Bill and I were at the local Walmart yesterday... doing the usual... getting prescriptions filled and trying to figure out where this store keeps the chips. I wish I could remember exactly what was initially said, but this big guy, walking towards us began talking about RVing and then blogging. I was so surprised when he told me he read my blog that it took me a few minutes to sort it all out.
Jack and Bill
Jack follows a lot of blogs and we "know" a lot of the same folks. We both commented on how blogging seems to have declined lately. We lamented the passing and poor health of some of the people we know through their blogs and how a few quit blogging when they stopped traveling.
I asked Jack how he found my blog... I think through someone else's blog... he came across a photo that I'd posted as we were crossing the Ohio River. He recognized the bridge and sign... kept reading and realized we were heading for Athens. He lives about 10 miles from us and travels in his 5th wheel. I hope we get to talk more later. But... it just blew me away to meet someone who reads my blog... I felt like a celebrity!
Speaking of the Ohio River, Bill & I drove down to Pomeroy, Ohio a few days ago. Bill is interested in buying a power wagon (more on that in a future post) and since the place that sells them is close to Pomeroy, I wanted to have lunch at the Wild Horse Restaurant, which overlooks the river.
Watching a barge being pushed down river....
There wasn't much river traffic that day, but we enjoyed seeing what went by.
We were the only folks sitting out on the dining patio. When temperatures are in the 90's most folks sit inside in air conditioned rooms. It is quite hot here now, but still, the view was worth it.
I took this photo over a week ago, but I'm including it anyway...
Bill's sister, Alberta, flew in from New Mexico for the big party. We took one afternoon to show her around the Ohio University campus. The campus green is really lovely. Memorial Auditorium is where events are put on... and have been for years. On the wall of one of the entrances are plaques telling about some of the speakers... when they spoke and a bit about their lives. (Teddy Roosevelt spoke here in 1905... JFK in 1959).... Two speakers I remember listening to were Eleanor Roosevelt in 1954 and Dag Hammarskjold in 1958. I loved attending events at Mem Aud... saw my first ballet, heard the US Marine Band and much, much more!
And... another event...
My son, Dan's 54th birthday!
That's his girlfriend, Yvonne, snapping a picture on the right. My daughter, Donna and husband Glenn were still here from the party, so it was really a good celebration!
Now... for the wildlife photos...
While we've heard turkeys a lot, Bill spotted this hen and several poults in our back field. I wasn't quick enough to get a shot of the young'uns, Mom is herding them off into the woods.
And from our motorhome window...
The buck's antlers are growing into a very nice rack. We have at least 3 bucks and a couple of does who hang out closeby.
The "Daddy" bluebird....
He's a parent to the two fledglings on my header. I think so far he and the missus have raised two families this summer.
We have another month here in Ohio. It is really hot and humid, but Bill has one more eye appointment in Columbus and while the work on the 2 rentals is almost finished, Bill's still painting the outside of one barn house.
He's planning to rent a lift so he can get the really high places.
So, Jack, thanks for stopping to talk in Walmart.... kind of gave me the incentive to stick with it despite the "ho-hum" life we live this summer.
That's All For Today!