Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!

Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!
We are extensively traveling around...working and having a blast...Life is Grand!

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Goodbye 2013

Looking back on our year, some folks might say we did a great deal, but for us we feel we did not do enough because even though we found different roads to take we still stayed on the same path. 

We drove the Pacific Highway once again…

We tasted different wines and even visited a few vineyards…

We ate at so many restaurants and tasted different types of food…


We worked the fairs, pumpkins and trees…

We embraced the west all awhile in fear of the east…
2013 for us was a year of rebuilding…rebuilding our courage that is!  A few years back, those storms took a toll on us and we got scared, scared to venture out of the west where storms are not that devastating, but it’s time to move forward and get unstuck.  We have made reservations at NASCAR events and other venues where we can’t…we won’t back down now!

Fear always has a place in your life, but it should never rule your decisions or dreams.  We have so many more places to see and so many more things to do that we can’t…we won’t allow this fear of the weather to take over our lives any longer.  We will be cautious, but we will not be stifled.

We are writing our stories, taking more photos, creating cards and newsletters, we are writing our songs and creating a life we have always dreamed we could live.  All awhile we are learning more about ourselves and the things we love to do and making it our lifestyle.

Yes, there will be storms, but what is life without them?  We will take cover and learn from them and then move forward towards the best life we can live.

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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Onto Our Next Adventures

This year was a much shorter season but still was long. Working 12+ hours for 30+ days are just rough and we are getting much too old for that sort of demand on our bodies but we made it through and are now onto our next adventures.

We left a little later than planned from the tree lot on Christmas Eve due to an issue on the rig. As I got into the driver’s seat to roll off the pads that had us semi leveled during our stay at the lot the brake pedal went to the floor. Jerry did all he could, he bled the air, he checked for leaks, he checked if the fluid was full and still no brakes. When we shut off the motor, the brakes were back but when we started the motor once again no brakes. A friend of one of the workers who worked on RV’s told us that Fords were notorious for doing this and we needed to get off the blocks and drive around in the lot and the brakes should be fine. I was skeptical and was scared to even drop off the blocks since we were right by the fence, so we removed the fence that gave us a wide area to go through instead of the tight gate area. Well it worked. Once we got Maggie out there the brakes were fine. 

Since we left the lot a few hours later than planned and maneuvering through Cajon Pass with lots of wind we decided to stop in Yermo, California instead of making it all the way to Pahrump, Nevada.

We overnighted at the Barstow Calico KOA and rode our bikes to the local Peggy Sue’s 50’s Diner, check out our separate reviews on both.

The next day we drove the few hours left to Pahrump, Nevada on a new highway we had never been on before and it was a wonderful drive.

We plan to stay in Pahrump until the New Year where we have reservations at Circus Circus KOA in Las Vegas so we can see Mystere by Cirque du Soleil at Treasure Island

From there we plan to slowly head to Quartzsite where we will work at Big Lou’s BBQ during the RV Show before heading east for some really exciting adventures!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Peggy Sue’s 50’s Diner

36654 W Yermo Road
Yermo, CA  92398
What a fun place!

We have passed by this place so many times and decided this time we were going to go and have some lunch.  We were not disappointed!

The memorabilia throughout the diner was fascinating and fun...

The Chicken Fried Steak was fresh and definitely not frozen.  The Mashed Potatoes were made with real potatoes and the right amount of spices.

We would highly recommend dining here and we will certainly revisit whenever we are in the area again.

For more photos, check out our Google + Web Albums.