Sunday, March 18, 2012

Inquiring Minds Want to Know?

First, I misspoke when I welcomed Jeff and Sherry on my last blog entry.  It's not Sherry but SHERYL -- Jeff and Sheryl, so Sheryl, I apologize for not paying closer attention and getting your name wrong -- I am so sorry.  You can find Jeff and Sheryl's blog here.

A warm welcome is extended to Sharon and Bill of The Odd Essay here.

Both of these blogs provide interesting information and great pics and we are happy to have them as followers.

Since my last rad two weeks ago, we haven't done much -- not even writing on my blog.  Guess we needed a break from everything.  We started a new way of eating -- watching our sugar, carbs, fiber.  I have managed to lose a whopping 4 lbs, but Alan has lost 10.  Why is it so much easier for men to lose weight than women?  Inquiring minds want to know!

Another question I have concerns cooking.  Since we only have a convection/microwave oven, there are occasions when I really miss a real oven.  But, even if we had one, I'm not sure I would want to use it because of the gas.  Today we saw an infomercial on the Nuwave Oven and I was wondering if anyone has one and if so, if you like it?  Finding a place to put it would be the problem, but if it's worth the money, I would consider purchasing one.

My last question involves roadside assistance coverage.  Do you have one and if so, with whom?  We have had Coach Net for the past two years, but haven't had to use it so we cannot say it's good or bad.  We are contemplating switching to Good Sam.  Since they have partnered up with Camping World, their roadside assistance program offers an unlimited free 22-point inspection at Camping World and there is no limit on the miles tow'd if there is a need to tow your RV.  However, I have also heard derogatory things about various Camping Worlds.

So, I'm turning to my fellow bloggers for valuable input to my questions.  What say you?

Every day as we drove to and from Duke, we passed a walking/biking trail.  So, we decided to check it out.
Only .8 mi to Merritt's Pasture (whatever that is)
A nice paved trail
Doesn't look like spring has sprung here.
We assume this is the old trail, altho there is nothing to tell us that.
Nice bridge -- can you see how close the trail is to the highway?
A place to rest -- if your knees will allow you to get up and
We arrive at the pasture and the trail ends.

Also, in our every day travels to and from Duke, we passed University Lake.  We finally were able to stop and get a picture of this...

Since Chapel Hill is home to UNC and this is "University Lake," we assume they are part of UNC's sculling team.

My rad bed

           Technicians                                                                                            Doctors
     My rad team

We will be in the RDU area until the 29th.  We then will head to Charlotte, where we will man a booth for the American Military Retiree Ass'n (AMRA) at the North Carolina's Veterans Welcome Home Celebration on Saturday, the 31st.  When we were asked if we would be willing to volunteer set up and man a table, we felt it was a good way to give back to our veterans.  The celebration will be held at the Charlotte Motor Speedway and the Charlie Daniel Band will be the main entertainment on Saturday afternoon.  Since we have never been to Charlotte, we are looking forward to it.

We are blessed and thankful my radiation treatment is over.  I feel good and the redness and discoloration of my skin are subsiding and I'm getting back to normal.  We are looking forward to what comes next in our voyage.  

Thanks for stopping by and may God bless each of you and keep you safe in your everyday life and your travels.


  1. Congratulations on your weight loss! Yes...the boys lose it faster than we do, but we girls rejoice at every pound that comes off...we worked so hard for it!

    I rarely use our convection-microwave as a combination. I treat it either as an oven or a microwave and have found it to do everything I wanted...except for broiling. :-(

    We have Coach Net and have had to use it twice. We have found their service to be exceptional.

    Have a good week looking for the crocuses and daffodils!

  2. Karen and Al at: have a Nuwave oven. She wrote about it a lot when they first got it last year. It seems she really liked it. I don't know if they are still using it as often a year later, you might try to connect with her. If you are not following them, say hi for me and tell her I sent you over.

    Glad the rad is over. Also , thumbs up on changing your eating habits It can only get better.

  3. I'm glad to hear that you got a chance to get out and about. We just renewed our Good Sam Emergency Service. We have had to use it and are happy with their service.

  4. P.S. We have both a convection microwave and a gas oven and while we have used our gas oven, it's hard to light, so we usually use our convection oven for baking.

  5. We have Coach net but have never had to use it. Those paths look great.

    Just went to the link you posted for EBC and am watching some on demand video. Great music!

  6. We have Good Sam Emergency Roadside but have never had to use it. Hope we never have to find out if it's good or bad!

    Congrats on the end of radiation therapy.

  7. Glad your new way of eating is working so far. We don't have an emergency road service yet but will probably go with Coachnet based on good things we've heard.
    Have fun in Charlotte. You will like it there!

  8. Hi..glad the radiation is over and all is good. It will take a while to get your energy all back, just enjoy relaxing some! We have Good Sam and have used it once (the pin box collapsed up into the bedroom closet!) and they were very good. Then our insurance (Miller?) paid for the expensive repairs.
    I use my convection when I bake, which isn't too often. I also recently bought a pressure cooker for the microwave...still not too sure about it, mostly because I can't find many recepies. But I love my rice cooker, slow cooker, and fasta pasta cooker. I also don't use my stove top and instead use a Mr Induction, which I love.