Sunday, April 1, 2012

AND AWAAAAAAAAY WE GO!

It's the A to Z Challenge!

If you are old enough, you'll remember the immortal Jackie Gleason starting his weekly variety show with the words, "AND AWAAAAAAAYYYYYYYY WE GO!"

Since it's the start of the April A to Z Challenge, AND it's the start of our Big RV Adventure, this seemed like the perfect "A is for" post. Gleason always accompanied that line with a little dance-like movement involving the arms and legs - I couldn't find a picture of The Great One himself doing it, so RVPainter stepped in to demonstrate:




 The April A to Z Challenge will indeed be a CHALLENGE for me this year, because we are on the move! Wednesday we fly to Elkhart, Indiana to get our new RV and then we will be figuring out how to live in it and DRIVE it - LOOK OUT EVERYONE!! So, my ability to post will be influenced by our access to WIFI, but when we've got it, I promise pictures and updates. I'll do my best to post every day, and if you're visiting me from the Challenge, I promise to come by your place when I can! And you can see what a fun guy RVPainter is, so stop over to his blog too - he's not in the challenge, but he'll make you laugh. Find him HERE
And AWAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYY WE GO!

35 comments:

  1. Go RV Painter! I love the pictures...made me smile and laugh this morning. :-) Safe travels and so looking forward to hearing about your adventures!

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  2. Looking forward to your Awesome Adventures.

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  3. How exciting!! The adventure begins!! :):)

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  4. How exciting and we get to come along:) I'm right behind you.........

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  5. Looking forward to hearing tales of the great adventure! Stay safe and post us updates when you can! :-)

    SueH I refuse to go quietly!

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  6. Thanks friends! So glad to have you all along!

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  7. How exciting, Melissa. You are going to have such a wonderful adventure. I am so excited for you
    Karen

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  8. Have fun! Great Gleason impersonation.

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  9. Looking forward to reading about your adventures!

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  10. You should be able to write posts ahead of time and schedule them to post automatically; that way you won't have to rely on wifi. But it does require planning. Love the picture, it made me laugh.

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  11. To the moon, Alice.
    Have fun in Elkhart. They have the RV/Motor Home Hall of Fame there. It's right off I-80 and I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw it ("Stick THAT up your butt, Canton, with your fancy-schmancy Football Hall of Fame. And, Cooperstown? Yeah, up yours, too! We have the RV Hall of Fame!").
    Enjoy the adventure.

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    1. Al - we'll definitely make a visit to the RV Hall of Fame :D

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  12. What a great painter! :)

    Good luck with you adventure! :)

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  13. A perfect start for your journey. The A to Z Challenge is fun already and I got into because of you. Thank you for that.

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  14. OMG, Melissa, your hubby is a riot!! That's my kind of person. Crazy and funny! And to "allow" you to put his antics right here on your blog! Very cool! Have a wonderful adventure....I'll be right there with you, vicariously, reading both blogs!

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  15. He's really got the moves!

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  16. I remember that show...I never really got the humor, though. Even back in those days I couldn't figure the women out. They seemed unlike any women I'd ever met. No woman would ever be threatened with a punch. But there were funny moments - mostly with Norton. I liked him.

    Good luck with learning all the tricks of the road. What a great experience!

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  17. Hi! I'm dropping by from the A to Z challenge! Have fun with that new RV and good luck with the challenge!

    Donna Martin
    www.donasdays.blogspot.com

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  18. Blogging while on the road - that is challenging.

    Can't wait to see photos!

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  19. Great photos - will RVPainter be illustrating all your letters? :-)

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  20. Haha great pictures :)

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  21. Hey everyone, thanks for the comments and RV appreciates the compliments on his form! Talk to you all soon :D

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  22. These photos made me laugh, I love a guy with a sense of humour :-)

    Happy travelling!

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  23. Hello! How exciting to be hitting the open road. Adventures are just waiting for you. Have fun and be safe.

    Susanne
    PUTTING WORDS DOWN ON PAPER

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  24. LOL, love the pictures, very funny! So excited for you guys as you start on this adventure and I can't wait to read about it as you go along!

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  25. I love the photos of Richard....too funny. You were the one who introduced me to the A to Z challenge and I got three other friends to join in. What a blast this is going to be.

    I'm doing flash fiction, words picked at random, photos found to inspire, then max of 10 sentences and min of 100 words. I love that there are so many different approaches to the A to Z. I'm calling it 10 by 10.

    BTW, I'm picking out one commenter at random and adding them to my list to follow. Too many to do otherwise...

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  26. Sounds like a blast! One of these days, Alice!

    By the way, there's a plethora of Starbucks around the states, so you can always stop by, get your coffee on. They all have WiFi.

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  27. Funny post :) cool A
    do check my A to at GAC a-z

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  28. Sounds like you will be having a lot of fun and will have a lot to post about! Can't wait to read more!

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  29. Hiya .. the two of you - such fun to see - and so enjoy it all .. A for Away to amazing adventures in the azure blue .. have fun .. cheers Hilary

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  30. Hope you both have the most amazing adventure Melissa and RV Painter!! Can't wait ti see the pics along the way!

    Megan @ Storybook Love Affair

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    1. Can't wait to be able to show you great pics, my friend! So good to have your friendship on my journey. :D

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