Monday, October 14, 2013

Folkstone, Georgia


We were told that many, many trains passed the small town of Folkstone, Georgia. We dropped in for a day, but sadly only saw a few trains, and were only able to photograph one freight. There are other train-spotting locations in this area of the country, and we may try again in the future.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Kalamazoo, Michigan, Air Museum

P-47 by RV Bob
P-47, a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.
Spent a day here. This is a wonderful air museum. They have an additional hangar with planes being restored, as well as engine displays.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Bear Flag

Bear Flag by RV Bob
Bear Flag, a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.
Very appropriate for September 11th.

We made a quick visit to the bear factory in Chelsea, Michigan. They have this nice flag made up entirely of teddy bears. The display of historical bears is interesting, but we did not manage to have a tour of the factory.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

E8 Locomotive

E8 Locomotive by RV Bob
E8 Locomotive, a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.

Taken at the New York Central museum in Elkhart, Indiana. It is an excellent museum, and along with this EMD E8 loco, there is a wonderful steamer and a GG1 electric.

The displays inside the museum are excellent.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Texas Smoke BBQ, Rte 15, New Jersey

We had a great meal at Texas Smoke BBQ along Route 15 in New Jersey. They rival the BBQ in Texas.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Dickie Dees

Dickie Dees by RV Bob
Dickie Dees, a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.
Had the hot dogs at Dickie Dees in Newark, New Jersey. Quite an experience.

They loaded the top of the "sandwich" with twice-fried potatoes. Wonderful. Also, not on the diet.

Monday, August 5, 2013

The Line-Up

The Line-Up by RV Bob
The Line-Up, a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.
We had lunch, of course, at Cluck U. This one was located in Randolph, New Jersey.

Sandi had the hot, hot wings. I had the chicken sandwich. We split the onion rings.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Ham Radio Talk at Escapees Rally

Tom Abernethy (W3TOM) gave an excellent talk at the Escapees rally on the subject of using amateur radio (HAM) in an RV environment.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Satellite Dish Installation

Satellite Dish Installation by RV Bob
Satellite Dish Installation, a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.
Our old "dome" failed. These folks were good enough to put in a nice new dish in its place.

This all took place while we were at the Escapees rally in Gillette, Wyoming.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Opening Ceremonies

Opening Ceremonies by RV Bob
Opening Ceremonies, a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.

The flag salute during the opening ceremonies for the Escapees rally here in Gillette, Wyoming.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Ore Hauler

Ore Hauler by RV Bob
Ore Hauler, a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.
We are staying in Gillette, Wyoming (again) for the Escapees rally.

This is a park near the Camplex where the event was taking place. This huge ore hauler is part of a static display of equipment used in the mineral extraction industry here.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Relaxin

Relaxin by RV Bob
Relaxin, a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.
We were sitting around our motorhome in Gillette, Wyoming during the FMCA rally, enjoying an adult beverage.

This was one of the better days, we had some heavy weather during our visit.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Hailstorm (again)

Hailstorm (again) by RV Bob
Hailstorm (again), a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.
During our visit to the Rapid City area, we have had some heavy weather. The hailstones were the size of mothballs this time.

Then there was enough rain to make a lake in the RV park.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Prime Rib

Prime Rib by RV Bob
Prime Rib, a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.
The Branding Iron in Thompson, Iowa serves absolutely the best meat we have eaten in the US. Always worth a visit when we are in Forest City for the Winnebago rally.

Monday is Prime Rib special!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Buck Horn Saloon in D'Hanis, Texas

We visited this little town to see their annual BBQ competition. The smell of wood and meat smoke was heady!

Monday, April 22, 2013

At the Corner of Awe and Woohoo

At the Corner of Awe and Woohoo by RV Bob
At the Corner of Awe and Woohoo, a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.
Near our coach at the Lazy Days RV park near Tucson, Arizona. We're on the road for the summer.

We also visited the dramatic church San Xavier del Bac near Tucson.

Front of San Xavier del Bac Church

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Cholla Blossoms

Cholla Blossoms by RV Bob
Cholla Blossoms, a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.
We spent the day with our dear friends the Powell's, at Saguaro National Park near Tucson. There were many interesting plants in the desert, some blooming. The vistas are wonderful.

The saguaro cacti are awesome. They were not blooming (yet), but we got pictures of some of the dead plants, which are also very impressive.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Arizona Sunset

Arizona Sunset by RV Bob
Arizona Sunset, a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.
One of those magnificent sunsets in Arizona. We are getting ready to leave the area, now that winter is done, and hot, hot, summer is on the way....

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Battery Installation in RV

Battery Installation in RV by RV Bob
Battery Installation in RV, a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.
We already had solar installed in January, but now we are going to LEARN something about our electrical system. This image is from our installation of the Trimetric metering system. We should now be able to find out just how much capacity our battery bank has, how much charge is being received by the solar, and how much we are drawing after dark when boondocking.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Campsite at Lost Dutchman State Park, Arizona

We camped with an Escapees "Boomer" group at the Lost Dutchman State Park near Mesa, Arizona. The views were fantastic.

We got to geocache for the first time ever, and took a few side trips.

Nice sunsets!

Cholla Sunset


We had lunch at the Old Spaghetti Factory in Phoenix, after the light rail ride:


Interior: Old Spaghetti Factory, Phoenix, Arizona


Happy Hour with a campfire at Lost Dutchman State Park:

Escapees Around the Campfire


First geocache that Bob found:


First Geocache


Lovely poppies, near this cache:

Desert Poppies

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Sunrise Near Hilo, Hawai'i

Sunrise Near Hilo, Hawai'i by RV Bob
Sunrise Near Hilo, Hawai'i, a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.

We arrived in Hilo to a lovely sunrise.

After this stop, we will be heading south towards Tahiti.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Mei Sum Dim Sum

Mei Sum Dim Sum by RV Bob
Mei Sum Dim Sum, a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.
Had lunch here twice during our Honolulu stop. Our favorite dim sum place in the Islands.

Friday, February 1, 2013

San Diego

San Diego by RV Bob
San Diego, a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.

Not on the road,but on a cruise!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Sunrise in Quartzsite

Sunrise in Quartzsite by RV Bob
Sunrise in Quartzsite, a photo by RV Bob on Flickr.
Another beautiful sunrise, this one particularly "red sky" style.

We are in Quartzsite to be "desert rats" and visit the big RV show.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Freightliner Chassis Owners Club

FCOC: Welcome to the Freightliner Chassis Owners Club

If your RV was built on a chassis made in Gaffney, SC, be sure to join this club!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Quartzsite Big Tent RV Show

We attended the first day of the "Big Tent" RV show at Quartzsite, Arizona. Mr. Bibb at Quartzsite

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

RV Electrics

The 12volt Side of Life (Part 1)

Must-have information for RV'ers.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Rose Parade (not yet)

Photo taken just before the start of the Rose Parade. We were quite a ways down the road, so it was an hour before we saw the first float.

Rose Parade (not yet)



American Flag



One of the floats after the Rose Parade was over.