Sunday, June 30, 2013

Hello to All.

Well Dana has been bugging me ever since we got home from our Europe trip to put some stuff on the Family Blog.

First off I have to say a big THANK YOU to Mark and Heather.  They made our trip so nice and so easy for us, all we had to do was show up and they had planned everything.

We left Phx and May 22nd at 11:55 pm and flew to Philly and then on to Frankfurt, the flights went really well considering we were flying "stand by".  That is because Brittni works for US Airway and thank heavens for that because it was much cheaper.  We arrived in Frankfurt and then took the train to Stuttgart. We finally got to Mark and Heathers about noon and the 24th  so we did celebrate Heather's Birthday that night.
24 May - Arrival / Resting-up at our home / Dinner at home to celebrate Heather's Birthday
The next day we went to the flea market in Stuttgart and Ludwig Palace, our first taste of "wow it was good to be the king" sites that we visited in Europe.
25 May - Stuttgart Flea Market, Old Market Hall & Downtown / Ludwigsburg Palace in Afternoon


26 May - Drive to Dachau Concentration Camp / Then to Munich / Eat at the Hofbrauhus / Stay in Munich

27 May - Then to Salzburg, Austria /Go to Salt mines /Stay in Salzburg
28 May -Drive to Berchtesgaden to see Hitler's Eagle's Nest /Drive to Garmisch, Germany / Hike Partnacklamm Gorge / Stay in Garmisch
29 May - See Oberammergau, Ettal Monastery, the White Church and Neuschwanstein Castle / Drive back to Stuttgart
30 May - Visit the Medieval Town of Rothenburg / See Kathy Waulfart's Amazing Christmas Store there
31 May - Hang-out at out House / Visit the Rittersport Chocolate Factory or Town of Tubingen
01 June - Drive to Paris, France / Tour the City /Eiffel Tower

 02 June - Paris & the Louvre, Notre Dame, Arc de Triumph, etc.
03 June - Drive to Normandy / Visit D-Day Sites St. Mere Eglis, Omaha Beach and Point Du Hoc / Stay in Caen, France
04 June - Drive to Mont St. Michel / Then a Long Drive Back to Stuttgart
05 June - Stuttgart & Last Minute Shopping, etc.
06 June - 09 June  London
09 June- 11 June Ireland

11 June  Home Flying First Class

It was a great trip and one that we will always remember. 

Sunday, June 16, 2013

hi everyone please don't faint.   It really is me Tim not to much help from Susan even,  a little of course but it is fathers day.  Well we have been having guests here  this spring.  They haven't all been coming here just for the guestranch experience but hey we'll take anybody that wants to come and stay and give us money.  We have had several missionary conversations while guests have been here so I think that we are doing somewhat  what we should be doing. For those who don't know already, Seth and Garrity are expecting a little boy in Oct.  We are excited to get another grandson.
      The last bunch of grand kids here left me a little present.  I never found it until several days after they left,  but I finally found it PINK EYE  bless their pee picking little hearts.   Of course I was also willing to share it so now Suz is enjoying the gift also.  It seems it is a gift that just keeps on giving. 
     I was up on the rims just behind the house the other day and found some neat places to go rapelling.  I think all of Dana's boys could probably rig us up along those lines. 
     This is going to be another shocker to everyone,  We  have a blog of our own if anybody is interested.  It will be attached to our web site eventually but for now you can get to it at  Three of Suz's neices came and stayed with us for a few days and got us all hooked up.  I hope to keep it updated a whole lot better than I have this blog spot.
      We have been sealing the outside of our house the last couple of weeks.  I know that seems like a long time to seal our house and no it is not that big.   I just had the usual break down intreuptions that require a trip or two to town,and town being as far away as it is we don't get there everyday.  probably once a month is even stretching it a bit.  Anyay that is the reason it is takeing us so long.
     As I don't want to bore everyone too much I'll sign off for now hope this finds everyone doing great.  Have a GREAT day    Tim