Tuesday, June 30, 2009

New and Improved Wi-Fi at Rockport 35 RV Park

Allison reported that there is a new Tengo Wi-Fi system installed and operating at the park. It's still being tweaked, but shows great promise.

There are seven access points scattered strategically around the park so that more consistent coverage over all areas of the park is available.

Computers and Wi-Fi are becoming more and more a part of the life of Americans. Upgrading the system is one more way Tony and Allison are making the park more attractive for their visitors.

At 09:30 on the 4th be at Rockport 35 RV Park

.........for the second Taxed Enough Already (TEA) Party!

Sick and tired of taxes going up and up and up? You're not alone!

Celebrate July 4th, INDEPENDENCE DAY, by joining like-minded folks and making your wishes known. What better day to express
your thoughts regarding our government? The TEA Party will last about an hour.

Remember, this is a celebration of our independence, so feel free to dress "patriotically" if you wish. Also, it is a protest of sorts, so feel free to bring appropriately-worded signs to carry and wave! Who knows, you might even make the evening news on TV.

And you might not, but so what? You've participated!

This event is for park guests, neighbors, casual passers-by, and anyone who would like to express their feelings on this important issue.

And if you're not in the Rockport area, go here to find out where you can attend a TEA Party near you: http://www.teapartyday.com Click on "Locations" then find your state, city, location, and time.

Then there's just one more thing to do: Attend!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Knee High?

Photo of Pat Williams in corn field.
Here in Iowa, we always used to say that the corn should be knee-high by July Fourth. Sometimes the question became, "Is that with the leaves pulled up, or not?"

This year Pat shows that such a question does not arise. So far, it looks like a great year for the corn farmers. But 'tain't over till it's over! There's a long way to go yet.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

35 Years and Counting

Thirty-five years ago Sunday (21st), a long-awaited event took place in Waseca, MN. Pat and I were married that day! And we still are!

We both worked for the same company (E.F. Johnson Co., maker of Messenger CB radios) and it was Pat's hometown so we knew lots of people and had lots of friends who attended our wedding. And that's not to mention relatives!

After the ceremony, we gathered at the most popular restaurant in town for a buffet dinner and a great time of socializing.

I can not remember another wedding reception where everyone had such a great time, including the bride and groom.

We spent a night or two in Minneapolis, then headed out on our company-paid honeymoon. How many have done that? I was already living in Miami and the company was moving another employee to Miami from Waseca. The timing was perfect: if we would "deliver" his car to him from Waseca, the company would pay expenses as that was much less expensive than shipping it.

And less expensive for us, too—to say the least.

Tomorrow we will begin our second 35 years of wedded bliss.

Friday, June 19, 2009

ABC's Person of the Week - - -

--- was from Cedar Rapids, Iowa!

Kurt Warner, pro football quarterback for the Arizona team, was recognized by ABC evening news as their Person of the Week today.

Kurt is from Cedar Rapids and has a great story of overcoming down times and generally making lemonade out of lemons. But that's not why he made the news today.

He and bunches of others are in town this week to build 20 new houses (yes, that's what they say, 20!) for Habitat for Humanity. A worthy goal and certainly a worthy cause, especially here in Cedar Rapids one year after the devastating flood which rendered about a thousand homes unrepairable.

The Kurt Warner Foundation has contributed about $700,000.00 to flood relief in the Cedar Rapids area.

Cedar Rapids and Iowa in general are not known for producing athletic heroes. But those we do have represent us well. Zack Johnson, golfer, is also from Cedar Rapids. And little Shawn Johnson, Olympic gymnast and Dancing With The Stars champion, from the Des Moines area.

Now if we could only claim Danica Patrick! She's from neighboring Illinois; close enough. And Sunday she'll be racing at Iowa Speedway. Do you suppose she'll get her second Indy Car win and first one in the States right here in Iowa? (Her other win was in Japan.)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

A Note From Karen

That would be the Karen of "Wyoming Bob," if that's the way you keep track of all our friends at Rockport 35 RV Park.

She wrote a note with some news, so instead of publishing it as a comment to "Does Anyone Visit This Site?" it will become its own article.

" Hello Keith and Pat,

We visit the site too and want to say thanks for doing this for all of us. Bob says "hello".

We made it back to Sheridan April 1st and were in time for a few snow storms. Great weather is slow in coming!! We had frost the day before and raining now. Ugh!

Good to hear that Lucille is moving around better, that's always good news, and Pat's knee too.

We made another trip to Tulsa for our grandson, Seth's, graduation in May. Was fun to celebrate with him. I finished the quilt! Even had time to spare. Whew! Starting the next one.

Bob's been out fishing with his dad and we have had several meals of walleye and crappies. Grandkids are looking forward to fishing with him too.

Keep up the great work.

It's always good to hear news from those with whom we enjoy the winter. Thanks, Karen!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Bumper Sticker

Trucks are Fords.
Tractors are green.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

How's Your Day Going?

Photo of John Deere tractor stuck in a muddy field.
No comment necessary.