Sometimes we look at sights in nature but don't really see. While hiking in the woods the other day, it became a realization that we need to open our heart and eyes to see the beauty of the simple things in nature with each season. There is so much order and purpose in His creation. God has given us awesome beauty in this world to see and enjoy... if we would but stop to see and feel it. Join us as this blog is about stopping to see the real beauty around touch and feel it... "Through the Lens".

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Friday, December 23, 2016


                  FOR UNTO US A CHILD IS BORN, 

                  TO US A SON IS GIVEN,


                  AND HE WILL BE CALLED


                  PRINCE OF PEACE.

                  ISIAH 9:6

                                 MERRY CHRISTMAS

Saturday, December 17, 2016

About Our Oliver

The Oliver is a “full custom molded fiberglass interior and exterior insulated shell” rv.  The windows are thermal pane and it is a true 4 season rv.
The best way to explain this rv is to go their sight and read about how it is made on this sight.

Since this is a build to order rv, we had the opportunity to add whatever options we wanted. Below is a list of those options:

320 watts roof mounted solar panels
2000 watt power inverter
4 trojan T-105 wet cell batteries
hard wired surge protector
mobile 4g cell phone amplifier
wifi ranger elite
Fiber-granite counter tops
4 reading light package
an awesome Truma Aquago Comfort Tankless Water Heater
Front and rear propane quick connects
Additional electric outlets
Dexter E-Z Flex System
The Anderson Hitch

Gerri and I have been in our new Oliver now for 5 days and we are adjusting quite well.  Thursday night the temps got down in the upper 20’s and we had no problem staying warm.  One of the best things we added was the tankless water heater.  That enabled us both to take long back to back hot showers and not worry about losing the hot water.  We are sorting through where we want to put things and get them organized, and we are getting there.
This is at the Campground in the town we picked up our Oliver

Our Dinette

This is definitely different living quarters than our motorhome, but we are pleasantly adjusting…besides there are some amenities in our Oliver that our Dutch Star didn't have.

Kitchen / Dinette and the wet bath behind the mirrored door.
Closet is just to the right of the mirrored door.

Our sofas and night stand between the twin beds at night.  The cabinet on the right with the red
towels is the pantry.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

We're Back

After several years of taking care of family matters and living in our home in LaGrange, we have decided to return to the lifestyle that we love.  Gerri and I found ourselves becoming less active and more sedentary in our life.  This time around, we will be full-timing in a smaller rig than our previous 40' Dutch Star.  Sunday we will be going to Hohenwald, Tennessee to the Oliver Factory and picking up our new Oliver Legacy Elite ll rv.  Are we crazy...maybe, but we consider this to be a challenge and an opportunity to get into sights than we were unable to in our 40' diesel pusher.  We want to be in more natural settings and do a lot more photography.
In our next post, we will go into detail as to what an Oliver Travel Trailer is and what options we will have on the rv.

Looking forward to re-connecting to all our friends in the rv lifestyle.
The interior hull to be finished
Part of the inner hull
This is the inner hull of the rv