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Old 03-06-2007, 06:19 PM   #541
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What's the weather like around late July through early August?..
Why its just great then! Paula, I sure hope you can make it! I would love to meet you and Steve!
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Old 03-06-2007, 06:25 PM   #542
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Steph, we've been posting back and forth on so many different threads, I feel like I've known you forever...hahaha
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Hi Paula,

The end of July and the first of August in an average year will be low's in the 50's with high's in the mid-80 range. But please note I stated "average". There has been nothing average about the weather for about the last year. Grand Rapids is halfway between where I live and where we have a seasonal campsite. We, Michigan Rivettes, are always looking for a reason for a Rivette Rush. My family has a commitment the last week of July but if you would still be here for a few days in August will be at the campground. River Ridge RV Resort is about 40 miles north of Grand Rapids and Hidden Ridge RV Resort is about 30 miles south of Grand Rapids. Either of these are very nice destinations.

Let us know if we can help any further as time gets closer. We would love to meet a sister Western Rivette!

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Hey Sharon,

How is the progress going on Lady Bug? I don't know about you but I am really tired of looking out the windows to see MORE snow falling. Boy, is spring going to be sweet!!! The weather forecaster said something about some 40's and 50's coming up. I'll believe that when I see it. Ice dams are already backing up and the snow blower broke on Sunday. Please NO MORE!

So, I hear that you and Peter are going to be making another trip over the bridge. You are letting Peter come with you aren't you? When will that be? How are you getting the frig from California? You are unbelievable! How do you find all these things?

I can hardly wait to see Lady Bug all spiffed up!!!

Keep warm up there,

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Old 03-06-2007, 08:14 PM   #545
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Hi Vickie;

BRRRR it has been way too cold these last few days - so cold that the heater we have wired up to LadyBug would have to be run on high for 2 days just for me to get in there.

So as you see I have moved into logistics again - it all counts - this latest effort is all about finding a Fridge that will not cost me over 600 bucks - I am not partial to the older fridges - as most work better than the newer ones of today.

This one is an 80's something and in really good condition and fits our intended hole perfectly - plus it has a removeable panel - which I intend to design a new aluminum panel that will have a distinct Olympic rivet seem in it.

Where do I find these items - right here on the classifieds - sometimes you just have to take a leap and ask if it is still available - and see how the cards fall. Turns out I can ship it for under a 100.00 to Stephs - Yippeeeee!!!

When it warms up and I have done our taxes - I will head back out with the drill to drill out hundreds of rivets I suspect. Also the heat gun and a scraper to clear the rest of the floor. Have the Kitchen to remove along with the full bathroom. It is difficult right now to put the extra stuff - as our sheds are FULL!

Spring needs to get here faster! - Although we really have been spoiled this winter - only really had 6 weeks - so if March is a short one then we should be doing great.

How is everything with you - bet you are dying to get out in your new baby.

Not sure on our timing - but shooting for when the snow melts this time Yep Peter will be with me again - but I will gag him for when we cross the border - too bad you can't tow people in your trailer - I would stow him back there....

this next trip will be a new axle, fridge, and many other little things I am sure.....enough to probably set Peter into early retirement


It is great that our Sista family is growing - wouldn't it be great if one day the western sisters and the Eastern sisters had one big Rally
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Old 03-06-2007, 08:36 PM   #546
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Hi Paula,

The end of July and the first of August in an average year will be low's in the 50's with high's in the mid-80 range. But please note I stated "average". There has been nothing average about the weather for about the last year. Grand Rapids is halfway between where I live and where we have a seasonal campsite. We, Michigan Rivettes, are always looking for a reason for a Rivette Rush. My family has a commitment the last week of July but if you would still be here for a few days in August will be at the campground. River Ridge RV Resort is about 40 miles north of Grand Rapids and Hidden Ridge RV Resort is about 30 miles south of Grand Rapids. Either of these are very nice destinations.

Let us know if we can help any further as time gets closer. We would love to meet a sister Western Rivette!

Vickie (Mrs. Towdaddy)
Vickie,

That would be great if we could get together somewhere during the time we'll be there if we do end up going!..I'll keep in touch about that as we get closer to the time..thnx
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Old 03-07-2007, 06:35 AM   #547
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Not sure on our timing - but shooting for when the snow melts this time
Rivette Rush Part II? Sure hope so!! Are Marvin and Annie coming too--hope so!!
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Old 03-07-2007, 06:47 AM   #548
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Good Morning Steph

Hello... We are heading back to Ontario Apr1 and will arrive by the 5th.. hoping to get the 5th wheel sold by the end of April and shooting for May sometime to pick up the Argosy and take it to Imlay City for Fantastic fans and than on to Elkhart Indiana for front furniture.. and lots of other parts.. Hope to be able to do this with Sharon and Peter in a caravan.. will see what happens...
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Old 03-07-2007, 07:24 AM   #549
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....like I said when the snow melts.....

Lets see that gives us about 8 weeks - we have a lot to do!

So far we have got the cook top, blue buggy, Fridge stripped the curb side goucho, removed the loose tiles, cleaned the grunge to make it workable inside, and removed a few closet doors and the substitute electric Kenmore fridge.

We have a lot of work to do....

Next we have the kitchen, then the closets and onto the bathroom to remove.

Build the new bathroom (toilet/shower combo) form to have it glassed up and gelcoated for us at the local Fiberglass place. Design the closet space in place of the curbside tub.

Restore all the wood, rebuild the closet beside the completely new kichen. Rebuild the front goucho into an L shape seating with a cafe sytle table. Install the flexsteel couch on the curb side - oh but not after all the new electric, plumbing, floor and paint has to be done.

Install the new skydome, and steel a FF from the Excella to install in the rear vent. (or I may just put a new one in with Annie and Marvin on our trip)

Have I missed anything? - Sure have a list twice that size again....I better get her moved over to the garage and start double timing it - if we are going to get this baby on the road. -

Not sure if we will chance bouncing her back to Indiana on a dead axle. So we may be just driving as Annie and Marvins Escort

What a scary thought that would be - 3 big dogs, 2 little dogs, one queen matress and two sleeping bags in the back bedroom (with Annie and Marvin in them, two single matresses out of the excella for the front and two more sleeping bags with Peter and Sharon, Taz and Haily and Lucky in the middle, two port-potties, two 5 gallon water jugs and a blue buggie NOT.

Hmm a tent is sounding reall good right about now - I bet Marvin would sleep in the canoe oh did I forget to mention that the snow will have melted by then - so we are going canoeing I have a better idea - A&M take the 5 dogs and Peter and I will stay at the Comfort Inn - or sneak out to Stephanies.

Now that would even be better - hang out on Stephs driveway - that would increase the gamat by 2 more adults, one sweet little boy Sam and 1 more dog (big dog!) - wow - but the cooking and food is fabulous at that location - so it is decided....
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Old 03-07-2007, 07:34 AM   #550
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Hey it will be great, the more the merrier!! Looking forward to it!!
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Sharon you are soooooooooo funny

.. 5 dogs.. right... Toby would have a heart attack for sure..
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Hey girls....pulls your stumps in closer...huddle close in the blankets....psssst....did ya hear.....Codybear might not be with us for a bit - her toes are still smokin from an "intruder" alert over at the "buffin buddies"

I could here a comotion and then saw the cod flying off the drying tables and out came Codybear - with a grin a mile wide - but her toes were a smokin to get out of there alive.... You go girl!

Could be a lot of fun - where is Michelle when you need her (casandI) I'll take ya with me -you are taller than I and I am small we can distract them easily.....

Anyone for some salted Cod for lunch. I made some bread pudding last night and it turned out great - just had some for my breakfast.....I leave the rest out if anyone wants to try it. Had some angel cake and hot cross buns, and a tin of manderins - what a nice combo!!! - I skipped the marangue and just included the stiffly wisked egg whites in the mix and what a difference that made - nice and yummy....

Brrr bloody cold here again and not so sunny so it feels even colder - so I am bundled up to go and grab some more logs to pile on the fire.
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Old 03-07-2007, 08:32 AM   #553
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.. 5 dogs.. right... Toby would have a heart attack for sure..

I was thinking more along the lines of either you or Marvin being taken out of the Argosy in a little white jacket maybe - am I close...
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Marvin would be joining him...
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Did someone say they had some salt cod? I've been hungry for Portuguese bacalhau. I'll just run out and get some potatoes and onions and whip some up for us, K?

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Old 03-07-2007, 09:45 AM   #556
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Did someone say they had some salt cod? I've been hungry for Portuguese bacalhau. I'll just run out and get some potatoes and onions and whip some up for us, K?

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Jaimie,

I've never tried Portugese bacalhau!..what its that?..love to try some..

Sharon, yup, just had to see what all the fuss was over at the
'buffin' rally!!..guess they like to talk 'manly' power!!


P.S. The Cassini Ranch Rally's coming up in late April if you gals can swing by that way, it'd be cool to share 'West Coast' stories with you!
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I usually make a Bacalhau casserole. I can't find one online to share with you, but this Bacalhau recipe looks like a good way to do it for the rally!

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Jaimie,

Mmmmmm..that looks tasty and yummy!!..thnx for sharing the recipe link!
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Great Jamie, I'll just bring some Sergio Mendes and Brasil 66 music to play for the mood to the Portugese food!!
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Did someone say they had some salt cod? I've been hungry for Portuguese bacalhau. I'll just run out and get some potatoes and onions and whip some up for us, K?
This thread is going to nead some moderation if you aren't scared away by dried cod posts on the buffin' buddies online rally thread. Or do great minds follow similar tracks?!
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