Archive for the ‘Non-RV Stuff’ Category

Artist Paints Shadow

During a recent get-together of Chuck’s high school classmates, fellow NHS graduate, Art Faschan graciously offered to create a portrait of our girl, Shadow. Art is a premier artist who specializes in graphite painting. If you don’t know what that is, or have never seen a graphite painting, check out Art’s site, His work […]


Chuck Donates 10 Gallons of Blood

Today Chuck was honored with a plaque by LifeSouth Community Blood Centers in Citrus County, Florida to celebrate his having donated TEN gallons of blood, one pint at a time. As you can see by the picture, Chuck is pretty proud of his achievement and says he is looking forward to donating his next gallon. […]

On Top of Crazy Horse Mountain

Today we stood on the arm of Crazy Horse Mountain in Custer, SD. Our guide was Tom Wilson who works at the Crazy Horse Memorial. He was a joy to talk and spend time with, as is everyone we’ve ever met while visiting the site of the largest mountain carving in the world, begun by […]

Calling All Marines!

The following was found at Marine Corps Identity Bill Gets 400 Co-sponsors in House Washington D.C. April 20, 2010 The Marine Corps Identity Bill, HR 24, has received 400 co-sponsors92 percent of the House of Representatives. Backed by the Marine Corps League, HR 24, introduced by North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones, proposes to change the name of […]

R. Lee Ermey is NOT Dead

I recently received an email from a Marine Corps buddy that looked like this: FW: Fallen Marine Vet RIP R. Lee Ermey, 1944-2010 It’s with a heavy heart that I find myself writing this about someone I’ve admired for many years. Ever since “Full Metal Jacket”, R. Lee Ermey emboded the image of a hard-ass […]

Tax Day. Let’s Have a Tea Party!

Today is April 15th, a date dreaded by the 50 percent of Americans who pay federal income taxes according to Fox News’ Hannity. Of course, a lot of other news agencies are saying that Hannity is perpetuating false information, because the Tax Policy Center has estimated that only 47 percent of American households pay no […]

Abusing the Right to Free Speech

Today’s Headline: Fallen Marine’s Father’s Legal Battle Albert Snyder sued protesters at his son’s funeral and won; now the judgment was been thrown out and he’s ordered to pay protester’s legal fees. Watch this video from Fox News and tell me, when does your right to Free Speech begin to impede on my rights to […]

Black Friday – the Christmas consumerism addiction

Chuck and I have long been of the opinion that the Christmas holidays have gone from being about celebrating the birth of Jesus to being mainly about keeping the U.S. economy in the black – promoted solely for the purpose of encouraging Christmas consumerism. As such, we decided to not exchange Christmas presents, nor buy […]

Tax Day Tea Party

All I can say is “Wow” and “It’s about time!” Have you seen the news regarding the Tax Day Tea Parties organized by going on around the country today? We hadn’t heard anything about them until we watched the evening news and I must say, it’s amazing (and refreshing) to see Americans actually being […]

I Finished!

I finished! Yay for that. Unfortunately, if anyone has seen my times on the Marine Corps Marathon site (and the pictures of me running which are awful!) you will have thought to yourself how SLOW can she go?! ;-P However, considering the injury I was dealing with for about the last four weeks, I’m satisfied […]