Wednesday, July 30, 2014


Yesterday, I was dressed and ready to head out the door for my walk. My goal for the day was another seven to ten mile walk.

As I stood, I felt like someone had shot me from the groin down to the knee. To walk, I had to hold on to counters, tables, etc. All I could think of was the hip had given out and I was going to need the hip replacement that is know is down the road...somewhere off in the distant future, I've been hoping.

I called my Dr. DiLella at Ortho Indy.  He was in surgery yesterday, but I was able to secure an appointment for ten this morning.

The diagnosis?  ........ over training! He is recommending cross training instead of a single diet of walking.  I am to swim and ride a bicycle. Oh, great.....we just don't happen to have a pool in our motorhome. And I need to purchase a bicycle.  AND I love, love, love walking!  

Kayaking -                                                                                                                John and I have been looking into purchasing kayaks.  Now a kayak and a bicycle?  Good grief, what is next?   

On a happier note, Monday morning, the Miata went into the shop to be repaired and we should have it by the end of the week.  

Our final appointment is next week.  We are to have the follow up from our cataract surgery tune up. After those two appointments, we are good to go.  And I mean in on down the road!  

Today, I am making socks on my Circular Sock Machine.  It is not walking, but I have something to do as we wind up the next week and a half.  

Thanks for stopping in today, and for leaving your comments.  

AND thanks all for shopping through my Amazon link.  Yesterday, I purchased a 3-M Headlight restoration  kit.

Here is a great recipe!  What I like about it is that you don't have to bake it.  BUT, I like my carrots soft, so I am going to cook the carrots and apple a bit.  That sure beats heating up the motorhome with the oven.  

If you want, give the recipe a try.

Raw Vegan Carrot Cake

By Christine Roseberry from Just Glowing with Health

Yield: 8 servings 

For the carrot cake:
- 2 cups carrot pulp (see note below for instructions on using whole carrots)
- 1/2 cup pecans, soaked 6+ hours, drained & rinsed
- 1 cup Medjool dates, pitted
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut
- 1 Fuji apple, cored and cut into medium size pieces
- 1 quarter size chunk of ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

For the frosting:

- 1 1/4 cup cashews, soaked 6+ hours, drained and rinsed
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder (I used extract)
- 1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoon lemon juice
- 3 Medjool dates, pitted
- 1/3 cup water, more or less for desired consistency

1. For the frosting: In a high-speed blender blend all the above frosting ingredients, minus the water. Add the water in slowly using just enough to blend making it creamy. Pour into a small bowl and set aside.

2. For the cake: Place the chunks of apple into the food processor. Blend until it becomes coarsely shredded. Be careful not to over process. It should be coarse pieces. Then add the carrot pulp along with all the rest of the ingredients above for the cake mix. Pulse until it becomes a coarse sticky mix. Once again, make sure to not over process. (I placed carrot pulp and apple chunks in microwave for 2 minutes to cook a bit -just to tenderize them)

NOTE: If using whole carrots cut them into medium size chunks and add them with the apple to blend, making coarse pieces.

Line an 8x8 glass baking dish with wax paper. Press the mix evenly into the dish, then add the frosting generously on top. Place in freezer for about one hour. Take out of the fridge and let it sit for about 25 minutes before eating. Sprinkle cinnamon on top and voila'!

God Bless you all.   

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


Some followers of this blog want to travel North America like John and I, but find it is either not the right time, or they are not sure they would enjoy traveling in an RV.  

Our advice to people who want to get away from this in the winter is, why not rent first.

Escape winter ice and snow. Head to warmer climates.  

Or, take your young family for an extended summer vacation and see the United States by the roads less traveled. 

Everyone should have the experience of traveling in an RV at least once in their lifetime.  And by the time you arrive home, you will know if the RV lifestyle is for you.

As we travel from state to state, province to province, we meet people who want to talk to us about our travels. They always end the discussion with "I wish we could do that."  

Why do we travel in a RV?  We want to experience our destinations.  We do not always want to "sight see," but become a part of the new neighborhood we are in at that time. 

The French Quarter in New Orleans is a unique destination.   

We want to dine where the locals eat and savor the food of the area. hike the trails, climb the mountains, or

enjoy a foggy morning on the coast. And we want to do this at our leisure.  RV travel offers that opportunity.  

Spend some time at the Grand Canyon.

                                                                                                Or wade in the surf of the central or northern California seashore

Have the freedom to take your pets.

And follow your rainbow.

Visit Death Valley in the winter. It is beautiful in the winter, early spring and late fall.

In the summer, temperatures rise to 120 degrees!
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hike the thousands of trails throughout North America.

Visit Joshua Tree National Park.  

Every sunset has a personality of it's own.                                                   

 Visit ghost towns and dream of days gone by.

                                                                                            Explore roads less traveled.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Visit small town America and absorb a bit of history.
There is nothing tastier than fruits and vegetables purchased at local farmer's markets! 

Did a space ship actually land in Roswell, New Mexico?  Go find out!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Travel a bit further to White Sands, New Mexico.  White sand and no water!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             The southwest beckons with cacti, deserts, mountains. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Experience ancient petroglyphs.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

                                                                                                                                                Explore mountain caves.
                                        There are no hotels here, but an RV takes you places you will remember forever.
                                                                                                                                                                Learn how our country has been protected by aircraft.

                                                                                                                                                            A brave man sat in this seat!

 Art in the desert at Anza Borrego State Park, California.

                                           "Remember the Alamo!"

                                                                                                                                 Take tours.                                                                                                                       Some like it hot!

Cool off with a kayak tour of a waterway.

                                                                       Visit Old Faithful in Yellowstone National  Park.

And Craters of the Moon National Monument where
astronauts trained for moon exploration.  

                                                                                                             Yosemite National Park!


                                                                                    Tour the coasts to visit lighthouses. 

Some may be shrouded in fog, others in bright sunshine. 

In Oregon, we drove our Motorhome next to the stream created by the Prineville Dam and found excellent trout fishing.

We find all kinds of wildlife in our travels.   

At the end of our day, what a blessing it is to sit by a campfire, review our exciting day we had and to be thankful that we had our RV to take us wherever we wanted to be. 

For our friends around Indianapolis who have asked what we see and do in our travels and about RV rental,  there are many companies who rent RVs.  You can find the right RV for your needs at 

By the time you finish your trip, you will know if you want to purchase one in the future. 

Thanks for stopping by.  We look forward to your comments.  

As always, God bless.