Thursday, September 3, 2009

Getting Ready to get ready for our trip

The conversion van is sort of becoming a motor home. Well, at least we think so. We took the two captain seats out of the back of the van. Then we bought a 5' x 7' area rug and a foot stool that also has storage space. Next we took the legs off my old dressing table / desk. We will mount a small microwave on top plus leave room for my lap top computer. After all, I have to be able to blog about our trip. Right? We are putting an extra battery and an inverter for power. The back seat folds down to make a bed and the only thing that we are missing is a potty. But we will figure that one out. Finally the finishing touch was a curtain that will give complete privacy. Don't worry we will be staying in motels too. But if we find suitable campgrounds we are prepared.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

We did it!

We did it. We finally found the perfect conversion van. Low mileage, very clean, just perfect.....and then the minute we pulled into our driveway after making the big purchase. The phone was ringing. Low and behold it was the person with the ideal motor home calling us back. They had been out of town and the the Winnebago Rialta was still available. :o( .... now what? Should we go look at it? What if we like it better than our conversion van. Will we be able to sell this one quick enough to get that one? Should we even bother to look at it? Oh dear, I guess we have to know what our option could have been or might be. Off we go with our new van to look at the motorhome. Well, long story short it was perfect inside. Very very clean and had everything you would ever need for camping but it just didn't feel as safe for our long journey. The very last thing I want to do is sit on the side of the road in a broken down motorhome. Our beautiful conversion van will do the job and we can always upgrade to a motorhome after we have more traveling experience.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

The beginning of our cross - country trip

If driving across the country is as difficult as trying to find the right vehicle. This is going to be an interesting road trip. My husband and I have looked at everything from a SUV to a Motor Home. Working within a certain budget also makes the descision more difficult. We need something that doesn't have too many miles, gets reasonable gas mileage, rides comfortably and could tow a light weight trailer. Yesterday we had test drive number 243 ( just joking) and drove a conversion van. It was very clean, low mileage and comfortable. ( But no potty) It was perfect until we pulled back in their driveway and the steering column wouldn't go into park. Just a small glick said the guy. Hmmm a small glick could be a big one if we are parked on a hill in Colorado. Perhaps we should let a mechanic check this out first. We saw the perfect small motor home on craig's list but the people won't call us back. It would be nice if they at least told us that it has been sold. Then we saw another small motorhome that was very nice inside but the gas mileage was so bad that we could stay in hotels for a year and not waste as much money. I think I am tired before the trip has begun.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Over 1,000 people attended!
Go to this link for more info.

Sunday, April 5, 2009


Fed Up with High Taxes, Bloated Budgets, and Pork?

government1We are organizing a tax protest “tea party” to take place on April 15, 2009 at Central Plaza, Towne Center (across from Senator Webb’s Office) Virginia Beach, VA. This is a non-partisan event designed to be creative and effective. Our representatives are not listening to us on the bailout, TARP, the stimulus A.K.A. “porkulus” bill, and now the 3+ trillion dollar budget. We in effect have “taxation without representation”. Both major parties are to blame. Our children and grandchildren will pay the price with their future. Our country is being sold to foreign interests through bonds.

This has got to stop. Washington is on a spending orgy. ”Going forward” is become code for “we will do what we want, call it what we want, and give the public meaningless verbage about responsibility. Later. When it’s convenient for us”.

It doesn’t matter if you are a low-tax, fair-tax or flat tax supporter. Our country is on a tipping point. Our Founding Fathers were keenly aware of the addictive power of government and sought to limit it. They took a bold move and created a nation unlike any other in the history of the world. It’s a precious heritage. We need to protect it.

Learn more about the issues the Tea Party addresses here.

You can help. If you live in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Norfolk, Newport News, Hampton, or anywhere in the state of Virginia, please join us! If you are on Facebook, join our group. Tell your friends, co-workers, peers, and family about what we are doing. Opt-in to our email list, so that we can keep you up to date about locations, times and other important details. When you opt-in, you will only receive emails about the Tax Day Tea Party. Hampton Roads Tax Day Tea Party is a non-partisan group, and not affiliated with any political party. We love our Country, our Constitution, and the Liberty that our Founding Fathers sought to create.

Thank you for being a part of the Hampton Roads Tax Day Tea Party. We have a voice - let’s use it!

Karen Miner Hurd
Coby D. Willard
Founders & Patriots
Hampton Roads Tax Day Tea Party (Karen) (Coby)

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Time to start posting again.

I haven't posted in a long time because I didn't want to turn my blog into a political forum and I was feeling very passionate about the election. However my feelings are proving to be true. You see I too am happy that we have a black President but for different reasons then most. The good and positive things are that we have finally proven that we are a nation of many different types of people and we are not prejudice. It proves that each and every unborn child has the potential of becoming the next President, great inventor or the one who finds the cure for cancer. But the reason that I did not vote for Obama is that I knew under his silky lipped speeches was an agenda for socialism.
There is a big difference between helping people and enabling them. President Obama is destroying our country from the inside out. He can "Change" this country and everything our forefathers fought for in just 4 years. People wake up!

We should have never bailed out AIG. But worse yet is the 90% tax that has been proposed for the recipients of the bonus. It's not that I want them to be compensated. But AIG should have been made to go bankrupt. Allowing the government to put such a high tax on an American is only opening the door for more taxes on the rich. We will become like Russia where people are totally reliant on the government and no one has hopes or dreams.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Monday, January 26, 2009

Thursday, January 22, 2009

A Metaphor

Life is like a rollercoaster.
There will be up and downs but all in all it's a fun ride!