In recent years decorating your home for Halloween has become quite the big deal. It seems that the decorating schemes for October are beginning to rival Christmas.
These massive spooky displays showed up this week in a yard I saw on one of my walks.
There are reports from all over that face masks are littering the ground everywhere. We’ve seen them in parking lots, I personally saw 5 discarded on sidewalks yesterday during my daily walk. Face masks have become the new cigarette butt in these coronavirus pandemic times.
I am glad people are wearing face masks as recommended. But c’mon, folks! Don’t throw ’em on the ground when you’re done with it!
Behind the Catholic Basilica in Vincennes, Indiana is a small red brick building. The information plaque on the wall describes Saint Gabriel’s college that was started by the Eudist Fathers in 1837.
You can see a bit of our RV on the far right
Original stone wall visible
The Eudist Fathers were founded in the 1643 in France. and the group is still active today promoting missionary work and education. This old college was one of several historic places we found during our first real RV trip since February since we have been isolated due to that deadly virus. It is always fun to stand in front of an old historic structure and imagine what it was like back when it was built.
Stay safe while your travel, friends, but go ahead and travel safely!
We have been taking a break from blogging for a while. Indiana is now in what they are calling Phase 4.5, in other words, things started to open up for Phase 4 and then oops! the COVID case numbers began to rise again. Thus, stop, call it stage 4.5 and hope for the best. The best didn’t happen, and now Indiana is under a mandatory mask order statewide. Indianapolis has dropped entertainment venues to 25% capacity and I think Indy bars are closed again.
Here’s some pictures from our yard:
The mint is blooming
Shells displayed on an old stump
The sage is doing well
Basil, foreground and Oregano
Anyway, we are still “isolating” by not going anywhere where there is the chance of catching this virus. I have underlying health issues. We have been out in the RV a couple of times, but no interaction with others. As we are not going to any shows or festivals this year, we’ve been going through our inventory and listing items on our Etsy Store online. Click here on our Roadtirement Vintage Store to see what we have recently listed for sale.
Stay safe, Keep healthy, Things will get better!
Here’s a photographic update from Roadtirement’s vegetable garden:
Cucumber July 9th
Same one, July 14th
It will soon be time to pick this cucumber. There are more starting to grow on the vines, so we’ll have more cucumbers as the summer goes on. With the COVID-19 surging in some areas of the country, we don’t know when it will be safe to travel again.
Don’t mess up now! Stay safe and Be smart!
This is Oregano
Here is the Sage
This is Sweet Basil
And here’s the rock
Here are some pictures from our herb and flower garden. Also one of many rocks in the garden. Look closely at the rock shot, there is another herb, Chives, that is blurry in the background. Landscaping this little piece of of our property, tending it and watching things grow has been one way we have kept busy during our isolation during this pesky COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately the virus still marches on.
1st photo taken
2nd photo taken
3rd photo taken
I missed the rose in the first photo blooming yesterday. So out for pictures I go, and there to my delight is another bud starting to bloom (second photo). And then while taking the second photo low and behold I spotted yet another bud hiding under the rose in bloom. Three roses to share with you all.
It is just being reported that the Washington Redskins are now going to drop the name and the logo. One of the oldest of the National Football League teams, the Redskins name was adopted in 1933. The new name and logo has not been revealed. The Redskins name has been denounced by many Native American groups for years. It has been, and still is considered by the groups to be an ethnic slur.
Washington Redskins Logo, now abandoned
Indianapolis Indians Logo, still used
It will be interesting to see if other sports teams also change their names. I have read that the Cleveland Indians are considering changing their name. Here in Indiana Indianapolis is home to the Indianapolis Indians, a Triple A minor league farm team for the Pittsburgh Pirates. I have not heard anything about changing the Indianapolis Indians name yet, but I bet there will at least be a discussion.
We are seeing some good growth of vegetables in our garden. We’re looking forward to some harvest activity later!
Well if you need an elephant, and a good luck elephant at that, Roadtirement Vintage (our online Etsy Store) can help you out. We just listed not one, but two different elephants in our Etsy store today. The one in the picture is a very cool leather elephant. Notice that his trunk is raised, which is said by many to be a sign of good luck. These days anything to help with good luck is desirable. Here is a direct link to that listing. Take a look around, we’d appreciate it. Thanks for reading and checking out these blatant advertisements of ours. Oh, the other elephant is brass. See him here.