Saturday, December 27, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
My big thing with a generator was, "WILL I REALLY ever use it?"
3500 watt generator will basically get you about what a 30 amp hook up will get you as far as power goes, you'll have to manage your power a bit but essentially we'll be free to camp ANYWHERE we want to camp. Now granted we generally use hook ups at parks that include electricity but opportunities to camp in remote areas where no power is available is pretty exciting. I'm sure it will come in handy on our trip to Augusta in the spring as well, opening up the doors to a lot more possible adventure :-).
We'll have one now if the power goes out at home, last time the power went out due to a big storm it was off for about 24 hours, just long enough for about 1/3 rd of the basement carpet to get soaked. Realizing AFTER the fact that the sump pump needs electricity to keep the water out of the basement... LIVE AND LEARN.
Until Next Time... BC
PS: About the ONLY thing I need to upgrade now is having a second deep cycle battery in the loop on the TT, with that I'd be set for absolutely anything.
Link to Cabela's site for Champion generator.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Now if spring would just get here we could do some camping...
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
I wish it was possible to keep it at home but its not and our storage is pretty reasonable. I am curious though as there are a couple in driveways all the time in our subdivision and I know its against the covenants. OH WELL, its probably better kept in our storage facility where its out of the way.
One kind of interesting tidbit is that our storage facility did get broken into about a month ago and the culprits tried to get into a whole bunch of RV's including ours. We had our deadbolt locked so they moved on to others but did manage to break into 4 units and stole a couple of big flat screen TV's. Not real sure I'd keep an expensive flat screen in my camper but if I did I'd definitely keep the dead bolt locked.
An expensive lesson for them.
The police suspect gang activity and some sort of initiation. WHAT the HELL, that's why we chose this location for storage. 159th and Pacific right in the heart of "suburbia". Who'd of thunk it.
Enough rambling for now, next post we'll discuss the new "TV" (tow vehicle) we purchased yesterday... WOOOOOO WHOOOOOOOO...
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
The Johnsons, our camping friends from Columbus and their kids (with Alyssa above) and their rig below.
The fall colors at PSP were very evident and it was a beautiful settting. These two shots were taken walking in the trails that started 30 feet behind our site.
We came across some turkeys on the trail and for all the times I've gone Turkey hunting with Eric this is the time they were close enought that we could have easlily had a nice turkey dinner over the campfire.
Walking back up the trail toward our spot.
Another gorgeous shot of the sunrise on Sunday morning. This doesn't do it justice but it was very inspiring.
Rob turned us on to Dutch Oven cooking and the setup is definately on our Christmas list this year. Here Valerie and Rob discuss the finer points of cooking peach cobbler in the dutch oven. WOW, how AWESOME.
Alyssa and Toby out for a walk.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
We'll you learn as you go I guess.
Friday we decided late in the day to make a trip this weekend and we had NO reservations and a late start. We had a party at a friends house between Mo Valley and Logan and decided we wanted to camp somewhere in the neighborhood, now there are actually quite a few choices but when you leave late and have no reservation things can be a little tricky.
We pulled into Wilson Island State park at about 8pm and it was dark and upon finally getting to the park entrance we were greeted with "All Electric Sites Full". We'll shoot, we knew this would be an adventure so we headed back in the opposite direction toward the interstate. I knew the Mo Vally City park had electrical and would be pretty much empty but we really wanted a regular campsite so we knew it would be there for a last resort.
We ended up north in Onawa at the KOA, I decided to go for the FULL HOOK ups since this could possibly be the last outing before it gets cold and I could really get the tanks cleaned out good there. Plus I wanted to try the KOA before, they are always a little pricey it seems (actually everything is when you compare it to State Parks or "govt" sites). It wasn't bad but at $72 for two night compared to $24 to $30 for a state park I think I'll plan a little better in advance moving forward.
We did have a good time, after all we were camping....
Friday, September 5, 2008
AHHHH, Well, I guess that's because it was. As mentioned in the previous post we got the last campsite available and it wasn't real pretty, but it worked.
What's camping without some SMORES...
wasn't really that bad as everyone ahead of us didn't dilly dally around doing their duty.
Until Next Time - B
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