Posts Tagged: ‘Lake Elmo’

Leaving the North Country

October 11, 2014 Posted by Deb

In about 12 hours we will fire up the V10 and start the RV moving south toward warmer weather. We stuck it out in the north country at Lake Elmo Park down to 35 degrees two nights in a row. That’s enough. We came north for Deb’s surgery on 9/22/14. It was major surgery involving two bone spurs, two disks, and three vertebrae and they went in thru the front of her neck. She went home the next day and took a 6 hour road trip on day four. She is pain free on the right arm for the first time since December and can feel her thumb again. Not bad.

We currently call Lake Aquabi home in south central Iowa. It is still t-shirt weather until 8:00 p.m. and we can’t believe the difference one state makes. We’re breaking out the summer toys all over again.

Morning Fog on Lake Ahquabi

Morning Fog on Lake Ahquabi

Hiking Lake Elmo

Hiking Lake Elmo ~ Therapy

Rolling on South

Rolling on South

New Toy

October 1, 2014 Posted by Deb

A great year for new toys. The trimaran was a big hit but the new RV  kind of blew that away.  We took delivery on a new CanyonStar RV from Newmar. It’s a 40 by 13 foot  RV with a toy hauler garage where I mostly hang out.  Driving it is much easier than what I remember on older RV’s but cross winds, road construction, and rush hour traffic are still a headache.

Rearview Toyhauler (or Chuck's Man Cave)

Rearview Toyhauler (or Chuck’s Man Cave)

Fold Up Sleep Number Bed

Fold Up Sleep Number Bed

Monsters in the Dark

We didn’t know how quick the holding tanks on the new RV would fill up so we took it easy on them given a park building about a hundred steps away. Deb passed on the walk to the camp toilets one night and said there was an animal hissing at her. The scary beast turned out to be the door hydraulics … :)

Lake Elmo (where they have hissing monsters at night)

Lake Elmo (where they have hissing monsters at night)