Monday, April 28, 2014

Let the sports start again–I love it!

We got back into sports this weekend and I am loving it!  However, by the end I will be worn out from games.  We have already told boys we may not be at every game.  Zachary will play three soccer games a week for the next three weeks!  And Zane has soccer and baseball.  With the wind we are having right now it will be a challenge.  Oh well, they are only young once.

Zane first – soccer.  This is not his favorite sport I think.  He loves the baseball and football but he tries.

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Zane shine when he plays baseball. Not a runner but he can throw and hit that ball.

Warming up.  04-26-14 Zane baseball 0104-26-14 Zane baseball 02I think he hits that ball every time he goes to bat.  Oh, yes, we are still in coach pitch.04-26-14 Zane baseball 09They rotate the kids in different positions. Outfield here.04-26-14 Zane baseball 1204-26-14 Zane baseball 1604-26-14 Zane baseball 17This hit was a three base hit.  Good going, Zane!04-26-14 Zane baseball 35

I have missed watching Zachary play soccer!  I am so glad they have added it to the sports line up at junior high.  They needed to in order to give the high school a fighting chance.  Zachary has developed into a good player.  The team is struggling as it only has six players who really have any soccer experience but I know these boys will help the new ones and eventually have a great team.

04-28-14 Zachary soccer 0604-28-14 Zachary soccer 0804-28-14 Zachary soccer 1004-28-14 Zachary soccer 1404-28-14 Zachary soccer 1604-28-14 Zachary soccer 1704-28-14 Zachary soccer 1904-28-14 Zachary soccer 2004-28-14 Zachary soccer 23

Zachary is also reffing soccer so I will have to go get some pictures of that.  He also has signed up for basketball.  Another busy spring…

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Rest of the Story

OK, going to end this travel log with one more blog post.  Whew.  I really apologize for all the posts in a short time.  If I had wifi while on the road, I mean besides my personal hotspot, I would certainly have tried to post as I went.

Cedar Creek Campground on Old Hickory Lake near Hermitage and Mt. Juliet, TN.  Wonderful place.  We had a nice flat place, electricity, water and with our park pass it was only $12 a night.  I would go back here in a heartbeat!04-14-14 iphone 0804-14-14 iphone 0904-14-14 Nashville 1Of course, Buddy loves the water!04-14-14 Nashville 304-14-14 Nashville 504-14-14 Nashville 6And there were deer every evening around dusk.04-16-14 Nashville 0104-16-14 Nashville 03Finally a really pretty sunset.  We had rain a lot it seemed.04-16-14 Nashville 0404-16-14 Nashville 0904-16-14 pics 14This is the view from Tana and Schot’s back deck.  Awesome.  And the turkey were gobbling in the forest.04-14-14 iphone 10Their backyard. Tana says they never use that pretty area but it is nice.04-14-14 iphone 11It was sooo sooo wonderful to see Tana and Shot.  They fed us and kept us entertained.  I am so happy that we stopped there.  And we are planning a Lake Tahoe trip with them in late September!  Wish we lived closer.  I really enjoy their company.04-16-14 Tana and Schot 03On another note, gas from the BP stations was a bit strange for us.  Usually here the diesel pumps are colored green so that consumers know immediately it is diesel.  Ross went to the bathroom at one of the BP stations so I said no prob, I will fill up the truck.  I almost panicked when I started putting the green handle to the filler on the truck. Had to back up about three times and make sure I had it right.  Ross came out and we laughed about it.  Had to take some pictures to prove it. 

Black handle on the Diesel.04-15-14 gas 2Green on the gasoline.  Strange.04-15-14 gas 1

We left the Nashville area and headed for home.  We thought and thought about heading north or other ways but home was calling.

Through Memphis… or rather around it.

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The first night we stayed at a place outside of Little Rock after spending and hour and a half stuck in traffic due to a wreck and finding a new way around Little Rock.  The little lake near Morrilltown was called Lake Overcup.  Very basic but really pretty.

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In Oklahoma we stopped a bit earlier and stayed at Lake Thunderbird.  It was ok but not someplace I would seek out on purpose.  04-18-14 Lake Thunderbird OK 0104-18-14 Lake Thunderbird OK 0204-18-14 Lake Thunderbird OK 03Then on to home!04-18-14 travel 07There were fields of these yellow flowers through OK and the Texas Panhandle.  After looking it up, we found they were the new cash crop – canola.  Really pretty!04-19-14 travel 01HOME!04-19-14 travel 05And still under a really bad drought.  Wish we could have brought rain home04-19-14 travel 1204-19-14 travel 1304-19-14 travel 1404-19-14 travel 16

That’s it!  A month away from home and we are right back in the swing of it.  Boys will be playing sports, I am working, and the house and trailer and truck need cleaning.  What else is new.  Let me know if you have questions.

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Let the sports start again–I love it!

We got back into sports this weekend and I am loving it!  However, by the end I will be worn out from games.  We have already told boys we may not be at every game.  Zachary will play three soccer games a week for the next three weeks!  And Zane has soccer and baseball.  With the wind we are having right now it will be a challenge.  Oh well, they are only young once.

Zane first – soccer.  This is not his favorite sport I think.  He loves the baseball and football but he tries.

04-26-14 Zane soccer 1404-26-14 Zane soccer 1704-26-14 Zane soccer 29

Zane shine when he plays baseball. Not a runner but he can throw and hit that ball.

Warming up.  04-26-14 Zane baseball 0104-26-14 Zane baseball 02I think he hits that ball every time he goes to bat.  Oh, yes, we are still in coach pitch.04-26-14 Zane baseball 09They rotate the kids in different positions. Outfield here.04-26-14 Zane baseball 1204-26-14 Zane baseball 1604-26-14 Zane baseball 17This hit was a three base hit.  Good going, Zane!04-26-14 Zane baseball 35

I have missed watching Zachary play soccer!  I am so glad they have added it to the sports line up at junior high.  They needed to in order to give the high school a fighting chance.  Zachary has developed into a good player.  The team is struggling as it only has six players who really have any soccer experience but I know these boys will help the new ones and eventually have a great team.

04-28-14 Zachary soccer 0604-28-14 Zachary soccer 0804-28-14 Zachary soccer 1004-28-14 Zachary soccer 1404-28-14 Zachary soccer 1604-28-14 Zachary soccer 1704-28-14 Zachary soccer 1904-28-14 Zachary soccer 2004-28-14 Zachary soccer 23

Zachary is also reffing soccer so I will have to go get some pictures of that.  He also has signed up for basketball.  Another busy spring…

The Rest of the Story

OK, going to end this travel log with one more blog post.  Whew.  I really apologize for all the posts in a short time.  If I had wifi while on the road, I mean besides my personal hotspot, I would certainly have tried to post as I went.

Cedar Creek Campground on Old Hickory Lake near Hermitage and Mt. Juliet, TN.  Wonderful place.  We had a nice flat place, electricity, water and with our park pass it was only $12 a night.  I would go back here in a heartbeat!04-14-14 iphone 0804-14-14 iphone 0904-14-14 Nashville 1Of course, Buddy loves the water!04-14-14 Nashville 304-14-14 Nashville 504-14-14 Nashville 6And there were deer every evening around dusk.04-16-14 Nashville 0104-16-14 Nashville 03Finally a really pretty sunset.  We had rain a lot it seemed.04-16-14 Nashville 0404-16-14 Nashville 0904-16-14 pics 14This is the view from Tana and Schot’s back deck.  Awesome.  And the turkey were gobbling in the forest.04-14-14 iphone 10Their backyard. Tana says they never use that pretty area but it is nice.04-14-14 iphone 11It was sooo sooo wonderful to see Tana and Shot.  They fed us and kept us entertained.  I am so happy that we stopped there.  And we are planning a Lake Tahoe trip with them in late September!  Wish we lived closer.  I really enjoy their company.04-16-14 Tana and Schot 03On another note, gas from the BP stations was a bit strange for us.  Usually here the diesel pumps are colored green so that consumers know immediately it is diesel.  Ross went to the bathroom at one of the BP stations so I said no prob, I will fill up the truck.  I almost panicked when I started putting the green handle to the filler on the truck. Had to back up about three times and make sure I had it right.  Ross came out and we laughed about it.  Had to take some pictures to prove it. 

Black handle on the Diesel.04-15-14 gas 2Green on the gasoline.  Strange.04-15-14 gas 1

We left the Nashville area and headed for home.  We thought and thought about heading north or other ways but home was calling.

Through Memphis… or rather around it.

04-17-14 Travel 0104-17-14 Travel 05

The first night we stayed at a place outside of Little Rock after spending and hour and a half stuck in traffic due to a wreck and finding a new way around Little Rock.  The little lake near Morrilltown was called Lake Overcup.  Very basic but really pretty.

04-17-14 Ark04-18-14 travel 0104-18-14 travel 0204-18-14 travel 0404-18-14 travel 0504-17-14 Nashville 0204-17-14 Nashville 05

In Oklahoma we stopped a bit earlier and stayed at Lake Thunderbird.  It was ok but not someplace I would seek out on purpose.  04-18-14 Lake Thunderbird OK 0104-18-14 Lake Thunderbird OK 0204-18-14 Lake Thunderbird OK 03Then on to home!04-18-14 travel 07There were fields of these yellow flowers through OK and the Texas Panhandle.  After looking it up, we found they were the new cash crop – canola.  Really pretty!04-19-14 travel 01HOME!04-19-14 travel 05And still under a really bad drought.  Wish we could have brought rain home04-19-14 travel 1204-19-14 travel 1304-19-14 travel 1404-19-14 travel 16

That’s it!  A month away from home and we are right back in the swing of it.  Boys will be playing sports, I am working, and the house and trailer and truck need cleaning.  What else is new.  Let me know if you have questions.