Sunday, October 08, 2017

Travel

Day 151

Considering Other Countries


You may know that I've ventured out to other countries in my quest for adventure.
➜ Mexico [Every year in the winter 2003 to 2006, Fulltime for 7-years, 2007 to 2013]
➜ Israel [3-months each 1998, 2008, 2010]
➜ Guatemala [2012 for 2-months, 2016 for 1-month]

Airlines: I check airline fares: 
El Al [Link]
Volaris [Link]
Rent: Craigslist Jerusalem [Link]
Guatemala rent: About $10/nite

What happened?
So what happens with these musings of mine? Not too much!

Since I have been wandering around as part of the Scampy RV Team, foreign travel has been coming up out-of-the-money!

I'm just having such a great time now! And I don't have to catch an airplane to do it!

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7:16am:
Wound dressing
Every morning is wound dressing time. I believe that I am getting pretty good at doing these dressings.

There are three of them. Two below in the pic for each of my legs. And one more for my left wrist.

Whatta ya think about my dressing?


8:44am:
World Famous Palm Cafe
I was just about to prepare breakfast. Then I remembered, that today is Sunday. There must be a nice restaurant in the Town of Orick bustling with customers.

When Trรกnsito turned on to Hwy 101, he turned the south. No restaurant there! So, we asked Google? That's how we came to Palm Cafe!

Warm inside. Coffee is warming my hands from 48℉ temperature outside.

I ordered 2-eggs over easy. Bacon. Hash browns and an English muffin. ๐Ÿ˜Ž


11:01am:
Scampy's floor
I remained in the Palm Cafe for a couple of hours. I met a senior guy, a few years younger than myself.

We were both sitting at the counter. Soon it was clear, that we had a lot in common. Once we started talking, I guess neither one of us wished to stop! That's why I did not get back to Scampy for over two hours!!

When I did return to Scampy, I cleaned and waxed her floor. This cleaning project was on the list. I just love to put a check mark on a list item!

And..... this floor cleaning project turned out to be a good time for me. The floor was in miserable shape. Yesterday, I had cleaned and waxed the upper floor [under the dining table]. So this morning, I cleaned the already waxed upper floor again and applied another layer of wax.

Then cleaned the lower floor. It took about one hour just to clean that lower floor! Because I had not attended to the lower floor in a couple of months!! Wow! Bad me!

A happy and clean floor! 
A mechaye = source of pleasure in Yiddish






Nite Camp Location Map
Elevation: 96 feet





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34 comments:

  1. Do you find the 13' Scamp sufficient sized or do you consider the 16' in the future? They are all such Well Made & Designed units.
    Also, I have been curious how the gas mileage is on the Transit?
    Larry

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    1. Hi Larry,

      Scampy has a little over 42-square feet of space not including the toilet/shower room. That is an abundant space for me!

      Trรกnsito gets 18.5 miles per gallon while towing Scampy! Whatta ya think about that?

      George

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    2. wow, GREAT mileage... makes me jealous... lol.

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  2. George...

    Where do you find all the Kosher bacon and sausage you eat?

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    1. Truthsayer,

      Are you yanking my chain? Hmmmm?

      The literal translation for the word "Kosher" is Clean or Pure.

      So, all the bacon and sausage that I eat, by that definition, is Kosher!

      When I was growing up, my Mother never had a ham in the house. I grew up not knowing what ham tasted like!

      In 1960 I went into the US Army. The first supper that I ate at Fort Ord, California, had ham for the meat!! There it was! Pink and thick slabs of ham!

      I cringed as the server dished out a thick ham slice into my stainless steel tray. At the table, I cut off a tiny piece. Wow! It was sooooo good! Now, I love ham! ๐Ÿ˜

      George

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    2. Loved your answer to Truthsayer....you were really "hamming" it up. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

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    3. Hi Sandy,

      I had fun with my reply!

      The thing about my Mom not having ham in the house is true. So is my first supper in the Army at Fort Ord where I ate ham for the first time.

      George

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  3. Sounds like a good breakfast to me. I've just had two implants put in and am on a liquid diet for a while. Hmmmm bacon & eggs in the blender??? Aarrrgghhh Steve

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    1. stephen dwyer,

      Wow, Stephen! A liquid diet. Bad! Sooooo sorry!

      George

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  4. A good reason for south American, cost of living, pleasant people, good claimant,

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    1. wayne premo,

      Do you mean to comment:

      "A good reason for South America. Cost of living. Pleasant people. Good climate."

      Do you come from South America, Wayne? Which country?

      George

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  5. In my early 20's I worked for several years in the Cal Pacific lumber mill in Orick, which was located pretty much where the Visitor Center for the Redwood National Park now stands. There's an aerial photo of the mill in the Visitor Center.

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    1. Wow! Pete!

      The more I learn about your history, the more I am amazed about you!

      Your career is sooooo varied. Before, I only knew about your 20+ years as a paramedic. Also, as a musician/composer.

      Send me your resume! OK?

      George

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    2. I'm afraid I'd have to write a book to cover it all...

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  6. Been several times to Gold Beach out of Orick. Fantastic campground and also Fern Canyon. Good to see you back in CA. What’s your eventual destination, if you have one?

    Bill

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    1. Hi Bill,

      Destinations:
      1. I'm gonna take my kid out for breakfast in Santa Cruz.
      2. Wanna check out how Twayler the trailer is doing in Apple Valley.
      3. Gonna visit ex-wife Evie and Cousin Jacky. Both live in the retirement community of Laguna Woods.
      4. Final destination: San Diego. Gonna play golf with my good friend John Porter. And then mess around San Diego enjoying this life!

      George

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  7. You mean "Whatta you think about my gams?" Wahoo!!!

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    1. Hi Dee,

      Glad for that compliment!

      Whatta ya think about my burn dressing?

      George

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    2. You've become a pro with those dressings. By the way, my 16 year old granddaughter asked me the other day what a gam is. Boy! That made me feel old.

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  8. When you get down to Eureka, check out the Samoa Cookhouse on the island of Samoa (Hwy 255 from Arcata or Euraka). An original lumber camp cookhouse serving lunch and dinners family style. Good food, great atmosphere.

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    1. Lou Schneider,

      Thank you.

      George

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  9. I think you blogged about Samoa Cookhouse years ago, didn't you George?

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    1. Hi Suz,

      Yes! September, 2003. Fourteen years ago!

      That was when I was having MsTioga's transmission replaced at Harper Ford. The Harper customer service driver took me to Samoa Cookhouse. I've been back to Samoa many times since then.

      George

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  10. George, MSNBC just showed all the fires burning in 8 counties in California, one in particular, Santa Rosalia (spelling may be wrong) where the employees at a hospital are having to help evacuate patients in their own cars because the fire around them is moving so fast. Check your news during the day and night to determine which direction you should take away from the fires. Fires move fast in your neck of the woods; I've never seen anything like it before.

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  11. You haven't mentioned the bird for a while. Is he okay?

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    1. Hi Nancy,

      First of all, Baby Boid is the happiest little guy! He always is excited doing the things he does. It makes me sooooo happy just to be around a being the likes of Boid.

      Second thing is, that Boid trusts me so very much. He loves spray millet, and I put a sprig of it in his cage every day. As I am doing his cage each morning, Boid watches my hand as I reach inside his cage to change his spray millet. He does not even move away from my hand!

      When I clip the spray millet to his cage wall, he goes right away to eat the tiny seeds.

      I love that little guy! ๐Ÿ˜

      George

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  12. Hope you're okay George. Did you forget to blog yesterday?

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  13. Where are you George? Stay away from fires. Hope all is well with you.

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  14. George, I hope you are staying safe what with all those fire areas
    in Northern Ca.

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  15. Hope all is well with you George!!!

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  16. All right George where are you? Hope all is well with you. We miss your postings

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  17. Hey there, George - It's been over 2 days since you posted or otherwise provided proof of life.-- are you OK? Or did the internet police take you away for posting racy photos of your nearly-80yr old legs?? LOL Lynn in Kingston NY

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  18. OK, where are you and what's happening?!?

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