Thursday, August 25, 2016

The Big Bang

We have moved to Anderson Camp RV Park, in Twin Falls, ID. But on the way, we had a bad thing happen. After going through a construction zone, we had a blow out on the RV and it ripped the tire all apart.
 Peggy was driving and all of a sudden we heard a big BANG and about 5 seconds later the tire monitor started to beep. By the time we pulled over, the tire had ripped up the side of the RV.
Peggy got on the phone and called our towing service and they sent out a guy to change the tire.
Here I am sitting and waiting for the tow service. They had us back on the road in 33 minutes.
The next day I went in to Twin Falls and got 5 new tires. We upgraded from the cheap tires that come on the RV, to G rated tires. The tire store wanted $500 to come out and change them. So I did it myself. It took three trips to get all of them changed, but the shop was good enough to loan me a jack. Now I know why the tire store has a bunch of young guys working there. That was hard work.
Adapt, Improvise and Overcome. That comes from our friend, Craig, who has had his share of RV bad luck this season.
Now things are back to normal. We went to Shoshone Falls in the Snake River Canyon.
Here is a small falls right next to the road on the way down to the canyon.  
Peggy in her favorite pose. 
A little side falls.
The Snake River Canyon is where Evil Knievel tried to jump the canyon in 1974 but failed when his parachute opened prematurely.
This guy was not having a good day. We see a lot of hay haulers. They usually catch on fire when the driver flicks his cigarette out the window.
Live Happy and Always Go Big. 


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

102 Degress

We are still in Caldwell and it has been hot, 102 was the highest so far.
We went to Pam and Paul's (a.k.a. Double P) for dinner Friday night. We met them in Hurricane, UT last year. They have a really nice house out in the country. They have a small flock of sheep.
 Pam and Paul.
 These sheep look like goats. But they are American Black Belly sheep.
Here's the flock.
Pam and Peggy.

On Saturday we went downtown Boise to the framers market. It was real nice until we got back to the truck and found we gotten a parking ticket!
While we were downtown there was a bicycle parade. Lots of funny dressed people.
They even let the chickens in the parade here.
We got some free Beer passes so we had to find the Payette Brewery to collect our free Beer. And we got a self guided tour of the brewery. 

On Tuesday we went to the World Center for Birds of Prey.
 This one was a Peregrine Falcon.
This one was keeping an eye on me. Good thing he was on the other side of the fence.
Here was a huge Owl. They are breading California Condors here to release into the wild near the Grand Canyon.
Here is a California Condor.
Peggy got this picture of the Pioneer Fire just north of Boise. That night on TV they had a bunch of the same pictures on the news.
Wow look at that clean truck! There is a truck wash close to the park.
We have been reading our friends Craig and Charlie's blog and they are having slide out problems. We can relate to that. Sometimes I think that slide outs on RV's are a bad idea. There are two kinds of slides, Ones that fail and ones that are going to fail. It took us a month to fix our slide out problem and the floor that it damaged.  

Live Happy and Always Go Big.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

New Park in Caldwell, Idaho

We have moved to Ambassador RV Park in Caldwell, ID. The drive was really pretty in the high desert of Oregon. We did see some wild fires in the mountains on the way here.
This park is well designed, with large pull-thru sites. We still have a ton of room and a nice pad to sit out on.
This is how all parks should be!
 Here are a couple of the views we had on the way here.
A lot of sharp turns.
Before we left Burns we made friends with the horse in the field behind us. (With the help of a big bag of carrots.)
Some more wild life, a flock of Quail running through the park.
Peggy put out our hummingbird feeder and in 5 minutes we had a visitor.
   In the town of Burns the deer were all over the place, even in town. The deer hunters must have an easy time hunting them.
We are kind of glad to be off the coast, but we will miss some of the views. This was a state park in Charleston, OR. on one of the nice days. It maybe got to 70 degrees that day. It was always cool and windy on the coast. We never had to run our air in the RV.
Live Happy and Always Go Big.  

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Peggy Driving

We have moved and Peggy drove all the way to Burns, OR. We are at Burns RV Park. It's a nice little park that fills up in the late afternoon then empties out in the morning.
The only thing is that the tree was blocking our satellite! We had to move after we were all set up. The park has cable but you need to use their box, which is not an easy thing to do. It's just a pain in the butt.

Here's a picture of SNOW in the Cascade mountains for all our friends that love snow.
This is about as close to snow as I want to get.   
Peggy went for a walk this morning and got some pictures of the deer here in the town of Burns.
This is what happens to those deer later in the year.
Before we left Bend we stopped at a distillery, The Barrel Thief. Here is their set up. Looks pretty cool.
The booze they make is not cheap, $40 to $75 a bottle. That's why they have this nice building.
We took a drive to Sisters, OR. It's a small tourist town, a lot like Frankenmuth, MI. Lots of small shop and stores. We passed through here on our way to Bend and I looked in the mirror and saw the back door of the RV was OPEN! We had to stop right in the middle of town and Peggy had to run back and close the door.
Oh I forgot to talk about Chuck's Seafood in Charleston, OR. We stopped and got a case of their Albacore Tuna in olive oil. It's the only place we've found Tuna in oil and it's the best we've ever had. We bought the last case they had. They custom can it right there.
Live Happy and Always Go Big.