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The purpose of this blog is to share my thoughts and experiences about my various hobbies, special projects and our RV travels.  You can read more about all of these categories by following the journal posts (usually twice a week) and if your looking for something more specific, take a look at the options listed on the side bar menu.  RVers (new or veterans) may be interested in how & why we got started in RVing — you can read that story here

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Good Mourning: I am Jim Brantley in Madison, Ms., and found your posting about replacing your Norcold with a residential fridge. We plan to do the same and would like to have the dimensions of your fridge. I see the model# so I will try to look for it but it may no longer be on the market.

Also, would you comment on its performance and any problems? Have you had any problems without the addition of the 2 extra house batteries? Finally, why the new Inverter?

Thanks in advance for your information

October 31, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterjim brantley

Hi Lucy,

I ran across a blog post of yours about you wanting to make the "Think Big" Quilt that I deigned and am wondering "Where in the process" of making the quilt, are you? BTW, I used invisible machine applique to construct the quilt and NOT needleturn, like they show in the magazine.


March 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLorraine Hofmann

Hi Lucy and Tom, nice to read about your travels and experiences, my wife and I just got our first RV a 2004 Winnebago Brave. We took our first trip to Hilton head SC and had to come back to Virginia for the winter and look forward to or next trip this spring. Nice to meet you!, Barry & Michele

February 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBarry

Hi Karen.. Thanks for your kind comments and congratulations on your motorhome purchase. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do ours.. sounds like you will. That seems like a great trip.

You give me too much credit though - lately my energy comes in shorter bursts. I think it's age. I do hope you can capture your experiences in some way. Technology does make it easier -- and something I'm glad I took the time to figure out. I know a lot of RVers like to use blogspot (which is free) or tripjournal. I don't recall if that is free, but it offers the mapping feature which is pretty cool if you are always on the road.

Safe travels and thanks for stopping by the blog.

January 21, 2011 | Registered CommenterLucy

Lucy you are amazing! I know you are retired but, honestly, where do you find the time to do all that you do?? I am well organized and recently retired but you take the cake. We bought our first motor home (also a Tiffin) last year but, because of my work, could only travel at vacation time and long weekends...but now - WOW - we are planning our first long trip up the east coast via Outer Banks, Shenandoah Valley, etc to NJ to visit my husbands family then back home via the Blue Ridge Parkway, Chattanooga (my hometown), etc. You are my inspiration and my dream is to start a diary/blog/whatever but don't have the first clue. I have a 3-ring binder that I started on our shakedown cruise but, since paper is a big no-no, I need to move into the 21st century. I will get there one day but just wanted to say HI and let you know how much I enjoy your blog.

January 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterK D Bell

Wes, Gail and Dale -- Thanks for your visit and comments. I'm sorry for my tardy reply... I've been a little out of touch with the blog lately. :-(

September 6, 2010 | Registered CommenterLucy

I really enjoy your website. I have learned a lot about finding good places to camp(I'm a newbee). Keep up the good work. I'll continue to watch.
Thank you very much,

September 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDale K.

Was looking for April 2010 Longs, SC quilt show info today, and came across your site. I love all the projects you did. I'm glad you mentioned the patterns that you used. There's a couple that I would like to make. Thanks. Especially love the chair covers and the memory bears you made.

Gail M.
North Myrtle Beach, SC (Winter)
New Brunswick Canada - Rest of year

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGailM.

Enjoyed reading all about different campgrounds and your experiences. It me alot. We are taking our second trip to Top Sail in Florida in June for 10 days this time

March 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWes Hiott

Hello Rene. Sorry for the tardy reply. I have been lax in checking in on the blog lately. sigh I sure do appreciate your visit here. Yep wish we could be @ that rally, but not this time. Hopefully someday, though most likely not until Tom retires. Enjoy your time and safe travels.

February 21, 2010 | Registered CommenterLucy

Great blog, many of your comments sound like déjà vu... Renting before buying, sticker shock, campfires as often as possible!
Hope to see you guys at a rally sometime!
We will be at the 2010 Allegro Club South Florida Spring Rally.
Rene & Simone

February 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRene

Hi Lorraine -- sorry I'm tardy with this reply. Yes you can order the table online thru Camping World. See the link below -- you'll probably have to copy/paste it -- then it should go directly to the table. If it does not work just go to their home page and do a search on steering wheel and it should come back with the topper. I like it very much - works great.

Good luck with the hunt for the right RV.

January 3, 2010 | Registered CommenterLucy

Love your website and all the energy you have. Your bus is beautifull and I like your decorating ideas. My husband and I immegrated to this beautifull country 9 years ago from South Africa. We live close to Quincy IL. We are hoping to go fulltime RVing later this year. We are still looking for the right RV , but we will know when we see it. I have a question for you - the table that you put over your steering wheel - where do you buy that from. Since we live out here in the country
I don't get to the big centers all that often. Can I order it online ?
Thank you for all the wonderfull information that you put out there for all of us newbies. Keep up the good work.

January 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLoraine Steenkamp

Hi Kathy -- We are pretty bummed about the flat, but also thankful - it could have been worse. Re: quilting tasks -- I dislike the cutting part, mostly because it's where I can (and sometimes do) make big mistakes. Guess my head is in the clouds sometimes. Oh well -- it's all fixable. As they say don't sweat the small stuff.

Re: getting projects done -- I have to be in the mood to sew. I do like it best though when I sew at least an hour or two a day vs. the marathon days. I get thru the projects faster and make less mistakes. If I'm stuck on a project I'll force myself to sew just 1/2 hour...sometimes that breaks my "procrastination" mode. I think everyone has those. Lots of different ways around it - eh?

September 7, 2009 | Registered CommenterLucy

Oh, I'm so sorry about your flat tire. I feel for you. We saw sooo many flats on our last venture. Talked to some people in Iowa who had a blow-out on the front tire of their motorhome. They were praising their new stabilizer for saving their lives. It's made me so scared ever since. I'm glad it all came out so well for you all.
On another note, Just wonderin' which part of making the quilt do you dread the most. I just designed a plan for a quilt for my sister and when I started the cutting part, I decided I dreaded that part the most. I'm so afraid I'll waist some fabric or SOMETHING. I DID get it all cut out but haven't started sewing on it yet. I'm forever like you except that I'm married to a retired Navy Submariner (30 years in) and he constantly asks me "did you get that quilt started", "have you made any progress yet" - that sort of thing. It keeps me on task because I don't want to disappoint him. Therefore, I'm not quite the procrastinator that I used to be. I'm a little more frustrated now but, that's another story. hee hee. Anyway, just wondering... Kathy

September 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKathy

Hello Kathy! What a coincidence -- a fellow RVer and quilter.. I'm glad you found your way to the blog. Usually I have much more to say about RVing, but this year has been real different. Hopefully that is turning around soon -- probably never catch up with you guys "miles wise".. but oh my -- it might take 2 lifetimes. ha ha. If I can figure out how to get my quilt projects under control I might actually complete some of them on trips -- and at home. BTW I love those Featherweight machines! Someday I want one --- I'd love to find one made in my birth year. Smeone on a blog came up with that idea.. I thought it was cool. I dont' want to use it -- just set it in the sewing room as an antique accessory.

Safe travels to you guys. I hope we all survive the next wave of outrageous fuel costs. Thanks for your visit -- I appreciate it.

August 27, 2009 | Registered CommenterLucy

Stumbled onto your blog. I felt like I was hearing from a soulmate. You're sooo much like me. My husband and I have a 2003 Winnebago Itasca Horizon and just reached 100,000 on the East Coast this month. I also quilt and that's where I identify with you the most. I try to get the top all pieced and sandwiched before heading out on another excursion so I can just quilt it while we're "camped". We live on the West coast but I did live in Orlando in the late 70's - left in 1981 for Washington State Peninsula. I have taken my little Singer Featherweight with me - finished a quilt for my first grandbaby up in Prince George, BC - bought the backing at "Kathy's Quilt Shop" which just "happened" to be across the way from the RV Park. (perfect!). Anywho, I HAVE to keep up with your blog because I can relate soooo well. Don't ever quit!! Thanks for all your extra hard work in keeping it up. Kathy

August 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKathy

Hello John and Joey!! I'm glad you find the info useful -- always love to help out fellow RVers. I was in IT early in my career, but I never did any web development. The credit for this site though must go to the provider -- They do all the techie stuff and templates -- I just type. he he. I found out about it thru a fellow RVer.

Thanks for your visit .... hope you are staying cool this summer. Wish we were -- lol.

August 8, 2009 | Registered CommenterLucy

You've done such a nice job on your website, were you in IT while you were working? If not, you sure do have the ability for it.

Anyway, thanks for letting us into your life, I've used your site on many occasions.

August 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJohn&Joey

Thanks Drew. Yep we can't wait to get out West. Sorry for my tardy reply.

July 15, 2009 | Registered CommenterLucy

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