Saturday, August 11, 2007

8AM - Where do you store your ladder?
Reader Kenneth wrote wondering where we store the ladder that we used yesterday to wash MsTioga? Also he wanted to know how the cracked windshield was doing?

We store the ladder in our shower. Very soon after we began to RV, the shower transformed into a multi-function room. It is a closet, a storage room and a shower as well. Our clothes hamper, Mr. Wave6 [catalytic heater] and broom are all stored in the shower. It takes 2-3 minutes to unload all the hanging clothes to the bed in order to take a shower.

RV builder Fleetwood had designed two 34" high cabinets for closets, and this did not work well at all. A steel closet rod installed into the shower worked great!

The windshield cracked a little more a couple of days ago, and the crack moved to the windshield edge. MsTioga believes that this is the end of this crack.
The storage/shower room.

Note: The hanging photo next to the shower is of my son Joe and myself on the Giant Dipper Roller Coaster in Santa Cruz, California [Sept. 2004].

The cracked windshield.


3PM - Pioneers struggle on the Old Oregon Trail.
After we left our wonderful Camp in the mountains near Pocatello, Idaho, we traveled once more heading west following the Old Oregon Trail.

The Oregon Trail makes its way south of the mighty Snake River. We came to a rest stop that included an historical site.

It is a hot afternoon, 98°F in the shade. Little Mavicito and George took off toward the "small canyon" which is promised in the sign. It was less than 1/2 mile to this small canyon and the trail ruts. But we were tired out when we arrived. The heat had sapped our strength. We can only imagine how the pioneers were affected by their struggle on this trail.



The steep trail ruts at this place.


5PM - Camped in farm country.
MsTioga and The Team have made their Nite Camp in farm country. Lots of wheat, hay and some corn is growing near here.

A nice breeze holds down the temperature inside MsTioga. Even so, we will be happy when the Sun is low in the sky!
Our farm country Camp.



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