|One of my favorite photos of my oldest daughter, Kelly|
|My youngest daughter, Kerry|
Skype is another way to stay in touch, which is a free download to talk to your family on the computer. I used it when one of my daughters was in the military on active duty overseas. It worked really well. It was almost like having her in the same house with me. I wanted to reach out and hug her, she seemed so close! And she was on the other side of the world!
Recently, we tried downloading Skype on my new smartphone (a Motorola Atrix 4), and I could not get it to work properly, darn it! Eldy's daughter has an iphone 4 which has the Face Talk feature, nice if you have two people with the same model phone. We thought we could use Skype on both phones to see each other while we talk. Skype is supposed to work on my phone, but we haven't been able to get it to work yet. So-o-o-o, we'll keep trying different ways to stay in touch with the grandkids, Eldy's kids and my kids. We might just stick with the Skype on the computer. Here at the Thousand Trails park in Leavenworth, AT & T is really crappy at many spots in the park and at our site in the woods, we are not able to use our phones. The Verizon air card is not able to provide a signal at our site either, so there are communication challenges at this park!
I am really grateful that we were able to stop here in Leavenworth, WA, to be able to visit my brother Charlie. My family is spread out all over the country. I have a sister in Pleasant Ridge, MI, a brother in La Quinta, CA, a brother in Boston, MA, and my brother here in Washington. Traveling full time has allowed me to visit two brothers this year and my sister...I've seen them more now since we've been traveling than I did before we took off! All of Eldy's family is still in Indiana, so we'll have lots of visiting to do once we head back through Indiana! It looks like we can't get back there for awhile...we are sort of stuck out here in the west due to fuel costs. When spring hits, then we will be able to head back east to see Eldy's side of the family. For now, we will have to be content with emails, texts, calls and blogging! We're headed to Leavenworth this afternoon for a little sightseeing...Leavenworth is modeled after a German or Bavarian town. Every building in the main part of town has to have a Bavarian architectural style...even McDonald's looks like a store in the German Alps! Photos tomorrow.....see you then!