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Old 02-22-2015, 06:30 PM   #32523
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Barb I can go out for a smell in a few hours but at the moment I'm glued to the Red Carpet as the antisipation of the Oscars builds! By the way, who are you wearing, I'm sporting Carhartt with Red Wings and just trying to control the excitement !
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Old 02-22-2015, 06:31 PM   #32524
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I was told some time ago... normal is only a setting on the washer or dryer, and doesn't relate to people....
Marty, that's way cool. I'm gonna keep that one!
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Old 02-22-2015, 06:32 PM   #32525
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Here in Northern Idaho it is a balmy 33 F and we are surrounded by pine and fir trees. So we have that mountain air smell.
How far are you from - and / or have you been to McCall Idaho? I'm giving some thought to rolling up there around September 1st for a week or so... specifically
http://www.g7rvresorts.com/idaho/mccall-rv-resort/
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Well hello Deb, sounds like Splish Splash Dale will fit nicely amongst these mutant types!

I'm sure he will.

I have extensive geocach experance myself as we host for 5-6 weeks at some of the local State Parks. It does count if you go and keep finding the same cach, right? It's almost like using brainpower over GPS!
We actually went to a geocaching event in Paris, Arkansas a few years back. We were attending my great aunts 100th Birthday Party in Gans OK and staying in Fort Smith. We have gone back to the same caches sometimes to take newbies to them but our over 15,000 finds are are not the same one. LOL. We are "just a little bit" crazy but it sure has taken us to place we would not have gone if not for a cache being there.
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How far are you from - and / or have you been to McCall Idaho? I'm giving some thought to rolling up there around September 1st for a week or so... specifically
McCall RV Resort | Grapevine 7
We are about 3 hrs North. We have been thru McCall several times on our way to Boise. Years ago when I was a kid, we used to go camp at the state park. In the winter they have an ice sculpture festival which is pretty nice. I actually grew up in the Boise area. The park link you have looks really nice. We have not been to it though.

Orofino is on Hwy 12 going between Lewiston ID and Missoula MT. Let us know if you get to McCall or in our neck of the world and we'd gladly meet up with you guys.
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We are about 3 hrs North. We have been thru McCall several times on our way to Boise. Years ago when I was a kid, we used to go camp at the state park. In the winter they have an ice sculpture festival which is pretty nice. I actually grew up in the Boise area. The park link you have looks really nice. We have not been to it though.

Orofino is on Hwy 12 going between Lewiston ID and Missoula MT. Let us know if you get to McCall or in our neck of the world and we'd gladly meet up with you guys.
Deal! And thanks.
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As pointed out it has been a while since I last posted. Yes we are still using the teardrop and modifying it... The latest project is heating using the water heater. When boondocking and relying on solar for all our power the marine 120AC is out of the question. I had been thinking in terms of why not use the water heater in gas mode as a source. I picked up an aluminum automotive heater core and a 200mm computer case fan and ordered a 12v solar hot water pump and temperature controller which will control both the pump and fan. I built the housing out of oak and assembled using nylobraid 1/2" hose from Home Depot. Proof of concept because the temps are still about -10F was to fill the sink with hot water and power the pump and fan with a 12v gel cell. And it works. I will have to wait till spring till I can finishing plumbing and try it out. My feelings are that it will be enough for us as we only have 400 cubic feet to heat and the trailer has 1 1/2" of foam insulation. Any wanting to see the process and what others are doing can see it here Teardrops n Tiny Travel Trailers • View topic - Heating using the hot water tank.

Genius!
Egads, you have bascially created a mini Aqua Hot.
Downright nifty!
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Steve and Annie paid us a surprise visit today at SPI, and Annie was bearing gifts. See if you can detect them. :-)

Thank you guys.

Sweet Annie brought you a side mirror and a lawn chair? Woot.
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Dennis, you crack me UP! We've gotta have a mini-c when Kate & I are up north next year. I'll bring spirits. Do you like margaritas?
My wife loves them and yes we would like to see you here for a visit.
There are some fun things going on all over the Island all year round. I am sure that you would enjoy meeting our camping buddies here in BC.
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I was told some time ago... normal is only a setting on the washer or dryer, and doesn't relate to people....

Your mom was very wise, this you are wise; and funny. (Just guessing).
RVMs are a lot of things, with lots of diffs twixt them, but "normal" is not in the Lexicon, me thinks!
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Your mom was very wise, this you are wise; and funny. (Just guessing).
RVMs are a lot of things, with lots of diffs twixt them, but "normal" is not in the Lexicon, me thinks!
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Normal: The place Annie was born in the state of Illinois.
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There is no way no how Illinois can be considered normal; Normal or not!
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Marty you got snow falling? Sleet or snow falling here again!
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Some of you seem to have forgotten that there is no such thing as normal in Mutantville. What we have are "typical" Mutants -- and that is a VERY wide spectrum -- as wide as any rainbow.

Nifty words Barb (as always!). Thanks! Nola and I have been so fortunate that you and Lily and Sena have been part of our Journey.
Riding the Rainbow, IMHO, is a base-line RVM concept that is beyond comprehension or definition. The Rainbow is "there", and STMs have chosen to ride it as part of their unique Journey!
Normal? No concept for that in RVMville either!
Shadowcache has demonstrated how we adapt, improvise, MUTATE.
Y'all be happy, y'all Mutate. Eh?
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