Wednesday, June 23, 2010

June travels

We have been in the Badlands, to the Montana lands. and everything in between. Custer's last stand was a chilling...haunting place where the spirits from the past still drill. It was gray and dismal to tour this area. Before the tour... I felt the hair on my arms stand up and I got depressed very suddenly.... It's a place in your mind can see the drama play out, as the blood soaked into the ground. how sad.

We are going to leave the RV here in UT, take the pickup back home. We will check on the house, pick up the mail, take care of some chores... then go back to UT for the RV. We are going to hit Idaho, Washington, Oregon, maybe Canada. There are Amish communities up there and I would love to visit them while we hit some more national parks. Ben wants everyone to know that so far we have visited 60 national monuments.... so far.

Right now we are getting ready to go the the season's last game of T-ball.... where our granddaughter is the star!!!!

Hope your getting my postcards.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Nebraska Tornados

Tornado Alley! Hiding in basements, in state park restroom facilities, watching gigantic cloud systems hover over your head. Golf size hail, wind so strong it takes your breath away... that's our first day here in Nebraska.

We came here so I could get my kid fix with my four grandchildren. They all like the little gifts from Hawaii. Everyone came out to the lake for a picknick... which was interupted by tornado warnings and hail. This morning we see that the forecast is more of the same for the rest of the week. Did we bring this weather with us from Hawaii?? What gives? You know it's got to get better, question is when.

Bottom line is the freedom to travel. I am worried about Ben, it's 9 am and he went back to bed for a nap? He's cold and looks pale. Too much travel?

By the way, I posted over 50 pictures in my facebook page.... I just had bad luck posting them here. GOGRANNYGO on facebook. Check it out if you can.

Love everyone.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Travel Hawaiian pictures

Enjoy... I don't know how many I can get on this posting.

Hawaii pictures

Hooked up to the main computer and downloading the Hawaiian pictures. Having trouble typing because my home office is not set up like my work office. Sometimes I miss the work I use to do. Hope my replacement likes that job. It wasn't a bad job, it had it's challenges and everyday was somewhat different. But it's the people around you that can make or break your day....

What am I doing? Stop it Jacki.... when I get back from this next adventure, I will just have to visit my Fidelity Friends. Meanwhile Live in the present ... enjoy everyday Ben and I share... and thank god for all of it.

Tomorrow we will start another RV adventure to include a 5 state loop. So far we have visited 91 National Monuments out of 388. I'm looking forward to my postcard views as we travel across the highways. Yes, I am traveling it with Ben. We have talked about getting a dog.... but it hasn't happened yet.

We had to postpone our New England trip due to medical reasons.... but that's personal and I don't feel like posting any details here for all the world to see.

I welcome the emails from friends. I also hope that I will be able to write more on my blog as we travel. Hawaii was so hard to get a net connection. Hope that the next couple of weeks it will be easier to post pictures.

Friday, June 4, 2010

First week home from Hawaii

I am so tired this first week. But I have to get ready to go again, may-be I should have married a man 20 years older than me? I'm just getting use to the time change and getting my energy back, as Ben is planning the next adventure. He hasn't even stopped for a breath... as if he did... time might stand still.

As for our adventure in Hawaii... everyone should try it once. We saw so much... yet there was much more that we didn't have time for. It rained almost everyday when we were on the ship... But fear not, I did get 4 days of beach time. The water was so blue. I thought I would have seen more of the island's beaches.... but that simply didn't happen.

We did see Pearl Harbor twice. That meant so much to Ben. It was an emotional journey for him to view the harbor and take a tour down history's past. So many young lives.... such a tragic time... reminds me of our 9-11. Suddenly and tragic for the world to bear.

we have to get some hookups to another computer for down-loading pictures.