Thursday, November 5, 2009

New Blog Site

To anyone interested, I have a new Blog Site at

Please check it out.

thanks, Mark Woolington

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Christmas RV Park.... Back to the Beginning

We are finally back to where we started. Now we need a place to live that doesn't move.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Perry, Georgia

We are settled in at Boland's RV Park in Perry, GA. Tomorrow, we will have one more day on the road. The GPS says we are 357 miles, 6 and 1/2 hours to Fort Christmas RV Park east of Orlando. We will be staying there until we can find a rental house.

Monday, August 3, 2009

The Owensville, MO Stretch

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We are at the Lost Valley Lake Resort for two days. I can see why they call this place "Lost" because I'm sure several people have gotten lost getting here or getting out. "Lost" because it's closer to nine other towns than it is to Owensville, MO. I guess to be fair, it would also be a stretch to call Beemont, Drake, Rosebud or the other places on the map, towns.

Lost Valley is a pretty nice place. They keep it maintained really well and there two lakes with a lot of activities for families.

So it took about 8 and 1/2 hours to get here from Lincoln, Nebraska. The one thing I didn't understand was why they have mile marker signs every two tenths of a mile on their interstate system? I guess that if someone is broken down they can tell the tow truck diver exactly where they are. It might go like this...........
Hello. Billy Bob's Towing?
Yes. This is Billy Bob his self.
Good. Mr. Bob, I'm broken down on I-29, south bound, 16 feet, 4 and 7/8 inches, south of mile marker 107.2. But that's only approximate.
No problem. I'll be there in 27 minutes and 38 seconds. Give or take a second or two.

Maybe the state of Missouri can get federal funds so they can have mile markers every tenth of a mile instead of every two tenths. It would create jobs and make it much safer for stranded motorist.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Nebraska and Andy Rooney

We left Cheyenne, Wyoming early this morning and as we were driving through the state of Nebraska I started to think of Andy Rooney of 60 minutes fame. Some of you are too young to know who he is, but he was always asking in an animated voice........... "did you ever wonder why............". Well, in Nebraska I was thinking to myself (Laura was asleep) in my best Andy Rooney voice................

Did you ever wonder why they have a tourist information center in Nebraska? Just who goes on vacation to Nebraska.........people from Oakley, Kansas? Some of the hot spots in the state are the Museum of Military Vehicles, the Museum of the Fur Trade, Cabela's World Headquarters and the Mean Wind Farm. I wonder if it's an organic wind farm?

Did you ever wonder why they have a sign on I-80 that says "Watch for wind on overpass"? I don't know about you, but I have never seen the wind and I never know it's around until it's too late. I thought about stopping on the overpass to look for the wind, but it would have been too dangerous on such a busy interstate.

Did you ever wonder why the state of Nebraska has a county named Cheyenne? It's about a hundred miles east of Cheyenne, Wyoming. You would think that if you were going to have a county named Cheyenne, it would be in Wyoming, near Cheyenne.

Anyway, we are at the Nebraska State Fair Park just outside of Lincoln and I'm wondering why.

Friday, July 31, 2009


We went into "Shy-ann" today and did the trolley tour. Or as one woman in our group said the trolley "turr". We also went to the Cheyenne, Wyoming Museum. It was pretty interesting . Now we know more than we ever wanted to know about the history of Cheyenne, Wyoming. They have been having a rodeo days event the last week in July since 1890 or so. I'm not sure if it was OK if we missed it or not. How do you get a job dressing up as Wild Bill Hickock and having the one hundredth and nineteenth shoot out in the streets of Cheyenne, Wyoming?

The one thing that stands out is that they had a lot of saloons out here. In the late 1800's they had sixty of them in two square blocks in "Shy-ann". I guess that people have been self medicating over the ages, but these people took it to a new level. It reminds me of the month I spent , one week in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (sounds like Bob Olive). It gets really, really cold here and they didn't have Prozac back then, so I guess they did what they had to do.

Did I mention that boots were big around here? No pun intended.

I've been looking for a cowboy hat and a belt buckle for a souvenir, but I think that if I ever wore them back home , they probably would think I'm from Kissimmeee rather than from out west.

The train depot. Trains are big around here because they get so many of the natural resources like gold, coal, cattle, oil and natural gas in this area back to the east. The trains were huge in opening up the west because it is so large and desolate. I'm beginning to sound like a trolley "turr" driver.

Right now Laura's doing laundry at the facilities at the KOA, so I guess I'm doing dinner. There is a storm moving in and it starting to feel a lot like Oakley, Kansas.
Tomorrow we head though Nebraska. It's only about 500 miles and one day in our life. Ahhhh, the good life.
By the way, Laura just got back and she said the dryer's really suck (her words) and there is a storm coming......have I taken Heidi out yet? I guess I better get to work.

Cheyenne, Wyoming

We decided to stay in Cheyenne, Wyoming for two nights. It looks like it could be interesting and it will be the last "western" town we will see as we head east. The English language is so strange. Who decided to pronounce Cheyenne, "shy-ann" when it makes a lot more sense to pronounce it "chay-in-ee".

By the way...........our decision to head back east was due to missing a lot of people, things and comforts. I knew that we would feel that way at some time during our trip, but I had no idea when it would happen. I think that some times we have to just "go for it" because it's the only way to learn and really experience life.

I know I've said this before, but this is a very strange lifestyle. We met a man that said he and his wife had been full timing in their RV for 12 years. It definitely takes a person with a different frame of mind to do this, however I don't think anyone can really know what it's like unless they experience it first hand. It's like trying to explain what it's like to have children to someone who has never had any.
Another interesting thing that I wasn't expecting...............we have had over 1060 hits on this blog in 31 days. That means that an average of about 34 people a day visit our blog site.'s my mom looking at it 34 times a day! ! !
Over the years Laura and I have been together we have been the most happy and satisfied when we are working toward some type of project or goal. When we get back, I'm sure we will look for something else to tackle or project to work on. I'm sure we will still travel, but just in a different way.
And I think I know who "anomoyouse" is, but I'll never tell.