Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Back in Kilgore

We moved from Celina to Kilgore this morning. Took the motorhome to get the Texas sticker first thing this morning. After all the trouble I had finding a place to get it, I thought it as going to be a big deal. When I got there they took the mileage off the coach, went inside and came out with a sticker for the window. They didn't check anything....go figure. I payed my money and was on the way. Visited Jeremy, Jennifer and Allie this evening. Allie is 2 1/2 now and will talk your leg off. Tonight we are in a rv park a few miles from their house. We will move over there tomorrow. Had to check the ground tonight to make sure it was firm enough to park on.

Till next time
Duane and Louise

Thursday, November 22, 2007

The beach at Gulf Shores

We spent Monday morning at the beach in Gulf Shores. I talked to a worker on the beach and found out that run a beach sweeper up and down the beach every day so I didn't find much with the detector. I had fun looking something of value and Louise was looking for shells. We decided to head to Texas for Thanksgiving. We arrived in Celina Wensday evening after a bit of a trying day. Our inspection sticker on the motorhome had expirde when we were on the road. We stopped at the first town in Texas to renew it, they were closed!! We went to the next town, all the stations were closed for the holiday. After getting on the net, looking up numbers in nearby towns, calling them to find out they were all closed or didn't do motorhomes, we headed on to Celina hoping a cop didn't stop us. We made it!! We will get a new one Monday. Not sure yet what we will do after Monday.
Till next time
Duane and Louise

Friday, November 16, 2007

Driving around the area

Ye Ole Swimming hole...Geocaching site
Pump in the swamp Cotton baler at work
Fish River geocaching site
Pitcher Plant...meat eating plant
We spent the day driving around the area geocaching, found 4 out of 5 we went after. This area has a lot Civil War history. Most of the sites we went to had something to do with the war. One of the caches took us to a swamp park that has the Pitcher Plant growing in it. This plant fills with water, catches bugs, then eats them, pretty wild huh.....We have decided to stay here till Tuesday before heading on to Texas. The caving get together here at the park was fun. One of the guys here carves thread spools. He had light houses, bears and all kinds of things carved in them. Really cool!! The plan is to go to the coast again Monday to spend the day. I think we will hang out here for the weekend.
Till next time
Duane and Louise

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Gulf Shores

Spent the day at Gulf Shores and Dauphin Island. We went to the 2 forts that defended Mobile Bay during the Civil War. After the forts we went geocaching, found 3 of 5. We ran out of daylight on the 5th one. I hope we have time to return to Gulf Shores to look around more. It is really pertty there. Tomorrow is the carving get together here at the park so we won't be going sightseeing. Not sure if we will leave here Friday or wait till Monday. We'll have to wait and see.
Till next time
Duane and Louise

Monday, November 12, 2007

Summerdale, AL

Tonight we are in Summerdale, AL at the Escapees RV Park. We plan to be here for 4 days at least. Plan on going to Gulf Shores tomorrow, visit Mobile one day and maybe Penescola, Fl. They have a carving group here at the rv park, I plan attend their meeting this week. My hand is healing nicely...lol
Till next time
Duane and Louise

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Quitman, Ga

The Forge Area
Terry's Fish
Terry's Eagle
Damaskas Blade
File Blade

Are stay in Quitman is coming to an end. We will leave here on Monday to head toward Texas. We have had great time visiting with Kathy and Terry. Eating way to much of Kathy's GOOD cooking and playing a lot of cards. Terry and I spent most of our days forging and finishing knivies and playing in the shop. He has a great shop to work out of. I posted a couple of Terry's art projects, he does a great job. The eagle is full size. He has all of my blacksmithing tools that I kept when we moved to Texas. I stop by once a year to help him learn how to do things on the anvil and he gives my tools a home, pretty cool deal.... Louise has been busy working on things for Grankids, I have been doing some carving at night. Last might the knive slipped and I cut the S... out of my hand. I need to learn not to do that, it hurt...lol Not sure what road we will take to get back to Texas or how long it will take. We will call Monday to set up doctors appointments for some time in December. That may dictate how long we take to get there.
Till next time
Duane and Louise