Once again we have the opportunity to stop at a National Park. Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve is in an out of the way region of high desert in Idaho easily missed if you are not looking for it, or in our case just happen upon it. Apparently this is going to be the method we use to find most of our side excursions. You know what I mean, just driving down the road and you see a sign, then you decide “Hey, let’s stop there”. Located on Highway 20 in Idaho at first we did not think we would ever arrive. The terrain starts to change miles before you reach your destination. Continue reading
Continuing west after the misfortune with the brakes, we arrived at Yellowstone National Park! To us this seemed a rational place to spend the 4th of July weekend. Of course we will use any reason we can possible come up with in order to stay here. We have allotted ourselves 3 nights to unwind and enjoy the park before moving on to Oregon and our destination of Diamond Lake.
Reaching Norris campground we filled up our fresh water tank and proceeded through the loops looking for the perfect campsite. Continue reading
Awake and out the door early, we headed back toward Siteman again for my first chemotherapy session. Surprisingly, I was not as nervous as I thought I would be. Part of it could be the lack of sleep thanks to our wonderful new cat, Frisky. He believes the entire bed to be his.
So the day went something like this. Continue reading
For those of you who may have found my previous posting about why we had chosen to drive an HDT (heavy duty truck) interesting, I’ll supply a bit more history on our HDT decision.
I should begin by saying that the following is simply our reasoning behind buying a Heavy Duty Truck as a towing vehicle. If you pull a bigger trailer, some of the following may resound to you. Perhaps none of the reasons I’ve listed are in themselves enough to make the HDT switch, but for us, the cumulative total was enough. I am not trying to bash any particular pickup manufacturer or even pickups in general as I know they have their places in the RVing world; just not pulling our home. Continue reading
Two of our “kids” were from Bulgaria, and were the first to arrive. These are the two we seemed to take under our wing, inviting them on a trip to Rapid City for some sightseeing and shopping. What an adventure! We started out heading for the Reptile Gardens. Keep in mind that Rapid City was about 75 miles and we didn’t leave until 3 pm. The hour and a half drive proved to be entertaining. Peter and Ina talked more than ever, occasionally getting so excited that we had to remind them we spoke English only.
Hello Everyone, and greetings from Southeast Missouri. Today seems like a very good day to escape the strange June heat and make a blog post. We haven’t even neared the “dog-days” of summer, and already the temps are reaching 112F today. There are still a few hours to go until the hottest time of the day, so who knows what our high will be. *sigh*…
As I was saying before I was distracted by this cool drink in my hand and the thermometer outside, today’s blog post is about a recent project I undertook on the Freightliner. As usual with my posts a little back-story is necessary, but I promise this one will be short-ish. So…ever heard of an eight ton futon?… Continue reading
After stepping into the Freightliner we continued to carry the Suzuki on the back of the Jayco for awhile. The stiffer suspension and lack of an air hitch on the truck didn’t help the ride on the horrendous roads we found in California. While we were in the San Francisco Bay area for some months I began plotting on how to carry and load the motorcycle on the truck. Ultimately I added the deck and ramp system for a few hundred bucks and it worked well. The Suzuki rode in style and the little Jayco was grateful the load from its tail was alleviated.
The following short video shows me loading the bike shortly before leaving Quartzsite this past February.