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The mountains are calling and I must go...Got the t shirt in Georgia one year and this is our calling! We'll see y'all down the road!

Monday, February 17, 2020

It seems like we just got here and now it's time to head EAST!

Saturday morning we took our time getting ready for the day.  After breakfast and dishes I headed outside in shorts! A beautiful day here in Paso Robles, CA.  Ken was already outside visiting with John and Karen.  

I joined them and then a little later we were headed out in Karen's truck. First stop was the RV place as Ken wanted to get a 50 to 30 amp plug.  While there we ventured out to look at the fifth wheels.  John and Karen are in the market for a new one and John's been looking while he's been here in CA.  He really likes the Montana fifth wheels. They are gorgeous, gotta say.  We probably killed an hour going in and out of the different models. 

He found a firewood place while he's been here so Karen and I stayed in the truck while they filled Karen's truck with firewood :) You know Karen was happy haha. 

While waiting for the truck to be filled, our tax people from Winnemucca called with good news for a change. Ever since we retired we've had to pay quarterly estimates.  He said we can stop now as long as our income stays pretty much the same and we get a refund this year! WHAT? YES! Not a lot, but sure is better than paying! 

Then it seemed we were done, when John stopped at a local antique shop! YAY.  Yes, that was fun.  John and Karen found a couple of things but there was no way they could take them home as the back of the truck was filled.  She made a good deal and said they'd be back on Sunday to pick them up. 

Back to camp and time for Happy Hour.  Once the sun went down, time for a camp fire.  Eventually John bar b quad some steaks and I had made twice baked potatoes. Delicious dinner while we sat inside watching a movie.  Eventually I called it quits and after the movie Ken came home.  

We heard grandson, Jacob got a call home on Saturday and he's doing well. He's got a bad cough but doesn't want to go to medical and take a chance of losing his RCPO position so he's toughing it out.  From what I'm seeing there's a lot of that going around. March 13th will be here soon! 
My find from the antique store.4 cups and four saucers for the hoosier
cabinet in the bunk house at home :) 

Sunday morning was a wake up about 0630 and got the day going! It was a beautiful, clear morning.  Again, once I got things cleaned up inside, joined  the gang outside. Ken and i then headed to the local WALMART and got a couple of things.  Once we came back we headed back to the antique store to pick up J and K's goodies. Here's a few pictures: 
Minature Chuck Wagon

Needs some more realistic tools..but this is just too cute!

Another find of theirs

Love this! 

Karen will be painting the bars black..

Mugsy was not a happy guy being in jail! LOL..

We had to make two trips, but that was fine. Worth it to see their little frontier town growing :) 

Once we were done with all that Karen and I brought out some snacks and we just enjoyed the company and visiting with each other. Again, a fire after the sun went down and then we all ate leftovers inside until it was time to call it a night. 

Monday morning I woke at 0630 again. Got the coffee going and then woke up the hubby.  Really foggy this morning they say 1/4 mile visibility.  Hope it burns off soon! John had to go to work this morning so our goodbyes to him were said last night. 

We've had a wonderful time here, sad to say it's over already.  Ken's running to Lowe's and getting gas while I'm getting things ready here to hit the road! We'll see when we get out of here and where we end up.  At this point we think we're heading in the direction of Bakersfield and Barstow. Still haven't looked at a map :) 

Thanks again John and Karen for the hospitality! Love you both! 

Time to get going!!


  1. Oh my time flies. Cute but big knick knacks. Wouldn't fit in a 5th wheel. Already time to head east and the madding crowds. Safe trip today.

  2. Oh my time flies. Cute but big knick knacks. Wouldn't fit in a 5th wheel. Already time to head east and the madding crowds. Safe trip today.

    1. Yes they are big, but they'll find some way to get them back to Yerington. Yep the crowds we don't look forward to for sure! Thanks Doug!

  3. The enamelware cups and saucers are a nice find.... I really like the colours!

    1. Thank you Kim..they jumped at me so I had to get them plus under $20.00 for 4 cups and 4 bowls. :)

  4. Like the enamel ware you found. Great colors.
    Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend with friends. Looking forward to reading about where the road leads you two as you head east. Stay safe. Hugs.

    1. Thank you Deb! It was a great weekend, they spoil us rotten :) With any luck we might catch up with two somewhere down the line :)

  5. I LOVE LOVE the wagons! How cute is that!! I have some old pieces of enamelware. They are perfect for traveling in a rig.

    1. Oh I'm thinking there were a couple of other ones they wanted and they'll be back to get them. haha. They'll have to buy a trailer to get them home to Yerington. Love Enamelware too! I usually like the red rim, but these jumped at me!!