Monday, December 3, 2012
Last Friday the TV weather man told us that the average temperature during November had been 3 degrees below normal. I’m not surprised since we had a few mornings where the lows were in the mid to high 30’s and highs only in the mid 50’s. I’m happy to see that things have changed during the first few days of December.
The past two days the highs have been in the low 70’s and the predicted high for today is 76° with lots of sunshine. Just the way it should be down here in Lower South Alabama. /wds
Friday, November 16, 2012
Blogging, itself, really takes too much of our time anyway. We certainly do not have the time to try to make those that no longer work viewable. Most of all of this is beyond our control anyway. :( :((
Northern Maine Scenes-Amazing Grace
These pictures and many DVDs can be viewed at Paul Cyr Photography
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
We'd planned to go into fulltiming in 2006, but it had to be postponed for health reasons. Ever since we left in our Airstream Land Yacht in the spring of 2007, we've felt like we were on a perpetual vacation. Now, we're settled in Lower Alabama, but we still love getting out and seeing the sights.
This video tells you what we missed on the day we bypassed Monument Valley on October 5, 2005, because we were in such a hurry to get to the Grand Canyon.
Monument Valley Sunrise to Moonrise 4.5 min.
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
As luck would have it, I found the same show on YouTube and made an immediate decision that if I ever did travel to France, this would be a place I would want to visit.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
You must know that we've never been to Australia, but we know people who have visited there. Seems like our bro-in-law has visited there twice and had rave reviews about those visits.
Well, I found enough today to decide to include this post as armchair travel.
Here's the diary of a family who appears to have traveled lots and their description opened my eyes to things I had never considered. Can you imagine a kankaroo on a beach? See their comments at:
Diamond Head, Crowdy Bay National Park: Beach Kangaroos.
Friday, June 22, 2012
We've been RVing since 2004, but this blog did not begin until April of 2007. We were reminded of a very enjoyable vacation we took before we even had an RV. It took place in 2001 in Branson, Missouri.
Branson is known for their many theaters and live shows to enjoy. We took in at least three of those shows, and I've found some photos from that trip to share.
We did look much younger back then. After all, eleven years does make a difference.
While in Branson, we also spent a day at an amuzement park -- Silver Dollar City.
The most spectacular and most expensive show we saw was a dance show similar to River Dance. If you ever have a chance to see such a show, you'll never forget it.
Apparently Branson will be celebrating their 100th year next month.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
This video of Gordon Mote with many accompanying photographs has the message of the song as well as photographs to illustrate the many facets of the Glory of God, our Creator.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Saturday, February 25, 2012
WHEN? Saturday · February 25
WHAT? Coastal Chorale
This afternoon's Snowbird Serenade performance featured many familiar songs along with several others I had not heard, and all were beautifully done.
The last song performed was "The Phantom of the Opera Medley" for which the scene was set at the beginning of the concert when all the members had on masquerade masks.
Perhaps you can get a feel for it by watching this video:
The Phantom of the Opera
I always enjoy seeing this group perform. This time, my friend, Roger, went with me, and it was his first time to attend one of their performances.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
This post is really about Mae Dean but certainly affected both of our lives for nine days of hospitalization and is still affecting both of our lives. The closest happening I can think of that is similar is a very bad dream. But, dreams are not real. At the time, they seem real, but eventually one wakes up and realizes it was only a dream.
Here's the story line. You have made plans to have a routine colonoscopy procedure just because you cannot come up with enough information from the one you had several years ago. You cannot remember the doctor's name who performed the procedure and only remember very little details as to the results of it. Some people really get "up tight" when they have to have one or are told they should have one, but that was not how I felt about it. I guess I thought it was a necessary evil as one ages. They told me I should have another one in 10 years. With that being all I recalled, my primary physician and I agreed that it would be good to just go ahead and have one for the record.
On Monday, January 9, I went in to have this done. They put you out while it is in progress and when you wake up, it's over. This went according to plan, but, at some point, early in the procedure, something went wrong. A surgeon was called in to make sure things were handled in the safest way possible, so when I awoke, I was in a hospital room. Apparently I had even been in ICU for a time. Here's where this is not my experience alone but one shared with WD. I would not want to change places with him because, although both of us were helpless to control the outcome (and still are), I would not envy anyone who found themselves in a situation over which they had no control and just wait. We waited for 9 days before the doctors were satisfied to discharge me from the hospital.
I do understand they were waiting for certain things to occur before they discharged me. It was very apparent they were covering all possible bases as to things that might need attention and could cause problems.
Other than one person who was a nurse or what I'll call a nurse assistant, I find no fault with any of the hospital employees.
Even though I have titled this "An Affair To Forget," I will never forget it and have determined it is not wise to call any medical procedure "routine."