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October 28, 2006

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Quilldancer

Oh, Jackie, this is gorgeous! I love that you are letting us take this trip with you.

Velvet Sacks

The colors in that photo are amazing, Jackie, and your words do justice to a part of the country I love. I live in Louisiana, but my heart is still in Southwest Missouri.

Quilldancer

Hey, see the weather bug link? If you enter the zip code 89030 you will get the weather from the weather station fourty feet my classroom. It is on the roof of our school.

Dave M

Beautiful purples, we dont get that colour on our trees.
Now this is really nerdy....but what about a route plan so I can follow your travels on a map. I'm just one of those guys who loves maps and can spend hours just reading them. Ask my wife when were on holiday! Thanks.

Jackie

Quilly Sister, I couldn't even do justice to the colors - they were so beautiful. Of course, it was an overcast day, too, so pics weren't as good.
I keep putting the zip code in there (of our destination, and it keeps leaving)! xoxoxoxo

Jackie

Velvet Sacks, thank you. I'll be in your neck of the woods soon. We are traveling that way. Everything is so beautiful out now.

Jackie

Hi Dave - we don't have much of a route plan. We keep thinking we should figure it out before hand, but we never do. We're getting closer to our winter destination and it's making me a little sad - I've loved the traveling to get here.

nea

OH HOW gorgeous......it is hard to believe nature's array of color isn't it. That is so spectaular....I know that it is hard to do it justice in a picture. But I can see..........what a great trip...

nea

here in georgia they say Y'all

kat campbell

These trees are magnificent! Arkansas is pretty, most of the south is. Can you feel the pace slowing down? Shop keepers move a little slower, nobody in much of a hurry down there.

Dave M

Well just list the route you took, just to keep a map head happy.

When you are there do you just stay put for all those months? Do you move to a different location after a while?

Jackie

Nea, do you drawl, as well? I'm very easily influenced, I think. If I'm around accents for more than three days, I'll start talking with a drawl! Might be because I love to hear them.

Jackie

Kat, yes, it is slower in the rural areas, and I know what you mean. At home, I use to say I could just go over the border Sinto Idaho, and I'd actually FEEL myself slow down inside. Still feel that way in really small towns. Love that.

Jackie

Okay, maphead (davem), here’s the deal. I have been being purposely vague about our route and our agenda for a reason. I was hoping not to have to ‘fess up to this - but the truth is – I’m a neurotic. It’s bad enough that I am ‘blogging’, for heaven’s sake – just talking away with people I don’t even know – but to give out enough information that someone could actually find me??? Oh, I couldn’t possibly! Now that I’ve put this right here in ‘writing’, my family can have a chuckle. They KNOW that I’m neurotic…after all, I spend a good amount of time warning them of the dangers of the world (including blogging), and I carry a gun…but I don’t usually admit to being neurotic!

This is only our third winter of going South, and we still haven’t decided how or how much we want to travel. Sometimes we want to be somewhere different every day, sometimes not. There are pros and cons to both ways of traveling. The first winter we were gone 4 months and the longest we stayed any one place was six weeks in Arizona. Last winter, we stayed three months in one place (the place we stayed six weeks in the previous winter) out of a four month trip. And this year, we will probably stay four months at the same place, out of our six month trip. Where we stay in Arizona is centrally located and we can take day trips in all directions.

Quilldancer

Don't worry, sis -- your posting this confession won't make us laugh at you anymore than we already do. Besides, I think a certain amount of caution is a good thing. Turn on the radio or pick up a newspaper, and you can read about lots of horrid hapenings that maybe could have been prevented with just a little more caution.

Dave M

Thanks, I promise I wont get on my bicycle and ride out there and knock on your camper door. A gun ,,,,for those emergency situations..I just have a puncture repair kit.

I understand and yes you have to be careful in todays world. Its a pity though but thats the way it is. Some friends were robbed whilst on holiday and they were sleeping in their van, so its worldwide.

Tom

I forgot to tell you that we attached a small transponder by magnet to the back of your RV as a safety feature. We are all watching you by Satellite right now.

Hey, I see you coming out of the RV. You're pointing something... a gun.. up at the sky and... firing! Ma, you cannot hit satellites from there.

Quilldancer

Isn't it nice to have Tom back in blogland? My smile is functioning again -- hey, my laugh works, too.

Jackie

Quilly-Sister, T says I carry it too a little more than a 'certain amount of caution'! Oh well.

Yes, I miss Tom when he's off teaching, writing, performing gigs, designing and printing his tees! I even miss him being a smartass!

Jackie

davem - what a bike ride that would be! Yes, the bad goes on all over, sorry to hear about your friends misfortune. Someone breaking in our motorhome is one thing I don't worry about - they'd have to bring a ladder!

Jackie

Tom, you are too funny! LOL
I have laser grips on my new gun - I can't miss anything!

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