Black Rock Desert and back

July 9, 2009

Took a little visit to the Black Rock Desert for “the 4th of Julplaya”.  We still hadn’t quite gotten around to washing off the trailer from the big trip.  Before we went we had a couple more maintenance things to do: re-weatherstrip the doors and back hatch (including the bottom of them, this time, as […]


Teardropping at Ocean Cove

June 2, 2009

We took Shorty out for some camping with the other tear-droppers at Ocean Cove, CA. There are some crazy stone formations there where the wind and sea has eroded the stone.  C’s posted pictures in her Ocean Cove album. While there Doug of the Crazy Pants pointed out that we were missing a bolt in […]


ATL & Decatur to Indiana

April 19, 2009

So finishing up in ATL/Decatur: Walked to the Earl for breakfast, and then went to Atlanta Motorcycle & Repair to see Paul’s shop and take lot of pictures of scooters and Courtney had her first ever spin on a scooter around the parking lot.  Then we went to my old employer (2000-2001) and couldn’t […]


be healed!

April 14, 2009

Eventually figured out where the coolant link was coming from.  After we survived a windy night parked in a Walmart in ATL (bad enough a tree fell down on a car on Peachtree Battle and killed the driver).  As we started heading to R. Thomas to eat the car temp started rising.  Popped the hood […]


to New Orleans

April 11, 2009

Update of some stuff I’d typed but didn’t have the connection to post. Flagstaff: Arrived in Flagstaff on Sunday, not many auto-shops open.  We looked up the Lincoln-Mercury dealership, I figure they can hook the sucker up and know exactly what’s wrong with it, and they happen to be located within about 5 blocks of […]


night 2

April 5, 2009

We spent night 2 parked on a street in Williams, AZ,  less than a block away from Grand Canyon Brewing.  What else can you do in a case like this, but climb into the trailer, heat up the electric bed warmer, and watch an episode of Dynasty? We decide to follow up Ray’s connection (his […]


Packing List

April 3, 2009

(this is a partial list, I’ll have you know) LARD* audio cord wire lights stereo face mattress warmer sheets first aid kit bleach wipes paper towels (with bungee) Fire Extinguisher Stove & Fuel Top Drawer: towels x2 latex gloves batteries fuses tp x2 napkins pencil Middle Drawer: clothespins ziplocks lighter zip ties scissors trash bags […]


on camera; failure; success.

April 2, 2009

I had a very busy day today.  Woke up on the first alarm* and got ready for the documentary interview.  I got selected to go first so I could drive the trailer over to San Leandro to get the wheel bearings pulled and regreased.  The interview went ok, just started getting over feeling self-conscious and […]



April 1, 2009

Yesterday I put some finishing touches on the top shelf in the kitchen: put some thin finished birch plywood behind the speakers, on the shelf itself, and in front as a lip to keep things from jumping off the shelf when we’re moving. I mis-measured the front and will need to make it taller, but […]