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Wednesday, January 07, 2015

A nice short drive and winterized our coach, deep freeze here in New Orleans!

Where are we today ?
           Today I have a relatively short travel day planned, just gonna head to Robert Louisiana and a membership campground for the night. a Coast to Coast membership gets us (me) in there for $10.00 a night full hookups.  Its warmer weather today in the mid 50'sf and sunny. My plan here is to winterize our coach. Drain the hot water tank, fresh water tank, blow out the lines with my compressor and pump in the Rv antifreeze to protect our coach. Now I have never needed to do this since we bought it in 2006. Glad that I hooked up the winterizing system last year just in case. Took a couple hours but got it done and not too cold outside. Would have been nicer and quicker with Suzie here (darn I miss her).
213 miles
morning sun as I left the Welcome centre 
crossing over lake Charles was a nice view
the I-10 across the swamps is cool
      Stopped for fuel in Beau Bridge La at the Pilot $1.79.9 a gallon best price so far. Then at the Camping World in Hammond La (Dixie Rv) for some Rv and windshield washer antifreeze. Went outside to open the rear compartment door and could not get it open ? Check with service and the nice manager said to check with a Tech over in another area. He came out did some checking and said looks like we need a new latch. Need to remove the skin on the door to replace the latch ! Big Job!! So we fiddled for a bit and managed to get it open.(no charge) Now thinking about this, it is the same compartment that I replaced the shock(spring) that holds it open in Desert HotSprings. so a bit later I put the old one back on and now the door works just fine, newer is not always better. Guess I will deal with the door falling on my head! This is the same compartment door that we had the accident with in 2010 in Cullican Mexico and repaired and repainted on ours site one the beach for just over $300.00, was awesome service we got. So not surprising that their could be and issue with it.
nice spot for the night
Yogi Bear here to great us when we arrive.
       Now because of the cold weather here I was warned that water would be shut off at 5 pm. Deep freeze tonight for this whole area New Orleans included. So got these things done in the sunshine had a showers before they turned off the water then inside to turn up the heat, and prep supper.
       Easy supper tonight a breaded Chicken Breast with Broccoli and Cheese we had in the freezer, baked in the oven. Whipped up a salad, added a few rice crackers and did the trick. Paper plate so no dishes (no water now). 
very tasty
        Then I got to chat with my honey! We use gmail chat so is a free phone call, gotta love it! We musta talked for an hour or so just keeping up to speed with each other. Gave her my plan of attack and hope to be back there by sunday if the weather co-operates.
        All in all was a good productive day, keeping right on schedule so far.
        Thanks for stopping by again and keeping me company sure do enjoy your comments and support.
Posted by George, a.k.a. "The Weber "Q" Man of Blogland" according to Rick Doyle. 
 Check out the interactive map below to see where we have been this Winter.

31 comments:

  1. Travel safe, George. Take care on the snow and ice. Hope you have somewhere warm to stay in Ontario

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    1. Thanks Daryl, just gonna take it easy from here on in.

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  2. It was freezing in New Orleans when we were there in late January last year as well. It can get pretty darn cold down that way! Glad you got the rig all winterized. That means you have no water from now on, right? Hopefully rest areas are open if you need them. Also hoping for some decent weather for you. maybe very cold is better than not, since there won't be that melting and freezing thing that can wreak havoc. Wishing you well and travel safe!

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    1. It can get pretty cold down here at this time of year, but usually not for very long. Yup no water but can I handle that, I have a couple jugs inside got lotsa w/w antifreeze for the black and grey tank. Thanks Sue will keep an eye on the weather.

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  3. So glad all is well George. Too bad about the temps though but gets you in line for Ontario temps I guess.

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    1. Even much colder in Ontario so I am preparing myself for that.

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  4. Winterizing is like going backwards since your trip west, but it is for a good cause. Looks like you are making good time. Travel safe.

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  5. Supposed to "warm up" a bit next week. Good thing you winterized just the same. We're all in a deep freeze it seems.

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    1. Yea its cold almost everywhere, at least where I am going.

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  6. Well shoot George, we need to slow this rig down a bit. We headed right into a great big ol' "freeze" up north. You WILL drive careful won't ya?
    Hope Suzie don't mind me sit'n in her seat with my greasy old Wranglers, but dad gum it, I'm tired of hav'n to sit on the floor in the back. While yer up, how bout fix'n me a sammich...an' some cream an' sugar for my coffee.
    Be very very careful after you make that left turn. You can drop me off at the border.

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    1. Thank for coming along Billy Bob, sammich and coffee no problem, you complainin' its cold in south Texas gonna be much colder where I'm going, don't think you will like that much.

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  7. Sounds like you had perfect timing on winterizing. I hope the weather cooperates with you when you turn north.

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    1. I am watching the weather closely, thanks Larry.

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  8. Having no water should be easy for you since you've done plenty of boondocking. Just pretend your water tank is empty and your grey tank is full. Take care on that cold weather as you continue north.

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    1. Not a problem, just watching the weather. Thanks.

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  9. I've been following along too George, just not commenting much. Glad to see you are on schedule and preparing for the Ontario cold. Thinking of you in your travels and of Suzie as she deals with family matters. It will be nice to hear when you are both back together! :)

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    1. Thanks Patsy, it sure will be nice. Thanks for coming along.

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  10. The preventative measures to winterize your coach will pay off in spades. Continued good wishes as you move north towards home.

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  11. The weather this winter is as strange as it was last winter. Amazing how far down the deep freeze has reached. Safe travels to your next destination.

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    1. Yes it is weird weather, Thanks for the wishes.

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  12. George - Sounds like you are making great progress, keep it up, safe travels and stay warm!

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    1. doing my best to stay warm,it will get colder before it gets warm

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  13. That's sure some cold weather your hitting, George, but I guess as you head north it's not going to get any warmer!

    Safe travels and try to stay warm.

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    1. Thanks Rick it will get much colder for sure!

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  14. We had freezing temps here in SC, but its supposed to warm up some. Hope your travels continue to be smooth!

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  15. 213 Miles would have been a LONG driving day for me !! LOL

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    1. Well Denise its all relevant, if I can still do it I will.

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  16. Sass's has been writing about cold temps too where she is at. When I think Louisiana, I don't think freezing weather. I s this out of the ordinary? When I finally do get to hit the road and live the gypsy RV/biker life I don't want to even think of cold.

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