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Old 02-09-2017, 09:35 AM   #3767
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Good morning Maggie... I've been watching the weather... how will this storm affect you travel plans going north??? Just wondering... hugs and love from out here... we're having a very windy, warm, wet storm today... stay safe, be happy!! Pats and hugs around...
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Old 02-09-2017, 09:57 AM   #3768
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Hi honey!

I've been watching the weather, too, and will proceed carefully.

I'm going to drive up thru the Outer Banks on Saturday, then get on 95 for the remainder of the trip.

I will sit out any storm, but hopefully it will have passed on thru before I get terribly far north, and 95 will be cleared, up and running .

My plan is to stay in the Interstate in their driveway, because Lily and I will be most comfortable there, but there is a snow factor, also a cold factor, to factor in, so that plan may change.

I don't want to re-winterize....

In the meantime, I really wanted Chinese for lunch today but couldn't find anyone to deliver to the campground, so whipped out the IP and am making mac'n'cheese...I have a piece of ham to cut up and put in there.

On Sauté, the water came to a boil in about 5 minutes.

Where I have it stored in the galley, it is easier to pull out than a saucepan, and uses the electricity rather than my propane.

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Old 02-09-2017, 12:05 PM   #3769
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I love that pan!! I'll follow you up the roads... hugs and love!! Keep have fun out there...
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Old 02-09-2017, 12:19 PM   #3770
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Stay warm, Gail.


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Old 02-09-2017, 03:16 PM   #3771
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Hey again..actually it's in the 50's... just slamming down rain and very windy.... xoxo
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Old 02-09-2017, 03:40 PM   #3772
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Going to be in the low 30's here tonight, with a freeze warning, mid 50's tomorrow and mid 70's on Saturday.

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Old 02-09-2017, 03:55 PM   #3773
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Hi Maggie,

I am an IP lover and have used many times while camping and at home.

Though I am not much of a bread maker, I know that you are quite skilled in that.

The IP has a yogurt function. People use the drained whey (when making greek yogurt) for their bread (or to give to their dog as a treat). I have also read that people proof bread in the IP. You may have seen this, but on the off chance you didn't - just thought I would mention it...

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Old 02-09-2017, 04:05 PM   #3774
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Hi Katy!

I knew you were an IP fan, and your rave reviews were one of the reasons I finally bought one.

I knew they made yogurt, but my household of one just couldn't consume it fast enough....tho I had a yogurt maker when my children were young, and made it all the time.

Bread would proof well in an IP because it seals so nicely and you could heat it just a tad before putting the dough in...I will keep that in mind.

I am looking forward to exploring its' many cooking possibilities.

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I just have to get one!!!
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Old 02-10-2017, 11:52 AM   #3776
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Tomorrow is a "go" day, and when I know I'm going to "go", I just want to "go".

Interstate is cleaned and tidied, laundry is done up...need to fill the fresh water tank, and I'm ready.

If it seems I do laundry a lot, that is not really the case...or maybe it is ...but at least weekly ...if you've ever been inside an Interstate, you know there is no place to "hide" laundry....you are always looking at it.

So, I keep it done up.

Anticipating driving into cold, below freezing temps, and perhaps some snow and other unwelcome frozen precipitation, I called Safelite this morning to deal with a deep chip in my windshield. They came out, took care of it beautifully, and left with only a nominal amount of my $.

I've been looking at that chip awhile, and am trying to get past the if-I-ignore-it-maybe-it-will-fix-itself approach to what seem to me be optional maintenance and repair issues...like the broken day/night shade in the rear, held up with Joe's Sticky Stuff since last fall, I believe.

I've decided to replace those dirty-anyway two, just need to order them, and am then going to beg some help to install them from someone more handy than me.

Fairly straightforward, it seems....

A slow news day here in Charleston. Have enjoyed my stay in this beautiful park, visiting with the familiar faces here and got to see Jane...not Betsy, but maybe next time.

Onward and northward in the am.


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Old 02-11-2017, 10:39 AM   #3777
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Good morning Maggie... you are on the road already, ok guessing... just dropped in to say hi and have a great day back there... thinking of you..keep having fun!! Hugs and love from here...
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Good morning, Maggie. Still following your travels. I wish you luck on your trip north, as you are heading toward some bad weather conditions. Please be careful. Evelyn.
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Good morning, ladies.

I am indeed watching the weather.

On the road 5 hours or so, stopped in Wilmington, NC for fresh seafood.

Lily, in "go" mode.

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Took 17 north out of Charleston this morning, along Sweetgrass Basket Highway, which abounds with small stands selling these beautiful, handmade items.

I have a piece of this, and one is enough.

Drove thru Myrtle Beach, reminding me of why we avoid these busy places , and on into NC, making a stop at Surfside Beach for a walk and wild Lily romp.

A longer day than I like to drive, but we are settled into a campground north of Wilmington for the night...where I think we have been before, years ago, and pre-Lily, I am sure.

Was going to drive thru the outer banks, but remembered you have to ferry onto the southern tip, and I just don't wanna...maybe another time.

I remember the first time Doug and I were out there, when we took the ferry and spent a night in a beach parking area...it was February, nobody was around to care, and we listened to the waves crashing all night. Lovely.

I'm tired, ready for a shower and a glass of wine, methinks.

Just checking in.


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