Route 66 Day 9

Day 9 already. Because of the inconvienences we've had with the inverter at the beginning and the starter, and the fact that today was a very very long drive day, we decided to stay an extra night at our next stop and rest up a bit.  We got a late start but still took...

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Route 66 Day 8

Now to say I'm not a lucky person is well known. I don't gamble because I will lose, I don't walk under ladders and knock 3 times for luck.  But it still seems to allude me.  And today was no different.  It rained, a lot.  It hasn't stopped raining for over 24 hours....

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Route 66 Day 7

We made it through the first week. Hard to believe!!  We have had so much fun, so relaxed.  But today started with rain again and we are going to Tulsa today to see the sites.  Normally I don't mind the rain.  And I'm not going to let it stop me, but it's also cold...

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Route Day 6

Days are starting to blur now so I'm going to have to write my posts every night.  My old and feeble vacation brain can't seem to remember with our days so packed. After a awesome breakfast of french toast and eggs, we packed up to head to Oklahoma.             Since...

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Route 66 Day 5

Day 5 started with a bang. Literally!! Went to bed last night thinking ok, we have down time tomorrow. We can catch up on sleep, get my blogging done, clean the camper...  looking forward to the mental and physical rest.  Then at about 1:30 the thunderstorms started. ...

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Route 66 Day 1

Well finally got underway. Thought since we couldn’t go yesterday because of the inverter we would have smooth sailing. Wrong! The hitch lock would NOT lock. For Keith found a hitch pin so here we go. We decided to just drive straight to Springfield and go back and do...

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Route 66 Day 4

After the first three eventful fun filled days we've had so far in our projected 42 day trip, what excitement does day 4 have in store for us. Will it but fun but uneventful?  Will it be full of drama?  Let's find out After the rain and the wine the day before, we...

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Route 66 Day 2

Well we made it to day two.  We were really tired last night and managed to sleep in a bit.  It was a lovely cool rainy morning so we had an easy breakfast of cereal and fruit, took the dog for a long walk and each updated our diaries (well I updated mine).  The park...

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Route 66 Day 3

Gray morning and again took a leasurely time getting going.  Took the dog for a walk which is becoming a routine we did at home and the made breakfast.  Homemade pancakes from my own mix.  Really good.  We then started out for St. Louis.  Since we didn't take Route 66...

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Broccoli Cauliflower Cheese Soup

Broccoli Cauliflower Cheese Soup - Rich and surprisingly hearty soup for cold winter nights. Serve with crusty bread or in a warm bread bowl. - butter, onion, chopped, carrot shredded or julienned, celery, chopped, minced garlic, broccoli...

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Happy New Year 2022 Goals

Happy New Year 2022! 2021 was a very hard year, probably the hardest I and my family as well as everyone in the world really have had to face. The pandemic didn't go away as we had more than hoped. People struggled with divisions in families and friends. We were again...

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Happy Thanksgiving Thought Experiment

Happy Thanksgiving! Happy Thanksgiving posts are usually about counting our blessings and giving thanks.  Steven Johnson compels us to consider this thought experiment:  If your daily newspaper were published once-in-a-century, and it came out today, what would the...

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