The Longdogs

The Longdogs
Willy, Harley (back center), and Gretchen

The Flocking Has Begun

It was quite a surprise when I went out this morning and found that the refrigerator was not cold!  Right away I started trying to figure out what could have happened when they put the new doors on yesterday.  Couldn’t think of anything so I tried putting it on propane.  Still didn’t feel like it was getting cold.  I have never had a problem with the refrigerator not working.  DH said he thought it was more unlevel than usual.  I didn’t think about that but then realized I didn’t put the front jacks down last night like I usually do and our driveway is on a slant.
With the positive thought that it was probably due to being too unlevel, I packed everything into the freezer compartment with a couple of freezer packs and set out.  About half-way to the campground I reached over to get my coffee travel mug and realized that it had tipped over in the drink tray and, of course, the top wasn’t shut tight.  A short time later, I found a place to pull over, used my turkey baster (in the RV to put distilled water in the battery) to suck out the coffee, and wiped out the cup holders with some paper towels.  Thank heavens, the coffee didn’t go anywhere besides the cup holders.  Also, checked the fridge and YES, it was getting cool. 

Once I arrived at the campground, I set up the RV and then began putting up the banners for the get-together.  Several hours later I remembered that everything was in the freezer and it was now working.  Fortunately, I got things shifted and nothing that was not supposed to freeze was frozen.  Whooo...

Birdie arrived last night as did two other friends, Martha and Pat.  They needed to do a mail run for Birdie and a Wal-Mart run for Martha and Pat.  Gloria arrived next.  Then Dawn, her mother, and her brother Paul arrived in their two RVs.  Judy pulled in next and the latest arrival was Sue.  She was down at Texas RV Supply getting some work done today.

Birdie and I fixed hamburgers with the trimmings, baked beans, and chips for everyone.  Here we are relaxing after dinner.  The Flocking has begun.  The biggest part of the crowd arrives tomorrow.


  1. At least they were both easy (relatively speaking) fixes. But traveling can really be stressful some days. The good thing is the fun get together at the end of it.

  2. Looks like you're in for a fine time. The weather looks to be fantastic, also. Woul love to hear some of those Alaska stories from Birdie.

  3. Glad your refer self-corrected. Have a great time. Wish I could join you.

  4. Have a great time sure wish I could be there...I see everyone chewing down and gabbing at the same time. Ya know they are all enjoying it...may you're weather be great for the whole time

    God bless

    Zeee and critters 3

  5. Wow ...looks like a good time...I haven't met
    any of you yet and can't wait for the
    FL GTG...have fun everyone

  6. You are one smart cookie!! Good thing you remembered the things in the freezer!! And then you made dinner!!


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