Sunday, June 14, 2009

Family time

We got news 3 weeks ago my mother had been sick with the flu. Turned out is wasn't the flu, but a spot on her lung was found. They thought she might have pneumonia. Turns out it was not pneumonia, but non small cell cancer. Not knowing the stage, we took a quick trip to Seattle to visit.
Her strength was down after 4 days of flu symptoms and a week in the hospital. She was still in the Rehab Center, but was released within days of our arrival. Once she got home, she started improving daily. We were able to take a four generations photo.
It was beautiful weather the whole week we were there. Not usually that nice in June. We took a morning to visit the Seattle Waterfront, Pike Place, Ye Olde Curiosity Shop, Seattle Aquarium and waterfront shops until we decided we'd seen enough. Was nice to be "home" even though I haven't lived there in over 40 years.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

HGTV Green Home

For Snowbirds

Monday, April 06, 2009

Havre de Grace, MD

We left VA and moved to MD in March. A Beautiful Spring day means it's time to see local sites. It was an April Sunday on northern part of the Chesapeake Bay not far from our RV Park. The Concord Point Light House and Lightkeeper's house are open for viewing. We walked along the wooden walkway following our noses until we came across an outdoor Grille. Watching the sailboats and other boaters is a relaxing way to spend an afternoon eating a hot fish sandwich.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Battle of Bull Run on Henry Hill

A beautiful windy winter day in Manassas, VA led us to the Manassas Battlefield. Since we were short on time, we started in the Visitor's Center watching a 45 min movie on Henry Hill and the First Battle of Manassas, also known as the Battle of Bull Run. It was the first battle between the North and South.

We had some time before the movie started so we walked around the grounds of Henry Hill. Named after the Henry family. On July 21, 1861 Mrs. Judith Carter Henry old and bedridden was killed in her home during the battle. By day's end, 900 soldiers were also killed on Matthews Hill, Henry Hill and Chinn Ridge.

The house was damaged during the fighting and later used as firewood by soldiers. Mrs. Henry's children rebuilt the house after the war. Her son Isaac and sister are buried beside her in the small family cemetary. The Memorial was built for all those who died during the 1st Battle.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Home Suite Home

This is our 2nd Suite. Here are a few views of the interior of our 2009 Mobile Suite. We customized a 38TKSB3 to a 38RSSB3 by eliminating the desk at Entertainment Center and turning the U-shape kitchen counter into an extended Island.

We had it built with a fiberglass roof which is standard on the Elites. Because we ordered, we have all the options we wanted and none of those that we didn't feel necessary to make us more comfortable. Other items including adding shelves in the bathroom linen closet.

We have replaced all the furniture with residential grade except the dinette table and chairs. David also added a few changes: silver backsplash wall behind the stovetop, shelving in 3 cabinets.
The table is now our computer table.

DRV Luxury Suites has also come out with more new floorplans for 2009 and many upgrades from earlier models.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Air and Space Museum in Chantilly, VA

We took a nice short drive on a sunny Saturday in early January to visit the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Chantilly, VA. Museum is Free, but you pay for parking. It's in the Udvar-Hazy Center near Dulles Airport. It's located near a large airport so they could fly in planes too big for the one in downtown DC.
Amazing how they can fit so many planes so close. It was more interesting than I expected. Different sections for flight eras. It was much different from the A&S Museum in downtown DC. that we went through in 2007 while in MD.