Tuesday, May 4, 2010

It's 90 Degrees Already

I'm going to go back and start reading my Michigan blogs to remind myself about the cold! The humidity hasn't been bad so it has actually been quite beautiful here. But I know what is coming.

We went to Wine Tasting and it was a small group. The original group has split off into three different groups plus there were a lot of Derby parties going on. But it was nice to sit around in a group and really talk instead of the standing and wandering around with hit and miss conversation that usually goes on.

Sunday I worked on our trip. I think we are not going to go all the way across Minnesota and North Dakota. That's over 700 miles and when we go to the Northwest we can easily hit Medora, ND then. It appears we'll turn south at Duluth and make our way through Iowa, Kansas and Oklahoma back toward Texas. We need to be home by mid-August and once we leave the UP of Michigan on July 12 we'll only have a month to meander home. But that's the good part about dragging your house with you. You can change your mind whenever you want or need to.

I played Canasta Monday with a different group than the one I belong to. This one serves lunch and since it was close to Cinco de Mayo, the menu was Mexican. I didn't win any money but I certainly did enjoy the lunch out. Ted was getting ready to leave for Denver when I got home so I didn't see much of him.

Today I am picking Terry & Carol up from the airport and Ted will be home later tonight. I'm still loading albums onto my iPod Touch. I didn't realize we had so many CDs until now!

Our last summer traveling buddies, Rick & Brenda, are parked in Memphis next to his brother's house. Rick works in his brother's greenhouses in the spring when they are busy. The floods came over the weekend sending 6-8 inches of water into Mike's house, destroying a lot of the plants and Rick's car had water up to the dash. Luckily their motorhome sat high enough that it didn't get wet. Mike's wife is one of the friends I asked prayers for. What a terrible time to be forced out of your home. Both she and Mike need our prayers.

I can't wait to get on the road where we don't usually listen to the radio or have cable TV. It seems all the news is bad. I know sticking my head in the sand doesn't accomplish anything but other than voting when I have the right, I'm not sure there is anything I can do except maybe pray.

I was "chatting" on line with a friend visiting in Barcelona and she was describing all the beautiful cathedrals of Europe. Every village, town, city has a church at its center. We lamented that church has gone from being the center of existence to being forced out of existence. I don't think we're heading in the right direction.

1 comment:

cdm said...

With all you do at home I think it will do you good to relax some while you are on the road! Be sure to pack some warm clothes - today's high is 40 and it is currently snowing!!!