Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Not All Who Wander Are Lost
June, 2019 - Mount Denali, Alaska

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Dog Days of Summer

The weather this summer has been quite nice. May and June were pretty wet, but since then it has been mostly dry and not very hot. This week the heat of summer caught up with us. We’ve had highs near 90 and dew points in the 70s. The next few days are predicted to be in the low 90s.

Our new fifth wheel has two air conditioners. Until this week, we’ve only needed to use one at a time. Our camp host site only has 30 amp service, so we weren’t sure if we’d be able to use both airs. By putting the hot water heater and refrigerator on propane, we are able to run both units during the worst of the heat for a few hours. We don’t want to do this much on 30 amps because we don’t want to stress our equipment, but it definitely helps during the worst of the heat.

I’ve been working on some new quilt projects. I can’t show you some of them until after Christmas, but here is one project I made for myself. It fits nicely on the ledge in front of the living area TV.


Several days ago we had a late afternoon rain shower. It wasn’t much, but we did enjoy a beautiful rainbow afterwards. I like how the rainbow looks over the corn field behind us.


Last weekend Kevin was sitting outside and this butterfly visited him for several minutes. It just sat on the grass with it’s wings spread wide. I went inside and got my camera and got a very nice close up. Not sure what kind it is, but it sure was pretty.


The campgrounds is nearly full this weekend. Next weekend is Labor Day, and we are almost fully booked. Several of our friends will be camping at the park for the weekend, so it should be a good time. And, the heat is predicted to be gone by then.

The summer sure is flying by. I can’t believe it will be September in a few days. In about six weeks, we’ll be hitting the road again.

Don’t wish upon a star – Reach for one!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Happy First Anniversary

Today is the one year anniversary of the marriage of our son Korey to Cathryn. Time sure flies. It doesn’t seem possible that a year has gone by. We wish them many, many more years of a happy marriage!
We have had the most beautiful weather the last few weeks. Highs every day near 80 with gentle summer breezes and cool nights. We could actually use some rain, but I’m not complaining.
I have a bird feeder at the back of our site. I sure enjoy sitting in my chair in the morning and watching the birds enjoy their breakfast. Here are a few of the more colorful visitors we’ve had.
Not much else to report. It’s been a quiet summer. I continue to spend one day a week at our son Eric’s house, painting his living room, kitchen and dining area. I should be done before we leave in early October.  I volunteered to do this for Eric, and he is very appreciative.
Don’t wish upon a star – Reach for one!