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Old 01-31-2007, 10:42 PM   #169
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Gulf Shores???? OMG I love it there. Wish I was going!! be sure to go to Lamberts in Foley for Breakfast!!! Keep me posted how things are down there,,,,
Ralphie,
This is not only our 1st time escaping in the winter like this, it's the longest time with Cupcake. (8 nights straight in 2002) Our friends have gone to the G.S. State Park. for yrs. now (except 1-2 winters due to big K) Now there is full hook ups and I think paved sites and nice new shower buildings. And fewer trees. We'll see how it goes - not much room -25', 6 wks- , no Lazy Boys and no cable (network's fine-hope we can get reception) and it's been raining down there ...a lot.

HOWEVER, it hasn't been in the 20*'s and getting colder!! Also, I have an umbrella & Ike a full rain suit and shoe covers for wet weather. So not a bad deal at all! Actually, if it doesn't work out we'll just roll home or
elsewhere.

I'll pm you soon w/ some Q.'s

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Old 02-01-2007, 11:33 AM   #170
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Well its been 10 yrs since Ive been down there. I know there are many fun things to do down there. Have never been to GS Park. Where is it?? Be sure to go to Navel Air Museum in Pensacola!! Its right down the rd and well worth the trip!!! Ralph
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Ralphie,
This is not only our 1st time escaping in the winter like this, it's the longest time with Cupcake. (8 nights straight in 2002) Our friends have gone to the G.S. State Park. for yrs. now (except 1-2 winters due to big K) Now there is full hook ups and I think paved sites and nice new shower buildings. And fewer trees. We'll see how it goes - not much room -25', 6 wks- , no Lazy Boys and no cable (network's fine-hope we can get reception) and it's been raining down there ...a lot.

HOWEVER, it hasn't been in the 20*'s and getting colder!! Also, I have an umbrella & Ike a full rain suit and shoe covers for wet weather. So not a bad deal at all! Actually, if it doesn't work out we'll just roll home or
elsewhere.

I'll pm you soon w/ some Q.'s

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Old 02-01-2007, 11:45 AM   #171
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Carol,, Should we call it a secret sauce??? Yep it will make you take back things you never have stolen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Suz you and Ike have a great time. I have towed with the heat on and I have 12 volt/electric heated mattress pads that I used for the twin beds and now have placed them side by side on the queen bed. Makes a huge difference whether you just preheat the bed or leave on during the night. You can plug them in about a half an hour before stopping for the night on 12volt and you will be cozy or if you have electric they have a plug adapter, either regular household current or cigarette lighter plug included.

Enjoy new sleeping comfort at home or in your RV with ElectroWarmth Bedwarmers. Made With Pride in the USA Since 1939

Just be judicious if you use 12 volt with only the coach batteries as they drain a lot of battery power when not connected to the truck in transit.

Gee you think it a might chilly do you? I do too!!!!! Whaaah I want to go back South or push the calendar ahead to June and our summer rally. You take care and send us updates will you?

Babeebloos, the recipe is a drink concoction of Ralph's that he made us for our local forums and WBCCI rallies here in Michigan. It'll either cure what ails ya or get you to where you won't care what ails ya.
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Old 02-01-2007, 12:12 PM   #172
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Carol,, Should we call it a secret sauce??? Yep it will make you take back things you never have stolen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You're definitely onto something with that. I know when I am on the "sauce," I think I can have it MY way!
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Old 02-01-2007, 12:25 PM   #173
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Well the Sistas In Cal ask if thats what it was.. Sooooooooooooo thought I would ask you if that was a good name for it....Hmmmm ,,,You get on the Sauce?? AWWWWWWWWW,,, Never happen!!! Ralphie...
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You're definitely onto something with that. I know when I am on the "sauce," I think I can have it MY way!
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Old 02-01-2007, 12:40 PM   #174
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Ground Hog Day - tomorrow

Hey I am getting confused - these threads are almost as bad as the intermingled WBCCI threads

We're havin a virtual Rally over in another Thread - this one has become the social hour corner - patiently waiting on more news of the RSSR, the Western Sistas are movin and shakin too. This is making out to be a real hoot...

Sue I sure wish I was heading south with you! I think I could manage with books newspapers - a Lawn chair and a box of Herman - Monsters DVD's for entertainment as opposed to sitting up here chatterin my teeth - and tomorrow I will let ya all know if we have 6 more hard weeks of it or not!!!

GROUND HOG DAY AND MY NAME IS WEE WILLY - RUSTY RIVETTE.....Yep I'm one of them official Ground Hogs folks so anty up what's it gonna be....Shadow yes or no?
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Old 02-01-2007, 07:59 PM   #175
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My predictions for 2007--loudly knocking on wood

Consulting the Rosie the Riveter 8 Ball

Groundhog sees Shadow-- yes!
Redwings Stanley Cup! It is assured.
Rivette SSR--a great success!
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Way to go out on a limb Tin...Ha Ha,,,But you missed the shadow Looks like a early spring and a early camping season to me,,, Ralphie...
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Hey Ralphie, that's why I only take a $20.00 bill to the the casinos and then walk out!! Lets go for 3 outta 4!! LOL!! Maybe some of that recipe would help!

Carol great info about those warmers we were thinking of boondocking in April in Tenn...don't know if we'll need them but its a great tip thanks!
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Old 02-04-2007, 07:32 AM   #178
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Well Tin if you have to much recipe you might not be able to tell a 20 from a 50 and I would never want to see that permasmile of yours to disappear!!!
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Hey Ralphie, that's why I only take a $20.00 bill to the the casinos and then walk out!! Lets go for 3 outta 4!! LOL!! Maybe some of that recipe would help!

Carol great info about those warmers we were thinking of boondocking in April in Tenn...don't know if we'll need them but its a great tip thanks!
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Talking Counting the days til the Rivette gathering on the 17th!

Hey ladies,
I am just so glad that we can get together and meet up before the rally!! Maybe the sun will come out for us!! Looking forward to seeing everyone next week!
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Old 02-10-2007, 12:37 PM   #180
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Steph I am excited about seeing you all next week. You are a sterling rivette to host this get together! Sharon will have so much to tell of her adventures of dropping off MoonBeam and picking up her new Airstream. So glad Vickie will be coming with the family for the entire weekend---now there's a real party gal. This is infectious. I may have to stay over.

With or without the sun the Rivettes will be there shining.

The museum with the Rosie memorbilia sounds cool too.
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132 More Sleeps to RSSR

....but only 7 more sleeps to - oh know what the heck shall we call this? Hmmmm lets see wait I know how about a "Rivette Rush"

Yippeeee can't wait - Steph you truly are a TinSista! - I might just have to dedicate my new trailer to you and call her "TinSista - Wannabe"

Just took a break to come in from the cold - my job today is to get the 10 inches of snow off MoonBeam!!! aluminum ladders get cold on the legs!

It has been a busy week - getting all the things we want to pick up ordered and put aside for us. Getting things sorted on the trailer by phone - like the brakes and the back window arrangements (as it is a gaping open with no glass) So being accustom to quick Lexan fixes we thought we might have a chance to do that on Saturday some time, if not a piece of cardboard and duck tape might have to suffice.

Then there is the tow vehicle - had a bid of a vibration on the front brake so I need that sorted out. And I had a bad cap on the radiator, that was replaced about 2 weeks ago, but I am still losing engine coolant - and now see a bit dripping out the belhousing (yeah like I really know what that is - not) have to be honest here gals - I just heard that from my neighbour who is a retired mechanic.(one thing Peter is NOT - remotely a car engine mechanic - oh well can't be great at everything but he comes pretty darn close) The neighbour thinks it might be the "freeze Plug nuts" - a day does not go by where I don't learn something NEW.

So the pink drips in the snow is engine coolant - my truck uses dexcool at 50/50 mix (drinking water) and I know where to put it and check it. The burning smell is the little drips onto the centre pipe up by the manifold (learned this stuff several years ago with the Honda.

Monday a.m. I am off to the service station to get these two things and one even more important item fixed. My front seat heater is NOT WORKING

So while Peter is freezing his butt changing the wheels on the new trailer I must be sitting in the car with the seat heaters on!! Some how I don't think it is going to go down like that.

Have you heard of the saying See One, Learn One, Do One MoonBeam with the exception of all the things that was my forte (like curtains, woodwork, trinkets and of course cleaning and sweeping the girly stuff tee hee) I got to watch Peter do the electrical, replace the Univolt (with tons of help from TomW here at the forums, plumbing - my job was the towel lady during that process, water heater replacement (again acting as the towel lady), propane system (seeing the MoonBeam turn into a Scottish flame throwing Dragon)and Peter almost become Mel Gibson in the Movie "Man Without a Face", hitch stuff and even did a few hook ups, running gear stuff (trips to Indiana) and coolaid runner during the axle installation process in 95F weather and so on.

Now I get to learn one - my new little GT - that way when it comes to the Overlander - we will truly be able to do it together. Can't wait.

So Carol you are so true - every trip we do to retrieve an Airstream or take a holiday with an Airstream has never been a dull trip - there is always something to rivit back, tape up, replace and the list goes on.

Even the little things you learn by doing a circle check every stop - hmm coming home on the I95 at Daytona area - with our Door wide open the interior lights on - everyone waving at us and with the Thumbs up - signifying cool "interior" OMG!!! We had so much stuff piled at the door and yet we did not loose a thing in about 40 minutes...

So yep can't wait for this trip in the dead of winter driving the worst possibly place in North American - only the absolute worst possible snow belt with wicked Lake effect white out snows.

Stoke up the fire and everyone start crossing your fingers and sending the good luck vibes!!! it worked when I asked just before the Auction and we won the "Little Rivette" (just trying on some different names) not 100% until we actually meet. She might become "SR" for all I know.
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Old 02-10-2007, 01:35 PM   #182
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When do you leave, Sharon, so we can be sending you all the safe weather vibes possible? I am SO jealous of your Feb 17th Rush! Be sure to keep us "wannabethere's" updated on all the fun. Safe travels for you all ~G
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