Thanksgiving once again in Durham.

Our daughter and son-in-law are good cooks and we enjoy spending the holiday here.


Besides we get to hang out with our 3 1/2 and 1 1/2 year old granddaughters.


We park at Falls Lake State Park when we visit here. This year we snagged the very last campsite available on line and wished for the best that we would fit. This has never happened before as there are seldom many other campers here for Thanksgiving week. After trimming some branches and several wiggles, we were able to back into our site. No satellite TV due to a lot of trees around the site, but we are spending most of our time at our daughter’s house anyway. It’s a 30 minute drive each way on mostly dark back roads. The sites here have 30 amp and water but no sewer. There’s a dump station, but we tend to conserve our water usage so we don’t have to leave the campsite to dump and then have to go through all the trouble to get back in the site.

We came in on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving and will spend 6 nights by the time we leave on Monday. Then we will make our way south for 4 months in Florida.

This Thanksgiving, we have so much to be thankful for – family, friends, health, freedom, and each other.

Family Time

Mid November found us back in the Indianapolis area again. Our grandson was playing in the City Championship for 5th grade football, and we wanted to be there. St Simon won!


The motorhome is at the Indianapolis State Fairgrounds while we spend most of our time at our older daughter’s new home in the NE suburb of Fortville, Indiana. We had a precious 2 days when both daughters and their families and the 2 of us were all in the same place at the same time.

Our younger daughter and her husband spent a week in California, so the 5 grandkids spent the week together.


This was a crazy, challenging, bonding, loving, loud, messy week.

The two older kids helped out a lot.



While the three youngest kids gave us a run for our money.



We may be a bit prejudice, but we think we have beautiful grandchildren.





Of course they’re beautiful, look at their mommas.


Our attempt at a family portrait was frustrating and comical. This is the best we could do.


Well, maybe at Christmas…


Chip did his best to keep us entertained. Here he is playing Headbanz with us.

Signs, signs everywhere a sign

On our almost 2,000 mile trip from San Diego to Indianapolis, to pass the time we looked for unusual, signs.

We saw a variety of signs warning about weather and road conditions.

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Signs for every new state we were entering, of course.

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Signs warning us of potential animals we might encounter.


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I missed the picture of the ram – thought that was unusual and wish I had been faster with the camera.

A couple signs confused us. Not sure what we should do about this.

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And why would they put this in a rest area?

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