Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tuesday Thoughts

Started with my morning coffee and what do you know about 06;30Am Wendy came dragging in unable to ignore the smell of fresh brewed coffee any more, I admit I had the brewer set on “ Heavy Stun”. Maybe by the time I leave she will be an early riser and not a city girl anymore.

Went down to Steam town and made my reservation for my Sat Oct 30th Steam train ride, when I called over the weekend they had over a hundred seats open when I arrived at 09:00AM they had less than 20 left. Maybe because it is the last steam powered trip of the season, the Ranger said they have been taking reservations from all over the east coast. Michelle and I were lucky I didn’t wait another day. I also got half price because of my NPS Senior card, what a deal. He also stamped my NPS Passport, That marks the start of our NPS travels although we have been to several others before we didn’t know about the passports.

I will share an e-mail I got from Donna this morning with you.

One of my good buddies just informed me that a popular St Louis news anchorwoman Virginia Kerr just had her baby boy.

And she named him RIGGINS.......I knew he was famous in certain circles..but didn’t know he was that well known,

well maybe she read our blog and loved the name.

is that not the funniest thing....

Donna Weibel

Account Specialist

Jacobson Companies

Nationwide Logistics Div

7140 North Broadway

St. Louis, Mo 63147

Ph: 314-592-2057

Fx: 314-592-2082

E: Donna.Weibel@jacobsonco.com

"Can Do Logistics"


           My two Best Buddies, I miss you guys.

It was a cloudy and cool day but even though it’s 56 degrees I am going to grill some burgers outside for our supper tonight, I guess I am thinking of Rick & Paulette RICK & PAULETTES RV TRAVELS camping in their new 5th wheel for the first time. Hope they are having a great week.

Slow day here in Scranton , I will see you all tomorrow. As the old Sarge used to say”Just be careful out there” Sam & Donna.


  1. Thanks for your comments on Somehow the last one isn't showing on my Blog and I'm not sure how to fix that but I'll try. At least I was able to read it.

    I'm not sure I'd call a child Riggins but makes a perfect name for your boy.


  2. Oops! I posted before I put in the name of my Blog in. Here it is. http://newzealandmyhome.blogspot.com/

  3. Glad you were able to get those tickets. Boy you would have been terribly disappointed.

    Sounds like you have Wendy trained to the smell of a good cup of coffee! :)

  4. Dang, a steam train ride, and I'm not there to go! Well have fun for me and take pictures!LOL

  5. Believe it or not, I would absolutely LOVE to ride and old steam train!!! I am very envious....Sounds like your sis is doing real good....Hang in there Nurse Ratchet, and the month will be done in no time....We are hoping to leave the first week of November.....
    PS...I love the name Riggins....that child will stand out in a crowd, trust me...Just like your Riggins..a handsome devil!

  6. Yummmm. Burgers made at home! Riggins is a very nice name and very unusual. You've inspired the world!

  7. Have fun on your train trip - wish we could enjoy it with you - will there be a ' hold - up "? Those are so much fun. I can recall now the smell of the old upholstery........

  8. Sure glad you got those Steam Train tickets - there would be one disappointed 'old' guy as well as a little girl!!

  9. I've never been on a train, sounds like a blast, have a great time!

  10. Remember.. you have the Original Riggens!!! haha

    Glad we are going to get to go along with you on your steam engine train ride, right?? You WILL take lots of pics for us, won't you?

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

  11. Hope you have a great time on the steam train ride. There is one in Hull, Quebec just across the river from Ottawa, Ontario and that train goes up to Wakefield, Quebec. Kevin and I went on it a number of years ago in the fall and the colours were beautiful. We really enjoyed it. Have fun.

    Kevin and Ruth