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Forum: Refrigerators 07-19-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,091
Posted By fireflyinva
We use dry ice regularly to boost our fridge into...

We use dry ice regularly to boost our fridge into cooling at the start of trips all the time. It works great, though it can freeze everything!
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 07-17-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 11,190
Posted By fireflyinva
We enjoy cooking when we go out, but emphasis is...

We enjoy cooking when we go out, but emphasis is usually on cooking we can do outdoors (particularly this time of year, when our aim is keeping the inside of our trailer cool). Oddly, as we've road...
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 07-17-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,069
Posted By fireflyinva
I've never been able to get ours that clean with...

I've never been able to get ours that clean with Bar Keepers Friend (which is our standard scouring cleaner, since Safeway stopped carrying Bon Ami)--that must have taken a good bit of elbow grease....
Forum: On The Road... 01-12-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 731
Posted By fireflyinva
It's a nice location and a bit more centrally...

It's a nice location and a bit more centrally located than Dumfries, though depending on the loop location, the range is audible in daylight hours (not so bad in distant loops). If that bothers, I'd...
Forum: Other Rallies & Events 07-29-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,225
Posted By fireflyinva
Since I did not receive any interest, I'm going...

Since I did not receive any interest, I'm going to cancel this invitation. We're planning to go and stay at the campground in Jersey City. If you end up there, let us now!
Forum: Other Rallies & Events 07-10-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 432
Views: 35,892
Posted By fireflyinva
I thought I'd drop a link to the blog entry I...

I thought I'd drop a link to the blog entry I made about this trip. Frank, Ace, and EVERYONE--it was simply amazing and thanks!

http://www.toastertales.com/?p=299
Forum: Other Rallies & Events 07-09-2012, 09:33 PM
Replies: 432
Views: 35,892
Posted By fireflyinva
However, Jason, this group made two liters of...

However, Jason, this group made two liters of Hurricanes go very, very far!
Forum: Other Rallies & Events 07-08-2012, 09:15 PM
Replies: 432
Views: 35,892
Posted By fireflyinva
We had a great trip back, discovering...

We had a great trip back, discovering (intentionally!) a new part of PA and even meeting up with Hank and Kathy before the MD border! We packed in so many memories this weekend and it made a...
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 07-03-2012, 11:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,011
Posted By fireflyinva
THis is a little late in coming, but thanks to...

THis is a little late in coming, but thanks to everyone for an AWESOME rally. Art, you do have a bit of heaven on the Eastern Shore! Thank you for sharing it!

Here's a little blog post about it...
Forum: Other Rallies & Events 06-25-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 432
Views: 35,892
Posted By fireflyinva
We're heading out after work hours from DC on...

We're heading out after work hours from DC on Tuesday--would anyone have a suggestion of a Walmart or other place to park en route?

We're looking forward to heading out!
Forum: Other Rallies & Events 06-25-2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 23,457
Posted By fireflyinva
Yes! Sadly foil is the worst quality aluminum out...

Yes! Sadly foil is the worst quality aluminum out there and (sigh) T1 foil is out of my reach...
Forum: Other Rallies & Events 06-25-2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 23,457
Posted By fireflyinva
I just thought I'd report back that I made the...

I just thought I'd report back that I made the chocolate cobbler this weekend at the Airplanes & Airstreams rally...it was a big success! Everyone loved it and it was yummy. My only issue was...
Forum: On The Road... 06-20-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 873
Posted By fireflyinva
There are three campgrounds west of DC. Bull Run...

There are three campgrounds west of DC. Bull Run Regional Park (fwiw, it's a regional, not county park) has a number of full hookup sites, as well as electric/water (with dumping). It's located off...
Forum: Other Rallies & Events 06-19-2012, 11:23 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 23,457
Posted By fireflyinva
James, You know, last year we'd hoped to go...

James,

You know, last year we'd hoped to go to Alumapalooza, but I found out I was going to lose my job a week before the event, so we had to cancel out so I could start job hunting.

While I...
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 06-19-2012, 10:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,011
Posted By fireflyinva
We're looking forward to this weekend! Can't wait...

We're looking forward to this weekend! Can't wait to catch up with folks!
Forum: Other Rallies & Events 06-19-2012, 05:03 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 23,457
Posted By fireflyinva
Hard to say... they were nice guys and really...

Hard to say... they were nice guys and really friendly, but they really didn't interact with folks much, so there wasn't really an opportunity to offer (as well, we only had a single gallon of gas,...
Forum: Other Rallies & Events 06-18-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 23,457
Posted By fireflyinva
Hi everyone! Rick and I had a fabulous time at...

Hi everyone! Rick and I had a fabulous time at Alumapalooza--I finally got around to blogging about it! Here's a few happy memories from us!

Alumapaloozazing! | Tales of the Toaster...
Forum: Plumbing - Systems & Fixtures 06-11-2012, 09:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 958
Posted By fireflyinva
Patching a Blue Boy

After years of neglect (we've been tankless for over 5 years), Frank Yensen fixed our plumbing and installed a grey tank. So, on our recent trip West through PA & Ohio (Alumapalooza!), we hauled out...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 06-11-2012, 04:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,862
Posted By fireflyinva
We just returned from our first Alumapalooza and...

We just returned from our first Alumapalooza and I can answer a few of these questions, though I am no authority on Alumafandango...

1. It's up to the forum members to start one. Up to this point,...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 05-06-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,228
Posted By fireflyinva
Whoops, I forgot the link! jazzfest -...

Whoops, I forgot the link!

jazzfest - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/user/jazzfest?ob=0&feature=results_main)
Forum: Off Topic Forum 05-06-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,228
Posted By fireflyinva
Ok everyone--you don't have to miss it--it's...

Ok everyone--you don't have to miss it--it's going to be played on YouTube in fifteen minutes (and I suspect they will be posting the recording in the next few days.

Virtual Jazzfest and Cajun...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 05-05-2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,228
Posted By fireflyinva
Fotochop's Band at NOLA Jazzfest with Livestream!

I thought I'd pass along that one of our Forum members is rocking tomorrow on a very big stage--and we can watch him play!

:band:

Many here probably know Rick Olivier--AKA Fotochop--for his...
Forum: Other Rallies & Events 02-12-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,225
Posted By fireflyinva
I wish you were on this coast--we're hoping some...

I wish you were on this coast--we're hoping some other campers want to join us! Thanks for the photos. The big centerpiece creation in NYC is a huge Rube-Goldbergesque Mouse Trap--apparently, they...
Forum: Other Rallies & Events 02-11-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,225
Posted By fireflyinva
World Maker Faire NYC 2012

Hi,

I am wondering if anyone would be interested in participating in a rally at World Maker Faire 2012 (http://makerfaire.com/) in NYC from 9/28-10/1?

For those unfamiliar with Maker Faire,...
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 02-03-2012, 04:21 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 27,730
Posted By fireflyinva
Suzee--those curtains are single pleat curtains,...

Suzee--those curtains are single pleat curtains, just like the original ones--sweet!
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 01-29-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 27,730
Posted By fireflyinva
Hi-- I have a 1961--pretty close in period...

Hi--

I have a 1961--pretty close in period with your 1963. I posted a photo of how our trailer looked before we gutted it in 2005, with the curtains in it. I think as far as fabric is concerned,...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 01-28-2012, 12:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,264
Posted By fireflyinva
I agree, it's a great podcast, I enjoy all three...

I agree, it's a great podcast, I enjoy all three experts and hope Frank will return. It's good to get lots of different approaches.

J--I'm almost jealous that you've never heard the podcast...
Forum: Other Rallies & Events 01-26-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 23,457
Posted By fireflyinva
I'm a little confused--is everyone here talking...

I'm a little confused--is everyone here talking about going to Alumapalooza or are some folks only talking about going to Alumafandango?

We are pretty excited about Alumapalooza. We had to cancel...
Forum: 1961 Safari 01-25-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,982
Posted By fireflyinva
Well, this is kind of like a repeating story, but...

Well, this is kind of like a repeating story, but this time, we're really finishing it up! Last year we got a new air conditioner and axles added on and started saving. This winter, we lucked...
Forum: Stoves, Ovens & Microwaves 01-14-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,170
Posted By fireflyinva
You might want to look into what parts you get...

You might want to look into what parts you get powder coated. IIRC, powder coating is a heat-based process--so high temps can mess up a good paint job. I took my stove to a powder coat shop some...
Forum: On The Road... 01-14-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,932
Posted By fireflyinva
The key here is continuous--the British...

The key here is continuous--the British Parliament was shut down for a few years since 1619 (when the Virginia House of Burgesses, now called the House of Delegates was founded). Don't know about the...
Forum: On The Road... 01-10-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,932
Posted By fireflyinva
Almost all of the homes are original, but the...

Almost all of the homes are original, but the Capitol is not. However, when I worked for the Legislature, I learned it is nevertheless revered. True, it was reconstructed with knowledge of the...
Forum: Other Rallies & Events 01-09-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 432
Views: 35,892
Posted By fireflyinva
Sure, that would be fine. I"ll get ready!

Sure, that would be fine. I"ll get ready!
Forum: Other Rallies & Events 01-08-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 432
Views: 35,892
Posted By fireflyinva
Buying them is cool too! If you go that route, an...

Buying them is cool too! If you go that route, an activity might be to let folks decorate them.
Forum: Other Rallies & Events 01-08-2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 432
Views: 35,892
Posted By fireflyinva
This rocket thing sounds fun. I've made homemade...

This rocket thing sounds fun. I've made homemade sky lanterns in the past. I could make up a few kits for assembly and decoration at the Bash (perhaps an activity?) . They are different from...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 01-07-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,746
Posted By fireflyinva
Hi--I haven't been around here for a long...

Hi--I haven't been around here for a long time...I occasionally knit, though of late, I've been doing more embroidery and hand sewing. I don't know if you ever saw it, but Knitty has an old scarf...
Forum: Other Rallies & Events 01-06-2012, 04:16 AM
Replies: 432
Views: 35,892
Posted By fireflyinva
Woohooo! See you then (which sounds incredibly...

Woohooo! See you then (which sounds incredibly far away)! Hmmm...Cooper Lake in July? Winner takes Pittsburgh, right?
Forum: Other Rallies & Events 01-04-2012, 09:33 PM
Replies: 432
Views: 35,892
Posted By fireflyinva
Ace--how will you be notifying people when their...

Ace--how will you be notifying people when their registrations are accepted?
Forum: Other Rallies & Events 01-01-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 432
Views: 35,892
Posted By fireflyinva
Frank, you convinced Rick, so we're trying for a...

Frank, you convinced Rick, so we're trying for a slot.

Oddly enough, the larger post offices that serve as routing centers for smaller post offices are usually open on Sundays. However, today and...
Forum: Other Rallies & Events 12-31-2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 23,457
Posted By fireflyinva
Our trailer is in the shop (at Frank's) and we...

Our trailer is in the shop (at Frank's) and we have news that it will be done in time! So--together with a steady job--this means we're definitely going! Sent off our check in the mail and looking...
Forum: Other Rallies & Events 05-11-2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 12,256
Posted By fireflyinva
Rick and I are planning to go, looking forward to...

Rick and I are planning to go, looking forward to it. This will be our first event in years...got new axles, but the trailer is still semi- gutted, so it will be our aluminum tent! If anyone else is...
Forum: General Interior Topics 01-30-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 15,969
Posted By fireflyinva
Jerbear-- Funny--I haven't been on the forum...

Jerbear--

Funny--I haven't been on the forum in ages, but I guess I"m still subscribed to this thread!

We got the epoxy paint sprayed by a pro because we had a poor undersurface and it needed...
Forum: WBCCI Forum 12-17-2009, 02:27 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 16,416
Posted By fireflyinva
Just fyi--did you know that NOVA is usually...

Just fyi--did you know that NOVA is usually considered shorthand for NOrthern VirginiA?
Forum: 1961 Safari 05-05-2008, 07:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,982
Posted By fireflyinva
Hi there, Mr. Byam Caravanner/Steve! Thanks for...

Hi there, Mr. Byam Caravanner/Steve! Thanks for the heads up on the comment bug...I think I figured it out and fixed the problem.

Here's an overly techie explanation: The problem stemmed from my...
Forum: 1961 Safari 05-05-2008, 11:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,982
Posted By fireflyinva
I'm back at work on the trailer, but taking on...

I'm back at work on the trailer, but taking on tamer efforts as I wait for supplies: curtains. I made most curtains, but didn't make the smallest set before Cherry Blossom in 2005. That project fell...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 05-05-2008, 11:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,979
Posted By fireflyinva
I've heard these were used along with the numbers...

I've heard these were used along with the numbers to identify the trailers in caravans. They came in two colors--red and blue (I don't know what the symbolism was for). I've never seen these as a...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 04-30-2008, 12:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,042
Posted By fireflyinva
Yes, we did go to Sog-Fest (oops, I mean Jazz...

Yes, we did go to Sog-Fest (oops, I mean Jazz Fest) on Saturday! It was our only opportunity and despite the vast quantities of rain, we had a great time. I heard a lot of Katrina jokes as the tent...
Forum: Community Polls 04-30-2008, 12:42 PM
Replies: 39
Poll: Who Blogs?
Views: 6,236
Posted By fireflyinva
That's a great idea! I've gone ahead and linked...

That's a great idea! I've gone ahead and linked to many of the sites on this thread (though I've been linked to you for ages). It's great when we can promote each other! :cool:
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 04-29-2008, 10:51 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 24,812
Posted By fireflyinva
You deserve a high-five for a spectacular...

You deserve a high-five for a spectacular bathroom redo! Now I just hope you can get out and enjoy it!!!

Just back, thanks for the great NOLA welcome!

Mary
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 04-29-2008, 10:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,042
Posted By fireflyinva
Why Jim, them's fighting words! Well, I'm...

Why Jim, them's fighting words!

Well, I'm not the one living off "Bourbon Street!":lol:

We just got back late Sunday. We had a great time--there were too many high points from our visit to...
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