Day by day....

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Daily life is about all that is going on here. Saturday night I had the first symptoms of a bladder infection, drank a ton of water and went to bed. Sunday it seemed to be better although I felt under the weather. Monday at 6 am, it woke me with a vengeance. Sigh...off the the ER (Memorial Day). Doing better today and established myself with a local doctor's office.

Stu has been busy working on getting lights functioning on the back of the BRAT Rack. That entailed multiple trips to Tractor Supply and Wal-mart. It's still in the works....LOL!

Our contractor got back with us, he's behind schedule due to the heavy rains but expects to get to our work soon. Unfortunately, we may be out of town when that happens. We leave on Friday for NC, come back on Tuesday late. Then on Wednesday we're back on the road, picking up Sadie in Cookeville and heading to Covington, LA. We should be back sometime the afternoon of the 15th. One week later we leave the area till next fall.

The weather has turned very hot...an early summer (same as last year except we were in Montana). Will be in the low 90's the rest of the week and over the weekend. Definitely beats severe storms though... Pretty much the same in Louisiana...only hotter and even more humid. We are wimping out....we booked a hotel for our visit there. LOL!

So don't worry if you don't see any posts for the next 2 weeks....just means we're out having fun!

Oh, one last thing. We had a surprise visit today...two blog followers stopped by to meet us. They are former full-timers who settled into northern GA. They still RV...they just stick within a 100 mile radius of home so they can pop back for medical visits, etc. Nice folks...her name was Connie but for the life of me, I can't remember his. Sorry!!! We enjoyed chatting with them and were glad they took the time to stop by and meet us.

Till next time - keep on rollin',
Donna and Stu

Mommy and daddy need to buy a REAL sofa....

Monday, May 30, 2011

...or else they need to lose some weight to make more room for ME!!!!!!!!!!!

Almost up....


Finally...


Now if mommy would just not come sit down....[snicker]

Sniffing and lickingly yours,
Sadie


All gave some and some gave all....

Photo copyright Fentress Courier

Thank you doesn't say enough....

Till next time - keep on rollin',
Donna and Stu

What does a lady motorcycle rider look like?

So many preconceived ideas....thought I'd pass along this link. And yes, I am in the collage...twice. LOL!

BLOG: What does a Woman Rider Look like? Like this …

Till next time - keep on rollin',
Donna and Stu

The 'guardian angel' of Route 66

Sunday, May 29, 2011

They call him many things: The Father of the Mother Road. The Guardian Angel of Route 66. Sometimes, simply, The Ambassador.

His story has been related in travel guides, even on a website for a Route 66 association in the Czech Republic. He and his town were the inspiration for the animated film "Cars," but he has inspired many others, too, with a vigor that age hasn't diminished — a passion for the road he grew up on, and old with.

Read the full article...

Read about our visit to Seligman...

Ride safe,
Stu and Donna

Jamestown Chicken Run & Cruise-In

Saturday, May 28, 2011

From our local Fentress County newspaper:
Chicken Festival, Car Cruise-In Set May 28 in Jamestown

Cornhole Tournament Adds To This Year’s Activities

The Jamestown Rotary Club’s annual Chicken Festival will be held Saturday, May 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (or when the chicken is gone) at the Fentress County Fairgrounds in Jamestown. Created to promote the broiler industry in the Upper Cumberland area in 1957, the festival features some of the best open-pit cooked chicken halves to be found anywhere.

In addition to the great food and entertainment, the Southfork Cruisers Car Club will be holding their 9th Annual Memorial Day Weekend “Chicken Run” Cruise-In on the carnival grounds at the Fairgrounds.

The past two years has seen more than 70 vehicles each year participate, from old classics and antiques through muscle cars, custom cars and trucks. The event will feature 100% payback of entry fees, as well as drawings for cash and door prizes. Swap meet vendors are invited to attend. The event is free, with the only charge for the chicken and concessions.

How could we resist? We headed out on the motorcycles, grabbed some breakfast and hit the fairgounds around 10:30. We found good parking in the shade and on a paved section. About 70-80 cars where set up...a few we had seen at the Friday night cruise-in but many were new.

Here are some favorites, the rest can be seen in our SmugMug album.


Not too crowded, just the right size for us to enjoy looking at all the cars without getting too tired of walking and perfect weather. When we got back to the bikes a couple coming in to the event stopped to talk trikes with Stu. Half an hour later we had new friends...also full-time RVers who ride (he currently has a Harley Road King) who have property with an RV site on it in the Jamestown area. What are the odds.....LOL!

This afternoon we headed out to the property to give Sadie her BFF fix with Keta. Stu also finished hanging the main gate.



Tomorrow we'll visit the land again, do a little puttering and then maybe take in a movie later in the afternoon.

As you enjoy your holiday weekend, please take time to remember all those who have given their lives to give you the freedom to do so!

Till next time - keep on rollin',
Donna and Stu

Gate is fully hung....

We kind of left you hanging last time with the gate half hung. Today we went back out and Stu put the other post in the ground. No more post hole digger in the ground support post....LOL!

Here are a few photos I snapped, including some of the azaleas now popping out all over (still not rhododendron blossoms though).


We still aren't sure when our contractor is going to get us in his schedule but it looks like the shed build will wait till next fall. The main thing now is to get the water and power completely done so we can go directly to the property when we arrive. Then we'll work on the septic and shed.

Still rolling,
Stu and Donna

Are we there yet?

I was so glad to have daddy back home that I almost forgot how much I missed my BFF, Keta. Then daddy put me in the big white truck and we headed to our property.

Are we there yet?


No? How much longer?


Where's Keta?


Can I get out now?


I really was happy to see her...we played and played and played. Then daddy made me take a break in the truck. Parents....jeesh!

Sniffing and lickingly yours,
Sadie


Daddy's Home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, May 27, 2011

I'm so happy...I jumped, I played, I romped, I tugged, I chased, I...I...i....iiiiiiiiiiiii....zzzzzzzzz



Sniffing and lickingly yours,
Sadie


Firefox and Blogger Commenting

Okay...tried ONE MORE thing today....LOL! If you are using Firefox and can't comment on a blog, try installing the IE Tab add-on. Then when you read a blog you want to comment on try these steps:
  1. Right-click the tab for the blog you are reading and chose Switch Rendering Engine
  2. The blog will reload as though it were being read in IE. 
  3. Enter your comment.
  4. Select any type of comment profile post except Google. I used Name/URL.
  5. Click PREVIEW (this is necessary if there is word captcha on the comment page).
  6. Click POST COMMENT.
Hope this helps us all comment on our favorite blogs. That said, someone said to try Chrome. I did. It works. But I still prefer Firefox...it's set up for me and I know my way around. LOL!

Here are some recommendations from Google on getting to your dashboard page if you are still having problems.
  • Make sure you are running the latest version of your browser, if not, upgraded it.
  • Make sure you REALLY have cleared both your COOKIES and CACHE
  • Once Cleared shut down the browser
  • Then Open it again and CHeck that the Cookies and Cache are indeed Empty. This is very important. The problem seems to be with corrupt cookies and cache files
  • If that is OK try going to www.blogger.com . Don't login yet, press CTRL-F5 and then try logging in again
  • If that still does not work try logging into Gmail first and then go to www.blogger.com and try again
  • If that does not work try going to this address http://www2.blogger.com/home
  • If that does not work try going to draft.blogger.com
  • If all those fail, try installing another browser to see if that works eg Firefox, Chrome, Opera etc

Funny thing, I just tested this process from Firefox and it, too, worked!
  1. Right-click the tab for the just opened Blogger.com and chose Switch Rendering Engine
  2. The blog will reload as though it were being read in IE.
  3. Enter your login information and you should be good to go!
Here's hoping they get this fixed but for now, the IE Tab add-on seems to be a good workaround. If you want to bypass these steps once you know it works, you can go to TOOLS/ADD-ONS/IE TAB and enter the URL for Blogger. It will then always open with the fake IE view. I decided to do just that and also added http://*.blogspot.com so that all my friends blogs will open and I can comment.

Till next time - keep on rollin',
Donna and Stu

Rubber rug = 0 , Me = 1

I was bored...what can I say. Mommy wasn't real happy with me...and then she had to fill in the hole I dug with a kitchen spoon cause daddy has the shovel and rake with him. [snicker]





Don't I look all sweet and innocent? [snicker]


To all my friends who can't post comments...NEITHER CAN I...stoopid blogger.

Sniffing and lickingly yours,
Sadie


Quiet couple of days.....

Thursday, May 26, 2011

You've already noticed that the latest blogs have all been generic stuff...not much about us. There's a reason for that...not much to report. LOL!

On Tuesday Stu headed out in the truck to Virginia where we had stored the BRAT Rack at friends. We will need the rack to carry our motorcycle cargo trailer that we are picking up in Louisiana in a couple of weeks.

He thought he'd be back today but decided to stay an extra day to visit family in Maryland. He should be home tomorrow night.

Me, I've just been doing the usual household chores, catching up on reading, running errands on the motorcycle and working on convincing Miss Sadie that Stu isn't the only alpha dog in the house...and she is NOT the other one. LOL!

We had some weather move in last night around 3 am, again around 8-9 am and the final round around 5 pm. Mostly heavy rain, some wind (lots of leaves on the ground) and this afternoon a little hail. Believe me, nothing serious compared to those in the Midwest...my heart goes out to them!









If you look REALLY hard, you can see a rainbow in this shot....



The biggest news seems to be the Blogger issues....several folks have said they can post comments if they are in a pop-up and not embedded in the blog. I just changed all my blogs to use the pop-up (which I detest but who am I to say...LOL!). Hopefully folks can now comment...at least the ones that couldn't before.

I can post using the Blogger in Draft as well using email (a good backup to have set up). Can't comment, it wants me to login, I do and I get the login page back. Same things happen if I go to Blogger.com. Sigh...

June 3rd we head to Fontana Village in NC for 5 days. While there we will use our seasons passes for my first visit to Dollywood, do some riding in the Smokies and maybe even get in our first whitewater rafting trip. Time will tell...lots to see and do in five short days.

On June 8th we load up the motorcycles, pick up Sadie from doggy camp and we head to Covington, LA to meet up with 50-60 or our closest motorcycle friends (including two couples from Australia). Should be a blast!

We plan to camp while there and we'll also be picking up our new motorcycle pull-behind trailer, BRAT II. If Sadie does with with our host's dog, we'll take one day before coming home and ride in to New Orleans. Then we'll camp on the way back home....sort of a shake-down trip for New England travel this July.
Till next time - keep on rollin',
Donna and Stu

Add me to the list...

Add me to the ever expanding list of those that can't comment and can no
longer log into Blogger. Doing this post via email and hoping it will
post. Back when I can be!

Donna (Stu is on the road, heading back to TN from VA)

EDIT: Posting via email worked but also found out that I can get to my dashboard from this link. http://draft.blogger.com

EDIT 2: Can't post a comment to my own blog in addition to everyone else's. Clearing cache, dumping cookies, refreshing...nothing has helped. Sigh....

Wonder when daddy will be home?

It's exhausting babysitting mommy when daddy is gone....



I try to stay awake....honest...


But sometimes sleep wins out...



Sniffing and lickingly yours,
Sadie


When daddy's away, mommy and I play!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Daddy left in the big white truck and mommy said he'd be gone a couple of days. He finished up the milk in the jug before leaving. Mommy asked if I could flatten it for her so it would fit in the trash.

Sure!














When I got it flat for the trash, mommy said "thank you" and took it away...

Sniffing and lickingly yours,
Sadie