Monday, August 31, 2015
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Sunset in New Mexico
Welcome to New Mexico sign
We had a long day of driving, we started at 8:00 am Texas time and called it a night at 7:45 New Mexico time. Larry drove for 12 hours and we went 466 miles. We drove through a lot of small towns such as Seymour Texas, Larry cut wheat there one summer and he wanted to see if he remembered anything in the town, he didn’t but it was over 40 years so things do change. As we were driving through Texas we saw quail, roadrunner and a a hawk. When we left Seymour we saw Lake Kemp, it isn’t too big but it looked like it was full. While driving through New Mexico we saw pronghorns. During our drive Flo and I napped and occasionally we stopped to stretch our legs. When we got to Raton New Mexico we stopped at a Big K and called it a night. We had a super day.
When Larry and I are square dancing people always ask Larry how I could have so much energy all the time. Larry answers them by saying I nap on the way to the dance. There is some truth to that. I’m a lot like a little kid if you put me in a car and drive around I will go to sleep. It may not be for a long time but I do take naps.
Last Day of the Boating Season
Friday morning Larry and I went to lake for last day of our boating this season. Before going to the lake Larry put some additive in the fuel because the boat will be sitting in the garage until next summer. The lake was flat so we could do whatever we wanted to do. We idled across the lake and out came the ski. We did a set of water skiing a piece and then called it a day.
Having fun water skiing
Larry Water skiing
After skiing we returned home and finished putting things in the Minnie then I vacuumed and did a little laundry. When everything was finished we decided to start our fall trip. We loaded Flo into the Minnie and Larry checked to make sure everything was locked up and turned off the water to the house and reset the air conditioner. On the road we went heading to where ever the Minnie takes us.
Camping at Throckmorton RV Park
We drove 220 miles, took about 4 hours and ended up calling it a night in Throckmorton, Texas at the city R.V. Park. It’s located right off the highway so it will be easy to get back on the road tomorrow. The sites are full hook-up, which means they had water, sewage and electricity. It is very well maintained and you pay online. I recommend the facility for an overnight stay.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
|New Clothes Bar|
|Our New TV Antenna|
|Happy Birthday Larry|
|Busy, busy, busy!!!|
In the evening we watched a couple episodes of News Room. Larry had ordered a Hot Spot device from Walmart so when we're on the road we can get to the internet. Yesterday he tried to activate it but it would not work so he called the help desk, they told him it could take up to 24 hours. The 24 hours was up, still didn't work so he called them back. The lady on the other end tried to help and it still wouldn't work so she told him he had to buy another one. He went on the internet to see if any of the Walmart's had any available, he had to order the first one because none of the local Walmart's stocked them. The only Walmart in 60 miles that had showed they had one was about 35 miles away in Copperas Cove, he called and found out he could pick it up at the store tonight if he wanted to. So I gave Flo a little snack and said good-bye. Then Larry and I went to pick up the device. We arrived at Walmart too late to return the old device (it was past 10pm) but we were able to buy the new hot spot. Tomorrow Larry will have to call the support people back to try and activate it. What a busy day!!!!
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
|Getting Ready to Go|
We're getting ready to leave on our Fall Trip and Larry wanted to do a couple of things to the Minnie before we leave. The Minnie is a house on wheels so there's always something to do. Occasionally, you have to check the seals to make sure there's no leaks and the seal hasn't come loose. Larry checked all the caulking and found there were a few places that needed attention. He removed all the old caulk, cleaned the area and then he applied new caulk in the seams. While Larry was caulking a few deer walked through the yard, what a pleasant surprise. The next project was to replace the regulator on the stove. On our spring trip the oven began taking a long time to light and sometimes it would not light unless you tapped on the regulator with a screwdriver. Larry had ordered a new one and after working on the caulking he installed it. It's great that Larry has the skills to work on the Minnie, we save a lot of money and the inconvenience of taking the Minnie to the shop.
|removing the old caulk in seam|
|Larry putting new caulk in seam|
|removing old regulator|
|What the regulator looks like.|
|The deer walking across the road in front of our house.|
|Flo checking out Autumn's backyard with her.|
|Larry showing Louise how her tablet works,|
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
|Flying the Air Chair|
|Our Air Chair|
|Hi look at me flying.|
|Working Out with the Wii Fit|
|Square Dancing to Brad Caldwell|
|Some of our friends square dancing.|
Sunday, August 23, 2015
|Had great day!!!|
|Camping at Live Oak Ridge Park|
|Live Oak Ridge Park|
|Square Dancing with Denim and Lace|
|Denise Camp Denim and Lace caller|
|Waiting for the next call|
|Larry resting during a tip|
Saturday, August 22, 2015
|Wearing Different Hats|
|Eaton All-Pro Led|
|Installing the Eaton All-Pro Led|
|Installing Leviton Decor Auto Sensor|
|Leviton Decor Auto Sensor|
|Testing Melnor Nozzle|
|91 degrees and 54% humidity|
|Larry changing the oil|
|Putting in the new oil|
|Look how black the old oil looked|
|Time to clean up|