Friday, April 18, 2014

Oklahoma Where the Wind Comes...Sweeping Ore

I have been humming tunes from the musical "Oklahoma" for the past few days.  I especially enjoy the line from the song, "Oklahoma" about "wind sweeping ore the plains."  I would like to add that the wind sweeps ore the truck, ore your awning, and ore your RV slides which can make you feel seasick. 

I could not really capture in a photo the true force of "sweeping ore" we have experienced.  

In the photo of our picnic shelter you can barely discern our outdoor rug, which is weighted down to keep it from traveling ore the plains as it dries out from the much-needed rainstorm.

We are in a great spot for birding, bike riding, running, and enjoying the outdoors.  Each activity includes the added bonus/challenge of  - wind sweeping ore. We are enjoying our week just outside of Lawton, Oklahoma. It has been warm and sunny our windows are open and everything is getting a nice clean sweep! We look forward to meeting everyone at St. John this weekend. Pastor Bill and Barb Schneider have been more than gracious hosts. If you ever find yourself in Lawton, Oklahoma, stop in for a visit you will be warmly received.  

I just checked the lyrics... "the wind comes sweeping DOWN the plains. I think "ore" sounds better, but it is not my song. 

We love our campsite just outside Lawton, Oklahoma

The white caps should be called wind caps!

About two hours after I took these photos the wind calmed and the water was like glass. I love this place. On Sunday, we had severe wind warnings.  I still like it here. 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Help for haRVey!

 We cleverly noticed that this spring bracket (it holds the spring in place so the RV rides smoothly) was broken. We were parked at Faith Lutheran in Stephenville, Texas at the time. Dave immediately found a welding shop in town, (every town has one, right?) and made an appointment to have our bracket welded the next morning and voila! 

When you are at the mercy of a mechanic, a plumber, a carpenter, or an electrician you ponder the cost because you cannot fix it yourself, but clearly it must be fixed and who knows what the final cost will be.  In our case $65.00. We were very thankful as we thought it might be $200.00.

While haRVey was in the shop we walked to a nearby cafe.  We noted that some fixes are easier than others. :)

  A saucer sans the cup and the table is "fixed."

A Sweet Reunion

Sue Davis and I shared dorm room at Concordia College along with another friend, Darla. As we moved on got married, had children... we lost touch as so often happens! Dave and I were camped in Arlington, Texas for a few days and we were able to get together with Sue, and her long-suffering dear husband, Phil.  I am not sure we took a breath! There is nothing as sweet as claiming the treasure of friendship. As we hugged goodbye we promised not to wait another thirty years before our next visit. Amen to that.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Hospitality in Texas

haRVey at Faith Lutheran in Stephenville, Texas this last week.

In Texas, the acolytes wear cowboy boots!

 Our travels this winter have taken us through California and east through Arizona, New Mexico and now we are starting our northward trek through Texas. 
We always enjoy staying in campgrounds - lots of electricity, water and usually a place to run, walk and ride our bikes. 

In a Church/School parking lot -  were are usually met by a church member as we arrive and enjoy a lively chat while we set up our house, we are sometimes given a key so we can utilize the kitchen and have access to the sanctuary and set up our equipment. Just this last week: we met Phoebe, a comfort dog (who has her own facebook page!), sang for 100 preschool children, donated two items to the annual garage sale and bought four items (not the preferred way to minimize). We were guests for fabulous lunch filled with good conversation. I love my job! Campgrounds can be quieter on occasion, but for the most part we really do like to meet the people in our neighborhood. 

haRVey parked at the teacherage in Thorndale, Texas.

Friday, March 14, 2014

The Laundry Chore

If you are going to carve a wooden sign - check the spelling
Well... however you spell it. 
My favorite places have swimming pools nearby so I can do laundry and swim while I wait. 
There are a number of campgrounds where the laundromat is connected to the Women's restroom/shower; and the game room is connected to the Men's restroom/shower. What?

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Texas Today

All full-timers want FULL hook up (water,electric and sewer) therefore there is a lot of room on the right for those who can settle for just water and electric. 

I did not fall off the edge in California!
It has been a long pause....
We are parked at Summit Park in New Braunfels, Texas.  Yep, I jumped right over New Mexico and Arizona.

We are parked here until Saturday, when we travel to Thorndale, Texas. We are working on "projects" while the sun shines and we can work outdoors. 

Dave fixing the fender.  It is cracked in many places. Fine plastic that it is. :)
My friends in the North will appreciate how the ground looks without snow.

After several tire blowouts over the years, poor haRVeyhas taken a beating. 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

At Home on the Road

At home in Cornelius, OR

At home in Carlisle, Ontario (SNOW?)

At home in Moorhaven, Florida

At home in New Germany, Minnesota

At squishy home in Beaumont, California

At home in Apple Valley, California

At home in Oak Creek, California

Still at home in Oak Creek

At home in Spokane, Washington

At home in Mount Vernon, Washington

At home near Lodi, California
If home is where the heart is, we are at home all over the country - just the way we like it.