Sunday, September 30, 2012

On the Road again!!

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Right on schedule Thursday morning we gave the Cabin one last check, locked it all up and hit the road. We departed at 0730 on a beautiful morning with hardly a cloud in the sky. We had a nice easy trip, 410 miles to the same place we stopped last year, the Great Platte River Road Archway on I-80 near Kearney, Nebraska. This is a wonderful place to spend the night. They welcome RV’s and trucks for overnight parking and we had it mostly all to ourselves.  The Arch was closed when we arrived but it opened at 9am the next morning.  We wanted Gregg and Bonnie to see this wonderful exhibit so we waited for them to take the tour.  It is truly a great stop…


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Ms. Megabyte2 stretches her legs after a long travel day.  It was a gorgeous evening and we all rested well....the heavy traffic from the Interstate right next to us didn’t bother us one bit.



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I had a new toy to play with this trip.  This is my new Silverleaf Electronic Engine Monitor.  It sure gives you a lot of information about what is going on with that big Cummins engine.   It is a special cable that you purchase that connects to your engine computer and then to a laptop on the dash. A lot of our friends have one and I have been wanting one for a while. The software is a free download and you can arrange the gauges on the screen any way you want… Neat!!

Friday shortly after noon we pulled into the Lancaster Event Center in Lincoln, got all parked and soon headed over to Ann’s place for Happy Hour! How great it is to see her again, as usual. It seems that Scott should be here, but he isn’t. Some of the memories are painful but God gives both Ms Pat and I the strength to get through it and I know he is in Heaven smiling down upon us.

Saturday was a big day.  Just happens that they are having a GUN SHOW here at the Event Center this weekend.  WOW! How lucky can you get.  We took in the Gun Show for a couple hours, then headed on over to Ann’s to help her with some chores she needed to get done before winter set in… like get her SNOW BLOWER running again.  I’m happy to say, it started right up!! Gregg and I worked hard but we got a lot accomplished and then sat back and enjoyed a fine meal that Ann and Ms. Pat prepared.  We finished eating just in time to watch the BIG RED vs. Wisconsin football game on TV.  During the half, we hurried back to the RV and went to sleep watching the 2nd half.  Sounds like it was a good game and even better when I discovered that Big Red won!!

Today is the big day for me. I will be seeing the twin Great Granddaughters!!!   Ms. Pat couldn’t wait so she and Ann ran over to Shala’s yesterday while Gregg and I worked on Ann's place. She said they were beautiful babies.  She got to hold them and play with them for a little while.  I can hardly wait.  Remember I promised you a picture of me holding them both.  I’m so excited, I haven’t held a little baby for years and years….and now I get to hold TWO!!

It was a GREAT WEEK!!!!

Thanks for stopping by. Tomorrow we will head on towards Little Rock and should be there by Tuesday afternoon…….

See ya Wednesday!!

Mike

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13 comments:

Muffy's Marks said...

Your new toy looks complicated!! Safe travels.

Janna and Mike said...

Safe travels you two and enjoy those babies--here I thought you were just going to high tail it to Arizona--glad you are stopping along the way! What are you doing in Little Rock??--is that just the next stopping place? Funny, my sister who works in Little Rock will be here in Montana starting today. I (Janna) grew up about one hour south of Little Rock in Sheridan.

Paul and Marsha Weaver...OCT. 17, 2009 said...

WOW...that new monitoring system does everything but take your blood pressure...hehe

Jerry and Suzy said...

Good travels, Mike and Pat -- and Ms HB2!

kcgaz said...

Enjoy those Great Grandbabies, what a gift from God. Safe and enjoyable travels!

Bruce said...

That new toy sure looks to complicated for me. I still have trouble with the basics. Enjoy those grand babies... Looking forward to that photo...

Larry and Lee Ann said...

Safe travels. Good to see you having such a good time. Hi to Miss Pat, Gregg and Bonnie. Love ya'll. Larry and Lee Ann

Phyllis said...

What ever would we do without all the technology we have today!

Barb Bergquist said...

Safe travels and have a great time. Hugs to you all!

Al Bossence said...

I like all that monitor stuff but probably wouldn't have the patience anymore to figure it all out. I'm still trying to understand my speedometer.......Little Rock is familiar territory for us having been through there quite a bit these last years running back & forth to the southwest.

DeeBev said...

Aaaarrgghh! I scrolled down through your blog with anticipation of seeing you holding two babies and what do you do? You leave us all hanging until Wednesday!! Safe travels!! I love Megabyte...

BJ said...

Don't understand that computerized diesel engine stuff but I am so looking forward to seeing pictures of the twin grand babies
~Betty from Milwaukie, Oregon

Sue and Doug said...

safe travels to you and your travelling companions!..enjoy the babies!!