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Wednesday, March 28, 2007


Howard, We also have an Olympian grill. We don't use ours near as much as you do but I find it such a job to clean. I was wondering how you clean yours?


I am really liking the pictures from your new camera. I think you have a winner there.

When I was traveling from TN I bought my space bags at Walmart. I got two large and 1 small for about 10 bucks...they worked really great....

OK, so what are the words to the song?????

Linda, I see Jenny already mentioned WalMart for the Space Bags. I also saw them at the WM in Foley, AL, although I didn't look at the sizes.

Howard, be careful about those Weber grills. Some have a low BTU of 8500...not satisfactory.

Howard, we too had a cracked windshield on our F-350 during our visit to San Antonio, TX. Safelite Auto Glass replaced it for around $300. They came out to our campground and had the job done in less than an hour. The Ford dealer's price is too inflated.

Okay, let's see.

I always use a non-stick cooking spray on the grill racks so they clean up pretty easy. The smoker plate is a bit more difficult. I would scrape it and wash it thoroughly (probably why it rusted out). I have to use about a half roll of paper towels to wipe out the accumulated grease at the bottom of the grill. Even then, I always put cardboard down in the basement before I placed it in there for storage just in case there was some grease left over that might drain out the bottom holes.

Jo, Jenny, & Sonia,

Okay here goes - it's exaggerated of course, you have to know the tune, and some of it may not make sense to you. :)

Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale,
A tale of a Volunteer trip.

That started from the ware yard
Aboard this big green tram

The mate was a mighty little mouse
The driver brave and sure

The volunteers set off that day
For an evening tour, an evening tour

The passengers started getting sloshed
The big ole tram was tossed

If not for the sober driver
The tram would be lost, the tram would be lost

The tram made a stop at jaguarundi
Looking for UDAs
With plastic bags, and innertubes,
And underwear and their bikes

The tram by far beats the refuge by car
Here at Santa Ana!

For clarification, "jaguarundi" is the name of an endangered cat and the name of the trail where we walk to the river on our tram tour. "UDAs" is "undocumented aliens" who cross the river and leave all sorts of wet clothes on the banks.

It's the best we could do in a half an hour. :)

Safelite is doing our windshield repair. It costs us nothing under our policy and the insurance company coordinated everything. Depending on the state and the insurance policy, windshield damage is often covered with no out of pocket to the policyholder. It's state law in some states.

The Ford quotes I wrote about are for a 30,000 mile service under the owner's manual, not windshield repair. :)

We always bought those little gas barbecues that are portable like Sunbeam makes, although there are many off-brands which typically go on sale for $20. They work just great with a 5 gal. tank attached for about a year. When they get too gunky or rusted, etc. they are cheap enough to just throw out. The legs fold up and they are very small and portable and the very best choice for RV use I think. Try one and save some $$!

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