Monday, July 29, 2013


Monday, July 29 – Ever do anything as crazy as celebrating USA's birthday Italian style? Marsha's mom was a full-blood Italian. Many of the family gatherings have an Italian influence. For the past many years, Marsha's brother, Rod, has had the "official" 4th of July celebration at his home. This year, he put a twist on the celebration. Rod asked us all to dress up "Italian" style (red, white and green) for the picnic. Don't have to ask Marsha or our daughters twice . As soon as Carrie arrived from Houston, Kelly, Carrie and Marsha hit the stores for their outfits. Well, here is the results of their shopping day
Notice Paul's shirt…His Italian name is "Runs with Beer."family italian photo

Carrie, Dave (His mustache some how moved up his face.) and Kellygirls on italian day

Need less to say, we won the "Best Dressed Family" award. Prize…delicious bottle of Italian vino.
In honor of the day, Marsha made a three layer Jell-O dessert using the Italian colors. She placed the Italian flag in Ohio. She called her dessert "The United States of Italy."


We had a wonderful day of celebrating the 4th Italian style.

On a little less fun note…time to give the 5th Wheel a good scrubbing – top to bottom. Paul used Camco Blackstreak Remover (thanks Rick for your product endorsement) and a bucket of Murphy's Oil Soap & water. He used the good old “down on the hands and knees” method and scrubbed the vinyl roof with a brush. It came out looking sparkling and new!

Paul on roof

Paul on roof

He next moved to the sides and gave the a good scrubbing using his long handle RV brush and a sponge.

washing sides

He let this all air dry for several hours and then coated everything with 303 Protectant. This gives everything a nice shiny finish and is a good coat of protection for fiberglass. He also used it on the rubber seals and the tires.


That should keep the 5th Wheel looking good for the rest of the summer. Paul periodically wipes it down with The Solution – another product he likes – and will probably give it a good washing once more before leaving at the end of summer.

Bella is making new friends every day. These two stared at each other for a very long time.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y'all back real soon. Have a great day!