tried to catch them on the video, but they were to fast.

We walked up to the door and thought they were closed, but they were closing the next day because of the Coronavirus. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and it only cost $12.oo each. There were so many strange looking creatures. There were alligators, fish, stingrays, and turtles. It was well worth going to see.

We then walked across the street to see Fort Gaines. We were not sure we wanted to pay the $8.00 per person to go in, but decided while we were there we would. We were glad we went in and really had a good time. They gave us a walking guide which gave us a lot of information. It was very close to the gulf and had beautiful view, It was a beautiful chilly day, but there were still people enjoying the beach in their swim suits.

The fort has been well preserved, but the coastline is falling into the gulf. Fort Gaines has been listed on the Eleven Most Endangered Historic Sites. It also has a Museum and Gift shop in the fort.

We had such a good time with our friends, and hated to have to come home.

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Ark Encounter and Creation Museum

March 15-20

For several years now we have been wanting to go to the Ark Encounter and the Creation Museum. So far it has not worked out, but during the week of March 15-20 we are heading out.

We will be traveling with two other couples, so triple the fun.

We have been told to plan to spend one day at each place.

We have watched some videos on YouTube, but it is always so much more beautiful when you get to see things yourself. I know many of our friends have already been to see these magnificent museums.

****What are some of the things we need to be sure to see while we are there?

****What was your favorite part of the museums?

****Where was your favorite places to eat?

****Are there other things in this area that we should go see while we are here?

Please leave us you comments.

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Savannah Georgia – Beautiful Week

We left Sunday morning for our week long adventure to Savannah. We could not ask for better weather.

We have stayed at the Savannah South KOA which has been absolutely gorgeous. It wraps itself around a beautiful lake with a bird sanctuary. There are swans, geese, ducks, and some other waterfowl. I have caught several sunrises which have been magnificient.

We rode the Trolley through downtown Savannah, Georgia Monday. The guides were very good telling about the history of the town. The squares are gorgeous with all kinds of flowers, vegetation, water fountains, and benches to just sit down and smell the roses.

We drove by the Wormsloe Historic Site and took pictures in the lane of the Live Oaks. It is truly magnificient.

We toured the St. John the Baptist Cathedral. This is a very ornate and beautiful Cathedral. Pictures can not truly capture it’s beauty.

We loved Forsythe Park and the huge fountain. It was very active with families enjoying the afternoon with their children. People sitting talking enjoying each others company. Others were just going for a stroll.

Tuesday our daughter, her husband and their three children joined us for the week. They stayed in one of the KOA cabins. The cabins were very nice with a living room with a sofa bed, a small kitchen, one bedroom, and a bathroom.

Our son came down Wednesday and stayed in the motorhome with us.

We went to the Pirate’s House restaurant for dinner since the whole family is finally together.

Thursday we went to Tybee Island and enjoyed the beach. The kids had a great time playing in the sand and water.

After playing all day we came back to the campground for dinner. The KOA campground catered dinner for the entire campground. It was delicious. We had all the yummy turkey, ham, dressing, sides, desserts and drinks we could stand.

Friday we went on the Georgia Queen Riverboat for a Santa cruise. The kids got their pictures taken with Santa, got a small gift from Santa, and did lots of Christmas crafts.

This has been a wonderful week with our family together. I hope each and everyone of you had a wonderful week also.

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We have been blessed to be able to travel to all 50 states, Canada and the Carribean. We have seen so many beautiful places, but there is no way to see all that our beautiful country has to see.

We have a wonderful trip planned for the week of Thanksgiving to Savannah, Georgia. Our daughter, her husband, their three children and our son will be able to go with us.

We will be staying in our motor home with our son and we have rented a cabin for our daughter and her family.

I have been looking online to find out what we should do when we get to Savannah. Here is the list I have decided on.

Old Savannah TrolleyTours

Forsyth Park

City Market

The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

Wormsloe Historic Site

Savannah Waterfront

Dolphin Tours

There are some things I think the grandbabies would love to do. There is a Children’s Museum, an Aquarium, and Leopold’s Ice Cream (Yummy).

We have checked with Cracker Barrel and they will be open on Thanksgiving Day with a Thanksgiving meal, so we will enjoy Thanksgiving with Cracker Barrel.

If you have been to Savannah before and have found some other fun things to do please let us know so we don’t miss out on something fun. This may be our final trip to Savannah, because there are so many things we want to do.

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June 2, 2019 Pennsylvania

Headed to Gettysburg Campground, Gettysburg Pennsylvania. We will be staying six days. Cost per night $57.59 per night.

Before leaving Natural Bridge/Lexington PA, we ate at the Pink Cadillac cafe for breakfast before we headed out. This an Elvis Presley themed restaurant, and the food was delicious.Pink Cadillac Cafe

We arrived at our destination around 3:00 PM, so we went to find somewhere to eat dinner. We ate at Gettysburg Eddies in downtown Gettysburg. This was a neat baseball themed restaurant. We gave them an A+.

Gettysburg Battlefield MuseumTheir was plenty of sunshine left in the day, so we decided to tour part of the battlefield. Our campground is just on the edge of the battlefield. We went to the Gettysburg Battlefield Visitors Center where we bought a self-guided CD to guide us through the battlefield. We toured for a short while, but we will come back another day and do some more.

On June 3rd we decided to head out to The National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. You could spend an entire day in here there is so much to see. The cost is $25.00 per person. They do offer some discounts for military and seniors. We took a picnic lunch to eat while we were there.

After our tour and lunch we headed to Hershey’s Chocolate World in Hershey, Pennsylvania. We took the factory tour which is Free. We bought so much chocolate we had to go to Walmart and buy a cooler to put it in so it wouldn’t melt.

We finished off the day by meeting some friends for dinner. We ate at Duke’s Bar and Grill and had good times catching up with friends.

On June 4th we had booked a tour to go into Washington D.C. We booked a tour for the day on a Wolf Tour Bus. The cost was $86.00 per person. We left the pick-up area at 7:30 .

We went to the Iwo Jima Monument, Arlington Cemetery, Jefferson Memorial, Washington Monument (it was closed for remodeling), Lincoln Monument, the Reflecting Pool (it was being drained and cleaned – it was a mess), World War II Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial (our friends that were with us found a cousins and a neighbors name on the wall), Monument to the Nurses who died in the Vietnam War, Korean Memorial, Ford’s Theater, Capitol (was being remodeled), Air Space Museum, White House, and the Mall.

There was a lot of construction going on, but we had a great day. We were totally exhausted by the time we got back to the campground.

June 5th we toured the Gettysburg Battlefield some more. We took lots of pictures. Wayne kept taking his wallet out and propping his camera up. Well guess what he left it laying on a cannon. Wayne and our friend rushed back to where he could remember using it last time. Thank goodness it was still laying there .

On June 6th we drove up into the Amish Country. It was a beautiful day and we saw many Amish buggies, horse and wagons, children playing and riding their bikes.

We ate at the Good and Plenty Restaurant which is an Amish home style all you can eat place. They bring bowls full of meat, bread, vegetable, and desserts out to the table. It was pricey at $50.00 per person, but it was definitely a unique experience. Here is a list of things we had to choose from: turkey, kraut and pork, fried chicken, ham salad, corn, creamed potatoes, gravy, carrots, butter noodles, stuffing, slaw, bread, butter, apple butter, chow-chow, applesauce, cheesecake, chocolate pudding, shoe fly pie, cherry pie, and ice cream. If you go away hungry it’s your own fault. We could barely walk.

June 7th is our last day in Gettysburg. We drove through some more of the Gettysburg battlefield. We went to explore some more of downtown Gettysburg, and ate at the Blue-Gray Bar and Grill for lunch.

We spent part of the day doing laundry and getting packed up to leave out tomorrow. We ended the day visiting with another group of friends at their home for dinner.

What a wonderful time we had in Pennsylvania.

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Fall Break – Getting Ready to go to Guntersville State Park

Our last camping trip was up the east coast of the United States back in May/June/July. It’s been way to long.

We have been really busy with grand-babies since then. We kept them the month of July while their mama and daddy worked. We have grand-babies in the first grade, Pre-K, and one still in daycare. They are playing soccer and cheer-leading which also keeps us busy.

I have been loading things into the motor home a little each day this week. It’s always good to have a check list to make sure you don’t forget any thing.

We keep most everything loaded in the camper, but certain things I load the day before. I went to the grocery store today to get groceries, so I went ahead and loaded them in the motor home when I got home. The grand-babies will be staying a few days with us, so I bought them all the things they like. I also load toiletries and medicines the day before.

Hopefully we will have a beautiful week. We love to go to Guntersville State Camping. It’s still warm enough to take the grand-babies to the beach and get our toes wet. Then we can walk up to the store and get an ice cream. We can then walk back by the playground for a bit. By then maybe everyone including me will be ready to lay down and rest for a little while.

The camp site we pick is up on a hill, so we will be able to sit and look out at the lake.

I’m bringing all kinds of puzzle books, word search books, dot to dot books, drawing paper, construction paper, scissors, glue, colors, and markers which will keep them busy for a little while.

They will just stay during the day while mama and daddy work. Grammy and Papa are always tired when they go home, but as soon as they’re gone we miss them. Grand-babies are the best.

Well we will be taking videos and pictures all this week, so stay tuned and check out our adventures with the grand-babies this week.

What do you love to do with your grand-babies? Leave comments and ideas for fun things to do with our sweet babies down below please.

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Test trip for new RV Armor Roof

Dutch Star in the barn Hey all! We have allowed the RV Armor roof to sit still under the pole barn to cure and dry without concern of the sun, rain, dew, or bird droppings. We are looking forward to a week at Lake Guntersville State Park Campground. The last time we were there was before our trip to Canada and back. This is our favorite local (to us) campground and it provides a nice quiet area next to the huge lake and beautiful mountains, especially as we are getting into the fall colors season. The lake stretches 75 miles from the Guntersville Dam to the Nickajack Dam. It is Alabama’s largest lake at 69,000 acres and a very popular location for the Bass Pro Tour fishing tournaments.

site map

The Main Campground includes 295 improved campsites, a primitive camping area, bathhouses, playground and recreation area, and The Campground Store. All improved campsites have water and electrical hookups, picnic table, grill, and fire ring; some sections also have sewer hookups.

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RV Armor Roof Is Here

We have our new RV Armor Roof and we are loving it. It is so new and clean looking. It is guaranteed for life, so it will never have to be replaced.

The gentleman who came out to do the work was extremely nice, and knowledgeable about his job. He travels the country with his wife in a fifth wheel camper from job site to job site. How fun to be able to travel the country and still make a living while seeing the countryside.

It took four 1/2 days to do the work. The first day was just washing the roof and getting it clean for the job to be done. The second day was to take all the covers off and sand all the old sealants that were on the roof. Then he put a cloth on the seams and cover the entire roof with a basecoat. The third day he put on the topcoat of sealant. The fourth day he put all the covers back on and double checked the entire roof for smooth coverage of the sealant.

We are extremely pleased with the service and look that we got from RV Armor Roof. If you need more information leave a comment and we can send you more information.

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New RV Armor Roof Coming

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Natural Bridge Virginia / June 1st

Natural Bridge Park in Lexington VA.

We are up and ready to go, and we are leaving at 8:29 AM. We loved the Baileyton KOA in Baileyton, Tennessee last night. It was so quiet and peaceful. Everyone got a good night sleep and we are ready to head on down the road.

Our next stop will be Natural Bridge KOA in Lexington VA. We stopped a couple times to make sandwiches and get diesel fuel, but we are glad to be here. We needed to stretch our legs.

This is a beautiful place. We are getting set up for another one night stay, and will be on the road again early in the morning. We are just going to set up the necessities, so we can get on the road quickly in the morning.

The area we are staying at gets its name from the natural rock bridge that is here. An actual road goes across the bridge.

Wayne and I left the campground and headed toward the Natural Bridge State Park. It costs $8.00 a person to get in, but we thought it was well worth it. There are 137 steps from the Welcome Center to the bottom flat part. The walk down with the stream and tiny little waterfalls is absolutely gorgeous. After you get to the bottom the natural bridge is just a short walk. The natural bridge is beautiful . It is huge and to think a road runs across it is awesome.

There is more to see down at the bottom, so we thought since our first walk was so easy we would continue on. The Indian village was next, which was really neat. They actually had people dressed in period costume. They had built a home, a work area, a cooking area, and a garden. It was very interesting.

The next step was a waterfall which we didn