Don on March 31st, 2006

Our adventure today was a ride on CalTrain up to Hillsdale Mall. We went down to California Avenue, our local village here in Palo Alto. We visited the bank and then FedExKinkos to get passport photos taken. We also stopped by Mollie Stone’s Market for a few things needed for tomorrows dinner. After all these […]

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Don on March 25th, 2006

Dawn is working as an intern at the San Jose History Museum performing an inventory, revising the docent manual and doing research on the display materials in the Doctor’s and Dentist’s Offices. We rode the trolley around the village and toured the trolley barn where they recondition the trolleys and some old autos. There is […]

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Don on March 25th, 2006

I was a bit curious so I went through the gas log book. Since getting the RV on April 26, 2003, we’ve driven it 27,431 miles. Used 3,497 gallon of gas. Total fuel costs were $10,373. Average miles per gallon were 7.8. A little over 9,000 miles per year.

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Don on March 24th, 2006

It seems that being on the road is much cheaper than being at home, even with the high cost of fuel. When we’re home, there are projects to do. Being on the road minimizes the projects due to the size of the RV relative to the size of the house and yard. I’m not sure […]

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Don on March 19th, 2006

When we returned home we found that our sump pump, wasn’t pumping. The back and side yards were flooded. We get a lot of water and we installed a French drain and drain inlets that are drained by a sump pump. It’s worked great since about 1998 without any attention. Must have died of old […]

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Don on March 17th, 2006

Well, we finally returned home. We left December 18th, made it as far as Fort Worth, Texas before turning back. The weather on the return trip was fairly consistently poor. A lot of cold, snow and rain. It is nice to be home. It always seems like a nicer place than we left when we […]

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Don on March 16th, 2006

Stopped by at Uncle Doug and Aunt Helen’s for a short visit on the way home.We had great weather for the trip from Laughlin. No wind at all. That is unusual for the Mojave desert.

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Don on March 13th, 2006

Nice clear skies, dry roads, no wind and warmer temperatures. Nice day to travel, finally. Around Flagstaff and West of it there was a lot of snow on the ground but the roads were clear. They had a foot or two of snow.We passed several wrecked truck trailers where their loads were being salvaged, probably […]

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Don on March 10th, 2006

Thursday: We spent the night here in Winslow at Walmart’s due to high winds. I looked at the weather report and it looked like we would have good enough weather Friday morning before the big storm arrived.Friday: We prepared to leave. It was snowing a little. Lou expressed her concern. Don checked the weather reports […]

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Don on March 10th, 2006

We left Endee heading West on I40. We stopped in Santa Rosa to look at the Blue Hole but there are no signs to it and people we asked for directions evidently didn’t know much about it so it probably isn’t much to see if the residents haven’t seen it.We made it to Albuquerque with […]

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