Tuesday, September 6, 2011

We're Still Alive!

Welcome to our new followers -- "Chuck and Anneka" of Chuck and Anneka's RV Travels -- so happy to add them to our blogger's list. Check them out here.

Just in case anyone was wondering, "Yes, we're still alive!"  Behind again on my blog, but I have a great excuse -- we've been busy...LOL!!  With over 45 rigs expected into the park for the Labor Day weekend, we worked last Friday from 5-11 PM, then Saturday from 1-9 PM and again on Sunday from 8-5 PM -- WHEW, we were tired, but not too tired to take in some of the Labor Day activities.

After work on Sunday, we walked from the park to Branson Landing to have dinner and see some of the Labor Day festivities.  The MDA telethon was in full swing and a live band was entertaining everyone. 

We were first going to eat at Cantina Laredo, but there was an hour and a half wait, so we opted for the San Francisco Oven instead.  We were joined by two other workamping couples -- Susan and Ron (up front) and Peggy and Ken (right of Ron).

We all ate fairly healthy -- salads and a half sandwiches or soup, etc.  However, we blew that when we  went around the corner for Dino's Karrot Cake and coffee. 

We actually got to meet Dino himself. 

Dino is an accomplished pianist.  After telling him, we were workampers at Branson Lakeside RV Park, he invited us to an unadvertised concert at his brother's small church next Sunday night.  We plan on attending.

I also had a friend visit last week.  Clara has been a dear, trusted friend since the fifth grade.  She and her husband, Michael, were celebrating their 46th wedding anniversary.  Clara spent the day with me while Michael attended a meeting in Springfield on Monday.  This is the only picture I got of Clara -- as we visited the chapel at the College of the Ozarks -- more to come on that in a later post.

I love Clara and am very proud to call her my friend!

I am not very happy with my camera  -- not sure if it's just the operator or the camera, but a lot of our pictures are blurry and just are not that good.  I'm thinking of purchasing a new one, altho this one is only a year old.  I hate to spend the money, but I am just plain not happy with it!  Maybe I just need to find the book and read to see if I can figure out what the problem is.  It probably is something simple -- like the person behind the camera!

While sitting on a bench waiting for me to do a little shopping on Labor Day, this butterfly decided to join Alan.  He rested there for quite some time.

We've certainly had a change in the weather -- YAY -- and Fall is in the air.  We actually had to turn the heat on this morning as  the temperatuare dipped in the upper 40s.  Fall is my favorite time of the year, so I am enjoying the cool weather.

Our time left in Branson is growing short.  We will be leaving here on the 16th.  We have enjoyed our first workamping experience and are looking forward to our next one in Bushnell, Florida, in January.  Two couples left last week and another leaves this week.  We will miss the workampers we have met here, but it's very possible we will see them again "down the road."  That's just one more reason this lifestyle is sooo great!

Until next time, may God continue to bless our voyage and watch over our family and friends everywhere. 


  1. Glad you're squeezing in some fun between work. We are so burned out from researching cameras, I think we have given up for now. The Canon SX230HS got the best reviews for a small camera. Another we are considering is the Sony HX-9V. We really like the Nikon S9100 but it got bad reviews due to malfunctioning after only a short time. Good luck!

  2. I have a Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS (digital elph). I too have had problems with blurry pics but it's been for a couple reasons. The battery is getting weak and needs recharged or I have the camera on the wrong setting. It's really a good idea to read the manual and learn the basic settings and shutter speeds. It's not too hard and if you use your camera a lot then eventually it becomes second nature.

    Sounds like you had a great time with new and old friends. Thanks for sharing! Cheers! ~M

  3. Hey hi there! Glad you're still up and doing. Oh to be on the road again -- it's wanderlust time for all of us, I think. And yes, autumn is a very special season. The slight chill in the morning air, warm afternoon sun, pleasant evenings, and of course the fall color. Love autumn!