Our "House on Wheels"

Our "House on Wheels"

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Ohio, Indiana and Wisconsin June/July 2010

Our next stop took us to Cincinnati, Ohio and a great visit with more family! In this pic is our beautiful daughter Kim and her kids, Ashlee and Hoot. Don't we have the most beautiful kids and grandkids? Prejudiced, you say? I think not! Ashlee and Poppie relaxing! Ash will be a freshman at Lake Erie College in the fall. Very proud of her! She is not only beautiful, but smart too! Hoot will be a senior in high school this fall and also taking advanced college courses! He is scoping out colleges in Florida right now. Quite a bright young man, even if he does resemble a California surfer dude!
Just had to include this pic of the Amish carriages tied up at the hitching post outside a supermarket! The Amish people and how they live still fascinate me. On the road again heading for Wisconsin and more adventures.This is Walt's brother, Tom and his wife, Lynn. We were fortunate enough to be able to spend some quality time with them during our time in Wisconsin. It gave us a chance to catch up on old times. Tom and Lynn were wonderful hosts as well as tour guides. We certainly enjoyed our time with them. Lots of good times sightseeing and good food too! Lynn is a whiz in the kitchen. Best salad dressing in town! She was even nice enough to share her recipe with me! We also met some friends and neighbors of Tom and Lynn's - Bill and Lynn Barrett.  Of course that means more food and good times!We girls let the men have some "guy time" alone. They spent the afternoon at Lambeau Field touring the facility and enjoying the ambiance. Walt was especially impressed by the tunnel where the players pass through when entering the field. It is equipped with a  sound system that lets you hear the roar of the crowd in the stands.The Wilson brothers outside their empire? Don't know about that, but the ice cream sure was tasty!
We had gorgeous weather during our visit and took advantage of it! We drove up to Door County (how appropriate for Walt) and took the ferry across Lake Michigan to Washington Island. Beautiful scenery, relaxing time. We made a few stops at some of the shops along the way and thoroughly enjoyed our day.
We also got to visit with Tom and Lynn's daughter Dianne, husband and cute little granddaughter, Eleanor. All in all, we had a really great time in Wisconsin! Next stop - Sault St. Marie, Michigan! Our wish for all of you who may read this, is that one day you too will be fortunate enough to live this kind of life and enjoy seeing this beautiful land of ours.

Kenzie and Jacob vacation 6-9 to 6-16

We were very happy to have the pleasure of the company of two of our grandbabies (Jacob and Kenzie) for a short trip. We enjoyed our recent visit to Virginia so much, we decided to share it with them. We went back to Colonial Williamsburg! We also took them to see Fredericksburg, where Grammy and Poppie used to live. Oh yes, they did go to Carl's!What is camping without a campfire, smores and playing in the fire! We really had a fun time and during our trip - mini golf, the pool, swimming in the lake, going to Captain George's Seafood Restaurant, and a scavenger hunt in the campground!  We also visited Arlington, VA, and Washington, DC where we took a tour and watched the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns.
Jacob and Kenzie were both very impressed with this and the grave site of President John F. Kennedy.
I think they learned a lot.
Jacob in the old swimmin' hole! No sharks or gators here!
On our way back to WV after a fantastic week of fun! Looks like two pretty happy, but tired little campers! We hope they enjoyed their time with us as much as we enjoyed having them with us!
Oh yeah, we also visited the airport in DC and watched some jets take off!Jacob was not really a bad boy, he was just trying it on for size! Kenzie says the stockade just didn't fit into her plans! We really had a fun time after the kids got out of jail! Kenzie especially liked the horses pulling the buggies. Unfortunately, we didn't get there early enough to sign up for a buggy ride, so they had to settle for petting them.

West Virginia May/June, 2010

Dr. Christopher J. Wilson! Beautiful graduation ceremony at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. We are so proud of him! He will be doing his residency in Dayton, Ohio.Does this look like a proud father, or what?This is our son, David and his family, wife, Ashley and twin daughters, Avery and Olivia! We still have trouble telling them apart! Gorgeous girls!Grammy and the California girls!Two very handsome sons and beautiful daughter, Dawn.Beautiful daughter, Shellie, good looking son-in-law, Jeff and cutie, Jacob at Chris' graduation party!Hey, here is another handsome son, Jeff!Paul, Dawn's significant other, and the kids having fun at Noah and Hunter's birthday party! Hey Paul, let the kids play, okay?

Hope everyone enjoys these pics. We certainly enjoyed our WV visit and seeing all the younguns!