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Old 08-12-2020, 08:04 PM   #86521
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Wow !!!

Well I caught up my reading and y'all are real busy doing all kinds of improvements, me I've been tending to my mother's house and my mother , and my sons and their others and of course my beautiful grand daughter so I don't have a ton to share. But I did experience a first the other night when the coach was rocked by a 60+ mph wind it came out of that storm system that tore through Chicago, unfortunately, the power lines to this park didn't survive the falling trees in the woods, it sure was a welcome relief when the power was restored and my neighbor was happy cause I finally shut down the generator. With all that being said I enjoy life on the down low.

I wish all of you the best always , course that's what friends are for ...

Cheers !!!
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Old 08-12-2020, 08:49 PM   #86522
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[COLOR=Blue]We truly are...and don't forget we all started out as acquaintances and stepped up to friends - no mater what the other is supposed to be or....you know. We are still friends. ]


We all started out as online penpals..... Larry thought I was crazy when I told him we were going to go camping with a group of total strangers...... but then I reminded him, that he and I had met online......

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She looks great from what I can see.... AND the coach isn’t too bad either.
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Wow !!!

Well I caught up my reading and y'all are real busy doing all kinds of improvements, me I've been tending to my mother's house and my mother , and my sons and their others and of course my beautiful grand daughter so I don't have a ton to share. But I did experience a first the other night when the coach was rocked by a 60+ mph wind it came out of that storm system that tore through Chicago, unfortunately, the power lines to this park didn't survive the falling trees in the woods, it sure was a welcome relief when the power was restored and my neighbor was happy cause I finally shut down the generator. With all that being said I enjoy life on the down low.

I wish all of you the best always , course that's what friends are for ...

Cheers !!!
I wonder how many sticks and bricks owners were jealous that you had power and they didn’t. Flexibility and back up systems make RVs the best place to be in a power failure.

Jeff, we need to see a recent photo of your GD. I bet she's grown a foot since we last saw her.
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One of our group keeps trying to get me to drive US 95 north all the way to the US/Canadian border. Today I got on 95 in Yuma and rather than detouring to avoid California, I just kept going.

Because of California’s terrible exotic animal laws I have avoided driving there. Today I took 95 north from Parker, AZ instead of traveling up the AZ side of the Colorado River.

What a mistake! The road is worn out. There was construction that stopped us for 10 minutes and that is probably the narrowest US highway in this country. With rumble strips on both sides of the lane I felt like I was driving by Braille. Add about 12 roller coaster dips per mile, tons of semis and a path that any snake would be proud of and you'll see why I don’t plan to return this way. EVER!!!

Ok, rant over. I feel so much better, now Thanks!

Tonight, Lily and I are parked behind a closed Dollar store in Ft Mohave, AZ enjoying the shade. We're less than a mile from the river so I’m hoping it will be cooler here tonight.

Tomorrow we're headed to pick up Bob in Nevada and then head to Washington to pick up my new to me 1997 Ford Ranger pickup.
His name is Ranger, of course.

No more strapping 10’ pipe and 12’ lumber on top of 8’8” Smarty to get construction materials home. YEAH! I'll also be able to pull Schitty Schitty Bang Bang to the gravel quarry and back.

Ok, now I get to decide which route to take from here.
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Stay on 95....to I40......then west again to 95....then north....watch for the train tracks, esp the second set further up 95.......then easy going after those tracks and you'll know when you get back into Nevada.....they have paved roads here....up toward and going thru Vegas, 95 is also I-515....watch signs...when you turn off 95, you want the second exit, will be a left turn... first exit is on the right....don't take it.....approaching the first exit, move over to left one lane, the first exit is also an interstate and you want to go underneath it, and then a short distance further, the second exit....left turn...the 515 and 95 run together till the 95/599 split off...to the north..keep an eye on the fuel gauge, the signs going thru Vegas for stations.....(their convenience signs as to what's offered at each exit suck....)....have found more stations on northern side on 95..Amargosa Valley has station...
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[COLOR=Blue]We truly are...and don't forget we all started out as acquaintances and stepped up to friends - no mater what the other is supposed to be or....you know. We are still friends. ]


We all started out as online penpals..... Larry thought I was crazy when I told him we were going to go camping with a group of total strangers...... but then I reminded him, that he and I had met online......

Attachment 296825[/QUOTE]Calendar girl!
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One of our group keeps trying to get me to drive US 95 north all the way to the US/Canadian border. Today I got on 95 in Yuma and rather than detouring to avoid California, I just kept going.

Because of California’s terrible exotic animal laws I have avoided driving there. Today I took 95 north from Parker, AZ instead of traveling up the AZ side of the Colorado River.

What a mistake! The road is worn out. There was construction that stopped us for 10 minutes and that is probably the narrowest US highway in this country. With rumble strips on both sides of the lane I felt like I was driving by Braille. Add about 12 roller coaster dips per mile, tons of semis and a path that any snake would be proud of and you'll see why I don’t plan to return this way. EVER!!!

Ok, rant over. I feel so much better, now Thanks!

Tonight, Lily and I are parked behind a closed Dollar store in Ft Mohave, AZ enjoying the shade. We're less than a mile from the river so I’m hoping it will be cooler here tonight.

Tomorrow we're headed to pick up Bob in Nevada and then head to Washington to pick up my new to me 1997 Ford Ranger pickup.
His name is Ranger, of course.

No more strapping 10’ pipe and 12’ lumber on top of 8’8” Smarty to get construction materials home. YEAH! I'll also be able to pull Schitty Schitty Bang Bang to the gravel quarry and back.

Ok, now I get to decide which route to take from here.
We drove that California 95 years back and it was terrible then. I can't believe that it qualifies as a hwy.
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Stay on 95....to I40......then west again to 95....then north....watch for the train tracks, esp the second set further up 95.......then easy going after those tracks and you'll know when you get back into Nevada.....they have paved roads here....up toward and going thru Vegas, 95 is also I-515....watch signs...when you turn off 95, you want the second exit, will be a left turn... first exit is on the right....don't take it.....approaching the first exit, move over to left one lane, the first exit is also an interstate and you want to go underneath it, and then a short distance further, the second exit....left turn...the 515 and 95 run together till the 95/599 split off...to the north..keep an eye on the fuel gauge, the signs going thru Vegas for stations.....(their convenience signs as to what's offered at each exit suck....)....have found more stations on northern side on 95..Amargosa Valley has station...
I know the railway crossing you mention. I hit that too fast years ago with my truck and fifth wheel and the trailer was airborne on one side. After stopping and checking things out a cabinet inside came open and spilled groceries all over the floor. I guess California still has not fixed that. There were all kinds of pieces of car trim and accessories along the side of the road there.
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Well Barb, on the way back to Iowa, somewhere along the way, on the rougher than hell roads that are far too common, especially in states with a lottery for over 3 decades, I noticed a shocking thing when we arrived here......the 1/2 bath window had completely shattered from the jolts (I presume). Luckily, the glass is still in the frame, but would be in little bitty pieces if it fell out. I'm not pleased just the same. There's MY rant. How's that?
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Barb......just before the 2nd set of tracks, you'll be passing a Honey stand.....hopefully you read this before pulling out this morn...surprised the cheapskates can't afford to fix the crossing, not like there's that many other ways to go...
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DIL's BD today. Earlene and Son cooking some good vitals. All a secret I think.
I fixed Crab Deviled Eggs - look that on up. I used the ALLRECIPES.COM site
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I fixed Crab Deviled Eggs - look that on up. I used the ALLRECIPES.COM site
Oh that sounds awfully good! Two of my favorite foods crab and deviled eggs together. Y’all have fun!
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