Saturday, May 29, 2010

Joe Is Heading To Germany

Well just to update everyone. I have a business trip of a lifetime I have been asked to go to Crottendorf, Germany!! I leave on June 19th at 8:20pm from Logan Airport and will be returning on July 2 at 6:25 pm. I'll update more as it gets closer....

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Friday On The Road

Between 11 and 11:30 we stopped for a break and lunch just after the Tennessee and Virginia State line.

At 2:30 pm we stopped for gas just past Lexington, VA. We couldn’t connect to any internet but did try so we could update you all then.

We stopped at a rest area at 3:30pm, still in VA but not much longer.

Supper was at Friendly’s between 8:00 and 9:00pm in West Hazleton, PA. We really needed a change of scenery and a little break off the road. Soon after we got back on the road Shelby fell asleep and we hit road construction for about 10 miles in Wilkes-Barre, PA where we going only about 5 to 10 mph most of the time for about an hour.

And for you Uncle Pops….We’re fixin’ to git home….

Well we weren’t able to find any place to update on the road and when we arrived home just after 2:30am I was wayyyy to tired to update.

Thank you to everyone who checked in and followed our blog and shared our trip. We will be planning another trip for next year and we will once again share with everyone.

Friday, August 14, 2009


Well all good things must come to an end. So we are all packed up and getting ready to leave the cabin. We'll try to update from the road if we find a good enough connection.

Thursday, August 13, 2009


Well today was our last full day here at the cabin. We went to a few stores this morning than right back to the cabin for a lazy day. Basically hung around, took one last dip in the hot tub and started packing. The thing that we have had to think of the most is how we are planning on getting all the grocerys home, hmmm....

Joe wants to be on the road by 9 so we may be home anywhere between 3 to 5 am on Saturday, I hope the earliest since I have to work Saturday evening.

Its been a great trip! I hope everyone who has followed has enjoyed our updates. If we can get signal on the road I'll try to update once more before our trip comes to a complete end.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Its been a long day but very worth it!!
Went to Georgia and saw Uncle Pops! It was really great to see him again and have some BBQ chicken on the grill and yummy potatoe salad. We weren't able to stay as long as we wanted but still a pleasure to be with him a while.
On the way back we saw a rainbow as well as several Elk grazing in the Smokey Mountains National Park in North Carolina.

Its late but it's time for Shelby's pizza and fries she helped cook.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


Today we got up early to prepare supper in the crock pots, homemade baked beans and BBQ pulled pork. Then we packed a picnic lunch to have on our hike on Big Creek Trail in Mt. Sterling, NC! So much fun even though it was hot and humid, but so worth it to see the waterfall. Could have done without the snake crawling acrossed Joe’s foot. He yelled out so loud that I yelled. Katie’s guest on her foot was more welcome, a cute butterfly.

On our ride back to the cabin it started raining, down pouring actually. The best part about the ride was when we went through a large tunnel Shelby yelled out “We’re going through a tube like toothpaste”. By the time we got to the cabin the rain had ended.

The rest of the day we relaxed and taught the kids how to play pool.

Wait till you see the surprise we have in store for the post tomorrow…..

Monday, August 10, 2009


Today was basically a relaxing day. We went to a few shops, loved the one with the chair on top. Saw some nice local views and cute horses. Kate and I made homemade fried chicken, corn on the cob and pasta salad. Then finished off the day with sitting in the hot tub.
Tomorrow we go hiking in the smokey mountains...