Sunday, February 14, 2010

Idaho Delegation Fights Forest Service for Seniors, Disabled. Read the full text of the letter sent to Tom Tidwell, Chief of the USFS and signed by Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch, and Congressmen Mike Simpson and Walt Minnick at this New West website.

Yea, for Idaho! As you know, we spent this past summer traveling in Idaho and found it to be very RV friendly. I'm glad to know that the state's Senators and Congressmen are standing up for us seniors and the disabled in this matter!

On another note, we replaced the toilet in our fifth wheel this past week. It was starting to not hold water...we could get it to hold water if, when we pressed down on the foot pedal, we then let go of it so that the ball "snapped" shut. But, then, the foot pedal was starting to be difficult to press down and we were afraid it would eventually break, so I got online and ordered the same brand and model from Camping World. I found the toilet for a less expensive price elsewhere, but the shipping charges were outrageous, making the final price for the toilet more than at Camping World!

I was really dreading taking the old toilet off because I figured the whole RV would smell of sewer, but...surprisingly, at least to me...that didn't happen, and the replacement process was very simple.

Saturday, February 06, 2010

The day after we received our new TV (1/20), we loaded the two TVs that were to be returned, into the truck and drove them over to the UPS center in Blythe. This center is only open one hour a day, from 10 AM to 11 AM.

We arrived early so that we could stop by Ace Hardware to buy packing tape to use on the two boxes. We had enough time before the UPS center opened to stop at K-Mart to pick up a few items and then after we dropped the TVs off, we did shopping at Albertsons.

We moved out to our permanent site at an RV park near Brenda this past Monday (2/1). Actually, the spot we're in now is not our 'permanent' site, since there is someone currently there who won't be leaving until the end of the month. Once they leave, we'll move to that site and then begin the preparations for leaving the fifth wheel here during the summer.

We're hoping we'll be able to leave here early in April and make a beeline to Oregon where we have our camper stored and begin our summer travels. A lot will depend on how quickly we can get a shed set up on our lot to store all the stuff we carry in the bed of the pickup, including the fifth wheel hitch and the bed cover.