Retirement Trip 2006
Oct
07
2006

The name’s Bond, Paul Bond

So Carol Ane finds us a place to stop for the night. Secure, level sites, full hookup and it’s at a casino! I couldn’t wait, blackjack, barkarat, roulette, I’d bet the motorhome on one toss of the dice at the craps table, move over Bond, there’s a new kid in town!Then I got out of […]

Retirement Trip 2006
Oct
07
2006

The majestic Monarch!

Well I finally got a chance to take a picture of the monarch butterfly. We seen a lot of them since we’ve left Colorado (and too many are still stuck to the grill). The’re on their migration to Mexico for the winter. Normally, the butterfly lives only four to fives weeks, except for the Methuselah […]

Retirement Trip 2006
Oct
07
2006

The Fast Life

We pulled into Aztar Casino RV Park. We were ready for the fast life! Livin large! Paul strolled in with a ground total of $5. We changed it into tokens and swaggered over to the machines. I immediately lost .90 because once again, I was baffled by technology. “I don’t even know how to lose […]

Retirement Trip 2006
Oct
07
2006

An early snow fall in Missouri

We crossed into Missouri and the landscape changed, SNOW…ok that’s not really snow, it’s acre after acre of cotton. There are fields that have been harvested with bales of cotton the size of a van and single cotton tuffs still on the plants.

“Wow, look at all that litter!”

“Carol Ane…that’s not litter, it’s cotton […]

Retirement Trip 2006
Oct
07
2006

Moving Along

We left the Ozark Mountains and headed east. Suddenly, those mountains that reminded me of New Hampshire were gone, and the landscape changed abruptly. Once again, it was flat and agricultural. This time it was those ole time fields of cotton…

On this trip, Paul is basically the driver. Meaning I am the […]

Retirement Trip 2006
Oct
07
2006

A cold morning, a hot fire, a cup of coffee and bacon on the griddle.

As I sat by this mornings campfire, watching the fishermen and drinking my coffee, I could only reflect on how much my Dad would have loved this spot. I also realized we been to places and seen sights that I keep saying, oooh, wouldn’t so and so love this.

I’d like to be […]

Retirement Trip 2006
Oct
07
2006

Smoke gets in your eyes

Early morning, fire, and bacon overlooking a river is a rare pleasure…

Retirement Trip 2006
Oct
06
2006

The end of another beautiful day

I sat here and watched the river flow, it had become quiet because all the rocks were now covered. I sat and watched the birds fly and the sun drop. Then suddenly it got cold, the sun had dropped behind the hill and it was time to get a jacket and light the […]

Retirement Trip 2006
Oct
06
2006

So who do you think caught the most fish?

Retirement Trip 2006
Oct
06
2006

Witty Dialog on Hike

“Have you got your breath?””Pant. Puff. Pant. Puff.””Do you want to stop for a minute?””Pant. Puff. Puff. Pant.””Are you all right?””Puff. Pant. Pant. Puff.””You know, we are both really out of shape.””Pant. Puff. Puff. Pant.”