Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year

to our friends, old and new,
at Rockport 35 RV Park!

Pat and Keith Williams

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Step Brothers Work Hard

Today (Tuesday, Dec. 30) the step brothers started early and finished late. Well, late for retired guys, that is.

Photo of Rob, John, and Ted building steps.
Many residents of Rockport 35 RV Park have enjoyed the stability and added safety of "add-on" wooden steps. Today, Rob, John, and Ted decided their families and visitors could benefit from such an addition so went at it.

They did a very professional-looking job and made lots of sawdust in the process—a large part of which landed on John!

The picture below shows one of the finished sets of steps, at Rob and Pat's trailer on Fourth Street.

Photo of finished steps at John and Pat's trailer.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Computer Help

The second Computer Help session will be Tuesday at Two in the clubhouse.

Come and help others solve their problems, get some of yours solved, or learn how to do some new task with your computer.

The plan is that these sessions will continue each Tuesday at Two through January, February, and into March.

Christmas at Rockport 35 RV Park

What could be look more like Christmas than Linda and Bev in their red sweaters?

The big question is, are these two plotting or are they planning? In this rare case, the answer is neither. They are simply looking forward to a great turkey dinner in the clubhouse, courtesy of Allison and Tony and made possible by all the volunteer elves.

Again, the park residents had a great meal and wonderful fellowship at the Christmas dinner.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Computers: Challenges and Benefits

Photo of computer repairman.
Beginning tomorrow (December 23) I'll be moderating a session billed as "Computer Help." This session will be held each Tuesday at 2PM in the clubhouse.

We've all benefited from the convenience and great things computers allow us to do. And we've all been frustrated by them, too!

On Tuesday afternoons, we'll explore some of the neat things computers can do to make our lives more interesting. Maybe you'd like to explore ways of making your great photos available for your friends and relatives up north to enjoy. Or maybe you'd like to start a blog, sort of like this one, for yourself or your family.

These are the sorts of new things you might learn about. Come and let us know what you'd like to hear discussed.

On the other hand, we've all had problems with our computers. Some small; others huge. We'll try to find solutions to problems, but be aware that not all problems are solved instantly!

Three types of people are especially invited to these sessions:
  • Those who are interested in learning how to do new things with their computer

  • Those who have a problem, large or small, or don't know how to do something they want to do with their computer

  • Those who have any level of compter knowledge and are willing to share it with fellow residents of Rockport 35 RV Park
Most users fit in all three categories, so grab your computer (optional) and come. See you in the clubhouse at 2 on Tuesdays!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

December at Rockport 35 RV Park

We arrived back at our Winter home Tuesday evening. It was great to be greeted by old friends and to meet new ones!

Several improvements to the park were noticed even before we arrived at our spot. Tony and his crew have been busy! The park looks great!

Just because we live in RVs does not mean that we can't decorate for Christmas. Here are a couple of pictures taken at the park.

Photo of an Itasca motorhome decorated for Christmas

I really chuckled when I saw this one! I ran home and picked up my camera. Then I met Barbara and John, who are both motorcyclists—which pretty much explains their display. Not only that, but John is a radio controlled airplane enthusiast, so I'm sure we'll have some more discussions!

Photo of a Santa riding a motorcycle

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Beauty of the Earth

This link will take you to a video of pictures of Earth taken from a satellite. There are some beautiful pictures, taken from a viewpoint that even we RVers never get to see.

At the end, there are pictures taken at the Space Lab.

Blue Beauty

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We'll be leaving Cedar Rapids Friday. See those of you who are already at Rockport 35 RV Park December 20 or earlier.