Thursday, March 29, 2007

More of the dinner at our house last night...

This is a picture of Mike taking a picture of Shirley taking a picture of Mike...nutty, nutty, nutty... I had to swipe this photo from Cathy's blog it is so good it has us all...except her and Chris in it...asmyou can see we were freezing...coats and hoods and all... See we did make it...this is the "livingroom" where all the boys sat and ate healthily...Dave, top right, next to him, is Chris, then Gene...then on the other side is Mike in the foreground then Richard next to him...There is definately no walking room...but eating was fine...



And here's the girls...on the left is Shirley then to her left is Cathy and across from her is Dianne...I'm taking the picture...but you can see my plate right next to Dianne's...

We had a great dinner and a great time with our new/found fulltimeing friends...

Here you see Shirley and I in the "kitchen"...We're gettin' outta Richard's way as he fixes his plate...You know that you don't wanta get between a man and his food...

You know...it is interesting out here...we hang on to those that we have met and are meeting...I think that is because we are in such an un-known lifestyle...none of us have done it before...we are all in the beginning stages of something that we don't know much about...but together we are learning as we travel and see new parts of our country, meeting new people...and learning so much about ourselves and our mates...so much more that we could have ever learned in any other lifestyle...it is sort-of un-nerving sometimes...things go wrong, you can't find some things, and when you have a little "tiff" with Mr. or Mrs. Wright...there is really not many places to get away from each other...outside works but that is just about it...we've been looking for warm weather ever since November 1st...we had a couple of nice days before we left Lake Minden in Northern CA, and a couple of nice days in Desert Hot Springs...but that's it...so if you need to get outside...you're outta luck there too...it's is really cold and usually windy out there...It also brings you closer together...much closer than when we were affected by all the distractions of work, family, and all the stuff of our previous lifestyle...not that any of that was or is bad...but I know that for us...it has been wonderful...yes we still have our moments...and we miss family and friends at home...but for us, for the most part it is a wonderful way to spend our retirement...

Today we went out to breakfast with Gene and Shirley and then to Wally World...we also went to a pecan sales place and bought some really nice pecans...After that we went to Gene and Shirley's and proceeded to plan out our trip East...Tomorrow I will get all the reservations made...I hope...

Well guys...that brings you up to date...so I'll be posting more later...

3 comments:

Gordon & Juanita said...

Charlie,

Thanks for posting all the photos of our friends on the road!! I hate to tell you that we have had mostly short sleeve weather here on the central coast of Oregon....go figure!! We did, however, send the high winds on down to you that we experienced several nights ago.

We look forward to riding along with you to Florida, but please take it easy....Gene and Shirley too. Remember, there is no hurry!!

Safe travels from your friends in the BPNW,

Gordon and Juanita

Gene "Reb" & Shirley said...

Your photos look so great, I "borrowed" a few for my blog.
Miss you guys. Looks like you had fun sightseeing. Miss you guys. See you Tues.
Gene & Shirley

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