The Countdown Begins~

Jury duty is done!  Now onto getting for the big trip to Hondo!!!

I think the easiest way to let you know what we are doing is just to list what’s on the agenda between now and when we leave on Wednesday, January 26th.

Friday, 1/21 ~ had a terrific dinner with Jim & Mary.  We laughed and reminisced about when our kids were in sports together, what our kids are doing now with their own families.  And we talked about the coming year and changes in both our families…us moving to Texas, their daughter going to Germany, each of us welcoming a new grandchild…we will definitely miss our visits together.  Thanks Jim & Mary for the orange marmalade and blackberry jam and of course the wonderful leftover dessert.

Saturday, 1/22 ~ meeting Tim & Dee at the storage unit.  We will be putting totes back into storage, taking more totes out of storage and then  Ron & Tim are goin to remove the hard top on the Jeep.  Then they will head over to Gerald & Sandra’s  to drill holes and put the soft top on the Jeep.  Dee & I will get in some visiting while moving stuff around cleaning out a few cupboards.  In the evening we will be fixin to go to Jerry & Lynda’s for dinner and more visitin! 


Sunday, 1/23 ~ we will be gettin together with Ron’s siblings + Jamie, Suzanne & Opal and maybe our niece, Andrea & her family for breakfast at Big Al’s.  Then we are off to church at Northwood Alliance.  Don’t know what the afternoon will hold but in the evenin we will be hangin with Chris & Gina and their two kids.


Monday, 1/24 ~ I am meeting a fellow blogger, Laurel for coffee at Woods in Birch Bay Square.  Then  have a few errands to run picking up last minute prescriptions, going to the bank and fixin things up in the motor home as we continue to prepare to go to Texas.  Ron has a few plumbing jobs that he needs to finish up.  Hopefully all three jobs will go smoothly.  In the evenin we are goin to the Clarke’s & DeLong’s for supper (or is it called dinner in Texas – the evenin meal?)


Tuessday, 1/25 ~ I will be doin the never endin job of laundry (we always try to start out with all clean clothes).  Ron & Pete plan on transferring the gas from the front tank to the back tank and fixin the front tank so we can use it on the trip.  I will be workin at Northwood for a few hours on the annual report.  In the evenin we head to Sudden Valley for dinner with Norm & Kristy.  While visitin Ron will put in a new garbage disposal for them.


And then on Wednesday, 1/26 we will wrap up anything that is left on our to do list, share a meal with Gerald & Sandra, stop at the Post Office and then get on the road.  Not sure how far we will get down the road…our goal is to get to Hells Canyon RV Park so we can hang with the grands and Brandon & Danalyn for a few days.


We want to say thank you for all your prayers for us as we travel along on this journey we call life and especially as we prepare to move to Texas for 13 months.  I hope to update each night how we are doing with our To Do List.  We will be busy the next 5 days but yet want to say if you are a local (Whatcom County) friend and want to see us before we leave…give us a holler and let’s at least share a hug.

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Ali & Ron

Christ loving, fun making, traveling couple of 44+ years. Also known as Grandpa & Grammy!!

9 thoughts on “The Countdown Begins~”

  1. Your agenda for next week does sound tiring, but I'm glad to hear that you will have some time to spend with family and friends amidst all the errands and preparation. It's exciting to prepare to leave on a journey, but a little nerve-wracking, too.

  2. You, friend, are just TOO organized! But I know what you mean, I always like to have all clean clothes even when leaving from one campground to another.Safe travels.

  3. You have our prayers for a safe trip. Just wanted to tell you that in Texas it is against the law to be as busy as you have been in the last couple of weeks. Everyone down here just chills. 🙂

  4. Hi Ali, thanks so much for taking time out of you unbelievably busy schedule to visit and to pray for Nadine (MIL) and us. It's wonderful to know that you are lifting us up. I haven't been blogging much lately but that doesn't mean that I haven't been thinking about y'all. I'll be praying for you and Ron to have a safe trip as you go on to your newest adventure. Be safe and Godspeed.Love ya, Tracy 🙂

  5. Just want to let y'all know that David and I have not been unsatisfactory as managers of Lone Star Corral – but that I have been called away to PA to tend to my ailing mom and help my dad with 'stuff' – got here Jan 1, and expect to be here until the end of March…We hope you have a safe journey and enjoy your stay there, and I'll see ya then!Peggy & David

  6. Just want to let y'all know that David and I have not been unsatisfactory as managers of Lone Star Corral – but that I have been called away to PA to tend to my ailing mom and help my dad with 'stuff' – got here Jan 1, and expect to be here until the end of March…We hope you have a safe journey and enjoy your stay there, and I'll see ya then!Peggy & David

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