Grands and Grandeur

November 24, 2017 (by Angela) This last month has found Jim busy with work and me busy taking care of family, visiting with family, and trying to get the camper ready to endure the colder temperatures of winter that Middle Tennessee actually does have. In addition to helping Mom with her needs, Jim and I…

Henderson Nebraska Mennonites

Henderson Mennonite Heritage Park, June 20, 2017 (by Jimmy) I love to go to places that show the culture and heritage of the places we are visiting. If you have read many of our blog posts you will know that I am a big history buff. If it wasn’t for people and the situations that…

The Permanent Indian Frontier

Fort Scott National Historic Site, May 29, 2017 (by Chewie) Hi. It’s me again. I got to own another National Park. This one was just across the Kansas border from where we are staying. Fort Scott was built in 1843 to monitor the Permanent Indian Frontier. See this fort was at the edge of the…

The Peanut Man

George Washington Carver National Monument (May 26, 2017) – by Chewie. I had my first taste of peanuts when Jim would bring home a pocket full when he and Mom went out to Logan’s for supper. When I heard we were going to the place where there was a guy who had the nickname “The Peanut…

“Christmas” in Brookport and Joppa, Illinois

December 23, 2016 (by Angela) This past weekend, plans continued to change as a result of Clarissa being sick. Originally, she was to “walk” in the 2:00 p.m. commencement at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. Recently home from Vanderbilt Medical Center, she was certainly not up to doing that. Jim and I still made…

Cruise, Clot, and Clarissa

December 10, 2016 (By Angela) Due to strong winds out of the northeast, eight to ten feet waves are pounding the side of the ship, so many on board look as if they are walking drunk, including myself. As I type this, I rock from side to side. It’s not the worst rocking I’ve experienced…