Kenny and Nancy call Oconto, Wisconsin home during the summer boating season where together they enjoy recreational boating on the Oconto River and the Bay of Green Bay. When boating season is over they become snowbirds and head south for the winter in their Monaco Windsor luxury motor coach named OWFISH.
Kenny lived and traveled in OWFISH with his late wife Barbara from 2002 until she had a disabling stroke in 2011 and passed away the following year. From then the OWFISH set, except for a short trip in 2013, until Kenny started traveling again with his new wife Nancy in 2014.
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Saturday, April 28, 2007
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Afterwards we took a trip to Bricktown in Oklahoma City to see a movie and a walk along the Riverwalk. To end the day we had a Vietnamese dinner at The Lido Restaurant in the Pasio district of Oklahoma City.
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Well after driving 255 miles yesterday we finely made it to Oklahoma. We were going to leave Canton, TX on Sunday but after our friends came in from Presidio, TX on Saturday we decided to stay 3 more days before leaving for Oklahoma. Our daughter's boyfriend has some property on the out skirts of Norman where he put in an electrical hookup next to his barn. After I got the satellite dishes up this morning we headed into Oklahoma City for a Vietnamese lunch and then a movie with our 7 year old granddaughter. We plan on staying here for at least a week or longer.
Today marked the 12th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing that happened on this day on April 19th, 2005. I remember the day very well because I was just a couple of miles away when it happened.
This weekend we plan on attending the 89're day festivities in Lexington, OK. The 89're day festivities is a reenactment and celebration of the Oklahoma Land Run that started there in Lexington in 1889. The state is also celebrating it's centennial all this month after becoming the 46th state to join the Union in 1907.
Saturday, April 14, 2007
Late night here in Canton we survived our first severe storm of the year as severe thunderstorms and tornados ripped through Texas. We watched The Weather Channel and a local Dallas TV channel as the storms built up starting west of the Fort Worth area. I also tracked the storms over the Internet connected to weather radar and satellite sites. There were reports of winds in excess of 100 miles per hour and 3 inch hail. I went out and staked down our satellite antennas expecting high winds to hit us. As the storms progressed east the counties to the west of us came under tornado warnings then around 7pm last night the county that we are in came under a tornado warning as Doppler radar indicated possible tornados in the northern part of the county. Then as the squall line came upon us we lost our satellite TV and Internet reception. I set here waiting for the high winds and hail but all we got was a little bit of wind and a brief period of heavy rain. The blunt of the storm damage occurred some 40 miles from here as tornados passed through the Dallas area.
Our boat partners that we have been waiting for has finely left Presidio, TX and we are expecting them here sometime this afternoon. We are still planning on leaving here tomorrow morning heading to Norman, Oklahoma to visit our daughter and 2 granddaughters there for a week before heading north to Wisconsin.
Weather here in Canton today is overcast and windy. The high is forecast to be around 57◦.
Sunday, April 8, 2007
This morning after I got us and turned the TV on to get a little local news all I got was Easter programming and Spanish stations. Not being Christian therefore not caring for the Easter programming I tuned into one on the Spanish stations until I went out and set-up both the TV satellite and the Internet satellite dishes.
Friday, April 6, 2007
Wednesday, April 4, 2007
Tuesday, April 3, 2007
Archaeological evidence indicates that people have been using this spring for nearly 10,000 years. Rainbow Springs is Florida's fourth largest spring pumping 600 million gallons of water daily and severs as the headwater to the pristing Rainbow River. Operated for four decades as an attraction, the property was acquired by the State Park Service in 1990 and is slowly being allowed to revert to its natural state. Beautiful floral gardens surround the spring, and the area is immensely popular in the spring when the azaleas are in bloom. The state also acquired Rainbow Springs State Campground, located nearby, which was formerly privately owned. From the campground, you can tube or canoe the crystalline waters of Rainbow River, or fish for largemouth bass and other freshwater species.