Thursday, May 2, 2013

Friday Already...

Time for some Random 5 on Friday.




1.  Well we have been living in Big Bertha now for a little over a week.
And it not so bad.  In fact I am loving it so far.  We shall see how I feel
after a month.  I could be singing a different tune.


2.  Our first stop on our Adventure was Lake Mead.
We camped out here for six nights then made the move to 
Boulder City, NV.  We will be here for about three weeks.
  Then we will be taking off to sunny California. 




3.  I was loving the gorgeous view we had while we were at
Lake Mead..  It made the move into Big Bertha so worth it.
Can you just imagine the views I will be seeing when we finally
Leave the Vegas area. 


4.  We will not be wandering off to far from the Vegas area yet.
Why you ask...  Because my Hubby is still working. 
He retires August 1.  Then our first Big stop after that will be
The Grand Tetons, WY..  We can't wait!



5.  So are you wondering what one does in an RV all day?
Watch TV and eat bon-bons of course. LOL..

Right now I have been trying to organize.. STILL...

I did make a Lasagna in the crock-pot the other day.
See...One can still be a little bit domesticated while they are living
in a house with wheels. LOL.



Thanks so much for stopping by and listening to my
Friday rambles..


 


Till next time..

Hugs~


PS..  Just in case you were wondering, Boulder City is just a hop, skip and a jump from Vegas.


47 comments:

Lynnda said...

Ahhh...nice... I am enjoying reading your story!!... Interesting ...glad you like so far!...happy Friday my friend.... hugs...x

Crafting Queen said...

Glad you are enjoying your adventure. Beautiful photos.

unikorna said...

Oh myyyy Linda I want to travel in a RV too, I looooove the ideaaaaaaaaaa. Have fun!!

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful photos and glad you are settling in! Take care, and enjoy your journey! Valerie

Nicki said...

I envy you the freedom and adventure your new life will surely offer. I also envy the requirement to be frugal and organized - I dream of clearing the clutter from around the house,but never seem to make the time to do it.

The lighting on that last shot is amazing.

Ros Crawford said...

Hello! What lovely photos and I'm so glad you are settling in well... Once your hubby leaves work it will all be perfect! Thanks so much for leaving such sweet comments ... thinking of you ...

Cynthia Schelzig said...

oh wow, I did not realize that you already hit the road....fabulous!!!
omg,,,the Grand Tetons.....I had the goosebumps when I read that!!!
What a life,,,this is soooo exciting!!! I even learned you can make a lasagne in a crock pot....enjoy.........

Cynthia Schelzig said...

oh how could I forget to ask about Mittens.....how does she like it so far?

It's me said...

Enjoy it all darling....love and have lots of fun !!...love Ria...xxx..

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, yay! I was SO hoping there would be a new post from you today! I've been anxiously awaiting to hear how things have been going, and it sounds like it has been absolutely amazing so far! Glad to hear you are happy and are enjoying yourselves. :)
Have a wonderful weekend, Linda!

Susan said...

This is so exciting for you. Me thinks that this is a smart move-like a trial run. You may learn some things before Aug 1 that will help when you move farther away from home base. Beautiful images. New surrounds seem to spark creativity and an uptick in the photographic mojo. Jealous.

Snap said...

What a wonderful adventure you are embarking on! Lovely images and I'll be interested in all your new crockpot recipes! :D :D

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So happy you are loving it!!!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

save me a bon-bon or two would ya. that sounds like such heaven.

enjoy the Grand Tetons. it has been a while since i was there. last in the 90's ... one day soon i will see them again. one day. love your shots. so lovely. ( :

the week flew. right? enjoy your weekend.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

So glad you checked in! Glad your first week went well. Very happy for you!

Terry said...

That is a lovely view and again some fabulous pictures! You will make one great travel guide as you share your journey! Not sure I could live in an RV and be separated from my craft supplies! Enjoy the weekend! Hugs!

Lynn said...

wow to the photos and your adventure, I've known couples to set off into the horizon in Big Bertha's (younger and older) and they've all had a super blast!! You'll have a fantastic experience to recount... still this takes courage, bravo!

http://vivhalliwell.com said...

What an adventure thanks for sharing your journey, visiting from Random 5 ....

TexWisGirl said...

glad your hubby doesn't have much of a commute yet. i love your last photo! so beautiful. i'm glad you're liking your adventure so far. :)

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

So glad you're enjoying your adventure so far! The views at Lake Mead are beautiful! I can only imagine looking out the window and seeing that! :-)

Lisa Graham said...

So excited for you! I love your gorgeous views here. I linked/mentioned you in the last part of my blog post today. :)

Lasagna and Big Bertha! I love it!!!

Becca said...

Pretty shots LInda! It's nice you'll have time to organize before the bigger adventure begins when you hit the road. Hey...I'd love to see some shots of Boulder City if you decide to take some around there...after all it's where I was born! hee hee! Talk to you soon!

Reena Walkling said...

So glad to hear all is well! Looking forward to tales of your adventures!

Sylvia said...

I would be thinking after hubby goes to work I would be back sleeping, Linda, but who knows maybe you are a morning person. It sounds like the new adventure is still on, kind of like a honeymoon, but I know no matter what you will make it work and find so much enjoyment. It is a cool 55 out and we were down in the 40's last night. Have a wonderful weekend! Looking forward to all the stories, yes, how is the cat?

amanda | wildly simple said...

Beautiful photos, and I have great admiration for your adventure on wheels!!
We were in the Lake Mead / Vegas / Boulder City area a few years ago.. also into the Arizona & Utah corners.. there looked like some wonderful places for RV's along lake Mead! One place we ran into by chance - you may have already passed it by, was Valley of Fire St. Park outside of Vegas by Lake Mead's north shore. VERY COOL PLACE!!

Netty said...

Beautiful photos Linda and am so pleased you are settling in so well. Such a fab way of spending your husband's retirement. Hugs Annette xx

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

Gayle Price said...

Loving the sound of your gypsy life. You amaze me with the apparent ease by which you have changed from real house to moveable house. Lasagne in a crock pot, well done, I'm sure you will get very 'creative' with meals. Enjoy your freedom and safe travels. xx

Carol Blackburn said...

Well Linda, it sounds like you are off to a great start. Glad it is going so well. Some lovely scenery. I bet you will see some awesome sunrises and sunsets.

Mary said...

Ooooo, you are having fun! And crock pot lasagna sounds yummy.

Tracy said...

I imagine it's probably a good idea to take things a bit slow til you figure out just how the new residence is going to play out. You are going to love the Tetons. All those jagged peaks rising up in a line, full of snow gleaming in the sun...it's breathtaking. We got to see a momma moose and her baby when we were there. Didn't get to explore a whole lot in Jackson Hole, but make sure you get into the center of town and snap some pics of the fabulous elk horn arches. Can't wait to see what you capture on your camera. :-) Thanks for keeping up with my blog. I know you're going to get busier and busier, but I want to stay in touch. Eat a bon bon or two for me. :-) Hugs!

Breathtaking said...

So glad you are enjoying your journey so far. Beautiful photos Linda:) I especially like the one of the lake. Don't know what a crack-pot looks like as I have never seen or even heard of one before!!! Must be fun just being
in a different location every night.
Warmest Regards.
Sonjia.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

It will be amazing having different views and places to enjoy each week. Our neighbours have recently retired and love spending months at a time away in their caravan.

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

This is so much fun!!! I love your sky photo..aaaah, and now I am living vicariously through you...on your merry travels. Maybe I should make crock pot lasagna...

Shahrul Niza said...

wow, breathtaking photos!!!. you are so lucky to see all these, breathe in fresh air and listening to the birds at every turn! :). you would love Teton and WY .... ALL of it. my heart is singing, just knowing that you'll soon be there :). hugs.

Barb said...

You're having a grand adventure! You'll love the Tetons. Be sure to wave to me as you pass through CO!

Georgianna said...

Hi Linda! I am so excited and filled with anticipation at your adventure. I really admire you two for doing it and look forward to following along. That sunset photo is beautiful!!

hugs,

G

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I am excited for you, maybe I should visit you at Big Bertha before you leave Boulder City! : )

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Phew... if you survived the first week you will certainly survive a whole...month! I wouldn't go as far as a year...LOL. Only kidding! Glad to know you guys are enjoying it so far, eating lasagnas and admiring beautiful views! Keep the lovely photos coming! xx

Lisa Gordon said...

This sounds like so much fun, Linda, and the view of the lake is just gorgeous! I am so glad you are enjoying your adventure, and I am sure you will continue to do so.

I hope you've had a great weekend, my friend, and I wish you an exciting week ahead. xo.

Catherine said...

I love it that you are on your adventure right now and that you are having a good time so far. I tell you my friend, you and hubby are inspiration. Sometimes I could pack it all in, quit work, and go on the road. sigh... dreaming...

Enjoy your week my friend!
xo Catherine

lauren bergold said...

having just moved into a "traditional" (aka, sadly, wheel-less, lol!) home, i can not even imagine the challenge of having downsized to the point of big bertha (charming tho she is, o'course!!!) and then having to decide where/when/ to drive/move/park one's abode whilst also unpacking, organizing, arranging meals, etc etc etc. and certainly i would not be uploading that quality of photos too, at the same time as all of the above! you're a ♥MARVEL♥ missus!!! :) :) :)

Pride In Photos said...

Oh Lake Mead is been on my bucket list for years to rent a houseboat for a week. You are living the life my friend...keep blessed.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oh, Linda, your photos are glorious. How lovely to read about the beginnings of your adventure, too. I wish you so much luck and happiness, Linda!

Lori said...

I love seeing you in my mind's eye watching TV and eating bonbons (and in my mind's eye, I'm doing the same)! What a beautiful view and fun adventure!

yyam said...

I think it's nice to pare down to the basics and really enjoy the simple life. Glad you are adjusting well and enjoying yourself so far my friend. Start planning your adventures for August 1. :)

S. Etole said...

I can almost feel the texture of that white flower.

Emily Keaton said...

What an amazing view out Big Bertha's windows at Lake Mead! It's been YEARS since I've been there, but your photo instantly made me want to return. :D