Our Awesome Travels

Our Awesome Travels
Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Saturday, June 03, 2017

More maintenance today with this amazing weather and a birthday party.

Where are we today ?
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        First maintenance today was my early morning walkabout, maintain my body. Only an mile or so but better than none. Of course after my morning oatmeal to give me energy for the walkabout.
       Next was to drain and flush our hot water tank I like to do this this once a year. And a perfect day to do it. Water tank cooled down over night so pull the plug and give it a good rinse with my wand, lotsa calcium rinsed out. This is an Atwood water tank so no anode rod required. This tank is 18 years old and still does a great job.
tanks drained and flushed
then install a new plastic plug, always a new one,
I tried reusing then and have broken off 2, lesson learned.
           Now to change our water filter cartridge. that we also do this once a year.  Of course chat with a few people here and there to keep my speech maintained as well.
the filter sure does its job, new one on the right
I am sure you can figure that out
filter reinstalled in our compartment
        Then a light lunch more maintaining our healthy bodies, or so we hope and energy levels. Fruits and veggies for lunch.
         After lunch more walkabouts just to keep my body moving, and then to relax and maintain our reading skills and our fresh air intake as well as some more vitamin D. Need that as well for energy maintenance. 
relax with our readers enjoying this amazing day, up to 82 f (27C)
Even maintained a doggie fix for Suzie when Tucker stopped by
loving this weather
Oli delivering firewood 5 bucks a bundle
        Now to maintain a bit more energy a light supper with Hot Dogs and Bushe's baked Beans. quick and easy, a nice treat. Maintain our fibre intake.
grilled some asparagus too
loaded hot dog, peanut butter, tomato, onions, relish mustard and mayo
fresh strawberries for early desert
       Earlier today we had been invited over to good friends Paul and Terri's for some of Terri's birthday cake at 6 pm. Gotta do it and help celebrate with the gang.
Terri on the laft
what an amazing cake, chocolate, caramel, pretzels,
so good I had to have another piece,
strange for me as I don't usually eat desert
maintaining my calorie intake,!
ok maybe went over board.
      We had a lot of fun  chatted with lotsa people enjoyed the activities and met new people as well.  This is what this lifestyle is all about right? We meet so many wonderful people.
love the long curly hair on this young fellow,
is it not amazing?
so moist and tasty
wagon ride came by and everyone waved
       Soon time to head back home, finish this posting, read a bit more outside, smell the neighbours wonderful campfire and enjoy another lovely sunset.
sunsets not too bad here
      That was our day just maintaining this lifestyle that we love and this wonderful warm sunny spring day.
        Hope y'all had a great day as well and glad that ya dropped on by. After 9 pm and still outside in shorts and no bugs!
Where have we been this summer ?


  1. I have the same water heater and know what you mean about using a new drain plug. An ounce of prevention... ;c)

  2. Sounds like you're living the life of Reilly!

  3. Jim flushes our hot water and changes filters once a year on both our rigs. Good maintenance. We have hot dogs and Bush's baked beans. We prefer the original also.

    1. Good idea to do these on a regular schedule. Love the Bushes original, so tasty.

  4. We're on the same maintenance schedule, flushed the heater today ... BUT the plug I bought was the wrong size! OH-oh, I put the original back in. Guess I better correct that before our roadtrip. Also had a Costco hot dog for dinner - sans peanut butter :) June Gloom here, sure miss your sunshine!

    1. We loving the sunshine finally, hope you don't have and issue with the reinstalled plug. Costco hot dog is nice too.

  5. Gotta love those Bush's beans! Keep up all the good maintenance.

    1. Yup they are very good, sure does the trick. We want our things to last so maintenance really helps.

  6. I hate maintenance issues. It's a good thing when you can fix yourself though and not pay a mechanic. Sounds like life is still good.

    1. I like to do as much as possible when I have the time, which is most days.

  7. Yep, always a good thing to maintain the mind, body and soul and also the motorhome! By doing that you avoid possible breakdowns later on, both with yourself and the RV. :-)

    1. Yes thats what we try to keep on top of, sure pays off.

  8. You're a fine tuned well lubed machine George!

    1. LOl, I do my best to keep things running smoothly.

  9. Great day for sure thanks for coming over for cake........Paul

    1. Thanks Paul, glad to enjoy the celebration with you guys, the cake was amazing ! As was meeting new friends.


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