It looks like it will be a GORGEOUS day...
First off, I woke up. That is always a good start to a day!
Then, there isn't a cloud in the sky, it is 37 degrees with 91% humidity, and the landscape is VERY green after the precipitation of the last couple days. My lawn even looks better.
Except for the dandelions. Oh, well, they are mostly green, too.
Jim, when it comes to missed "deals", I remember a saying from my days in Naval Aviation: "Them's the breaks of Naval Air, commonly known as "Air Brakes"!
Somehow, that sounded neater in 1961!
CM1, USN (RET)
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Other toad: '06 PT Cruiser, Kar Kaddy dolly
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Greetings folks, Sounds as though all are busy, as Larry the Cable Guy says "Git Er Done"....NC, it sounds like you are gitten er done! Mower, 37 degrees! does it ever get warm up there? ro-sie, how are you guys? Hope all is well. Fullmoon, how are things? Have the tourists hit in force yet? And where is Handbasket???
Not much happening here....will go to CW today to look at a new grill...the one that came with the TT is a pita to use and so am looking for something better ....CW has the Coleman Road Trip on sale so we'll see.
...I see they're having a sell on grills at CW, BUT, I'd still check K-Mart and Wally World, they have some of the same grills as CW does and they are cheaper...we purchased a propane stove to use outside and it was about $15 cheaper than the identical item at Wally World.
You can't beat CW's prices on a LOT of camping "stuff", but if K-Mart and/or Wally World carry the same thing, it'll be more expensive at CW..
Beautiful day here, supposed to get near 80 and it's sunny with blue sky's...hate to leave tomorrow, but that's part of it for now...
Cleaned out the basement of my 5er, rearranged some things to make it easier to get things out that we use the most...I'll bring all the slides in, turn off the water but leave the electric on to keep the fridge going...
hoping y'all are having a great weekend, catch ya later.
Jim & Kathy
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66 degrees and 43% relative humidity at 1115.
Yes, it has been in the lower 80s the last few days, and should be in the 80s again soon.
I found a very nice all-stainless steel grill to carry in the Rv at Costco. I had a Coleman Roadtrip once, hated the water pan it used, and got rid of it. After that, I used a cheap Sunbeam grill from Walmart ($20) until I found the nice stainless one at Costco.
I also replaced my old Primus camp stove with a nicer one that I found at Target. This one I can use my refillable bottle and hose on instead of the little (14 oz) canisters of propane. the Primus had two gas inputs, and required two of the little bottles. I thought about fabricating a "Y" hose to hook the 1 gallon bottle to it, but never got it done. Now, I don't have to!
Sounds like everyone is having a great time. Moving on up in the rv goodies. I bought art one of those coleman grills. His is the blue one. Whatever model that is. We did make to to missouri on thursday evening. Arts facility that was last on his list was pretty good so we got out of there a day early. Man, if any of you think about camping in Millington tenn, dont, I repest DONT go to shady oaks park. They took out reservations, said yep they had big enough slots for a 40 footer and had 50 amp sites. We got there and it sure was shady. but, we found the only sites that had reliable electric were all taken by people who lived full time there. They told us to just look around and take any site that we liked. There was one site that we just barely could fit in, but there was no working electric. while we were checking the electric another class a pulled in and said he was told the same thing. we put our heads together and decided to beat feet. Luckily we found another new park that was delightful. there was no pool, no intertainment, but it was quiet and very peaceful. had a nice little pond with many many turtles and a resident heron. I cant remember the name of the park off hand, but I sure remember where I dont want to ever go again. anyway, we have the card of this lovely place and when we need to go back again, I know where we will park.
Anyway, we are here in mid missouri and plan on being here until wednesday am and then we are heading back to clarksville tenn. then we will make the last leg og our trip back into the greenville area. Having a ball seeing my family. Hope you guys are having as good a timne as we are.
ro_sie, glad you and Art are having a good time...stay away from those crazy campgrounds and let us know the name of the good one when it strikes you.
NC / Mower, I checked Amazon and Target and CW for te prices...CW and Amazon are both at $159 Target at 170...Mower I read up some on reviews of the grill and most probably 85%+ seem to like them...what is the deal with the "water pan"....what is it, what does it do, how much of a pain is it etc etc....I was also looking at the Weber but think the Coleman might be a better fit for my use. Any info would be appreciated.
The Road Trip grill I had, had a pan around the burners that was supposed to be filled with water. When I was done grilling, here lays this quart of water, with a film of grease on it. Once cool, the grease becomes semi-solid, and has to be skimmed off, then what to do with the water, especially in a back-country campground! Putting the grease in a plastic zip-lock bag and taking it home is no fun, either. ("Pack It In, Pack It Out", no garbage service).
Many people like them. I was not happy with mine. Perhaps the new ones have changed, and no longer have the water pan.
I like my plain old grill much better. and the all-stainless steel one is great! It only cost $99, IIRC
Got a little more rain last night. 41 degrees and 84% humidity this morning. High today, upper 60s/lower 70s. Should be that way all week.
No frost, and no 80/90 degree temps. Can't beat that!
We're home, left WVa this morning around 9:30 and got home around 1:30...seem's sorta vacant out there in the driveway with no 5er setting there.....
It's hot here right now, at least to me it is....suns bearing down and I believe I'm going to wait a little before I mow the yard...
HEY!! hand calculated, 16.2 mpg with the Dually coming back...up and down mountains and up and down and etc...so I was really pleased...I ran about 2 mph over the speed limit from 70 mph down to 50-55....Of the 258 miles or so we travel up to WV, probably have about 45 or so miles of seconadary roads to travel and the rest is interstate, so again, that's the best I've done so far with the 2010 6.7 CTD with EGR and DPF....
Hope all of you are well and having a great day....take care, talk to you later.
Summer just might be here...
I went out on the deck to light the gas grill to cook some smoked Bison sausage, and the thermometer in the lid is showing 175 degrees just from sitting in the sun!
The ambient temp is only 77, though.
The next time I cook the Bison sausage, I'll have to try something different.
It was good, but the casing dried out and got crunchy on the grill.
Maybe next time I'll steam it. That should keep it moist, and maybe even add a little moisture.
I can also try turning the grill way down, and cooking it ssllloooowwwwlly. That might help.