Wednesday, August 21, 2013


Wednesday, August 21 -  We are still very busy here in Ohio. We had the wonderful opportunity to meet up with our friends, Louise and Duane, for lunch. They are full-timers and enjoy riding their new Harley. They are in the Cleveland area visiting family.

Louise and Duane

We met for a delicious lunch and lots of catching up. Safe travels dear friends.

Marsha, Paul, Duane, Louiselunch

We had our second annual wine tasting get together. Dave and Kelly served the 15 bottles of Texas wine we brought back this year. We put the bottles in brown bags and did not let the participates know what they were about to taste. We then ranked each wine. Everyone had a great time. No one left thirsty.

Dave describing the wine the participants just tasted.
dave and wine tasting

Kelly getting the next bottle ready for tasting.
kelly and wine tasting

The overall winner of Texas wines.DSC06033

Just a few of the very happy participants.
wine drinkers

We have plans of hitting the road on Saturday, August 31. We're heading to Southern Utah to spend 6-8 weeks visiting Moab, Arches NP, Capital Reef NP, Bryce Canyon NP, Zion NP, Lake Powell, Monument Valley, and other places. Wish we could spend the whole winter there but unfortunately it gets COLD!

We'll then head to Mission, Texas, and Progresso, MX, for a couple weeks. Our Ohio dentist says we both need some crown work. His estimate was about $1500 each. Our dentist in Mexico says it will be approximately $600 for BOTH of us. Reason enough to spend a couple weeks in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. This will also give us an opportunity to visit our many friends in Mission, TX.

We then will head to Houston to spend Thanksgiving with our daughter, Carrie. We'll be there till after Christmas with plans of flying to Ohio for the Christmas holidays. Marsha will be spending several weeks in Ohio. Paul only about a week. There's SNOW there in December, you know!

After the holidays, we'll head West again. We've been wanting to return to Quartzsite for the RV Show and a little desert boondocking. We'll meet up with some Escapee friends in Arizona and do some winter traveling around the Southwest U.S.

That should keep us out of the cold for another winter. Come spring, we'll begin our migration back towards Ohio for the summer.

What's your plans for this winter? Maybe our paths will cross!

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