Sunday, May 8, 2016

That's the brakes

The brake booster and evidently the master cylinder have been leaking.  The booster uses ATF which is red, and the brake fluid is clear so, it was hard to tell that the brake fluid was leaking until the booster was changed.  

Saturday, February 6, 2016

I'm back

Can you believe it's been almost a year since my last post.
I know I haven't posted anything for awhile but I am still alive and working on stuff.   For the past few weeks it's been a new brake booster for Smokey.  And now I am removing and replacing exhaust manifold bolts.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

My new Soul

I finally decided on a replacement for my Subaru that I have been using and towing behind my motorhome for a few years. 
It was a long job to find just the right car. One that could be towed and cheap enough.  So welcome my new Soul.  
It took me a while to figure out the color but it does match the motorhome.  
Now for towing. 
Then with it hooked up. 
And now for a trailer hitch. 
A Curtis hitch. 
Now I can haul extra stuff outside.  

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Hoodstock 2015


The third weekend of April brings out the blossoms on the fruit trees in the Hood River orchards and the Classic Winnebagos.  This year the weather was picture perfect.  We meet at the Hood River County Fairgrounds when the weather is dry and our wet weather spot is in The Dalles at the Eagles Lodge.


Five RV's circled a light pole in the mowed field.  We had our own private area and the RV's blocked wind and sun..


Sophie and I were left all alone Sunday night.  Everyone else had places to be and things to do.
Our new tow car was a big hit.  Several test drives were given and even though mail boxes were jumping out in front of the car, and 6 speed tranny's were new to some people, the car survived.  I think I will limit the test drive program for future outings.

After everyone left us Sunday we had a quiet night and drove to Kahneeta.  That is an Indian resort on the warm springs Indian reservation.  They have great warm swimming pools.  

After 2 days and one night of soaking in the hot water, Tuesday we headed into the town of Madras. 
We stay at the Elks Lodge there.  Wednesday after spending the night and looking around Madras we drove into Bend.  Another Elks Lodge to stay at.  This time we stay 2 nights.  
Our next door neighbor from home is spending the week close by and meets up with us on Wednesday and Thursday to look around town. 

October 2014 - March 2015

We spent a few days in the Portland area in October and in November we did a trip to Eugene OR for what we call our anniversary trip celebrating the first trip with Smokey. 
December was a month in Tigard staying at the Eagles lodge dealing with family. 
In January we spent time in Newport. Beautiful day's at the beach help us heal. 
In February we did a Eugene, Florence and Newport trip.  
March we drove to The Dalles OR for a few days.  It was a time to get away from home. 

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Olivia Sophia 12/2/14 - 12/4/14

It has been awhile since my last post but a lot has happened.  
My granddaughter did not survive very long.  

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Sophie's birthday outing in Lincoln city.

We stayed four nights at the chinook winds casino after Sophie's birthday.  The plan was to spend a couple of nights at camp WI-NE-MA but we had such a good place at the casino we just stayed there.  
We could watch the sun set through our dirty window.