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Who Is This Bald Man by Our Park Model?

Here we are in Bishop, CA, yet a very senior bald man can be seen (on our hidden cameras) “having his way” with our park model.


Shall I call 911???

We’ve Arrived!

Bishop-Day1_01We arrived in Bishop, CA on Saturday about 3pm.

John & Wendy, the park managers, left a flowering plant on our site’s picnic table. Very nice.

The 2nd leg of our trip (Barstow to Bishop) didn’t seem that long to me, but I wasn’t driving the motorhome. Jan was, and she was whipped after the journey.

We skipped lunch, so we were really hungry when we arrived. So who you gonna call?


And, yes, they deliver:


Actually, it was a really good pizza.

Parting shots . . .

Our Site 50

Our Site 50

The RV Water Pump I Have To Replace

The RV Water Pump I Have To Replace (It failed at just over 2 years)

Barstow, CA

On the road again . . .

Barstow_01We’re at Shady Lane RV Camp just outside of Barstow.

It’s just an overnight stop on our way to Bishop, CA.

It was about a 200-mile drive from Crazy Horse Campground in Lake Havasu City, AZ. For many RVers this isn’t much of a drive, but 200-miles is the max Jan & I like to drive in a day.

I guess we’re just wusses as a couple of our Crazy Horse friends drive several hundred miles per day.

Anyway, Shady Lane is a nice stopover. The couple running the place are very gracious.

However, there was a moment of panic when we arrived. Stinky Jeep

It looks like the our Jeep’s heating/ventilation fan burned out and really smelled up the Jeep. It was a nasty electrical smell. (BTW, I’m driving the Jeep while Jan drives the RV which is towing our Honda.)

Great. I could imagine trying to fix this POS.

Don’t get me wrong — I love our ’93 Jeep, but it drives like a tank.

After a drive around Barstow to gas up the Jeep, all appears ok. The Jeep’s HVAC fan no longer works, but the AC operates just fine. And there’s no longer an electrical smell. Tomorrow will tell.

Yikes!Also, when I gassed up the Jeep, I got gas pump sticker shock.

Holy Frack, Batman, things are a bit more pricey on the Left Coast!

BTW, had a interesting drive through Barstow looking for a gas station. Took a wrong turn and did a quick tour of the Railway Museum.

On the other hand, in Barstow we got to change our “local” TV stations from Phoenix to Los Angeles. Bit of a difference — last I checked, Phoenix TV stations were covering an Arizona legislature bill to legalize silencers and sawed-off shotguns. Whereas LA news was covering a transgender protest.

Last year when I told my Texas friend Wally that I was becoming an Arizona resident, he said that even though Texans are nuts, Arizonans are bat-shit crazy. I have to agree.

Here we are at Site 9 in Barstow:

Site 9

Moving Day

Actually, it took about 3 days to move from our park model to our RV.

We took the RV out of storage on Tuesday and brought it to a Crazy Horse Campground site.

The first day was spent sanitizing the RV water system and installing new water filters. Basically, it meant adding a bleach solution to the RV’s 100-gallon water tank, letting it sit for a few hours, then flushing the tank with fresh water over and over until the bleach smell is gone. A lot of water.

The second day, Wednesday, was moving our DISH Hopper TV system and my Apple computer and monitor back to the RV. Lots and lots and lots of wires.

Thursday, the final day, was moving all the food and clothing. Also, it meant “closing up” the park model — nuking the crawl space with insecticide, closing all the sun screens, storing all the patio furniture, and putting aluminum sun screens on the inside of most of the windows.

Here are photos from the move (since I was taking the pictures, you don’t see what Jan was doing — moving the clothes, food, and putting up sun screens):

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1st Day of AC


Temps have been in the 80s for the last week. We’ve been relying on lake breezes to keep the house cool, but no breeze today.

So . . . we turned on the house air conditioning. Both our dogs love it — they lay on the AC floor vents.

For Wisconsinites think of it this way . . . about the time you turn off your heat, we turn on the AC.

Here’s our forecast for the week:




BISHOP, CA FORECAST (We’ll be here on Saturday) . . .