Tuesday, August 29, 2006

6:30AM - Wine Country.
We left the City of Cloverdale and followed Hwy 128 into wine country. There is something about vineyards that The Team loves. There are hundreds of miles of vineyards in this area. If you like to drink wine, you will love driving thru the counties of Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino in the State of California. We have passed a zillion wine tasting signs!

7:30AM - Breakfast Camped along Hwy 128.
We are about 9 miles north of the Town of Calistoga. Would you believe that there is a very heavy overcast this morning?! Mr. Sunny is sort of grumpy about that. We drove inland from the Pacific Coast to find the Sun, and right now Mr. Sunny is generating only 1 amp. Wow!

9AM - Doing laundry in the Town of Calistoga.
Today is laundry day! And we found a nice laundromat inside the adorable Town of Calistoga. This is a touristy town, with lots of shops for browsing.

Mr. Sunny wants you to know that he is up to 10 amps!!

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Calistoga, California.



11:30AM - Doug and Juanita.
Reader Doug and his wife Juanita came to call on MsTioga and The Team! We had a swell time talking about stuff inside MsTioga, and then went out for lunch at a very nice Mexican restaurant here in the Town of Calistoga.

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Doug and Juanita.



4PM - MsTioga's charging system has sprung back to life!
During the day MsTioga noticed that her engine starting battery seemed to be back to its old healthy self. So, we checked the battery with a voltmeter. Sure enough the battery with the engine off gives 12.7 volts. At 1500 rpm, the charging rate is 14.2 volts. According to the many emails that we received from readers about MsTioga's charging problem, 14.2 volts is right for this rpm.

We do not understand why the charging is so erratic. But we are very happy for MsTioga.

We are now Nite Camped a bit north of the Town of Yountville.



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