Thursday, March 19, 2009

Now THAT'S what I call a GIGANTUOUS tractor . . .

We recently visited family in Indiana and before we ventured home, we stopped in for lunch with my brother-in-law and sister-in-law Dave and Ann Wilson.
After lunch and a short visit - Dave saw us off at the hangar before taking off for home . . .
When I looked into the hangar - there sat the LARGEST tractor I have ever seen in my life!!! It was HUGE! The pictures DO NOT do it justice!

I think my head barely reached the rim on the tractor's tire! I was a tad skeptical to climb the stairs to get up into the cab of it - but I mustered up the courage! Yikes! It's a LONG way up there! And once you're there - it seems to be a WHOLE LOT LONGER to get down! Shew!!!
Be careful if you're prone to nose bleeds!
I forgot to ask Dave how tall it was - but it was MAMOUTH!!!!!!!

Dave and Ann, along with their son Tim own and operate Wilson Farms in Kingman, IN along with other surrounding areas in Indiana.

The seat's tractor was really AWESOME! Dave said that it corrected itself 500 x per/something - but I forgot the something - was it a minute? Anyway, due to the fact that the tractor has no shocks - the seat is comfy and it bounces as if you're on air - which in affect allows the driver to plow in the comfort in a climate controlled cab without feeling the rough terrain they're plowing!

WOW! It is an AMAZING machine!!! To say least!!! And quite an impressive tractor - making farming the land a whole lot faster and time effective! Plowing can now be done in record time - reducing it drastically because of the capasity to plow at a wider width!

Correct me if I'm wrong Dave - I'm trying to remember everything you said!
Here is the correction from Dave:
The tractor ( Case IH Steiger) is almost 13' tall, the seat corrects 5000 times a minute for comfort, it has GPS auto steer, auto gear shifting, auto field implement adjustment, pulls a 42' wide plow, pulls a wagon that holds one semi load of corn (1000bu) and weighs over 25 tons.

Happy Farming!!! Now I know you'll be doing it in style!!!!! :)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

A Family Visit to Crawfordsville, Indiana - Taking Great Niece Camella home . . .

It was quite a whirlwind of traveling and visiting this past weekend taking Camella and her friend back to Indiana. They were Nashville tourists for the weekend - and had a great time. As always - there was not nearly enough time to visit - and we need to go back again very soon!
I wasn't very good at getting many pictures this trip - so we'll just have to come back soon so I can get everyone's pictures! I do have one of Sherri - wearing bug-eye sunglasses! Maybe I'll try to find that one! Ha ha!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Precious Precious Grandchildren . . .

Visiting family in Florida wouldn't be complete without visiting our grandchildren and daughter!
It was too short a visit - and only enough time to grab a quick bite to eat before we had to leave and fly back to Tennessee.
The next visit - we hope will be a little more extended. . .
It's so hard living so far away from them!!!!!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

YOVILLE. . . . Just a few of countless places . . . .

My Yoville kitchen/outdoor room . . .

love this Christmas room!!!

transport yourself endlessly though a maze of houses, hotels, apartments, front and back yards - it's amazing and totally TIME consuming!!!!

Seems as though Yoville seems to be part of my daily life these days! Getting out my creativity in fixing rooms and decorating them. . . there are countless rooms to share - but I'll spare you! Here are just a random few!

A Quick Rendevous with niece Kris and great nephew Mataniah . . .

Just down the road from Venice was Sarasota, FL where niece Kristen Jahn and family live. It was too short a visit!!! but we did get to see them for a little while.

Flying over the Gulf of Mexico

Flying over the Gulf of Mexico was a tad scary - ESPECIALLY when the land or shore seemed to get further and further away . . . but it was a pretty sight!