Borrego Springs, CA

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Starting to get ready to roll!

My sister, Pam, and her husband, Stan, will be driving up from Chicago tomorrow to spend the night in Andy’s driveway in preparation for our take off for Yellowstone NP on Monday.  Today, I began preparations for hitting the road.  :) 
IMG_8514One of the things on my to do list was install the inside step carpet pieces that I picked up at Camping World last week.  It’s not a big job, but something I wanted to get done.  I decided not to use the enclosed screws, and will just rely on the Velcro strips on the back of the pieces to keep them in place.  That way I can easily pull them up for washing when necessary.  I have found these little carpets to do a great job of keeping the muck and mire out of the rig.  They work better at cleaning off wet shoes (and dog feet) than the hard surface beneath them.  I also have a couple of matching throw rugs and a six foot runner inside on the hard surfaces.  You know who is the official greeter for visitors.  :)  She looks so sweet and innocent here.  (looks can be deceiving)  When someone other than me approaches, she goes into her wild excited gyrations.  I’m not sure she’ll ever calm down.

I did a last load of laundry, and did a little shopping at the grocery store in preparation for the cookout we will have tomorrow after Pam and Stan arrive.  Andy will build a fire in the outside fire pit so we can cook the brats and sausage outside.  I also have a bag of marshmallows that I know two young boys have been waiting to toast!

While I was tinkering around inside,…

…Andy and Ruby came in to visit.  Emma behaved, but really wanted to lick every part of that little person.  :)  Eventually, Ruby dozed off in her father’s arms.  They are lucky that she is such an easy baby.

I made up some artichoke dip, at Andy’s request, tonight.  I’m thinking I might just have a little unhealthy snack a little later.  Hmmm…artichoke is a vegetable, right?  :)
IMG_0268 I leave you tonight with a sunset over the marshes of Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge.  Please keep our veterans and those currently serving in your thoughts this holiday weekend.  Without them, we could not enjoy the wonderful freedoms that we do…

Thanks for stopping by….talk to you later,  Judy


  1. Day for me to be jealous today. Wishin I was having some of those brats and dip. Emma is SUCH a cutie, even though she is a wild child. I've always found they are just dogs until they get to be about 4. Then they start to mellow a bit. It can be a long 4 years though. Did you know... God makes them that cute so we don't kill them before they settle down :0)

  2. Artichokes are definitely a vegetable--you eat the leaves, no? What a perfect use of my college degree. Glad to help whenever possible. We are on our way as a family to a wedding, reception, and dinner in Rochester. How hopeful people always are for a new couple, I wish the best for them.

  3. Hey Judy, we put little rugs like that too with velcro on our inside stairs. Trimmed em a bit to fit so there was no overhanging part to catch toes. We think the dogs like them better to grip on as they climb in, as opposed to the slippery surface that was underneath.

    Have a great Memorial Day!

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

  4. We bought those same carpet steps for our 5er. Our steps are carpeted, and these little guys will keep our carpet clean. Being on top of carpet, we didn't even have to use the velcro. They just stay in place. The kids are adorable :)