Sunday, July 09, 2017

Keeping Cool

Day 60

T-Shirt & Short Pants Weather

7:30am - Back in the days of MsTioga, we were forever on a search for T-Shirt & Short Pants Weather. Wow! Those were the days! When we found that lovely weather, there was no need for air-conditioning. And George did not suffer because of high temperature.

Here at Depoe Bay, and likely all of Oregon's Pacific Coast, T-Shirt & Short Pants Weather abounds!
We were thinking about the weather because at a Scampy Team Meeting yesterday, Tránsito brought up returning to the City of Salem. Tránsito is concerned because he has not completed his vehicle registration stuff.

If we returned to Salem today, we would find 55℉ to 82℉ weather. Not bad. However, better at the Pacific Coast! Maybe we might be better off near the coast for now?

Nice....


12 noon - Overhead!
It is already noon time, and I've been doing stuff inside Scampy all morning long! All of this stuff is what I call overhead.

It takes sooooo long to do stuff:
☛ Answer comments [I love comments sooooo much!]
☛ Play with Boid [Boid has taken to walk on Mac's keyboard!]
☛ Prepare breakfast [Clean up afterwards]
☛ Internet stuff [Email, news, Blog maintenance]
☛ Sweep up Scampy's floor

You know something? When I was young my brain did not understand what I possessed! The value of it:
☛ When getting dressed, my pants, my shirts sorta just kinda flew on. Buttons buttoned without me even thinking about it. And in the right order too.
☛ Going down stairs, I skipped. My feet just knew where to go!
☛ Back then, I did not brush stuff off the table without meaning to!
☛ I could go on doing something forever without being tired!
☛ Girls! I better not write about that!

1pm - Friends
I have two best friends. John Porter and Pete Olson. I've talked with both friends about dying. What we think about it. What happens afterwards? How soon it comes?

Before I stopped taking prescription meds, I figured my time to pass on was pretty close. Now that I don't take meds anymore, I just know that I will be here for a very long time!

Sometime soon, I'd like to be with both of these guys and find out what they think about dying now.....


4:00pm - Lincoln City
The Scampy RV Team headed out of Depoe Bay because the weather there is windy and cold. Before we even knew it, we had arrived in Lincoln City.

When we tried the Ace Hardware, the store was closed. But! We discovered a free Dump Station behind Ace!! So now, both black and grey tanks are empty. Fresh tank is full.

4:45pm - J's Fish & Chips
A few miles north of Ace and the dump station, is the fabulous, popular and incredible, J's Fish & Chips!

It's a tradition that no RVer in their right-mind would pass up J's without stopping. And we on the Scampy RV Team are no exception to that tradition!

We have made an Afternoon Camp in the dirt parking area behind
J's Fish & Chips. The Scampy plan is to hang out here until the perfect mood descends upon us, then meander over to J's.

Betcha you want to come with? Hmmmm?

World Famous J's Fish & Chips
Lincoln City, Oregon


6:30pm - J's Closed at 6pm!!
This is the 2nd time that I've waited while Camped at J's, only to find that the hour that Google reported J's closing, was WRONG! J's closed at 6pm, and I arrived at 7pm!

Google reported that J's closed at 8pm! 😩

The guy in J's kitchen informed that a private party [Not J's] published incorrect hours on the net!


7pm - Autobahn 101
Not to be deterred, we got on the net and searched for another place for supper.

A highly rated, "Autobahn 101" came up. And only a short distance from J's!

I ordered "Wiener Schnitzel & French Fries." Very big meal for me! I only ate 1/2 of it. Took what I did not eat home.

Wiener Schnitzel & French Fries


Note: My Grandfather's name is Wiener [Same spelling as Wiener Schnitzel on the 101 menu!

8pm - Apfelküchle
Apfelküchle is German for Apple Fritter!

I ordered Apfelküchle for desset!

Apfelküchle with vanilla ice cream!







Nite Camp Location Map

Elevation: 70 feet




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24 comments:

  1. The best weather in the USA is right where you are. I am enjoying it too. I hear AZ had a serious heat wave and 60 people died. Is that true?

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    1. Hi Point,

      It is true!

      Click [Here] to read about that!

      George

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  2. George,

    From your post yesterday you said the voltage at the Bargman connector is 12 volts. Something is wrong.

    At an idle the alternator should be putting out between 13.8 - 14.4 volts. If it is at the low end of 13.8 volts, then you have a voltage drop of 1.8 volts. That's a lot.

    The alternator output on my Ford Expedition at an idle is 14.1 volts, and the voltage at the Bargman connector is 13.7 volts -- a voltage drop of only 1/2 volt.

    More than likely your problem is the charge wire to the Bargman is way too thin. Replace it with a much thicker wire. There is a chance the charge wire or ground wire to the Bargman has a loose connection, but I would check the wire gauge first. If you can get 13.7 volts at the Bargman with a thicker wire, you will get a lot more amps flowing to Scampy's battery. I haven't checked the amps on my current vehicle, but my 2003 Expedition put out over 10 amps to the Bargman. However, keep in mind it had a heavy duty high amperage alternator, which is part of the factory installed tow package.

    Regarding the Coleman folding oven. I had one for years. Great little appliance. My favorite use for it was baking corn bread.

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    1. Hi Nick,

      I'll check that voltage again. Maybe I missed read it?

      I don't believe that the charge wire is the wrong gage. That wire was installed by an experience U-Haul guy.

      I am going to buy a Coleman Oven as soon as I am able! 😎

      George


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    2. Keep in mind the voltage at the end of the wire is going to be exactly what the voltage is at the other end if your wire isn't connected to anything where you are measuring. Current won't flow in a disconnected wire so there will be no voltage drop (what we engineers call IR drop).

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    3. Quote:"That wire was installed by an experience U-Haul guy."

      That is the very reason it might be undersized.

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    4. Hi Truthsayer,

      Is your comment true? Or are you just sayin'?

      Anyway, I don't get it?!? 😏

      George




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  3. George,

    Thought you might be interested in what one of the local Planet Fitness clubs has done re solar power, now if only they could attach generators to the treadmills!

    http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/news/article.html/content/news/articles/bn9/2017/7/9/st_pete_planet_fitne.html?cid=rss

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    1. Hi TC,

      Wow! Very impressive!

      George

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  4. T-shirt and short pants weather - you have said that for years and I like that but for me it needs to be Short Pants and Sandals! Beautiful Ocean view.

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    1. Hi Sandy,

      Yes! I am sandal kind of guy. Tevas are my thing!

      George

      PS: Short Pants and Sandals? No mention of a shirt in your comment? Interesting.....

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    2. You may want to buy a pair of Keen sandals... They are really good, too.

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    3. Hi Kent,

      Double Nope! with sugar on it! [That means no!]

      My impression of Keens is, they are clunkers! Because they look clunky to me.

      I've worn Tevas for maybe 15-years. Tevas are comfortable and they last for a long time. I am able to wear my Tevas all day long with no problems.

      George

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    4. Well, George, since I am a little old LADY the shirt is a given! Thanks for the chuckle when I read your reply.

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  5. I think about dying often and I'm still quite young. I expect them to find me on my property in Alaska frozen stiff outside my cabin, with an ax in my hand from chopping wood. No rules, no laws....die by the harsh hand of mother nature, not in a hospital bed. No way!

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    1. Hi Point,

      In the movie, "Jeremiah Johnson", Robert Redford finds a guy named "Hatchet Jack" who has been frozen to death. Hatchet Jack leaves his will pinned to his shirt bequeathing a
      50-calibre Hawken Rifle to Jeremiah.

      Jeremiah Johnson lives on to become a legend in that wilderness.

      Is that you, Point? Destined to become a frozen legend?

      George

      PS: Click [Here] to view the movie scene when Jeremiah Johnson finds Harchet Jack. It's good!


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  6. George: I have met a generous number of 100 year olds and they all had one thing in common--they took no meds! That would include my Mom who lived to be three months short of 101. Live on!!

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    1. Hi DeeBev,

      Wanna read a story about my meds?

      In the beginning of 2016, I stayed in Guatemala for several weeks. While there, I began to feel ill. My right hand and right foot began to twitch, uncontrollably!!

      When I returned home, I brought myself to Kaiser. My primary care doctor could not get a handle on what was wrong.

      Kaiser assigned me to three doctors. All specialists. Neither of them could figure out what was wrong with me!

      Then, a miracle came along which changed my life forever!

      My primary at Kaiser prescribed a routine procedure. Nothing to do with twitching. My instructions for that procedure were:
      Take no meds for five days before the procedure.

      On the day of the procedure, having not taken any meds for five days, I woke up feeling sooooo good! My right hand and foot did not twitch!

      My after-procedure instructions:
      Double up on all meds to get back on track!

      By the end of that day, I was sooooo sick! My twitching returned. I felt sooooo weak.

      I immediately took myself off all meds and a couple of days later I felt fantastic!

      My cardiologist warned, what you are doing is very dangerous. You are very likely to get a stroke which could kill or cripple you.

      Of course I did not take my meds. A hammer did not have to fall on my head!

      A couple of months later, I went on the wait-list for Jojoba Hills Escapees near Temecula, California. I bought two RVs [One of which is my darling Scampy trailer].

      I left the Senior Apartment where I vegetated for two years. Right now, I am fulltiming in with Scampy and Tránsito. Today is the 60th day of my current journey.

      It is a miracle!

      George


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  7. The Coleman stove you've been looking for have you tried looking in The camping section of Fred Meyer's or a Walmart

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    1. Hi Mister ed,

      I've not shopped for the Coleman Oven yet. But soon!

      I shall check out Fred Meyer's or a Walmart.

      George

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  8. George, your subject on death is a good one. Above you ask me if I will die a legend. To me, it's not about being a legend when I die, its if I dies with dignity. Where will you be when the day comes? Surrounded by friends? Everyone sad you are about to go? I wonder why people prefer that. Is that considered the comfortable way to go...or is it comforting...because loved ones are around? NOT to me. That is a death without dignity, making everyone sad, and being a burden to the family & hospital staff after I'm gone.

    I'd rather die fighting off a bear, trying to cross a dangerous river getting food, freezing to death in the grips of a blizzard. That is death with dignity. No one is sad, no hassles, no expenses, no sad day for family and friends. I just disappear into mother nature....

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    1. Hi Point,

      In Neil Young's "My My, Hey Hey", Young writes in a verse about dying:
      "It's better to burn out than fade away”

      Sounds like what you want for yourself.

      George


      PS: Click [Here] to view Neil Young perform Live at Farm Aid 1985!

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    2. George, I have a very strong feelings about what we call death… Mostly because when I was 18 years old I was choked out at a beer party in Nelscott, which is now part of Lincoln city. I experienced myself leaving my body and I had a very wonderful experience, from which I did not want to return. I have never feared death since then. You know, when I invited you up from Guava Gardens to Jojoba Hills to camp in our Lazy Daze, I wondered whether it might wake up in you the idea that you might be able to RV again. I was a little nervous about tempting you into doing something that might be beyond your capabilities at this stage of your life, but- even though I believed you needed that period of recuperation the wreck of Ms Tioga and your subsequent surgery - I kind of thought you might get inspired to get an RV and settle down at Jojoba Hills. I had no idea you'd go nuts and take off wandering all over the known world!!! But it makes me so happy to be reading once again of your adventures - in my home town for goodness sake!

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    3. Dear Brother Pete,

      Your comment is why you are one of two souls in the whole World who I am fortunate enough to call:
      My Best Friend!

      For goodness sakes! I am so delightedly happy to read the true story of how I came to be an RVer once more!

      Man-O-Man with chocolate and whipped cream on top!


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