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Our Awesome Travels
Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Monday, January 12, 2015

Hey guess what? Its snowing, we are not really surprised, glad I am off the road with our house.

Where are we today ?
      Looks like I got here just in time, a bit more snow overnight and the car was covered in it this morning. Think is the first winter our poor car has had to be driven in this type of winter weather 13 years old and was still like new underneath. Mind you I have had it oil sprayed 3 times, and it is still seeping so that will help and the body panels are plastic.
        We we unhooked the car yesterday Suzie moved the driver's seat all the way forward and now it would not move back. Really much to cold outside for me to get on the ground and check things out. -7f (-21c) with the wind chill factor. 
so got my snow brush out of the trunk,
(yes I kept it)
       This morning I headed the 20 minute drive into Plattsville, visit my favorite mechanic, Dale at Pettigrew's garage for 8 am.
blowing a bit with a couple inches of snow
          Headed into town past "Camp Awesome". Hmm no parking there right now too much snow!
"camp awesome" is awesomer in the summer
          Now Dale had 2 cars in the bays was able to let me pull in beside one on the hoist. I proceeded to find the problem, a broken wire that releases the divers seat to adjust it. No problem right? Well here I am for a good 30 minutes trying to see under the seat, upside down. But with trifocals it's almost impossible to focus on things up real close. I asked if he had time to take a look. No problem he was doing a brake job on a car and having to wait for parts anyway. Within a few minutes he fabricated a new wire, hooked it up and now I can adjust the seat and drive the car safely without my knees touching my chin.
much warmer here in the garage
      Next over to our coach and picked up a few more items on our list. We have the fridge turned off, but it was not as cold as it should be. So I emptied it and took it back to her Dad's place, filled the empty fridge and freezer in the basement kitchen.
her we are parked for a while I think
               When I got back a very nice neighbor lady had used her snow blower to clean out the driveway and sidewalks. Suzie had taken here Dad to visit her mom at the Stratford hospital and had a nice visit and lunch with her.
the snow is beginning to pile up
just looking down the street, looks so pretty right?
not.
snow hanging over the front door
       While they were gone I got a few things done here and whipped up supper. Left over pork and veggies, add some gravy a slice of bread and a salad. Hit the spot with a tasty hot pork sandwich. Missing my Weber Q right now but will not be too long before I get it here and be grilling.
yummy
              Was asked yesterday what my fuel  expenses were for the trip back from California.  Here's what I have. total distance 3,050 miles. Fuel cost was $903.65 for gas average about 7 mpg with and average speed of 65 mph, 36 ft coach towing our saturn, I was not wasting anytime, just wanted to get home safely. I choose this longer route because of the weather forecasts and was really glad I did. Had great weather, though some very cold days, dry roads, sunshine and no wind. I could not have come home sooner because of bad weather, and yesterday was a perfect day to arrive, some snow and freezing rain in the areas I just came through.
           Wanna thank everyone again for being with me on my journey.
           Now gonna do what we need to do and enjoy the great Canadian White North. While reading the blogs of fellow rver's enjoy the wonderful warm southern weather.
           Hope you had a wonderful day too.
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.

24 comments:

  1. We are so glad you two are safe at home. I am sure Suzie's dad is happy to have her there to drive him to see mom. Be safe on those winter roads.

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    1. They both enjoy having me here, somebody to cook supper and take care of other things, we work like a team here. And I enjoy being here with my honey, soon will be summer right.

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  2. I can imagine your coach is pretty irritated at being taken out of the warm California sunshine, driven 3000 miles, and parked in a deep freeze.

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    1. I would think so and don't think the car is too happy either.

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  3. Well, George, it will definitely be a different kind of winter for you two.. Hope all goes well.

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    1. Thanks Sue, its been a long time since we have had to do this.

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  4. My, if I pulled the seat totally forward and it broke, Pete couldn't even get in so I guess even with your knees in your chin you did good :) You have a great attitude toward the snow, it is beautiful after all!

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    1. I used to be like that before I lost my 50 lbs. The snow is nice to look at, bit prefer palm trees.

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  5. I'm certainly glad you made it back before that snow started to fall. Talk about good timing!! It definitely was.

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  6. Oh my, it looks quite cold there. Your poor RV, being subjected to such conditions. By the way I think you have horseshoes up your you know what and all over you both :))

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    1. Horse shoe, yeah and did not even feel them.

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  7. "Camp Awesome" is looking a little bleak. Your timing was spot on. We had a dusting of the white stuff last night, and now it's supposed to get cold again. Like a see-saw. And now I'm going to say something, and really mean it. Keep it between the ditches!

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    1. Cold, snow, hmm, but it is what it is. Between the ditches for sure.

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  8. Just glad you made it home safe and that you and Suzie are helping her folks out.

    It's about time.

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    1. Just doing what we need to do, together.

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  9. Burrr, sure looks cold to me. Sending you some warmer weather from the Southwest. Take care and we hope everything goes well!

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    1. Have that Saguaro on the car antenna, he not liking it!
      Warm weather be awesome!

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  10. Oh man.....not really wanting to see pictures of that white stuff! Glad your back safe.

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    1. At least you only looked at the pictures, try being here taking them,brrrrrr.

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  11. Glad you made it back safe and sound. We were praying for you. We were watching the weather and road conditions didn't look very good for your trip.

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    1. Thank you.
      Like Contessa said I must have horseshoes up my, you know what.

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  12. You made it back without suffering extreme weather. That is a bonus. Now back, it seems you have enough busyness to keep you from dwelling not being under a palm tree somewhere.

    Best wishes for a good outcome with Suzie's family. And you do get to spend some time with your mom too.

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    1. Yep we will do what needs to be done and see more of the family as well. Grandchildren as well.

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