Jan 11 2009

Tennessee Trip

Published by at 12:32 pm under Winter 2008

We are in Cleveland, TN to visit Darin and Diane for a few days.  We brought our boat to him since we just don’t use it much anymore.  It needs some work done on it that he will have to do before he can use it.  I bought new tires before starting out (the ones on it were 20 years old) but he will have to do the rest.  Much of the wood in the seats and engine cover has rotted, so he will have to repair or replace it.

We both had Dr. appointments on Thursday.  Dianna had her annual woman’s exam at her usual clinic, and I had my first annual checkup with the VA.  They have a very nice facility in Denton and I was impressed with  the care I received. The best part is that it did not cost me anything.  Well, nothing more than 3 years of my life.

We left Friday in the truck and spent the night in Jackson, MS at a Wal-Mart parking lot.  Since we do not have the trailer with us it is much easier to find places to stay.  Wal-Mart is a good choice since we can use their restrooms and there is always something we need to buy.

We are parked in Darin’s driveway while we are here.  I ran an extension cord to the truck so we can plug in and run the little electric heater to keep warm.  It is cold today and not supposed to get a lot warmer for the next few days.  It is supposted to get even colder in a couple days with lows in the upper teens.  No fun.  We need to get to warmer country, and soon!

8 responses so far

8 Responses to “Tennessee Trip”

  1. Donon 11 Jan 2009 at 1:32 pm

    So where do you plan to go next?

  2. Richardon 11 Jan 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Back to Denton until at least the end of the month, then to Phoenix and Quartzsite again. Probably.

  3. Donon 11 Jan 2009 at 7:26 pm

    Maybe Betty and I will come visit you in Quartzsite for a few days. That would be fun to pull my trailer over there and sample the vagabond life for a bit.

  4. Darylon 12 Jan 2009 at 11:25 am

    Good to hear you put new tires on that boat. There’s nothing worse than getting a flat tire in the middle of a lake.

  5. Richardon 16 Jan 2009 at 7:08 pm

    Right, Daryl, but not nearly as bad as springing a leak while towing it down the highway……

    Don, that sounds like a great idea. Now that you are retired you can do things like that.

  6. Darylon 19 Jan 2009 at 9:10 am

    “DatastormUsers.com member Richard and Dianna Lafferty has not updated their location in more than 30 days and has dropped off the maps.”

    Where are you now?

  7. Donnaon 27 Jan 2009 at 5:53 pm

    When are you leaving Tennessee?

  8. Donon 27 Jan 2009 at 7:25 pm

    If you look at their updated “Where are we” it says they are there until Feb 23.