Thursday, August 18, 2011


7AM - Ford Nite Camp
We had a TiogaRV team meeting yesterday afternoon and decided to make our Nite Camp in the City of Eureka at the Harper Ford dealer.  We are scheduled here for service this morning.  MsTioga has camped behind the service department before. In 2003 when MsTioga's transmission went bad, we camped way back here while the tranny was being replaced.  It is very quiet camping here.  We like that!.

10AM - Samoa Cookhouse
While MsTioga is in the Harper Ford repair shop getting her service, I took the Harper shuttle van over to the Samoa Cookhouse for breakfast.  This is the 2nd time I've been to Samoa Cookhouse to eat.

This restaurant is a hold-over from the logging days of the past.  It is housed in the old Hammond Lumber company's cookhouse.  Everybody gets the same food.  This morning's breakfast:  Biscuit and gravy, scrambled eggs, sausage, hash brown potatoes, orange juice and coffee.  I paid $11.95 with my $1 senior discount.  Food was good!

Meanwhile, back at Harper's shop, MsTioga is getting:
  • Automatic transmission service
  • Lubricate and change oil
  • Rotate tires
  • Check cooling system for leaks
  • Various other miscellaneous repairs

2PM - Work is done!
Work is done, but there is more work to do.  When the cooling system was checked for leaks, MsTioga's radiator was found to be leaking.  I do not recall how many radiators MsTioga has had during the past 8+ years.  Maybe three of them.  So this new one might be the 4th radiator for MsTioga.  We give MsTioga's radiators annual cooling flushes, so that is not the problem here.

There are some parts that need to be ordered.  These parts include a power steering hose, hood adjuster assembly and plastic bushings for the door locks.  When these parts have arrived, MsTioga will return for the rest of her work including changing out the radiator.

Today's work cost $390.

5PM - Cher-Ae Heights Casino
MsTioga is Nite Camped at the Cher-Ae Heights Casino. There is a nice free RV Parking area with a nearby view of the Ocean. New Mavicita is going to take a walk to peek at that view!

Of course there is gambling here. But I am not too interested in that kind of stuff anymore.  Years ago I used to be interested. But not now.
View point found one minute walk from MsTioga