Day 5: EPIC FAIL!!

23 11 2016

I went to bed last night in Amarillo, TX to the house power being out. The Interstate batteries that looked (relatively) new, turned out to not be so… We lost power just after finishing the second movie.. with just a computer, a screen, and a dvd player using house juice, no lights. Plus the power to the refrigerator.

IT WAS COLD, Awoke to 41 degrees!¬†We had no power for the fridge, and none to power the fan for the gas furnace. SO, we bundled, and I awoke to michelle in 2 blankets, pjs, and her sweatshirt with the hood up! She was so cute… but I digress…

First thing, I went into the “blue box”, returned the movies, and got 2 new house batteries, replaced them, and I think that we are A-OK… Good deep cycle marine batteries, that will keep us powered up until I get the solar back in place.

Today was also a moving day, in several ways. Made our way from Amarillo, TX to Oklahoma City, OK and finished at sundown at the Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial. It is something that I have been wanting to so (bucket list item) and I am glad that we did. Very humbling experience. That was a very electric time, sun going down and the lights coming on, it was a very humbling experience. See that part at the end of todays’ video.

Tomorrow, off to Little Rock, AR!

See you then..

Steve





Day 4: West New Mexico to Texas!

22 11 2016

Today, we drove 368 miles across New Mexico to Amarillo, Tx. RV is performing well, having some “power” issues, but for the most part, the coach is performing very well.

We stopped at a couple of thrift stores, and found a few “treasures”, luckily we have plenty of storage to bring them all home…

More driving tomorrow, planning on checking out the Oklahoma City Memorial.

Until then…

Steve





Day 3: The longest drive…

22 11 2016

Day 3.. Not much to see in eastern Arizona, or Western New Mexico. Very friendly people, we boondocked with the big trucks at Sky City, NM and started experiencing “power” problems.

More to see tomorrow, hopefully.

Steve





Day 2, Grand Canyon Arizona…

19 11 2016

Plan B, Plan C, PLAN RV!!!

Now so, even more than ever, I believe that EVERYTHING happens for a reason. The RV by auction did not work out, we found one in Las Vegas (going to Las Vegas was our Plan B if the auction did not work out) from a private buyer, and so far SO GOOD. Drives good, handles like a dream, all systems work fine. We boondocked in Seligman, AZ on roadside parking free.

I never knew that Arizona got so cold, down into the 30’s, and we are thankful that the heater works great as well. Michelle does not like when we boondock (free camping) in Walmart, or other public type parking. She does OK with RV parks, but anyone who has an RV knows that parks/campgrounds can be expensive. $40-$60 a night!

We are making our way back to Florida via US Hwy 40 from Arizona to Oklahoma, through Memphis, then down through Mississippi and back to our home in Bunnell.

Follow along, like & subscribe to my Youtube!

Until tomorrow

Steve





LAST Night in Las Vegas!

17 11 2016

Plan B has come to a close. We are going to be moving on to “Plan C” and could be possibly making an RV purchase then we would be driving home back to Florida. The “journey continues”…

Today we walked around the strip, went to watch the fountains in front of the Bellagio, only to find out that they were cancelled due to high winds. Bummer, but I have seen them before, so we will catch them on the next trip.

Check out todays’ video, got to catch the superman zipline on Fremont this evening. Michelle said she was going to do it, but changed her mind last minute. Please LIKE and SUBSCRIBE to my youtube channel.

More to come…

Steve





Ended up going with “Plan B”…

16 11 2016

Bad news, BUT everything happens for a reason..

The auction ended before we could get our bid in.. missed it by 10 seconds. It was a really nice coach, but, not going to cry over spilled milk, we are working on “Plan C”…

No video yesterday because we rented a car and drove to Bakersfield, CA on our way to LAS VEGAS! Nothing, and I mean NOTHING interesting to note for video. Check out Fremont St. in downtown Las Vegas.

More to come tomorrow…

Until then

Steve





Last Day in San Francisco, CA

13 11 2016

Today was our last day in San Francisco, CA. We tried to see what we could, enjoy ALL of it, and do it without killing ourselves. I think that we succeeded. Rode the cable car again, and the trolley. Saw an unexpected parade (veterans day) and sea lions.

Cool photos and some video today, check it out, like and subscribe.

TOMORROW is the reason for this entire trip, and we shall see if Airstream 2.0 is going to happen. I will take you along for the initial inspection, and follow-up.

Until then, have a GREAT rest of the day!

Steve

youtubelogo400x400

 





Get the TOUR of San Francisco!

13 11 2016

Today, Michelle & I took the tour of San Francisco. Trolley, Fishermans’ wharf, (attempted to get to Alcatraz, however, they book up several weeks in advance) & the “hop on-hop off” red bus…. ALL THE WAY TO THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE! Alcatraz will be on my “to do” list for a future trip to this cool city.

This is a REALLY cool city if you are into old buildings and architecture, blocks and blocks of old houses, apartments, and office buildings. Wish the tour guide told us more about the history of the city, and not so much about the restaurants and bars that he frequents. BUT, when you are a CALI guy who pretty clearly “treats his glaucoma” daily, what could we really expect?

Enjoyable day, spent with my love, doing what we love, exploring and getting to sample the stuff that we don’t normally do.

See you soon..

Steve





It’s a DIFFERENT mentality in Cali!

12 11 2016

There is NO southern charm in California. At the airport, we were standing in front of the baggage claim, with a couple feet between us and the carousel in the event someone next to us needed to take a couple steps trying to grab their bag. With no warning, this guy and his “woman” step up from behind us, to that little space that we had in front of us. I was vocal with them about rudeness, but apparently that make no good sense, and they ignored me. Michelle said, welcome to California, happens all the time. To which I responded, “rudeness is acceptable?? NO it is not.

Today we made it to California. We will be doing some touristy things tomorrow, and sunday, but back to business on Monday. More cool stuff to come tomorrow!

STAY TUNED FOLKS!

Steve





Whitepages.com NOT.. Starting RANT!

10 11 2016

OK, have you ever dealt with a company that has forced you to “create an account” to get what you want? Sure, all the time, you may answer. HOWEVER, it is some pretty sneaky SH*T for them to put you on a monthly subscription (in the terms of service TOS that they force you to accept) for $39.95 each month for access to their site! This happened. I was looking over my paypal account and seeing all the crap that I buy on a monthly basis so I can get my spending under control, and I found this charge… Called them and it was not pretty… blah, blah, blah, they were telling me that I agreed and that they had every right to charge me. Maybe so, but in any event, I got the refund, and I will no longer be using their pay for search service. There are other alternatives…

On a happier, more optimistic note, packing for travel to California.. I bring along too much crap, “just in case”… BUT better safe than sorry. If I don’t pack it, I will need it, and have to buy that item again! Still no bids on the RV as of a little while ago, maybe our luck will hold out, and we will be able to make a cash offer for the RV. OTHERWISE VEGAS, HERE WE COME!!!

Until Saturday, you guys be safe

Steve








%d bloggers like this: