Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Thursday, February 24, 2011


What a great night and day, about 06:30PM, Karen & Stevio, RV'ING,SMALL HOUSE BIG BACKYARD, arrived at the Weeb Ranch after a long drive from the middle of Wisconsin. After a few minutes of introductions, we jumped in my truck and went over to JJ’s Restaurant where my bride, Donna was working.

We had a great meal where Donna even took some time to dine with us.


Steve & Karen, with Rigg’s racing into the picture before leaving for dinner.


          Karen & Steve, Sam & Donna at JJ’s.

Then when we got back Steve & Karen retired after a long days drive and said they would see us in the morning.

At about 04:45AM They joined us for coffee and breakfast and Donna got to spend a short time with them and talk before she had to leave for the truck company.

After she left we had a lengthy conversation of course Rigg’s had to have a bunch of playtime, Sadie Mae was just too  shy for a meeting of two new faces so after about 5 minutes of barking she was banished to the bedroom.

Steve & Karen are just such nice and personable people, like almost all the bloggers we have met and socialize with on the blogs.

They brought Their two dogs Duke & Duchess in to meet and play with Rigg’s and then after a couple hours it was time to say See Ya Later.






              Some of the furry kid play.

Before they were leaving I was given the tour of their rig, it is a really sharp ride. With a lot of custom appointments that Steve has made to make life easier and safer.


                Karen at the co-pilot station.


The furkid’s are already in their travel stations.




                  The Rig’s on the driveway.


All too soon we had to say “ADIOS AMIGO’S”.

But the good news is in seven weeks they promised to stop on their way home so Donna could take a couple days off and we could sightsee and have more time together. Thank you, Steve & Karen for a wonderful visit, we really enjoyed meeting up with you guys.


See Grandpa, I can be good, I was just scared this morning.

After the company left Sadie came out and immediately took her place by Rigg’s just to show she could be a good girl when she wants. Rigg’s was played out and the two of them went to sleep after I got the picture.

It is always so much fun to meet the people you know from the blogs and be able to visit, I hope everyone out there enjoyed there day, and maybe got to meet someone like we did. We are fortunate to live only a few minutes from I-70, the major East – West highway here in the Midwest, so if any of you bloggers are heading past the St Louis area, get a hold of us and we will try to arrange a meeting.

That’s about it for today. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna.


  1. Hey Sam, nice to see you had some good company there. We've been following Karen & Steveo's blog for quite awhile now. We'll maybe catch then over here in the southwest somewhere. Sounds like you looked after them real darn good:))

  2. Meeting readers, and fellow bloggers is always great. Stay warm.

  3. I totally agree - always fun to meet blogging friends.

    You are surely a great host.

  4. It is nice to put a handshake to a face, eh? You have a lovely home..and just for the record, you need to get an 8X10 of those 2 dogs...They were actually posing..What a framed photo that would be!!!

  5. We were so lucky to meet you this summer while at my sisters. We're going to stop and meet Steve and Karen this summer. We'll be back to you sometime in September.

  6. Hey.. thanks again for the great hospitality! We will be stopping by on our way back in April.

    Sitting in a Sam's Club in Joplin MO now cooking supper. Put on another 270 miles today.

    LOVE your photos... I will post mine later this evening when I have time.

    Karen and Steveio
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

  7. It really is neat to meet fellow bloggers. It's like you already know them.
    Glad you had a good visit with Steve and Karen.
    Take care and be safe.

  8. how great to meet fellow bloggers..so nice to put a voice to the blog!!!..such a good host you were!!

  9. So glad you were able to meet up have have such a great time with them.

    We have also stayed with blog readers and have had wonderful experiences with them and super memories.

    Kevin and Ruth

  10. It's really nice that you get to visit with other bloggers even before you actually become fulltimers. Lots more bloggers to look forward to meeting one of these days.