Hit-and-Run Chicago

Our Thanksgiving trip north was a three-legged extravaganza.  Minneapolis was in the midst of its usual transformation into a Winter Wonderland… This was followed by a week and a half in Chicago, and then a return to Tampa.  The Chicago leg was spent doing things that can ONLY be done in Chicago, including: seeing the

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HAIR ON FIRE Emergency…

…No, Really! Liz and I, first and foremost, hope everyone had a GREAT Thanksgiving holiday, and wish everyone the best for the remaining holidays and festive times of the year. Thanksgiving is really our favorite holiday of all…there are no real or percieved societal imperatives to buy anything for anyone, give presents, send cards, dress

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End of an Era…

In previous posts we described a change we were planning in our lifestyle. Specifically, the Clown Car has reached the end of its usefulness for us. Not that it has not been reliable and effective for the purpose, which is to make people laugh as I unwind myself from the driver’s seat.  Seriously, it HAS

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Another first…

Thot for the day (click me) I don’t want to say we are getting immune to all the strangeness we encounter, but I can say almost nothing surprises us anymore. Because “Surprise” would imply that we have expectations, which we do not. Expectations lead to disappointment – and surprise!!!! However, we just stayed at one

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DOWNRIGHT PAINFUL

The Wanderlodge Owners Group (WOG) Rally is probably our favorite (well at least MY favorite) because of all the mechanics in attendance and all the mechanicals discussed. The guys at this rally (and some gals, too!) have been under buses for many years – some are serial bus owners. Some are even members of the

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A Sobering Experience…

As mentioned previously,  several Bluebird Friends were in Michael’s (Harms) way.  We had time, flexibility and a self-contained dwelling unit,  so we planned to head south to pitch in at Randy and Carol Dupree’s place.  According to Facebook,  at least 6 coaches were parked on their street, and all of their occupants were clearing trees,

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Tennessee Welcomes the Yankees

Our next rally commenced in Sevierville,TN, long since “advanced” from the days when Dolly Parton grew up in the Holler near there. The “Holler” has been replaced by Dollywood Theme Park, Dollywood Splash Water Park, Dollywood Dreamwood Resort, Dollywood Smokey Mountain Cabins, the Dolly Parton Stampede Dinner Theater and Restaurant and by the Dolly Parton

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Rally, Rally, Rally…

Our busy (?) rally schedule has started. The first one was on Cape Cod, where there was a gathering of Vintage Bluebirds – a club for Bluebird Wanderlodge RVs that are older than 10 years. Which is basically ANY Bluebird Wanderlodge, since they haven’t built one since 2008. This rally was organized by a fellow

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