Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Day 83

Day 83


RV Fulltiming Forever
6:49am:
Have you noticed the little Day # at the top of my Blog? Today it's Day #83. That's 83 days since the Scampy Team headed out from Lone Wolf RV Park in Apple Valley, California.

Eight three days, on-the-road! So, now that MsScampy and The Team have reached this lofty number, how do team members feel about it?

George interviewed team members and asked them:


Tránsito: I have been on The Team since only June 5th. But I love it! Best RV Team that I've ever been on!
Mr. Dometic: Not a bad gig! However, George, could be better for me. Especially if you would get off the dime and get me a vent that works properly.
Little iPhone: I could do this forever!
Mac the Computer: I feel the same as Little iPhone. I could do this forever too. I love doing our Blog out here on-the-road.
Mr. Renogy: I'm sooooo very glad that I am RVing with The Team. Because I'm really contributing the essential electric power required. And everybody lets me know how much they appreciate that.  
Mr. Wave-3: I like it fine. Don't enjoy being holed up in the shower all day. How about leaving me on Scampy's floor now and then, George? 😯
Baby Boid: Tweet! Tweety tweet. Screech tweet!



8:28am:Satellite Auto Glass
When Tránsito came aboard the Scampy Team, he had several rock hurts. These are pits from pebbles striking the windshield. 

Tránsito went to Satellite Auto Glass for help. Tránsito intended to pay for these pits in his windshield himself. But the guy at Satellite asked, "Don't you have insurance?" When he found out that we are insured with Progressive, he told Tránsito, "We are a contract house for Progressive. We'll handle everything from here." And so, Tránsito did not have to cough up a dime!

Tránsito is inside Progressive getting that work done as we Blog.



9:29am:
Mr. Renogy triumphs!
Our solar electric power panel, Mr. Renogy, is working sooooo well! Scampy's deep cycle battery is able to power our Samlex inverter 24/7.

This means that we no longer need be concerned if the battery has enough juice or not. Because, the battery always has enough juice.

At least it does when we have sunshiny days.

3:10pm:
Heading for the Pacific Coast!
When the temperature gets tough......
                                                          .......the tough go where it's cool.

Mr. Dometic, who has the responsibility to have a cool temp in order to do a good and efficient job cooling our food, called for a Scampy Team meeting.

Mr. Tránsito, who is the Team President for all of the month of August, called the meeting to order. He asked Mr. Dometic to take the floor.

You understand, Mr. Dometic is a very dignified person. And all on The Team respect him immensely. So when Mr. Dometic takes the floor at a Team Meeting, you could hear a pin drop.

Mr. Dometic: I call for a motion to head out for the Pacific Coast. It's too hot here in Beaverton. I am not able to budge my temp down when it's 97℉ around here!
Little iPhone: I move that we head out to the Pacific Coast, post haste!
MsScampy: I second that motion!
Mr. Tránsito: It's moved and seconded that we head out to the Pacific Coast, post haste. All that are in favor of that motion scream and yell and shout as loud as you are able.

Those in favor made a deafening sound!


9:32pm:
Hurray-Lincoln City!
We love Lincoln City! Maybe that's because our Dear Friend Pete Olson was born and raised here. And also, of course, because J's Fish & Chips is here! Yummm!

We arrived at Lincoln City about 7:15pm, and immediately, as is our way, scouted for our Nite Camp location. If you look at the bottom of this blog post, you should see out Nite Camp Location Map link. We already posted that Nite Camp link, even though we actually will not make that site until after 11:30pm.

We prepared and published our 3:10pm Blog post while at our Nite Camp site. And then, while there was still light in the sky, took off to take a look at the Pacific Ocean.

As this Blog post announces, it is now 9:32pm. And there is still enough light in the western sky for Little iPhone to capture a lovely pic of Tránsito and Scampy parked right above the Pacific Ocean.

Little iPhone had doubts that the pic would come out because the light was very close to failing

However, as you may see for yourself......

Scampy Team at dusk
Lincoln City




1:03am:
My Son David
I'm posting my Son David's picture below. A thing happened yesterday evening that brought David to mind.

David's birthday and the anniversary of his death both occur in September:
Born: September 21, 1964
Died: September 20, 2010

I miss David so much!


My Son David



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Nite Camp Location Map
Elevation: 68 feet

29 comments:

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    1. Hi Stephen,

      Thank you! Isn't it great how The Team interviews so well? As though they have years of experience being interviewed! 🤠

      George

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  2. Did you ever receive your Coleman stove top oven

    I could see it now Coleman master chef George making brownies/ muffins/ cakes and pies for beavertons finest??

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    1. Hi Ed,

      Yes! That Coleman oven arrived a week or so ago.

      Am I master chef? Wow! Thank you sooooo much! That's a very good compliment. 😎

      George

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  3. George, when you interviewed the team members, Ms. Scampy never checked in! Could she still be pouting about the fresh water tank leak?

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    1. Scott,

      Oh my God! Did I forget to interview MsScampy? What a faux pas!

      I owe MsScampy a huge apology! 😲

      George

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  4. Now that's a great team. Everyone gets along so well no wonder you all have been on the road for 83 days.

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    1. Sheila,

      Yes, I agree! Our Team is sooooo compatible! It's
      almost sickening! 😉

      George

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  5. I like the title "RV Fulltiming Forever", you are in your element.

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    1. Clermont,

      You think? 😎

      George

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  6. I propose renaming the old guy George to Butch (Cassidy) after his run in the law. J/K

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    1. Tom,

      I don't know?! I feel more like Hopalong Cassidy.

      I'm the good guy on the white horse. The law in that instance, was sooooo uncouth, don't you think?

      George

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    2. If you ask me Butch, you should never have robbed that train.

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  7. Greatest RVing team in the history of the world!

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    1. Kent,

      Well....maybe? But a close 2nd after Tioga and George.

      Isn't that right?

      George

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  8. What ever happened with the sargent?

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    1. I keep checking back to see it there is a post about it.

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    2. David,

      The Sergeant was apparently a no-show?!

      Maybe he chickened out after the fiasco committed by the officer in question?

      George

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  9. George, Will you be staying in Oregon for the total eclipse on 8/21? You will need to move south about 80 miles to be within the band of totality.

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    1. Rwagner,

      Very likely! I bought a cool T-shirt announcing the event.

      Beautiful light blue in color.
      Total Solar
      . ECLIPSE
      August 21 - 2017


      George

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    2. You will be in the band of totality in Lincoln City, assuming it is not overcast... I will be doing a public concert there on August 25 in conjunction with my 50th high school reunion, August 25, 26, and 27, at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, formerly Delake School where I attended grades 1-4. Be forewarned that they are expecting total gridlock there from August 16-29, and that it will be impossible to find a place to park/stay if you haven't found one yet - although I doubt if anyone has reserved the lot behind J's...

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    3. I'll try real hard to be there! 😎


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  10. In Newport OR myself this week. Cool weather and a great little fish place called Local Ocean Seafood!

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    1. Jim,

      I likely have passed thru Newport, Oregon years ago. Just don't recall doing it. If you like it, must be a nice place! Only 35 minutes away from Lincoln City.

      I'll go to J's Fish & Chips and think about you enjoying "Local Ocean Seafood."

      George

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    2. It is beautiful, right on the beach

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  11. Hey George..Stay out of Seattle..I have been harassed by Female biker..bicycles. who like females...I have a $60K truck and am almost 70.They picked on me for being in a disabled parking spot. I had the placard she said she couldn't see it. I told her to go look again..Didn't fly with her. Rather than get into the spot you did my sis and I left..Meanwhile down the street double-parked open containers and pot smokers she didn't have the "balls" to confront them...So sad that so many great LEO's have these disgusting officers bringing them down...
    Just hang in there, and let them think they are so cool...Hopefully I.A.D. will find them out..Probably not in Seattle..or Portland...etc..So sad....
    Again, keep on Truck'n
    Upriverdavid

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    1. David,

      Sorry, but using acronyms as you did in your comment makes it difficult for Readers to understand what you are commenting about. And I am one of those Readers.

      So, I am unable to reply to you about your comment.

      George

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  12. How would compare this setup with your original? I remember that a big part of you time in the past involved trying to get good internet connections.

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    1. MexC,

      Getting on the internet back in the olden days, was a challenge.

      WiFi had been released in the 1990s. But, I believe
      that WiFi for RVers did not get developed until around 2007.

      I got on the net using a MotoSat mobile antenna system which accessed a HughesNet satellite.

      That HughesNet satellite was accesible from as far north as about the first 100 miles of Canada north of the US border. And as far south in Mexico as around Mazatlan.

      The MotoSat HughesNet satellite internet connection was the only thing out that I knew of for getting on the internet just about everywhere I travelled in MsTioga, my RV. MotSat ruled from around late 2002 until about 2008.

      Then the USB Wifi [Dongle] came on the scene and knocked MotSat off its perch. I believe that it was around 2009, that I asked the body shop that was re-doing MsTioga's exterior to remove the MotoSat antenna from MsTioga's roof.

      I paid about $7,400 US for my MotoSat system around April, 2003. In 2009, I scrapped my MotoSat and got $Zero US for it. MotSat got eclipsed by the USB WiFi dongle.

      Today I am using a Verizon MiFi JetPack for net access. The JetPack is fantastic. A whole new world for internet access on-the-go.

      George


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