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Old 01-25-2014, 09:47 PM   #10263
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Judy and all mushroom hunters. Last Fall I was looking at some wild mushrooms growing near where I'm parked. The ground was covered with them. I was curious if I they were poisonous as Lily was playing out there unsupervised. It turns out that they are porcini mushrooms!

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Old 01-25-2014, 09:49 PM   #10264
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That's kind of my take on it...LOL! I'm the fisher in our house...
( but then, I'm the one who likes camping and shooting 22's, etc. also
He likes baking pies and making candy.... kind of backwards leave it to beaver type family....
Yes, I like fishing and I like fish, but they don't have to necessarily go together. I don't like baking or making candy, but I do love EATing candy and cakes...
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Old 01-25-2014, 09:58 PM   #10265
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Woke up this morning at 7 a.m. Went out to the MH at 7:30. It was -2* actual and about -15* wind chill.

The inside of ALL of the windows were frozen over. MH engine required about 5 attempts before starting. Genny was required to run the furnace. It started on the 3rd try. Furnace worked like a champ.

I got the Eden Pure heater and got it going in the MH.

With engine running I turned on the dash controls for the defroster . . . . . . . . nothing. The fan must have been frozen in place.

With genny running, I got the DW hair dryer and began to melt the 1/8" of ice on the INSIDE of the windshield. Slowly but surely I removed all of the ice on the windshield and the door. I aimed the hair dryer under the dash for 10 minutes . . . still nothing.

The MH is ready for a test drive up and down the roads. Drove about 2 miles and the defroster came on, the engine began to function perfectly after initial hesitations, and the tranny began to shift perfectly. Woohoo were ready to hit the road. AT 10:00 A.M.

DW is driving the toad with all of the perishables (it was in the garage all night so can goods etc. wouldn't freeze solid). We put the refrigerator stuff in the MH refrigerator just before leaving.

I'm typing this in our room at the Hampton Inn in Athens, AL after driving 416 miles today. Everything worked perfectly once we made it to the freeway and we're headed for warmer Florida tomorrow. (Oh, you thought we were going to camp in 32* and lower temps. NOT)

BTW - - we have no pictures to prove that this happened. Would "scout's honor" be enough????

Enjoying the journey "one mile at a time"
I think a RVM Honor would be sufficient.
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Old 01-25-2014, 10:35 PM   #10266
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Will be popping up in the Colorado Rockies about the same time as the GC at CL. Since I'm not familiar with the hunt of Morels (ummm tasty) what can ya tell us about them? Have ya gotten a bumper crop before - how much / many in a bumper crop or good season - favorite recipe - whatever you might like to share. Also - how long is the season? Is April the time to be there - is the season late enough in the year to RV comfortably there? It seems like it might be a fun journey. Geocaching may be fun - but finding morels would be a real prize!

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The Rockies are not known for their bumper crops of any mushrooms. I know there are some which grow on trees that are supposed to be edible, but have never had any. It is too dry here.
We have always gone to Kansas, specifically to Milford Lake State Park, outside Junction City. We have always been limited to a week to 10 days due to work schedules. The morel pop up sometime in the spring, and it is always hit or miss whether we would be there at the right time. This being the first time we don't have work constraints, means we should be able to stay until they actually are in abundance. Or anyway that is the plan, if we can manage it.
We know some people who camp with us there, and also some we have met there, over the years.
This is something we have planned for years to finally be able to do. I hope we can do this. Search for the mighty Morel. That picture made me hungry.
The best is the simplest, dust with flour and salt and pepper and fry 'em up in butter. Oh so tasty. We have some in the freezer maybe I should cook some up.
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Old 01-25-2014, 10:43 PM   #10267
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Marty, Denise and I purchased what we could write a cashable cheque for at the time of purchase. I bought my Jeep and she bought her Van the same way. Ido not begrudge people who finance its just not my way. That said do any of the GC crowd like farmed Salmon??
I looked up farmed salmon last year, and decided I would forgo their consumption. I loved about all fish, and wild caught salmon are one of my favorites. But I won't be there so go ahead and enjoy.
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Old 01-25-2014, 11:26 PM   #10268
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I'm not big on farmed Salmon.

In most cases I've found them to hard to harvest as they have been planted either too deep or too far apart.
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Old 01-25-2014, 11:31 PM   #10269
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Thanks Judy!! I had missed or forgotten that you were planning to hunt the tasty morel in Kansas... That sounds like a great trip - especially since ya have friends to enjoy the hunt with. Do I smell hot butter fried mushrooms?

It's really great how many things these RVs can bring into or enhance in our lives. Some folks travel folk festivals, some NASCAR and NHRA, some chase the sunshine. The list goes on. They really make enjoying life an art form. The RVMdom and the rainbow are a bonus!
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Old 01-25-2014, 11:35 PM   #10270
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I'm not big on farmed Salmon.

In most cases I've found them to hard to harvest as they have been planted either too deep or too far apart.
And the constant bending over and picking them up, putting them in a basket. The wild ones jump right into the bears mouth. Are they fishing or farming?
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Old 01-26-2014, 12:08 AM   #10271
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Oh my goodness... I was looking at the cost of the shorty MOHO's at the RV show and thinking I would never buy new, then I saw a thread that has a 10 year old Moho (Big one) someone is trying to get for 90,000 and 4% for 15 years...and some of the comments regarding trouble getting loans without a huge down payment... and I'm thinking Holy smokies! Am I ever so grateful for my little 25 year old lady! For as little use as so many units get...talking about non fulltimers here... they are some really expensive toys! those people will end up paying almost double that amount by the time they get it paid if getting a loan....
Did I say I love my little Honey? I may not like some aspects of her, but I love her far more than paying out those non recouped big bucks for the newbies! (or even 10 yr. old Huge units!)
Marty - I started to post in that thread but the financing of anything results in similar results. Shouldn't be news to anyone. Sure a S&B appreciates - you get a tax benefit - but over the course of 30 years of payments - folks pay ~ 3 times their purchase price. Same with RVs with big prices and long terms. It's just the nature of the beast. Recently - even appreciation on the S&B has come under pressure in many areas. Since a Motorhome or RV was never going to appreciate it was never going to pay off in $ - only in memories and good times.

For us - the MH has to be paid off to go full time. Simple as that. We put 54% down and in 16 months have paid down another 24% - so the fact that the loan was 20 years is basically a non event. I pay 4 or 5 months of regular payments in one month. In each of those 4 or 5 months we pay as much as possible directly to principal bringing the payoff down and reducing the amount of interest we will pay over however long the note runs. We are a little behind my plan. I don't want to use any more savings or have to use retirement income / funds for paying it off - so I work. But the lower the balance gets - the less I'm concerned with that. Still - a paycheck is nice and keeping our savings and investments growing is too.

I guess what I'm saying is there are ways to make a note work for you. We have more Motorhome than we would have had with our downpayment alone - and turning a 20 year note into a 24 - 36 - 42 month loan isn't all that bad if your on a path to payoff at retirement time. There's no penalty for early payoff - and payments to principal are habit forming.

In the end - owning what you have, whatever it is, is definitely the way to go and the faster you can own it the better.

I told you long ago what a fan I was / am of the Honey!! You have a classic on your hands and I don't blame ya one bit for loving her. It would be difficult for us to full time in - but if we were to slow down - and go back to more recreational and vacation travel - a Honey or our old 1991 B Van would be perfect.

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I looked up farmed salmon last year, and decided I would forgo their consumption. I loved about all fish, and wild caught salmon are one of my favorites. But I won't be there so go ahead and enjoy.
Be careful what you read about farmed salmon. Most of the wiki crap is put there by people with an agenda. We have nutcase environmentalist who works like crazy posting horse hockey evidence against farmed salmon. There are roughly 75% of the fish exported by BC and there is nothing wrong with them.

But that's easy for me to say; I don't eat Salmon wild or farmed.
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I looked up farmed salmon last year, and decided I would forgo their consumption. I loved about all fish, and wild caught salmon are one of my favorites. But I won't be there so go ahead and enjoy.
I grew up on fresh, wild salmon. Once bought hunks of both farmed and wild salmon. Tasting them side by side......means I will pay whatever it costs for wild salmon.

Wild tilapia is very good. Cant find it anymore. Too bad.

Going waaaaay off topic now (is that possible here?), "moved" into Gwen yesterday. It took 3 hours! I had Fred packed quite well. Then to Laughlin for the official transfer, and now sipping coffee in the Avi KOA, NV. Today, go back "home" to Yuma.

Summary: dang this rig is big. I love air-only leveling. Aqua-Hot is the bomb. I will always miss Fred.

Our Grand Mutation is nearly complete!

Must say that our first MH was an 84 Fleetwood Jamboree named Bessie. She and Honey could have had many great adventures together. Hey, Martha, how is the roof work going?
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A caring husband sees that his wife is busy in the kitchen and offers to help.

He says; "My dear, what can I do to help you?"

She replies; "Please take this bag of potatoes, peel half of them, and put them in the big pot on the stove there to cook."

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Going waaaaay off topic now (is that possible here?), "moved" into Gwen yesterday. It took 3 hours! I had Fred packed quite well. Then to Laughlin for the official transfer, and now sipping coffee in the Avi KOA, NV. Today, go back "home" to Yuma. Summary: dang this rig is big. I love air-only leveling. Aqua-Hot is the bomb. I will always miss Fred. Our Grand Mutation is nearly complete! ?

Ok my curious mutant mind wants to know. Just 3 hours? Did you match the doors together and make a bridge across? Or lots of ups and downs. Did you actually arrange and stow? Or just throw and stow? I rearrange EVERY time we get in our. Larry can attest to that.... Always tring to find my place for everything that us the perfect place. Still dont have it. In fact think i will do that today.... Smile
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Ok my curious mutant mind wants to know. Just 3 hours? Did you match the doors together and make a bridge across? Or lots of ups and downs. Did you actually arrange and stow? Or just throw and stow? I rearrange EVERY time we get in our. Larry can attest to that.... Always tring to find my place for everything that us the perfect place. Still dont have it. In fact think i will do that today.... Smile
Great question!

We both got sooooo very tired with the constant up/down stuff. Placed the rigs door to door. A bridge? I may need to build and patent one. Better yet, a 2-way conveyor belt. Fred's floor is about 2 feet lower than Gwen's.

A modicum of arrangement that will all change. Started out somewhat organized but it was pure "smash and stash" in the last hour. When we got to the KOA it took me over an hour to find the new king size sheets we bought.

After 2.5 years, everything in Fred had finally migrated to a somewhat final resting place, but it is fun to tweek it quite often. The next few days will be interesting. I am finding new "places" in this place!
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