Sunday, August 27, 2006

50+ website and Sunday Brunch

After church this morning, two dozen people went out for Sunday Brunch. Seated at the table with Tom and Leah was Sue Bloom. Sue told us about a new website for boomers. It is If your are 50+ you might try this site.

Sue writes the blog for the photography group.

Friday, August 25, 2006

No More Boo Boo

Surprise, surprise. This morning we got a call from the repair shop letting us know the motorhome was all better. We loaded ourselves up in the car and went to the bodyshop to pickup the motorhome.

We looked over the areas that were repaired and were satisfied with the work that was done. Now the big task will be to keep Tom from bumping into something.

If you need some good body work performed, we recommend Baker's Truck and Auto Collision, 699 Kohler Mill Road, New Oxford, Pa. 17350 (717) 624-2159.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Broken Towbar

Two weeks ago on August 8th we went to a FMCA Newmar prerally in Marion, NC. We pulled into Tom Johnson's Rally Park and found where our group was meeting. The person doing the parking told us to pull up and unhook our towed car. When Tom went to pull forward he felt a snap and something did not feel right. He looked into the rearview monitor and saw the car moving towards the motorhome. We stopped and got out to look and sure enough the towbar had broken at the shank where it attaches to the receiver. Lucky for us the safety cables did their job, but the breakaway switch did not. No damage was suffered on either the car or the motorhome. Someone was really looking out for us. We "finished" unhooking the car and was directed to our campsite.

The next morning Tom and Leah walked over to the Blue Oxx Trailer and told them we had a slight problem with out towbar. They had already heard and was going to come looking for us after they got setup. They took down all of the information and the campsite number and said they would have someone make repairs shortly. Later that day Ray came and took the towbat to fix it. After several hours he brought it back with all new steel parts.

Ray said that he was going around to all of the motorhomes and looking for the same model towbar that we had to make the same repairs before theirs also failed. It was too bad ours broke before Ray got to replace the week parts. There was not charge for the rerpairs.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Take the Motorhome to Have a Boo Boo Fixed...

This morning Tom took the motorhome to get a boo boo fixed. No, he didn't do it. Back this Winter Tom took the motorhome to have the icemaker fixed. When the repair shop put the slideout out to remove the refrigerator, they did not check the distance between a storage shed and the motorhome doing some damage to the the slideout side of the motorhome. Today was the day to take the motorhome for its repairs. We were told it will be ready by the end of this week, we'll see.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Normal Sunday

Well, today was just a normal Sunday around here. Tom and Leah went to church and I stayed home. After church they went out for lunch and i stayed home again, bummer.

This afternoon Tom and I watched NASCAR racing and flipped over to see Tiger Woods showing his powers on the golf course.

Everything is very dry around here. We need rain very bad. We had a very small shower that lasted about 2 minutes. Just enough rain to mess up the dust on the car.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Long Trip Home

Hi, my name is Travis and I am a Bichon Frise. You know, one of those cute little curly white dogs. This blog will cover my travels in my motorhome and some of the adventures that Tom and Leah, my daddy and mommy, will have with me.

I just learned about this blog site and the software from Jim and Chris Guld while attending the FMCA International Convention held at Lowe's Speedway in Charlotte, NC. Thanks Jim and Chris for the great computer seminars you gave. If you would like to see their seminar handouts please go to

Everyone had a good time at the FMCA Convention. Tuesday evening held abit of excitement for Tom and Leah along with about 3,000 other attendees. The Nelson Twins were the entertainment for the evening. About 3 songs into their set, it started to rain. Everyone took shelter under the grandstands. Good idea, but the skies opened up and it poured and the grandstands started leaking. Almost everyone took additional shelter in the nearest bathroom ignoring the men and women signs. The shuttle buses came to take people back to their motorhomes. It was a wet, soggy and the bus windows were fogged up. The bus Tom and Leah got on stopped short of the normal stop and they had to walk in water up to Leah's knees. They got back to the motorhome soaked to the skin and changed into dry clothes. The rest of the convention went off without a hitch.

As the schedule stands now, I will be going to Williamsburg, Va. over labor day weekend.