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Our names are John and Cathryn and we live in  Kalispell, Montana with our beautiful Golden Retriever, Annie.  After we both experienced some rough patches late in life, we met each other through a mutual friend in October of 2014. Last summer (2016) we returned to Cathryn's home in Montana after a year long RV trip together around this beautiful country.  We traveled over 31,000 miles and drove through over 35 states.  It was an adventure to remember and one that sealed a friendship between us that we hope will last the rest of our lives.  We have decided to continue living here in Northwest Montana and have started building our "together" home in the country outside of Kalispell.  As our new home on two country acres becomes our special place to live out our golden years, we hope you will share the adventures with us through this blog. We are happy, content and enjoying life "one day at a time" to the fullest! 

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy New Year

Here it is January 2, 2012, my Mom's birth date.  She would be 105 if she were still with us.  She was here 93 wonderful years so longevity seems to be in our genes.  Living so long was not so wonderful for Mom and I recall her saying she didn't understand why she wasn't called to Heaven as she was very tired of living here on Earth.  I hope I don't have to live that long.  Maybe my days will get better but right now I can't imagine 25 more years without Pati.  That would seem like punishment.  My Mom lived 39 years after losing my Dad  in 1954.

Anyway, on a lighter subject, it is, and has been, raining for a few days here.  Pretty cold too....lower 40's out there.  So, living in a travel trailer has it's disadvantages...like now.  Cabin fever. I did put my canopy out since it is not windy but it is cold so not so nice sitting outside.  At least my patio is dry.  I am typing this as I, and Dexter, look out the side window and wish we could go outside.  I will go outside soon since Dexter does his business outside so not a lot of choices there.  My sister in law, Susan, is probably grinning (although I am not even sure she reads my blog) and thinking I need a cat like her cat Mo who doesn't know how to go potty outside!  Oh well, it forces me to get out and get a little exercise so not so bad.  I will say, if, and I really doubt it will ever happen, I had a cat I would want one just like Mo.  He is really a cool cat.

This is how it looked before the rain!


My pal Dexter keeping me company during cabin fever!


I am going to go outside shortly and cook me a Buba-Burger on my grill.  If you haven't tried Buba-Burgers you should treat yourself sometime.  Pretty darn good.  Add some Bushes Bourbon Baked Beans and not a bad meal.  Last night we had an after New Year's gathering at the rec center here at the RV Park.  It was pretty nice and I met a few people I had not met previously and had munchies and some champagne so overall not a bad evening.

My neighbors who live in the little trailer I showed you last posting are having some difficulty with condensation in their trailer.  They were drying it out today with the windows open and the heater on high so I invited them to sit with me and Dexter for awhile in our trailer.  They are quiet impressed with our trailer and said they may consider getting one to replace the small one they have. I have been giving them some pointers I have learned along the way so hope it helps them make a good decision.

I changed my mind about staying here in Rockport (too boring) so I went to the RV park I had reserved a spot with for February and got my deposit back today.  I plan to go to San Antonio and see if they have some space on the military bases for me.  If so, I will stay two weeks at Brook Army Base and another two weeks at Lackland AFB.  Both have real nice rv parks but they can fill up fast in the Winter.  This will give me a chance to get a doctor's appointment and get a check up while I am in the area.  I have been havingsome weird Vertigo spells lately so need to see what is going on.  After that I plan  to go to Canyon Lake, just north of San Antonio, and stay awhile at a real nice Corp of Engineers RV Park called Potter's Creek and look at lots.  I will get a chance to visit some nice friends Pati and I made while we lived in San Antonio so I am looking forward to that.  I hope to get the chance to have a visit with my nephew, Clifford Ray, while I am there.  I have only met him once a few years back but he is our family and I hope to spend some time with him.

I really don't see much to tell you about around here so my next post will probably be after I get to San Antonio.  That is a neat city with lots to see and do so I will keep you posted from there.  Until then...happy trails.