Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Friday, May 23, 2014


Thursday morning we said our goodbyes to my niece Dianna and her family. She has three exchange students, Halli and Danni from Viet Nam and Mint from Thailand. They are wonderful girls they laugh and giggle a lot, but are very serious students. I told them I took four years of French, I used to be able to write fairly well and good read it but speaking it, yuck. They told me that they start learning English in grade school. When they first came here they had a problem understanding but quickly picked it up. Because Dianna always has a houseful of people everyone has a task after dinner, trash day etc. One day I asked Halli do you do chores at home, she looked at me and grinned, “No we have house servants”. Being an exchange student is expensive therefore basically only the upper eschelon can send their children.

Dianna didn't want us to leave before she got a picture, her words with that big beautiful boy of ours.

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I am so proud of the woman she has become, she has been battling some terrible health problems but still manages to smile, be active in her church, home school, take on exchange students, work in her husbands practice and take care of a myriad of animals.

We decided to break up return trip into 2 days. Terre Haute is just about half way, we stayed at the KOA which was recommended by fellow rver Jay. It really is a nice park, little pricier than we normal pay, but we decided to splurge. They even have a full service restaurant on the grounds.TerreHauteKOA05-2214k TerreHaut5eKOA05-2214e TerreHaute4KOA05-2214d

An enclosed dog play area and across from that some donkeys you can feed.TerreHauteKOA05-2214j

Several outdoor seating areas complete with fire pit

I just wasn't in the mood for dinner last night so I just had some ice cream. So I was hungry today, when we stopped for fuel I got a hot dog, actually 2, one for me and one for Riggs as he didn't eat this morning as too excited.


As I was eating mine. I got the look “Mom you got a hot dog, I don't have a hot dog, I sure would like a hot dog”

When I finished mine I took his out and put in on the console.Rigg's  hot dog05-23-14a

He looked wistful but didn't touch it.


Then I broke off a piece and got the “Oh boy oh boy Mom got me a hot dog!”

Here’s some more pic Sam took at the Cord Museum, I think these cars are cool

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About 1130 we saw the sign


Now comes the hard part, unpacking, laundry etc etc

Everyone be safe and happy


  1. So glad you had such a great time away. You two (three counting Riggs) need to do this more often.

    Those cars are beautiful, can you imagine what it must have been like back in the day, riding around in one of those with all your fancy dress on.


  2. You've had a great trip, but it will probably be nice to get home also.