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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Another Slow Day

Yo Blog Buddies,

Well.........................another slow day - just being lazy - watching football.  A tad chilly here today about 31 degrees with a pretty stiff wind!  We went for a walk this morning.  Lately we have been walking at the Santa Fa National Cemetery.  It very much resembles the Arlington National Cemetery in that there are 100s' & 100's well into the 1,000's and 1,000's of standard white engraved headstones all in straight rows.  The cemetery is on the side of a hill for the most part - so the walk starts out on level ground but quickly goes up hill.  It makes for a nice "work-out" walk and when we need to rest for a couple of minutes, we wander thru the rows of grave stones and some very sad stories are found.  Soldiers male & female in their 20's as well as older soldiers who were fortunate to die of old age.

Some of the grave stones go back to the early 1900's and some as recent as last week.  Some stone show people who served in WWI, WWII, Korea, Viet Nam. 

It certainly brings to the forefront of our minds the feeling of Thanksgiving for what these Warriors did for our country and its people.

If you walk for exercise and there is a National Cemetery in your area, start walking thru it and as we do read some grave stones when you need to rest for a few minutes - it is certainly an eye opener and in our Santa Fe National Cemetery it is mind boggling as to the number of head stones all in rows - row after row after row.

Today marks the end of our 2nd month in the UNIT - with four left to go before the start of the RV Journey.  Today we did some finalization of a couple of RV parks in areas that we want to go.  Some RV parks do not start excepting 2012 reservations until Jan.  We have a couple of parks - one on Ile d' Orleans which is an island in the middle of the St. Lawrence river just off the shores of Old Quebec City Canada.  We love it there and hope to get a reservation for 3 weeks which is the longest you can stay as it is very popular.  However they do not start taking reservations until FEB 1.  Our first 5-6 months on the road are somewhat pre-planned as we have a certain route and certain places we want to be at certain times - planning has become fun and of course searching for reasonable weekly/monthly rates can be very educational.  :>(

The first 5 months of our journey will be very close to 6,000 miles of travel with some 1 night stays but for the most part they will be 1 - 3 week stays and some 1 month stays in areas that are of particular interest to us and areas such as Old Quebec City.

Well, time for a nap - or at the very least time to rest my eyes.

Enjoy the day and have a nice week.

Later Dudes,

JR  :>)