Our Awesome Travels

Our Awesome Travels
Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Still Busy

In my last posting, I forgot to mention that I went to Grandson #4's hockey game. On his first shift on the ice, he got a breakaway on scored his first goal. He repeated a goal on his second shift. He ended up having 3 goals. His mom said in a Facebook message that she thought he was showing off to me. That could be, as it is the first game I have seen him play since October. But he is an awesome player. George was always taking pictures of his games. We were only able to see them in October and sometimes in April when we got back. We always made a point to see the games. This game was the first game that was during the day. All the other games were at night and I'm not fond of travelling at night.

This past Monday I went out to the RV. It was such a nice sunny day that I didn't want to miss out on being outside. I just couldn't stay in Stratford and not go outside. I started going through compartments. First to see what would stay and what would go. I was able to take some stuff out and store it in my brothers quonset hut to be dealt with later. Whatever is in the electric and wet bay are staying with the RV. I was able to through all the compartments on the driver's side. The only thing they need now is to be cleaned. On the passenger side I cleaned out one compartment. The balance will wait until good weather happens. One of the compartments has a tool box that there is no way I would even attempt to lift as I know it is heavy.

While at the RV, I also was inside and removed items that we didn't need when we moved into the apartment. So, the inside is almost empty and some of what remains, will also remain with the coach.

The last couple of days, I have been getting organized to do our taxes. They are basically ready to file except there is at least 1 piece of paper that I made need for Income Tax 2019. I get mail here at the apartment as well as the previous address. I'm not in a hurry to file the taxes as I want to make sure I have everything I need. In previous years, I didn't file our Income Taxes until mid April anyway.

I have been waiting for the following to be completed. I found the original picture that appears on the blog and had it printed. I then went to Michael's to have them frame it in a frame I got inexpensively. It took 2 weeks for to get a mat and be then framed.

They did a good job
Now it just needs to go up on the wall.

A comment was made on the blog about me buying something smaller that I could handle. Unfortunately, at this point my RV'ing days are over. I'm not sure I would be comfortable travelling by myself, keeping 2 vehicles and setting up a smaller RV even though George taught how to do everything with the RV. I believe he knew that I wouldn't be RV'ing anymore. But that doesn't mean that I won't travel. That day will come. For now, I know I can always go to Rock Glen Family Resort and rent a cabin. That is the my current plan.

Also a comment about a sewing machine. My mother taught my sister and myself to sew. We always had a sewing machine at home. I was never as good as my mother but I did learn the basics. A sewing machine might come in handy but for now I think I will just borrow my sister-in-laws. I actually saw a small one at Value Village here in town that I almost bought. But, I decide to leave it as I don't have any sewing projects in mind and I would also have to find a place for it.

So far, my cooking disaster hasn't been repeated. Today, I started a beef roast in the original slow cooker. I've been smelling it all day and it is up to temperature. Good thing for Google to let me know what things should be cooked to. As I was writing this my potatoes boiled over and made a slight mess of the glass top. Crap, something to clean. I guess I can also do work make projects.

Fall apart beef

Yummy supper
Thanks for all you comments in the previous blogs.

Going forward, day by day.

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  1. Nice job on the picture of you both and the motorhome, that will be a nice memory to have!

  2. Love your plan to sometimes rent a cabin rather than all that's involved with an rv ! I'm glad your slow cooker dinner came out so well, it looks like a delicious plate of food. I am pleased to see another post from you, blessings, - Mary

  3. The framed picture of you and George in front of your RV is perfect. That's the best memory I have of his blog. I understand you not wanting to travel by yourself. It would be lonely. Glad to see you are moving on.

  4. I can understand you not wanting to continue with the RV lifestyle. As I'm sure you know, it isn't all fun and games and easy. RVing can be physically demanding as well as mentally challenging. There are other less stressful ways to travel and I think you are on the right track. Nice to see you doing well and setting an example for others who have recently lost a loved one.

  5. The picture looks good Sue...very nice!
    And supper looks delicious....

  6. I know your grandson was happy to see you at the game and he did so well.

    Love that you found the picture and had it framed what a wonderful memory to hang on the wall.

    Suzie, you are doing what you feel is right for you and I agree George new you wouldn't want to travel in the MH that's why he wanted to get you set up in the apt. Yes you can always stay in a cabin so you can visit with your friends and get away. Keep doing things that you are comfortable with.

    Your meal sure looks tasty!

  7. I am glad you found the picture on your header enlarged it and had it framed.

    Traveling alone in an RV in particular long distances would be challenging so glad you have decided to rent a cabin instead.

    It is nice that you can attend your grandson's games as being around family is always a good thing. Your dinner looks delicious. Take care.

  8. What a great update and so soon after the last one! Love hearing from you, Suzie! I'm sure your grandson was very happy to see you there! We don't like driving after dark either, so totally understand that! Love that picture, glad you had it blown up and framed..lovely! I'm sure you will meet up with friends this summer at Rock Glen, renting a cabin is a wonderful idea!

  9. That is a great picture of you and George in front of your motorhome to have framed!
    I am sure your grandson enjoyed having you in the audience and I agree driving after dark is never that much fun.
    You are moving forward making the best decisions for you and that is what is important for now. Does not mean that as time goes by you cannot change your mind nothing is written in stone. Like you say at the end of your posts, going forward day by day...that is all any of us can do. Take care.

  10. I LOVE that picture. Your cooking skills will improve with time. I'm with you on the cleanup though!! The sewing machine is right up my alley! Can't wait to see what you whip up!!

  11. I'm glad to see the picture now finished and ready to hang. It looks wonderful.
    I'm pretty sure that I wouldn't be traveling by rv either if on my own but I like that you would still travel. Why not? You loved it so much.
    Dinner looks AWESOME! :)

  12. Always glad to read your update. It’s good that you’re getting out with Spring just around the bend. I agree that your dinner looks delish.

  13. Now you have to start making memories of your own and attending those Hockey Games is a start.
    It is amazing how much we all pack into an RV.
    Choose to travel the way that makes you comfortable.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  14. Happy to see your getting along super looked good and by the way this is our last year RV ing to . only two weeks in Rock Glenn this year . hopefully we visit you then ok Take care.

  15. Michaels did an awesome job framing your picture. Yay on grandson on his hockey scores. I have two sewing machines - one old and one fairly new. Today I'm sewing new throw pillow covers. I buy throw pillow covers by the four seasons. I'm thinking I'll do blue jays and cardinals and maybe some hummers for spring. Summer I bought material with cacti. Not sure about fall and winter yet. I'm thinking maybe something with Mexico flair for fall...colorful and fun.

    Your meal looks delicious. I too use my old crock pot at least once a week. Yes do rent a cabin not only at Rock Glen but also other places. When I get a new vehicle, I plan to tent camp and travel. I love camping. Anyway, take care and glad to know you are doing well.

  16. So happy to see a post from you. That's all. Carry on.


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