WEEK 33 2017
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Saturday - Left Chucks place at 5:03am, gassed
up the car, filled the spare gas cans, got some coffee and headed out.
We made really good time, and arrived in mid-afternoon in Rexburg.
Traffic, despite all the hype, was rather light.
The camp site was excellent: the field hadn't been planted in a year, and
they'd graded and watered it, so we had some grass/weeds instead of corn
furrows. We put up the ez-up, and the tents, just before sundown, and
had a nice dinner of chili and chips, and a couple of beers, before turning
in at 9:30 or so. A long drive, but not a bad one.
Friday - On the road to
Minden, going up the 395. Not a bad trip, about 375 miles. The
Explorer ran well.
Sadly it never cooled down, about 103F in Lancaster when I left, and only
dropping to about 77F at Monitor Pass, then back up to about 88F in Minden
on arrival. I was a bit tuckered - I didn't run the a/c on the long
grades and geared down out of overdrive so it took longer than you'd think,
and I really really needed a shower on arrival. After helping myself to a
couple of Chuck's beers.
I extracted the stuff we'll need, the ez-up, the tent, my chair, the card
table and the rest, from the Explorer. When Chuck arrived home we
packed the little Yaris for the trip. It was full but not absolutely
stuffed - two or three days of 'car camping' isn't a big deal.
Thursday 17 August
Shopped for some trip supplies, nothing special, some fruits and bread and
Wednesday 16 August
Wednesday - Sorting, packing, cleaning.
Tuesday - Warm. I installed the radio in just
a couple of hours. It works very well, AM/FM/CD/iPhone and Bluetooth all
working. Kind of a complicated manual, but I have the basics down, and
can peruse the documentation at my leisure. Packed some music CD's and
a couple of books-on-cd for the trip.
And my old remote works!
Sorting and packing for the trip.
Monday - Warm, not quite as hot as it's
Didn't get to the radio replacement early enough, but tomorrow should
do. I looked at the manuals and it looks like it's a slide-in
replacement, both cage and connector and everything else. Woo!
Sunday - Hot. Did the usual shopping in the
morning, though, since I'm gone later in the week, not much in the way of
The new radio that S ordered have arrived, so I'll have to install it in the
next few days. Kind of dreading that, it's always much harder than it should
be... She's already hired her Volvo guy, Dave, to install hers,
because it's apparently quite a chore.
They are Kenwoods, so I have some hope that mine will be a slide-in
replacement for my old Kenwood.
She also asked for Budd's collar size, so the she can pick one out of her
stash of yard-sale collars that usually go to the local rescue place.
He's so fast and quiet, I want to "bell" him.