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Old 09-18-2014, 02:48 PM   #22415
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Davedeb... what ya doing in Canada? I thought you 2 followed the warmer weather! I saw rumors of snow already up there!
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R U an RV Mutant too?

Me again. Somebody asked for pics. Shut me up when you've had enough!

First port of call, Cadiz, Spain, allowed us a coach trip to Jerez, home of the original sherry. Our guide at Tio Mateo explains the aging system. This building went on and on:
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We tasted all 4 types from Amontillado (dry) to El Tesoro (super sweet). Until now I thought cream sherry (sweet) was my favorite. New fave: El Tesoro, which tastes like the raisins it is made from. Very little of any type made it into the bucket!
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Next stop, a performance of the Royal Andalusian stallions at their facility nearby. Unfortunately, no pics are allowed during shows, but here is the arena as we began to fill it:
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ID:	74198Wonder how often King Juan Carlos visited before he stepped down in disgrace recently!

My first look at the Euro:
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Next port of call: Malta.

Cheers!
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Old 09-18-2014, 03:35 PM   #22417
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A small pause for a spiritual moment.

Dwayne and Jeff, this one's for you.
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Old 09-18-2014, 03:42 PM   #22418
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Diesel tech I already did that 3 yrs ago she said no then she asked I said no then I asked in front of people and she said yes. Hope she ment it.
Dave have you not heard people are disappointed in me all the time and for some odd reason I don't care . LoL. Also hope barb is ok. Prayers sent for her.
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Old 09-18-2014, 04:38 PM   #22419
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Fingers and toes crossed, as requested. If it's The One, it will happen. All the bugs will have been worked out and it will have been built in a sturdier state than current new rigs are. (Don't need to ask me how I know!)

You will keep us posted, she asks hopefully?

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Old 09-18-2014, 04:47 PM   #22420
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Welcome back Sue and Martin
Herb, how is Barb today?
Don, hope to see you and Sandee in Rockport,
Steve glad all is clean......
Dwayne... Happy dance for SSI.... Marriage might make costs cheaper, check on it...
Mel, hope it is the one, if it is...... Have had problems with ours, but I still love it...

Been busy with Grands, today QTπ is in surgery, spay, but i still worry.... So ohmmms for me.. And LitaBit misses her terribly.

Think a mutant might be coming my way, my way, way ne.....

I love being a part of this great group....



Diane is the original FTSFM........... (Fast Talking Sliding Finger Mutant, #64) and is retired, duh!
And I can't wait to meet some of the great folks in this group. What a terrific gang!

Btw, we are now going to look at a 2004 Jayco Greyhawk that has the backup camera and auto-levelers/jacks that are MUST HAVEs. (Authritis dictates we have the easiest set-up possible.) Also has the liv. rm slide that we want. More storage than the LD, too. Will keep y'all posted!

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Well, you know that now I've GOT to ask, "How DO you know?"
Search Bella Riggatoni... lol
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And I can't wait to meet some of the great folks in this group. What a terrific gang!

Btw, we are now going to look at a 2004 Jayco Greyhawk that has the backup camera and auto-levelers/jacks that are MUST HAVEs. (Authritis dictates we have the easiest set-up possible.) Also has the liv. rm slide that we want. More storage than the LD, too. Will keep y'all posted!

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Mel - Before you buy - drive those that you mentioned - and then get in the biggest diesel pusher ya can find that you would both love if only it was short and blah blah blah all your other fears and test drive it. Face that fear now... if you're right and it's too much and hate it - you will know. If you are wrong and you love it and see it's a silly fear.... you can thank me later. The differences between 30 and 40 feet are minimal in driving - and major in living. Even if not a DP - then get in a big A gasser - but don't let the size scare you. At least give it a try. The dealer will put you in one to test with someone to coach you. If you get down the road and can't do it (highly doubtful) you can pull over and let them drive it back.... Just sayin.... ah never mind - girls can't drive big rigs 😈 and KIDDING...
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Search Bella Riggatoni... lol

Yup, Steve's got it in one! Her name is as he says and she's a 2014 Thor Tuscany. A search will show you multiple posts!

Better to buy a well-maintained older model, IMO, than a shiny new any brand. Diesels are only broken in after about a million miles (!) anyway, and a rear engine, if you find one, is quieter to drive than a front one.

Still, when everything is working properly, she's a pleasure to live in, to drive and to ride. Mustn't complain!

All the best in your search, and pics, please, when the search is over.

Cheers!
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PS: as per Steve, ditto. The Bella is 40' long. Only thing is, length determines the places you can go. For us, that rules out many state parks and most smaller places. Bigger, more "urban" parks are geared for big rigs; forested, hilly, picturesque places are not, usually.
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Quoting Steve: "ah never mind - girls can't drive big rigs 😈 and KIDDING..."

Watch your mouth, bub! And KIDDING too.

I don't have my license for driving Bella yet. Feel like I should take lessons first, although I could probably pass the written test, since I helped Martin study for his.

Good thing we live out in the sticks. Plenty of room for turns and reverses. Uh oh! Ditches! and Power poles! and Culverts, oh my!
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I know it's not RV related but this is what's kept me busy at the S&B for the last few weeks.
Kitchen cabinets and granite is in. Under-mount granite sink and "wave your hand" sink faucet installed. Just some travertine marble backsplash to finish in the new China cabinet area and some glass shelves.

Installed a built-in 46 bottle wine fridge. Why we needed 46 bottles.....only my wife knows!

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Beee-yuuuuu-tiful! You do good work, you! The wife is smiling, right?
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I know it's not RV related but this is what's kept me busy at the S&B for the last few weeks.
Kitchen cabinets and granite is in. Under-mount granite sink and "wave your hand" sink faucet installed. Just some travertine marble backsplash to finish in the new China cabinet area and some glass shelves.

Installed a built-in 46 bottle wine fridge. Why we needed 46 bottles.....only my wife knows!

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Love it... Gorgeous... Great food to come....
And yes I scroll backwards so thought it was the mh that Mel was loking at....





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Mel - Before you buy - drive those that you mentioned - and then get in the biggest diesel pusher ya can find that you would both love if only it was short and blah blah blah all your other fears and test drive it. Face that fear now... if you're right and it's too much and hate it - you will know. If you are wrong and you love it and see it's a silly fear.... you can thank me later. The differences between 30 and 40 feet are minimal in driving - and major in living. Even if not a DP - then get in a big A gasser - but don't let the size scare you. At least give it a try. The dealer will put you in one to test with someone to coach you. If you get down the road and can't do it (highly doubtful) you can pull over and let them drive it back.... Just sayin.... ah never mind - girls can't drive big rigs 😈 and KIDDING...

Uh... There are more and more female mutants..... I dont drive often, but I can..... And would if need be.......
And Mel, 38' diesel pusher....


Btw QTπ home and sleeping from spay....





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