Friday, February 10, 2006

Going North

We often hear about a turn for the worse being called "going south." For the last two days we have been going north toward Oregon. We stayed in Bakersfield, CA last night in a nice RV park but unfortunately it had no wireless internet (they assured us they had it and it worked) to use for a blog or anything else. The company that was supposed to carry their internet was Transnet and unfortunately their net wasn't working and neither was their 800 number - I think they went out of business. It's the same poor service we had in Williamsburg, VA last year. We normally stay at the Palms RV park a good but not the most attractive RV park with great rates and the same Wireless Web we had in Escondido. The Wireless Web is run by a very nice and efficient guy in San Antonio named Dick L (privacy) who has been a great help providing service at a few places we have stayed. Dick, if you read this Sharon in Bakersfield may be calling you for a second location,

Well all is not the internet or the blog - we get to see Peter tomorrow and can't wait. The area here is beautiful and much greener than Lancaster. We hope he is in good spirits. I can't say enough how great it was seeing Steven's family (by the way David congratulations on the 3.30 grade average), and Matt and Diana (damn we miss him and will miss her from here on out), Jill and George and their critters) and finally my golfing buddy "Big" Ed.

It will be great to see Oregon and our home in a few days. Maybe we can relax a bit for awhile and plan for Easter and hopefully a visit by the Hogles (I hope Michelle is fully recovered from a serious auto crash and can find a way to visit). I would be amiss to not tell Stella and Vivian how much their E-Mail notes to Scrabble Queen have meant on this trip and daily for the last several years.

No scrabble tonight.

Quote(s) of the day ~
This trip has been an adventure now it's almost over and I couldn't pick just one quote so here are four:

"“We should come home from adventures, and perils, and discoveries every day with new experience and character"” ~ Henry David Thoreau quotes (American Essayist, Poet and Philosopher, 1817-1862)

"“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open."” ~ Jawaharlal Nehru quotes (Indian Prime Minister. 1889-1964)

"“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable." ~ Helen Keller quotes (American Author and Educator who was blind and deaf. 1880-1968)

"When you're safe at home you wish you were having an adventure; when you're having an adventure you wish you were safe at home" ~ Thornton Wilder quotes (American writer of innovative plays and novels, 1897-1975)

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