Sunday, September 20, 2009

McCall, September, 2009

Just want you to know we have moved up. This is the flying boat we took to McCall. Next we will have our own jet, but this will do for now.
Our kids will remember these sandals, bought in McCall at Sprouse-Reitz, for $2.00, so long ago that we can't remember. (at least 20 years)
This is a picture of Randy on our way last year to what we thought was going to be a wonderful trip-not! (He was 25 lbs, heavier here.)

Here he is 25lbs. lighter! Isn't that great?

This is one of the old trilers that belongs to a group called "Sisters on the Fly".They travel to gether and have these kind of trailer that are being restored. This lady has a western theme, and has it fixed up just adorable. Of course, why wouldn't she--she owns a HUGE antique shop.

For one of our breakfasts', Randy decided to make some camp toast---oh, excuse me, it appears that he made some butter with a tiny bit of bread under it!
This was our first time camping up at "Ponderosa". We went there many times when the kids were growing up. We pulled it up this time with Steve's pick-up. It appears we are on our way to the water!!

Yes, I guess we were. Isn't it jusst beautiful? It was a little bit later in the day so there weren't many people around. We kind of liked it that way! Look at that beautiful blue sky.

This was our beautiful camp spot. They told us it would mostly be empty, and when we got there it was all full except for two spots. It had been 100 degrees in the valley, so everyone headed for the hills. Nice and secluded, huh?
Who is that handsome guy there? I think I'll ask him for a ride!

This is the next morning. We had another great day. We were just getting breakfast ready and so Randy went out and made a fire. It makes it small so good!!!
From this close up picture , I think this "ugly broad" just got out of bed. Those eyes are a wee bit too puffy!!
On the way through town, we stopped at the public beach. It is called "The Rotary Park Beach". It was quite calm and nice, so we decided to wade for a while.

The 2nd night there, we ate out at a really good place called the "Toll Station". All in all, we had a wonderful time, and want to do this every weekend, or more. Not likely, but we hope to go up again before it gets cold.

Yea, McCall!!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Too slow

We were going to tell about our trip to Washington, but Verlee has beat us to it. So now we can just enjoy reading and looking on her blog. We are really happy she did it. She is a wonderful daughter-in-law.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

We went on another trip yersterday, to the same place, and wound up in the same spot. It was really nice. These are a few pics of last week and this week.
On the way via highway 20-26Grampa enjoying the bedroom
This is the dining room
This is the wrong picture, but a good one anyway This is a night shot, getting ready to go to bed. Cozy!!
The light inside is a gas light. Cozy!!
The sandbar at Banks is finally sticking up out of the water.
That's gramma out in the water a ways.
Found one of the original hubcaps. But don't know where the other one is.
Hey Jeremy - remember these? I thought they were gone, but found them
in the weeds by the garage. Quite unique, huh?
We are having fun with this project. Hope to be able to get it in really
nice condition, and use it for lots of trips.
Hooray for the '55 Terry Trailer. (we need to name it something - any ideas?)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Here are some shots of our pretty flowers.
Those bricks are from downtown Caldwell,
from the old Idaho Dept. Store
Gayle's "spilled" whiskey barrel

A side view of the front of the house.

Just thougt some of you might want to see a
before and after of one corner of the trailer.
A slight improvement, don't you think?

And heeeerrrss Ashlyn!!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Maiden Voyage of trailer 8-15-09

Hello! Hello! It is actually me!!! I thought it was about time to get with the program. I think Randy and I have had a 1955 Terry trailer for at least 30 years. It has been hanging around for so long that we figured maybe we'd never do anything with it. Well, we finally got the bug and decided to restore it. It has been slow, and is far from being done, but we are bound and determined to do it. We set last Friday night as the "launch" date. It isn't aesthetically fixed, but all the systems work. The 'beautifying" will come quite a bit later. You will see that the outside really needs a painting, but, oh well for now. We can only do what we can do. At times when we have had to take it to someone for a little "tweaking", we have had compliments on the condition of the wood inside, and also offers from people to buy it! That part is kind of fun.

Anyway, this may not mean much to you, but it is quite nostalgic to us. Our truck can't pull it yet, so thanks to Wendy's husband, Brian, we were able to use his pick-up with the hitch on it.We pulled it up to "Swinging Bridge Park" , which is 15 miles north of Banks. We didn't want to go too far in case somebody had to come and get "those old people in that old trailer".!!! Well, here we go
We're ready to go!
Gotta gas up!

Yummy breakfast with camp toast.
Beautiful Swinging Bridge Campground

Site #10 at Swinging Bridge

The bedroom/kitchen - cozy.

Grandpa building a fire.

Grandma reading by the fire.

On the way home at Banks picnic area.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Funeral Program

I am not quite ready to post a long tribute right now, but these photos are of the printed program at my Dad's funeral and I thought some of you might like to see them. More to come later.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

"The Shortest Post"

I am just now trying to learn how to do this stuff. Most of our time has been spent on the house, and nobody will teach me anything. Oh, pooor, poor me!!!!!
I just wanted to mention a couple of other things.

First, Brian worked with Verlee and the boys to put the new floor in the dining room. It is really beautiful. We kind of feel like we did something naughty to have all this nice stuff.

Also, after everything was installed, Ryan came the next week and put up the white beadboard, and some ot the trim. There is still some trim to do and we are looking forward to his creative ideas to top off the project.

We are very grateful for our children and their spouses, their talents,and their willingness to share them in behalf of others.


We are finally getting back to this, so here are some pieces of info and pictures, in no particular order.

Grandpa Ralph is in a nursing home in Nampa. Everyone probably knows that already.

Jeremy and Verlee and their family were here for a few days over the New Year beginning. What a wonderful thing they accomplished for us while they were here, even thought Jeremy spent one full day with a painful lower stomach something-or-other, that put him down all day long. If you know him at all, you will know that he does that very seldom. But his sweet wife and their two boys pitched in and kept things going in his absence. We are so very grateful for their work in our behalf.

We now have a new kitchen, thanks to them, and a generous donation from Connie. Here is what it looks like.

Complete with new Pergo laminate flooring, Gayle only had to wait alomst 39 years for this.There is a cabinet on the other side of the fridge and the water cooler

We are just learning how to post pictures, etc., so will post this and put more in later.