Where are we today ?
clic a pic to enlarge it.Just another good nights sleep , pretty mild with windows open a bit about 48f (8C) overnight great for sleeping. Up early and started a large pot of Ham Bean soup. Thanks to the 2 large ham bones we were gifted on Sunday and Monday, they make for a great base for this soup mix that we enjoy, recipe is on the package. To bad we can only buy this in the USA. But we brought home 2 packs.
We had some morning rain for a while but warmed up very nicely . We just opened our awning so that we can still enjoy the outside mild weather. Works for us.
|love this bean soup|
Simmered the beans until done with the ham bones, and added the rest of the ingredients and was oh so tasty.
|lotsa soup for many lunches|
|this is an amazing lunch,|
one of my favourites .
|a very nice afternoon|
and no rain or wind
|now this was excellent, just what we needed|
What did this winter cost us in the warm south away from the cold and SNOW?We went over some figures for this past winters expenses etc. (Suzie is a book keeper) and below is what we did if you care to look. Some people do like to know what it costs to do what we do, we are fairly frugal to a point.
Our total camping costs for this past 6 months when we headed south were $664.00 CDN $499.00 US for our 175 days mostly in the southwest for all of our camping fees. More than we would have spent normally. Lots of free camping and BLM land.
How far did we drive our coach this past winter? 9,766 kms 6,068 miles for the motorhome
Fuel expense $2653.75 Cdn $1,996.59 US for the Motorhome. GAS
US gallons 888 an average of $2.24 US a US gallon overall average of 6.82 miles per US gallon a bit less than our usual 7.2 Miles per US gallon mainly from our travelling through a lot of high elevation and mountains on the way there this year.
This same mileage would have cost us $3693.00 CDN for the same amount of fuel in Canada at $1.10 a litre.
Any who it was another wonderful winter, avoiding the freezing temps and the snow. We had more wind and rain than usual, but think no matter where you went to was about the same.no complaints here and the best thing was all the desert flowers than appeared this spring that we have hardly ever seen before in 10 years of travelling the southwest.
We had a pretty nice day here taking the weather one day at a time. And getting a few things done while we are here. We did manage to enjoy sitting outside until just after 7:30 tonight enjoying the quiet , birds chirping and even a few mosquitoes bugging us as well. Hmm should be too cold for them buggers. 64 f right now.
Thanks for stopping by and hope you had a great day as well.
Where have we been this summer ?