Thursday, May 25, 2017

Easy life

Day 17

RV Park Living

10am - The Scampy RV Team has been spending quite a bit of time camping in RV parks. More time in RV Parks than Street Camping. This is easy living. No doubt about it!

One of the items that really makes Park life easy, is shore power! We just plugged in our "BatteryMINDer Plus." This device is going to top off Scampy's deep cycle battery, and put the battery in top-notch condition.

Also, with shore power, we are able to use our "CyberPower" electrical outlet. It has two 120 volt AC outlets. Also, two USB outlets.

Gotta love it! 😍

Humboldt Redwoods Info
Little iPhone captured a pic of an info sign at the redwood grove that we visited yesterday. We are hoping that you will be able to enlarge this sign image enough to read it yourself.

You may make the image larger or smaller with the use of the "View Pulldown" in your browser. Look for "Zoom In" and "Zoom Out."



3pm - Looking at Redwoods
Is there a best time to drive Avenue of the Giants? Little iPhone says,
"Definitely! During the late afternoon when the shadows are long. And the light is still good."

We went north looking at Redwoods. As you may know, there are a lot of Redwoods to look at in these parts!


Little iPhone wanted to know hold old these Redwood trees are?
We looked that up in Google:

"You can estimate the age of a tree without cutting it down and counting the growth rings. Most trees in this area of the country add about one inch to their circumference (around the tree) every year. If you divide the total circumference by one inch, you will have the tree's age."

We on the Scampy RV Team are not stating that this age/measuring thing is true. Just what we read!

Here's a big one!

7pm - Stories about real people
This evening for supper, on the menu:
Raviolis with ricotta cheese and spinach from Trader Joe's!

While supper was being prepared, we put on the movie, "Sergeant York" starring Gary Cooper as Alvin York. Also starring Walter Brennan as Pastor Rosier Pile. Joan Leslie as Gracie Williams [Alvin's sweetheart].

We love to watch movies about real people!

1941 movie won two Oscars



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9 comments:

  1. Check out some of the many COrps of Engineering campgrounds. One of my favorites in California is Hidden View at Hensley Lake about 25 miles northeast of Fresno. It is seldom even half-busy and cost for electric site is only $15 per night for us seniors with a federal pass, which costs $10 for life. There are also Forest Service sites in northern California. One is Eagle Lake recreation area on Eagle Lake. They range from $10 to $20 per night.

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    1. Hi Grandma,

      Thank you sooooo much for sharing about campgrounds!

      George

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  2. Campgrounds are a great stress free alternative to finding a stealth spot. I like the convenience once in a while.

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    1. Hi Steve,

      Me too! Costs a lot of $ though.

      George

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  3. You've picked an excellent film to watch even if you have seen it before, especially for this Memorial Day weekend. I liked it, too.

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    1. Hi Gumo,

      I've seen "Sergeant York" a zillion times. Love it! 😍

      Hadn't thought about Memorial Day. Good day to remember Alvin!

      George

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    2. One of Gary Cooper's greatest movies made in 1956 was "Friendly Persuasion." He played the head of a Quaker family during the American Civil War. It was during a sad time but also funny and how a non-violent Quaker family coped during a time of violence.

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    3. Hi Dee,

      Guess what!? I have "Friendly Persuasion too! Downloaded from iTunes.

      Watched this movie a zillion times too! I'm a Gary Cooper fan.

      George

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  4. I enjoyed the Audie Murphy movie. Was that "To Hell and Back"? Good movie.

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