Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Friday, May 29, 2015


Were continuing the packing and getting ready for the trip.3 more days until we leave, tomorrow I will hitch the truck up and turn the trailer so it facing out the driveway.The last thing to go in before we leave Monday morning will be Donna's oxygen machines that we fill her small tanks up with.

                  Two brothers, sharing a bed.
I hope this picture gets posted I haven't tried to add a picture in Google Blogger yet.
That's it for today, a shortie post. Sam & Donna.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Wednesday Notes

This s mostly a test of Live Writer to see if it is working, another blogger posted they were having trouble with, said he thought is was an issue with Windows, since  am running Windows 8.1  decided to see what is up.
Yesterday we took Rigg’s to the Vet for his checkup and to get a certificate that will allow his travel  into Canada. He is in good shape and got several shots,to update him.
Today will be Max the Duramax’s turn I will be taking him in for an oil change. filter and lube so he is ready to travel. He has spent most of his time since our last outing in the garage.
Have to start stocking the fiver’s fridge today.Other than that not much is going on today. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna

P.S. could not publish on Live Writer so here it is on Blogger.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Monday Musings.


I hope we all has a safe Memorial Day Weekend. and our prayers go out to all who have gave the supreme sacrifice for their country.

This week end was the Show Deo in New Jersey and My Grandaughter Meghen again was a big winner, She was awarded Grand Champion medal.


                       Meghen & her Mom Bonnie.


                                          Meghen & Dude.


                                             Bonnie & Meghen.


                                              My  Son Tim & Dude.

Charlie had a good time chewing up another toy this morning.



Only 4 more days until we head off on our vacation. check9ng thin on the fiver to make sure it’s set for the trip.

Not much going on. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna…

Monday, May 18, 2015

36 years.

Tomorrow, May 19th, Donna and I will celebrate, our 36the wedding anniversary.Boy time flies when your having fun. I think she is celebrating early since she just put a big Ham in the oven to bake, I know we will be having Au Gratin Potatoes with it. Two of my favorites. of course I will have a couple of beers with it.

For those who forgot, here’s a couple of pics of us.



Not bad for a couple of old folks.

Don’t know what the plans are yet for our day, but we will do something. Maybe go out to dinner.

Hope all our friends are having as good a day as we are. Please be safe out there.

Sam & Donna…

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Saturday/Sunday Notes.

Here it  another gorgeous weekend after4 days of clouds and rain. Donna and I are just setting around and enjoying the day, She said she would make some dead chicken Fettuccine for supper,the fur babies have been good and are enjoying gong in and out in their sunny yard. My Son is out doing some of his lawn jobs. Yesterday we had Grand girl Nicky over and she sure s getting big. Same thing with Adam.10985883_675319885906530_1184910125628786582_n

My Son Tim took the NJ Grands to Yankee Stadium for a ball game.

Been awhile since Donna and I have been down to a Cardinal game.

The days are flying by, so this week I will have to start the fridge in the trailer and fill the fresh water tank and give the fiver a good check out for our trip, only 2 weeks to go.

Other than that not much going on. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna…

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Thursday Happenings.

Well Donna and I just got back from picking up my a new set of hearing aids. I hadn’t been wearing any for a couple of years since one of my old ones quit and they were making my ears hurt. Of course Donna didn’t like me not hearing, so she finally talked me into going and trying the latest an greatest new hearing aid technology. After the audio exam the doctor said my ears have gotten a lot worse since my previous exam, but that they could still match a set up for me. I must say these seem to be clearer and no background noise or squeals like my old ones. Time will tell. Now  will just have to remember to take them out before swimming or showers.Donna is happier, so that is what counts. We are counting down the day before our trip. We will leave the first of June and spend two days in Sandwich Il visiting with the Cave’s. Then go up to Union IL for a couple of days and see the Illinois Railroad Museum.After that we will head to Indiana to visit our Niece and Nephew, then down to Westerville Oh. to visit another Niece and Nephew, after that it will be on to Cincinnati to visit Donna’s brother, and then we will head east to New Jersey and Pennsylvania. AS I told Donna if she gets tired we will just sit an extra day or two. We would like to head into New York state and then head west to Niagara Falls NY, Don’t know about Canada yet.

When we get back we may take a couple weeks and just local camp in Mo.

Not much else going on, Hope all is well with all our friends. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna…

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Thursday Happenings.

Wow can’t believe it’s been a week since our last post, Time flies when your having fun. We have had great weather lots of sun, temperatures have worked their way into the 80’s.Yesterday Donna closed the house up and turned on the A/C. We are slowly trying to put together plans for our trip, so far Donna is looking at the RV Atlas, besides stops at relatives, she has added Niagara Falls, she has never been there, I went with my Grandparents when I was very young.
How about some TBT’s.
                                   Donna & Andy 1982.
                            Rigg’s with his first Ducky 2009.
                                                        Sam & Donna 1998
Boy the years go by fast. Here are a couple I took the other day of our fur babies.
The look I get from Charlie when he doesn’t want to come in from outside.
The look Rigg’s gives his brother when he is waiting for his turn outside.
Yesterday I replaced the gas line on my generator, it had developed a crack over the winter and leaked when I went to start it, what a job to change it, to get at the carburetor end I had to remove the air cleaner  wth a total of 5 bolts and two nuts. What ever happened to a wing nut.Got it all back together and the starter wouldn’t turn over,so I just pull started it , it started on the second pull. Then I hitched my new 100lb air compressor to it and ran it 30 minutes with the air lines open like it said and then I closed the air valves and built up to 100psi and shut off just like it was supposed to. So now I have an air supply right in my truck. I bought the compressor at Harbor Tools. It was marked down from $79 to $62.99, then I had a coupon for the same compressor for $39.99 and another coupon for 20% off my total purchase. What a deal even with tax it was barely $39.
Between having the generator, the compressor, and a 5 gallon container of diesel fuel I should have several of life’s little emergencies covered for the trip. That’s about it for today, all our friends be safe out there. Sam & Donna……