Sunday, December 16, 2012


Betty and I were raised by members of the worlds greatest generation. The World War Two Veterans. For us this simply means we are imbued with a serious work ethic that causes us to feel better about ourselves if  we are productive. We bring this prospective into retirement with us.


Our travels about America’s Heartland are saturated with what we call “blue collar working adventures”. There are lots of benefits for us in this. First and foremost, it is pretty cool to be holding your own in a work place filled with 20 something’s when you are 70 years old.


Another cool thing is that it gives us  “disposable income” for eating out, entertainment and travel to cool places that we want to see.


Sometimes our sightseeing destination is actually the campground where we work, and the surrounding area.

As we write this, we are making plans to work at a new Colorado Summer adventure, up high where it is cool, in the Brainerd Lake Recreation Area. We will be at 10,300 feet of elevation.

As our time here at Amazon’s SDF-1 plant, where we work as one of Santa’s Elves, draws to a close, we are looking forward to being in Arkansas with Family and Friends for the Holidays. Merry CHRISTmas !


Bobbie and Jim said...

Great post, Larry. Like you, we enjoy working a bit on the road and also to going back to Colorado this summer. I hope we will have a chance to visit with you sometime.

Al and Karen said...

Hi folks! We stopped at Brainerd last summer, its where we saw our only moose of the season! beautiful park, and still had snow piles the end of June :-).