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On the Move

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

It is time to head west and we were off by about noon on Saturday after finding out my birthday package still had not arrive!  FedExExpress service is holding it hostage or maybe it is the USPS service.  Oh well, it will catch up with me when I visit CA.

Saturday evening was spent in a CampingWorld parking lot with water and electric hook ups!  Very nice, quiet and I get to shop in the morning!  Sunday morning I made my purchases and we were on our way to Pennyslvania by noon.  Our plan was to make it to Erie, PA where we could overnight at the Elks lodge and hopefully get to watch a NASCAR race in the bar.  Everything went as planned until a big rig accident 20 miles from our exit!  That set us back about 1 hour but we made the race by 2 and it was over by 3:30 so that was good because Sunday was our first day of sunshine in about a week!  And a beautiful day it was.

After the race we headed to the Presque Isle.  It was only about 2 miles from the Elks lodge and what a beautiful, vibrant spot it is.  A land mass that extends about 7 miles into Lake Erie with lots of beaches, mini lakes, trails and creates Presque Isle Bay between the peninsula and Erie where there is lots of sailing and waterskiing.  We had a great day of walking in nature and enjoying the sunshine.

Monday morning I took the opportunity to return to Presque Isle and take a morning walk on the beach.

Just me, Lake Erie and miles of beach!

Just me, Lake Erie and miles of beach!

It was beautiful and very few people on the beach.  While walking on the beach I was able to see an immature Bald Eagle that was injured and just hanging out on the beach.  I tried to take a picture but only had my phone and I didn’t want to get too close.

One of the things I enjoy is seeing different places and different cultures but the most entertaining things is checking out signage of local businesses!  Todays signs that made me smile I was not able to photograph but here they are!

1.  This one was a road sign with yelllow caution background a road sign stating:

 Buckle Up next million miles

2.  This one made me really laugh!  My feeling exactly about the new craze!

Gluten-Free Oil Change

Next stop is Linden Michigan where Paul will be spending the next 6-10 days working while I hopefully enjoy the weather.  Driving on the interstate is usually not too exciting however I managed to find something I have never seen before


TruckStop near Toledo Ohio

The sky turned dark right after we found our home for the next week and then the Thunderstorm warnings started flashing on the TV screen!  Great, we are in the path of more hail storms!  Duke and I settled in with the TV tuned to the local station and my Ipad set on Weather and enjoyed a very noisy afternoon!  It passed by 8 pm and today the sun is trying to stay out!  I am definitely being reminded how wonderfully consistant and calm weather in San Jose was/is.

Another state added to our map

Sunday, June 8th, 2014

Making our way north we spent several days in Ohio while Paul did some work.  We stayed right on a lake near Columbus Ohio and although it rained most of the day we did get out and see the lake before moving on to Akron.  East of Akron we spent the weekend at Green Acres Lake Park which is a great family park right off the interstate.  There are lots of people that have a camp there all summer because it is close to home and has so much  for the kids to do.  We got to see a Roy Orbison and Elvis acts!  Elvis wasn’t very good but it was a fun night, sitting out, enjoying the fresh air and mosquitoes and watching people just having simple fun.

Saturday I talked Paul into a round of golf and of course I beat him!

One of his good shots!

One of his good shots!

He is trying to convince me that he should be able to move his ball!  He had a great shot but it rolled too far and landed right in front of this oil rig!  We haven’t played in a while so I would say we played below average, although I did make par on my last hole with a chip shot into the hole!  Yippy for me.

Yesterday was beautiful but when we woke up this morning, the skies opened up and it has rained most of the day and today was a travel day.  We made it to New York and will be near Buffalo for a couple of nights before heading north and east for the weekend.  I sure hope the weather cooperates!