For those of you interested Only in TRAVEL, I (Jack) wrote the blog between March 2010 and October 2010 during our travels west. We saw the most beautiful places and had the best time in our big truck and little trailer. See Blog Archive below.

Apr 16, 2012

To Karen

Karen, what a sweet comment. I saved my blog after our trip out west, but I can't figure out how to save it, again. Once I do that I'm going to research an alternative to Blogger. I chose what I thought would be the easiest and I'm a little leery of trying to switch over without a back up. I've never heard of The Travel Journal before so I'll do some research.

Yes, Jack is a much better writer than I am. Unfortunately, since my back is bad and we don't go very many places, he says he doesn't have much to write about. We are going to take a trip to SC in May and then come home to pick up his sister, Susan, to go over to the coast for two weeks. I can sit down in between doing things to hitch up the trailer. It doesn't bother me to drive the car so we can enjoy the scenery on our ride. He will write about that adventure in the blog, but he said he doesn't want to bore everyone just for the sake of writing, but he'll try to come up with something.

I love Mr. Nimble, too. He's the best companion and friend that anyone could ask for. We have been through a lot, together, as you might know if you read back through our trip west, and then his illness when we returned home. Jack IS cute, isn't he. I just told him what you said, and he said, "Pssshhhawww" and blushed because he's embarrassed. He wants to know if he's ever met you, Karen. If not he'd like to. He's such a flirt. Thank you, again, for stopping by to write such a nice comment. I think I'll make this a post to make sure you see it! So many people don't go back to follow up on comments.

This is where I usually sit-on the couch with Nancy. I have four beds that I can go to because Nancy thinks I like a change of scenery. (rolling eyes) I do, sometimes. I like to get away from the TV. See that window? I wait there while my sister, Susie, is running because I know I usually get to go to the nature center when she gets back. Nancy used to take me every day, but she can't walk very far, any more. The doctor is going to fix her in June, maybe. She does take me on a shorter walk several times a day, and I get to see my best friend (besides Nancy and Susie) when I pass his house. I wait in front of his house to see if he is home--sometimes I get lucky and he's mowing the lawn or in his garage. He always stops what he's doing to talk to me and pet me, and he calls me "the best dog that ever lived". Imagine that! Once, I told Nancy I was going to wait on his stoop for him to come home, and I went and sat down. Nancy said we had to go, though, and that we would see my friend another day.

This pretty much describes our life these days...booorrrriiinnngggg!

I try to cheer Nancy up by being silly. I lay upside down and look like a wild dog! It always makes her laugh. Especially when I make funny noises. She's easy to amuse.
Thank you, again, Karen. I'll try to think of some things to write about just for you. :)


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  2. Dear Hobopals all,
    It's so true that people don't go back to reread comments so you can respond to them. So that's why I'm here to say that I'm so sorry to have missed your longer comment. I wonder what happened to it. I love to read the the comments you put on the blog. I too am very tired of blogger and would like to put my blog somewhere else that has fewer troubles and is easier to customize. If you find such a place, let me know.

    So sorry you are having back troubles too. David is having a terrible time but then you know that I guess.
    He luckily doesn't have trouble walking. His is worst when he is laying down and makes it difficult for him to sleep.

    Sherry from

  3. Hi, Sherry, I'm going to do some research to see which is the best option for my blog. I'm almost afraid to migrate it until I know I can back it up somehow. I was just gabbing about the school bus--I'll go back and redo--don't know how interesting it really was. Sometimes I go on and get too gabby.

    I'm sorry about David's back. At least I can get relief sitting and lying down so I can sleep. As if he doesn't have enough on his plate. Thanks for stopping by, Sherry. You guys are never out of my thoughts.

  4. And here I was wondering and wondering who had written that anonymous comment. So the mystery is solved. Glad you let me know. Ah really is difficult a lot of the time.

  5. Yup, mystery solved. LOL Probably my own doing! Now, the colors of the titles of my posts has changed. I'm really getting irritated with it. I think I'm going to take a look at WordPress and The Travel Journal that Karen mentioned.

  6. Hi again. Here is the address for my blog which as I mentioned is on Travel Journal. i discovered it by reading another blogger and decided on that format. So far (knock on wood) I haven't had any problems. I just need to make sure I update Java so that I can upload my pictures and I always get a notice from Travel Journal when that is necessary. So here it Hope you like it. Give me a shout if you have any questions. Karen

  7. I found your blog! I'm wondering if I'll have any trouble migrating. I have to do some more research. At this time, I'm leaning more toward WordPress only because it looks like it has a format more similar to Blogger, but people claim it's more stable. I'll see, though. In the meantime, I'll have the pleasure of reading about your travels. Thanks, again, for your kindness.

  8. Well Jack, Oliver and Olivia took one look at you and just had to be your followers! Just be sure to walk around fences, OK?

  9. Hey, Nan! Tell Oliver and Olivia thank you for reading our blog. We were so happy to read that John is improving, and I hope he's up and back home with you and Oliver and Olivia (and kitties) real soon!


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