Tuesday, June 6, 2006

On your mark, Get set......

We are almost ready to GO!!! Dom's team ended up in third place. They did very well and Dom improved a great deal this year. He likes baseball and will probably play winter ball next fall.

Therefore, we are ready to get under way. I have my 3 month check up (at 2 months and 2 weeks) tomorrow and we plan to leave here on Thursday for Livingston. I am doing very well and this is just a formality. You could not tell by looking at me working like a dog in the heat around here that I had back surgery. I feel fine and have no pain.

I have been working on getting everything ready including my motorcycle loader. It is designed to be installed in the back of a pickup or fastened permanently on the deck of a truck. I needed to install it so that we could load the scooter from the side in a rear position and then move it forward so the trailer will clear it on turns. I have worked with a local welding shop to fabricate some mounting hardware and finally found the heavy duty wheels which will be installed tomorrow morning. That is the last thing on my list.

Deidra and Dom are excited to be off on another adventure. They love to travel with us and we love having them although it is a very different lifestyle when they are with us. Seems we spend most of our time catering to them and things sure are more hectic. It is very obvious to us why young people have kids and not grandparents.

Internet access will be available most of the time, but any of you who correspond with us should realize that sometimes it will be a day or two when we are without. We will get back to you as soon as we can.

Guess that's it. Check back often as we will try to do a better job of keeping this up to date since we will now have something to report.


  1. The great retirement adventure begins! Have fun!

    Keep us up to date on locations and excitements.

  2. Richard and Diana, hope I am doing this right. So glad you will be on your way today. We are leaving June 8th, Thursday morning for Colorado. We got a late start due to Wayne having minor, minor surgery last Tuesday, so after the girls are groomed in the morning we plan to leave around noon. Hopefully, it will cooler up there. Will not travel far the first day.
    Have such a wonderful life and trip. Have really enjoyed knowing you two and will be glad to cross our paths in the future. Let us know about Alaska.
    God bless you both and take care. Judy