Monday, October 31, 2011

Geneseo Halloween Day 3 10/29 Continued…

happy halloween 2010

Geneseo campground celebrated Halloween on Saturday 10/29, by about 3:00pm the birds had moved someplace else and we haven’t seen them since. We had a visit with a squirrel, I didn’t want to scare it away so I took a picture through the window. The picture on the left isn’t very clear because of the screen and glare but if you click on the picture you can see he’s looking right at me.                                                               Our graveyard before webbing.


         The graveyard after                                    The front of the rig


                              Haunted site # 3, our display got 1st prize!



Trick or treating, Loki see’s nothing fun in it, relaxing in the sun, much better!


The cutest lady bug you ever saw!


More pictures of trick or treaters…






Trick or treaters swapping candy, we bought too much so handed out a lot to each kid that came by. These boys came back for more and then started trading their candy, brought back memories of my childhood.



A family renting a cabin for the weekend decorated like a house, very cool!


Not many campers decorated but those that did, did a great job! This site got 1st place for a lighted display.


This was their sign in front of the site, how cool is that?


This site had some cool stuff and a fog machine.



The haunted Geneseo campground meeting room.


The Geneseo campground store decorated for the event.



We had a great time for our last outing! That’s it for now, have a great HALLOWEEN!!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Geneseo Day 3 – THE BIRDS!!!

Woke up this morning to the sound of Alfred Hitchcock's.. 

THE BIRDS!!!!!!!!!

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They’re everywhere! They started in the field to the East of us and migrated over to the trees in the campground. When you play this video turn up the volume so you can hear them. Perfect for later today if they stick around for the trick or treaters! 4:30pm every kid in the campground will be out getting candy and we are well prepared!

Geneseo Day 3 – The Birds!

For the Geneseo campground today is HALLOWEEN!! Well, time to get out and finish decorating, it rained last night so I had to re-pack everything. I forgot my box of scary electronic goodies so I’m a little bummed about that so we’re going to make do with what we do have here. Doesn’t look like many people are decorating their sites, we’ll see how it goes later today.

You may recognize this as the background for my blog. Veeery scary! Smile with tongue out


I tried taking a few shots with no flash on the Canon T3i. Our kitchen from the top of the dining room table, it acted like a tripod. I need to learn this camera!


Loki looking indifferent to me trying to take blur free pictures..


That’s it for now, have a great weekend everybody!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Geneseo Day 2

It took longer to get here yesterday because of construction and I may have missed an exit taking me miles further than I needed to go. Disappointed smile  So I didn’t take any pictures, I needed to get set up for work as soon as I got here. The owners of the RV park asked everybody to shut off the water last night because temps were supposed to get down to freezing. So, I filled up a bunch of 1 gallon water jugs and at 10pm turned off and disconnected the water supply.

This morning it’s 31f and frost everywhere, I checked the water connection and it was fine and the sun is pointing right at it so I re-hooked up and turned the water on. I then got Loki and we walked around and saw that not a single person shut their water off last night, all valves were up. Disappointed smile I’m sure Kathy from the KAN-DO campground isn’t as shocked as I was. It’s supposed to get colder tonight so I wonder if they’ll walk around and tell people to turn the water off or not.

Today I have to work but I’m going to try and fit in decorating the site and taking pictures of the other sites as people get them completed. Tomorrow should be an interesting day with all the festivities planned.

Stay tuned! Here is a short video of Loki playing… (taken with my cell phone)

Geneseo day 2, Loki playing

Monday, October 24, 2011

Safe Travels Dennis & Carol!

I noticed that Dennis over at “Dennis & Carol's RV Adventures” sold their RV driving school and then announced they are retiring their blog. Crying face  I looked forward to their blog and I liked how Dennis was always working on getting his points up with his wife Carol.

I have been living my virtual retirement off of many of you retired full timers so when you stop blogging reality smacks me upside the head!

I’m going to miss their almost daily updates and pictures of their travels.

Safe travels Dennis and Carol!


                      Dennis & Carol                   Their beautiful Newmar RV

          Dennis_Carol     Dennis_Carol_RV

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Fall House Cleaning – Kicked Our Butts!!!!!

Whew, the wife and I just completed deep cleaning the first floor today top to bottom at 10:30am. We started early yesterday! Surprised smile  We had the wife's family over for her birthday today after we all went to Nick’s Pizza and enjoyed yapping, messing with the nieces and nephews and then eating birthday cake!

These pictures will show the sheer amount of “stuff” we have that we are hoping to reduce. I’m amazed at how small the rooms look in these pictures!


Our living room is only 15x15 so not exactly huge, plus we don’t have a family room so you can see we have packed in a lot of stuff!

I will say however that our surround sound system will blow away the sound systems in most theaters. This system is capable of 125db (there is over 1600 watts in this system), U-571 during the depth charge scene will alter your heart beat and vision, no kidding it’s that intense. Can you see the hidden 80lb monster Klipsch center channel? Smile with tongue out  If we ever do full time RV this is one thing I will miss for sure but believe it or not, it would be worth it, I don’t even need surround sound in the RV, how shocking is that ‘eh? I have made progress over the years!


Our foyer has a monster treadmill that takes up a lot of space! This will be put on eBay and Cragslist very soon. Awesome coat rack though. Disappointed smile The carpet right in front of the treadmill was disgustingly dirty, on top of that our new Bissell x2 Proheat kicked the bucket so I ended up doing a good portion of it by hand, not fun. It’s still some what dirty as you can see in this pic so I have a few more passes to make to get it to where I’m happy. I may remove the carpet and install Allure flooring this winter, we’ll see.


Here is a shot of our dining room, clearly we don’t have enough stuff! We are selling the Victrola and pump Organ but haven’t had any luck so if you know somebody who would like these items let me know!


We had this cabinet made by an Amish man, I don’t know what we’ll do with this, we had it made so we could hand it down to our kids, so we have some thinking to do on this one. Our nieces and nephews would love to own it someday I’m sure so we’ll hang onto it until one of them are ready. I’ll probably hold onto a few radios as well.


We are recuperating tonight watching the Bears beat Tampa and then it’s off to Geneseo this Thursday!

Have a great week everybody!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Last Outing Of The Year – Geneseo Campground

On 10/27/11 we will be heading up for our last outing of the year. We’re going to Geneseo, IL to the Geneseo campground for their Halloween extravaganza! If you’re in the area stop by and say hello or contact Shari and reserve a spot! Shari and Craig have the absolute cleanest RV park I have ever been to! We are praying for above 32f temperatures until November 3rd!! Thumbs up  I believe we’ll be in site # 3.



Loki is waiting to say hello!


Wednesday, October 19, 2011


It’s my wife's ____ birthday, ok seriously, did you think I’d say her age? Smile with tongue out As you may be able to tell from the pictures below, she LOVES SpongeBob! The DVR is packed with this little sponge who lives in a pineapple under the sea. Disappointed smile 

                                        Happy Birthday hon!


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And now, by special request, Norman Greenbaum singing “Spirit in the sky”.


              Next up, the Partridge Family singing “I think I love you”.