Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Windows Live

We posted yesterday's entry using the Windows Live Software. It will allow us to make weblog entries offline when we do not have internet access and upload to the blog when we do have internet access.

The sofware has other features as well, but this is the one that we want to use.

It seems to work as we hoped.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Roots and Utz

Today we traveled to Manheim, Pa and the Roots Farmer's Market.  This is one of the first times that Maddy has been to a Farmer's Market.  It was not packed with shoppers as is the case in the summer.

100_2573 003 Some of the items being sold at the Market.

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100_2576 006 As you can see it was easy to walk around and look things over before purchasing them.


After shopping at the market we stopped for lunch before heading back home.


We stopped in Hanover, Pa at the Utz potato chip factory.  They have a viewing gallery that is open to the public from 8am to 4pm Monday to Thursday and some Fridays.   They do not allow cameras in, so we do not have any pictures to post.  If you are in the area we recommend you take the time to see how some of the finest potato chips in the area are made.

Monday, March 24, 2008

A day with Maddy

Today as we started our usual morning walk, we saw the truck from the state fish hatchery driving towards one of the town's ponds. We altered our normal route so we could take Maddy to see the fish being released.

We we arrived at the pond, they were already at work tranfering fish from the truck into the pond. The fish being stocked are rainbow trout.

After our walk we went to the movies and saw "Horton hears a who." It was a nice movie for kids.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Easter With Family

This morning Leah's brother, Larry, stopped and pick-up his mother, Leah and I and took us all to Church. As with most Easter Sunday church services, the parking lot of filling up as were the pews.

After church, we went back to our house for Easter dinner. Our Son, Todd, his wife, Beth and Granddaughter, Maddy was already there waiting for us.

Leah fixed a very nice Easter Dinner with Ham, fresh green beans, scalloped potatoes, and a scalloped pineapple dish. All done to perfection I might add.

Leah also had fixed deviled eggs and pickled eggs. We noticed a few were missing from the plate, so we know that our early arrivals sampled some. :-)

Todd is always complaining that we never write about him in our blog, so we made certain that he was mentioned. We will also mention Beth, just to be sure we don't have any hurt feelings.

We also have a big treat in that Maddy will be spending several days with us. We always enjoy her visits, but boy, does she keep us busy.

We do hope that everyone has had a great Easter and a good year to come.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Spring Fever and Fan Motor Problem

Boy oh boy, what a day. The tempature was 68 degrees and Spring was in the air everywhere we went today. Some people were even talking about planting flowers. Now that is really pushing spring...

We are still in Maryland because of family medical problems and now we can add a motorhome problem to the list. On Monday Tom started the generator for its monthly run. When he started the front dometic Duo-Therm Heat pump, to put a load on the generator, the fan would not run. JR's RV Repairs in Gettysburg, Pa was called to look at the unit.

JR contacted Dometic and found out that there was a bad run of fan motors and as luck would have it, we have one. Dometic is sending a replace fan motor and we should have the motorhome back next week. The driveway looks empty without it being parked there.

And the Maryland Terps lost to Boston College in the ACC Tournment. Blew a 25 point lead... (:-(

Monday, March 10, 2008

The Boys and Their Toys

This past weekend the Taneytown Volunteer Fire Company held its annual toy auction and show. The auction was held Saturday evening and the show was held sunday. This was the first time that we were home and was able to help with the auction and show.

The amount of money that was being paid for some of these farm toys was shocking. One farm toy was sold for $400.00.

After seeing what was being paid for some of the farm toys it made is want to go home and raid the toy box to see what we can come up with...

Monday, March 03, 2008

Zoo Keeper Job Finished and USMC Museum

Well, our stint as zoo keepers came to an end this morning. All of the animals survived as did we.

Saturday and Sunday, Tom and Leah went to the Marine Corp. Museum. See the link on the left of the screen.

The Museum is open every day except Christmas from 9 to 5. After spending two days at the museum, we could have spent even more time there.

The museum is right off of Interstate 95 and the best part is admission is FREE.

We advise you not to go unless you have several hours to devote to your visit.

There are three tours each day at 10:00, 12:00 and 2:00 given by volunteers.

So if you are in the area or a former Marine plan on stopping at this fine Museum and learn about the history of the Marine Corp.