So follow our travels from "The Beginning" until now "wherever that may be".

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Work Accident

O.K.  We promised to get back to posting more often.  So, here we are.

Bob got banged up in a work accident last Sunday night.  He was working on the sky lift unloading riders when a 7 year old little girl riding alone didn't listen to her instructions.  As she got off the chair she went right but after her chair had gotten by decided to run across the turn around area of the ride right in front of an incoming chair.  So Bob and his co-worker took off after her and were both knocked down by the ride.  The little girl was saved but both of them suffered injuries.  Bob was the lucky one as he was knocked out of the path of the chair but did sustained an ugly skinned up knee.  The other knee was skinned as well as an arm and shoulder pain.  But he is O.K.  His co-worker was knocked unconsious and remained unconsious for several minutes as he was knocked down in front of the ride and it went over him.  He was hauled off by an ambulance.  He did suffer a concussion but was just treated in the ER and released with a list of things to watch for.

Yesterday was our off day, so we did go to the casino for breakfast but didn't hang around.  We left.  Bob had been at the doctor's office for fasting blood work prior to breakfast so we pigged out with the food.  It's very good there and so cheap.  For seniors it is only $4.50 each and that includes our coffee as well as Bob's orange juice.

We both got hair cuts as we were tired of the shaggy dog look, stopped at a vegetable stand and then Wal Mart.  At the veg truck we bought fresh "Grimes" sweet corn, a large cantalope grown here in Iowa as well as some tomatoes.  We ate some of all of it for supper last night.  Sure was good.  Bob had been craving an Alabama vegetable plate.  Wasn't quite that but good anyway.  Haven't seen any okra here nor back-eyed peas.  Did find some yellow squash at Wal Mart but no idea where it was grown.  And bought black-eyed peas frozen by "McKenzies".

I spent some time last night visiting with our next door neighber.  We work different shifts and in different departments so we seldom see each other.  Spent about an hour last night sitting out and catching up - At least she and I did.  Sure was nice.  They are full timers from Oklahoma.

This morning we've been lazy.  Fixing to eat lunch  and start getting ready for work.  We work 3:40 PM till 9:00 PM.  It's overcast here today so hope it stays that way.

Hope all is well out there in "reader land".  Later,


Sunday, July 24, 2011

Camping at Aventureland

Well, since we last posted another 11 days has gone by.  We are working and working. Got 4 more weeks before the park goes back to weekends only.  Looking forward to that.  Don't think we'll try this again.  But, that's what this is about - seeing new signts and experiencing new things.  Believe me this is an experience.  Didn't know we were so sheltered back in Alabama.  This has been an eye opener.

 Did go back for breakfast at the Casino last Tuesday but this time we decided to give the slots a try.  Bob did good but I lost all he won.  Oh well, don't need to do that again.

I have finally taken some pictures, just a few, of the campground here.

Berry is taking Bob for a walk.  That's our RV so they are almost back home.

A view of part of the campground

The swimming pool and activity center

Another picture of part of the campground.

And another!

"Mollie" the trolley
 It finally got summertime here last week.  It was "hot"!

That's about it for now.  Until later,


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

It's been a long, long time

It's been a long, long time since we last posted.  I just haven't been able to keep up with life lately.  We're still at Adventureland Amusement Park and working our "butts" off.  We are working six days per week for about 35 to 37 hours per week.  The agreement was 32 hours so we're starting to request a day off each week.  That will put us at 5 days per week for 32 to 35 hrs per week.  We are so tired that we can't force ourselves to do anything - just work.  Yesterday was our day off and we did go across the road to the Casino for senior breakfast day.  We had a great breakfast for $4.50 each and then promptly left.  We actually found a mall, too.  I needed some new shoes.  Mission was accomplised.

Since we last posted, we had a death in the family in June and had to take a week off and make a trip to Jackson, MS.  That was a tough trip and I think the energy loss from that trip is part of our problem of being so tired now.  I don't think we've gotten over that yet.

It's time to get ready to go to work, so guess I had better scoot.

Will try to start doing better with my posts.