Saturday, July 3, 2010

July 3rd....Spent with family

Saturday was a great day.  Cory and I slept outside last night...well, we tried to sleep outside.  The moon was so bright and the weather turned very cold...they both made for an uneasy night.  We spent the morning looking at a Class A motor home that was luxury on wheels but when it was all said and done we decided that we would rather have something older and have it paid in full!  Cory and I have both decided that living debt free is a goal that we are trying to keep for our family over the next few years as we travel around.  If we decide after a few years that this is what we want to do longer then we can trade in "Ole Blue" for something newer and larger.  Rye named our 2nd home, primarily because the inside is.......yep! Blue.  This is going to take some getting used to for me.  I don't really own anything blue.  I am a red kind of gal.  I am hoping to get the motor home early enough that I can spend a few days recovering the cushions and headboard.  Later in the day we had a BBQ with Rob, Colette, Amy, Wayne and their families.  We had a very enjoyable time visiting and catching up with each other.  It seems strange that next year we might be somewhere different for the 4th of July.  The past 5 years we have made many memories doing everything from ATVing to tossing eggs.  We have ate some of the best food, and this year was no different.  I tried something new and it was a huge success...potato salad with bacon and jalapeno's!  YUMMY...give it a try and you won't be disappointed.

8-10 potatoes, peeled/cubed/boiled
2 cups of mayo
4-6 sweet pickles, diced
3 hard boiled eggs, diced
1/4 cup diced red onion
2 T. minced jalapeno
6-8 strips of bacon, crispy and cut into pieces
salt and pepper to taste

Tomorrow we will be lighting off the rest of the purchased fireworks!  The kids are excited to do this.  It has been nice doing something other than packing.  We have a guy coming tomorrow to look at the truck and we will be checking out one final motor  home.  We will post pictures as soon as we decide on the right style, make and model for our family.  I can wait to get it home and to start accessorizing it.  I spent a few minutes last night looking at a few things that I think we need to make it more livable.  One of the best things I found is a screened in room that attaches to our awning.  This will be great for keeping the cat and dog confined, it will give the kids more room to stretch their legs and finally it will keep the bugs at bay.  Who new of all of the cool gadgets that our Ole Blue could get. 

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