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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Easy border crossing and we sit here for a few days.....

Where are we today ?

         We are "on the road again" and boy does it feel good. Waiting for the sun to warm things up then we can secure our coach. Say goodbye to John, Lea and the dogs, we gonna miss them and I think they might miss us too.
Buddy and Molly saying goodbye
          We are only heading to Lewiston New York only about 90 minutes  away and want to wait until we get to the the USA to fuel up our coach. Cheap fuel there. As we are getting close our low fuel light comes on but think we can make it. Signs say we have a 30 to 60 minute wait at the border. Hmm, wait in line but shut down the engine until time to move again. No problem here, we have a washroom and I can make lunch and grab a beverage while we are waiting. Sure do love travelling in our motorhome!
we getting low on fuel
we sat for an hour in line, but had a tasty lunch, bonus!
         Now this border crossing was once again so easy! Where are you going and when was the last time you were in the USA? That was the questions then have a nice winter! Love these kinda border crossings, we have a fridge and freezer full of food that we like to take and will leave here if need be, but we now have some our favorite food to take on the road with us, that we can't find elsewhere.
         Yes we are low on fuel, our coach coughed and sputtered a few times before we got to the gas station but we made it. Look below we put 70.78 gallons of fuel (267.9 litres) in a 70 gallon tank, think we were running on fumes!
          Gotta love the price of gas here $3.39 a gallon (89.6 cents a litre) compared to $1.25 a litre back home. We saved 36 cents a litre over $96.00 on this fill up alone! Yep we gonna have a great winter travelling thats for sure.
         About 2 o'clock after fuelling up we pulled into Niagara Lazy lakes resort and got all setup an comfy.Nice and sunny and warm here.
         A quick run to the store for some cheap booze and back home to fire up our Weber Q. We can BBQ supper once again. Just got supper started and our friend Bill arrived for the weekend to set up his trailer. Threw on another potato, smoked pork chop and he came for supper once he got set up. Its been a year since we have seen him, Barb still working today but they will be here together for the weekend.
Bill getting set up
Tasty smoked pork chop, taters,
carrots and peas on the Weber Q
        Than was our wonderful big travel day, less than two hours, an easy border crossing, sunshine and a friend for supper, perfect!
         Thanks for stopping in again, glad to have you. We gonna hang out here for a few days now that we are finally back across the border.
Posted by George, a.k.a. "The Weber "Q" Man of Blogland" according to Rick Doyle. 
 Check out the map below to see where we have been this winter.
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28 comments:

  1. Welcome to the USA and lower gas prices. Enjoy your travels and be safe.

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  2. Glad you made the long trip with no problem like that low fuel light. If that had been our diesel I don't know if we would have been so lucky. Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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    1. We have never seen that light come on before at least now we know it works.

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  3. I always start to sweat just before that fuel light comes on:) That have some great fish frys in that part of New York!

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    1. Have not been to one yet but always love fish fries.

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  4. I would have been pretty nervous looking at that fuel gauge. Glad you didn't run out.

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    1. We glad too, once the light came of there was no other places to fuel, we don't usually run it that low. Always above 1/4 tank.

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  5. Oh goodness. I would have been a nervous wreck having the tank that low. I start bugging Paul to get gas at half a tank.

    Welcome to the good old USA.

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    1. Now we know that the gas gauge works accurately, don't need to do that again!

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  6. safe travels on your migrations south...

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    1. Thanks guys enjoy your warm weather too.

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  7. Somewhere (don't remember where) they were talking about gas being down around $2.99 a gallon. That's not hard to take.
    Man oh man, I used to get nervous if the gauge in our RV went down to a quarter tank. You really were running on fumes.
    Now, if you have the F53 Ford chassis, isn't it 75 US gallons? Ours was. Just wondering.
    Warm during the day and cool at night is my favourite mix, especially in an RV.

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    1. $2.99 a gallon would be awesome! We wait and see.
      Hey Bob I checked the manual again, we have F53 chassis, you ar so right we have a 75 gallon tank so we had lots of fuel left. Thanks for correcting me.

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  8. Now that is cutting it close. We would have really been sweating if our low fuel light came on. Glad you made it without totally emptying out your tank.

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    1. Yes we are glad too, I figured we could make it and we did.

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  9. Good to hear your border crossing went well. I take you have a nice supply of Swiss Chalet sauce to last you the winter. Great price on gas, here in the area of Southern Cal where we are reg is at $3.69 a gal and Diesel about $3.96 a gal. Looks like a nice place to stay a few days for sure. Smoked pork chops and last nights dinner looked good. Got my self a whole chicken yesterday Foster Farms for $3.80. Or. 79 a lb. Not bad going to cook it your way on the Weber tonight, have myself some sauce too! Hope you and Suzy have a AWESOME DAY!

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    1. Thats a pretty good price for gas in California.
      Enjoy your chicken, I bought one today $1.29 a lb and yes we have a six month supply of Swiss Chalet sauce.
      Enjoy you chicken!

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  10. Great price on the gas. We can't run that low with our diesel as the engine becomes affected if we run out and that costs tons to fix. Glad it all worked out for you from the border to the fuel up to your set up to the cheap booze:)

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    1. All went really well, so now we can relax for a few days and slowly make our way west.

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  11. Safe travels guys and have a good winter we leave NB next Thursday.

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    1. Thanks bunches, get yourself ready and hit the road.
      You guys travel safe too!

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  12. Welcome back to the states. Wasn't there a song called "Running on Empty". Glad you were able to coast into the gas station.

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    1. Yes it was a song written by Jackson Browne 1977.

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  13. Enjoy your travels and be safe. We are not leaving until the 11th of november this year family things to take care of. Hope to meet up with you 2 in our travels again this year. Had to delete first post I think I forgot how to spell

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    1. Thanks Jerry, get it all under control and hopefully we can meet up again this year.
      Travel safe and have too much fun.

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  14. Howdy George,
    When you get down onto the RED on the gas gauge you're 'sucking-up' TRASH, which will MESS-UP THE INJECTORS, on a Ford injected engine... 1/4 tank is as LOW AS YOU GO IN FORDS !!! I only drive Fords !!! Bring THE WEBBER down here to TEXAS and we'll have a George Yates Day for y'all !!!! Hope the Cold stays in Canada & New York... Have a safe trip and meander your way on down....

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    1. Hope it stays here to! I know about that 1/4 tank stuff but we did what we did and we may have to pay the consequences I guess. I have driven Fords since the 1960's so am familiar with them. The WEBER Q is coming with us wherever we go.

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