Left Aberdeen last night after a day of laundry and started driving. Decided we were tired so stopped in the town of Lacey, Wa. a suburb of Olympia, the state capitol. Spent the night in the Lacey, Washington Walmart parking lot. There are signs in this Walmart parking lot that say “No overnight parking” but the Walmart manager said the signs just mean no overnight parking in that particular section as the trucks park there at night. This morning we woke to 45 degrees F. and rain. When the sun did come out this morning, we decided we needed to spend some time “mucking out” the motor home. A few weeks of coming and going in rain, mud and grasses results in lots of dirt and grasses getting walked into the motor home. After so many hikes, even with a concerted effort to clean our shoes before entering, we managed to make a mess of the place, We do have lots of throw rugs down to catch the majority of the debris but they needed to be taken out and cleaned. The floor got swept and washed and the windows were cleaned (just the inside of the windows on the outside they’re still being cleaned by the rain). Vacuuming and dusting rounded out the morning.
Drove to the Costco in Lacey, Washington. $450.00+ and many hours later; the refrigerator, freezer and every cabinet is bulging with good eats that should last us awhile. Good thing this motor home started out underweight or we would surely have sprung something. Gas at this Costco today was $3.92.9/gal.
Being around and chatting with experienced RVers can prove to be very valuable, even if you don’t use the learned information immediately. Last winter, John a fellow RVer mentioned that sometimes, if you have a little air leak around the threads of the tire valve, a small amount of Vaseline can stop the leak. We have been having an ever so slight air leak at one of our tire valves. Sometimes the air leak was so slight it would take two to three days to register that the air in the tire had decreased enough that we needed to add some air. So, remembering John’s tip, Jerry applied a tiny amount of Vaseline to the valve threads. It’s been three days now and the tire readout shows that air is no longer leaking. So far, so good. Thanks John!
Dinner with M & G
Went out to dinner with Jerry’s niece M and her husband G. M is a Pediatrician (with a speciality of Hematology and Oncology) and her husband is a teacher. We have always had a special place in our hearts for M. What a great couple. They’re smart, fun and busy doing good in the world. What more could you ask for in folks.
Fred Meyer Store—
Ah, happiness is a bunch of wool socks and they were on sale! One pair of wool socks that I bought said they provide protection for temps. between -70 and -20 degrees F. Jerry says we’d be dead with temps that low but my feet will still be warm. So what happens if the socks don’t keep your feet warm in -70 degree weather? What, they give you you’re money back? Having gotten permission, we’ll overnight in the Fred Meyer Store parking lot in Issaquah, Wa., wake up to the Starbucks right behind us, leave here in the morning and head toward to Canadian border.
Archive for May 4, 2012