Wednesday, October 29, 2008


The tiny town of Hoschton, Georgia has been overrun with scarecrows. That's right, thousands of them. Someone got the idea a while back that the townsfolk should try and break a record for the most scarecrows, and get into the Guiness Book of World Records. I think the previous record was something like 4500. Well, it happened. Hoschton is the new record holder with 5441 scarecrows. Where did they put them all? The lines of scarecrows stretched for miles. We took our granddaughters Kaylee and Victoria on a tour of "Scarecrow City" last Sunday. Thanks to our friend Ethel for telling us about this unusual event.

Monday, October 13, 2008


It's been a couple of months since our last update and a lot has happened. Mostly, for the good, but of course life has its gliches too.

First, we have finally sold the photo business! Yes, it's true. Our buyer, Gary, picked it up at the end of the Centreville Fair in Michigan. So we are finally, really retired. It feels great being on our own schedule. But here's where the glich came in. Right after the Centreville Fair we went to Farmington Hills to see our family and to visit and stay with our wonderful friends, Sally and Tim. We needed to put the truck in the shop for some quick repairs (or so we thought). Long story short, two weeks and one engine later we are on the road again. The upside to all this is that we had more time for family visits and a very enjoyable time with Tim and Sally. We took trips to Ikea, Harbor Freight, Camping World and a number of great eating places around the Detroit area. Last Tuesday, Oct. 7 (our anniversary) was the day we picked the truck up from the shop. The mechanic told us to put a few hundred miles on it before towing the fifth wheel. What better place to drive to than Frankenmuth, Michigan for a fabulous chicken dinner at the Bavarian Inn. We are very grateful to Tim and Sally for putting up with us those two weeks. We luv ya.

Next morning we hit the road to head for Georgia. A planned stopover in Chattanooga for warranty work and then back on the road today (Monday, 10/13). As I write this, we are on our way to Ft. Yargo to stay for a few weeks before we head west for the winter. We will volunteer as maintenance hosts at Ft. Yargo. It will be great to see all of our friends there. Can't wait to see our family - Eric, LeAnn, Kaylee and Victoria- we've missed everyone.