Thursday, September 13, 2007

Good Eats, New Schedule, and Trip

Well, let me start by saying, this week I have found out that more folks read our blog than I thought. I was really surprised to hear from e-mails and a couple of phone calls that people really look forward to seeing new posts. So, I have decided to try to post more often. In the next few weeks it won't be hard to think about what to write. We have lots planned.
First of all, let me tell you about 2 places we went to eat. Last week we went to a chain hamburger place called MAID RITE. They have loose meat that is steamed instead of fried or broiled. We really didn't know what to expect, except that one fact. We had no idea that they covered the bottom half of the bun with mustard. I am not a fan of regular yellow mustard. I like sweet hot honey mustard in moderation. Well, we were a bit disappointed, but we figured live and learn.
Today we went to a little place called Val's. It is a little place with no seating, you have to take- out. You can choose what you want on your burger, and what size fries. We ordered small fries. They give you so many that we thought they made a mistake. The burgers were good, too. But the hit of the day, as far as I'm concerned, was the milkshakes. They have a bunch of flavors. Banana, cherry, vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, pecan, creme sickle, just for starters. You can mix any flavors. Tom had vanilla, I had pecan-vanilla. It was by far the best milkshake I ever had. Needless to say, we will be back there before we leave here. If not for burgers, then for shakes.The food today was definitely better than last week.
Now for the schedule. One of the work camper couples have moved on. Mary and Gerry left after Labor Day. They are headed for California. That left 4 couples to fill the hours of 5. We had a meeting, and decided to have our hours extended. After Labor Day the office closes at 7 during the week. We stay open later on the week-end. So, we will have 5 hour shifts each on Sunday thru Thursday. 9-2 and 2-7. Still three shifts on Friday and Saturday. We all had to switch around for the appointments that were made with doctors, dentist, and trips that were set up. We are all set to go for the rest of the season. Which brings me to the next item.
On Saturday we are off to South Dakota to change our domicile. That means drivers' licenses, registrations for Emily and the Tracker, and becoming citizens of the state. For a lot of reasons it is beneficial to RVers to do this. South Dakota welcomes us folks with open arms. They make it easy and quick, and we should be done in about a day and a half. It's too bad that we won't get to vote at home. There is someone who could really use our votes for county coroner. Sorry John! The trip over there will take about 4 and a half or 5 hours. We will be staying in a state park, and will surely take pictures. We'll let you all know how it all comes out.
And for those at home...I finished the Connor's rainbow blanket today. It came out rally nice. I hope he likes it. He picked out the yarn. Maybe we'll add some pictures tomorrow. Tom is already in bed. It's going for 11 o'clock, which is past our bed time. We have lots to do tomorrow to get ready for the trip. We work the late shift (5-8), and want to be ready before we got to work. I keep thinking we will forget something every time we move or go someplace. I have to get used to the idea that we take everything we have with us. How could we forget anything.
That's just one of the things a first year full timer has to adjust to. We are really loving it.
How could I have forgotten to say PENN STATE BEAT NOTRE DAME !!!!! The Mets are in by 6 and a half games. Things are looking Good. http://picasaweb.google.com/tnank101/RainbowBlanket02

1 comment:

Charlot said...

Good for people to know.