Sunday, September 30, 2018

Kareem O'Corn And The Critters

My rig is again parked back home, although nowhere NEAR as clean as this.  She definitely needs a bath, but that will have to wait.  Too bad they didn't put in a truck wash at that Shell service station!!

Up at 4:00 am AGAIN, even though I tried to stay awake until 9:30 at night, hoping it would rub off on Cooper, I spent the morning watching AFV.  America's Funniest Home Videos.  I've probably seen most all of them before, but they still make me laugh out loud, and that's what I needed before heading out.
Have you noticed lately that the driving attitude on the freeway has become terribly aggressive?  There's absolutely no respect for other drivers.  Even on the surface streets at a four way stop sign, when I was stopped long before the guy on my left.  Just as I pulled out he decided to beat me to the punch.  I almost hit him.  What's wrong with people????  Believe me, it's not because I'm a slow driver.  I have a lead foot to be sure.

So off to visit about 40 minutes away.  I had a little trouble getting in the door once I arrived.  Protective family and all that.  No problem, I barged right in.  I was on a mission for the son (my very good friend) who had to be out of town for the weekend.  I wasn't taking no for an answer.

Even the pit bull who snarled and tried to bite me, was not going to deter me from visiting with Phyllis.  She's just the sweetest lady who lost her husband to cancer.  We sat on the couch and talked about traveling in the motorhome (she wants to come with me on a short trip or two) ... quilting (she has done a couple and wants to learn more) and most importantly .... THE GIANTS!!  She has always been a big fan.

In no time I had her laughing at my cooking cemetery and some of my motorhome exploits.  It seemed to me the fog lifted a little and she was a different person when I left.  Sometimes laughter is the best medicine.  I'm going back today ... maybe I can talk her into a little walk outside.  At the very least, a weekly meet for coffee is in order.

On the way home I stopped in at the Pumpkin Patch to check in before work begins on Monday.  Many of last year's kids have returned.  It was like old home week.  I can't wait to show you pictures of the newest attraction ... Barnyard Squares.  Remember the old TV show Hollywood Squares?

You'll get to meet Kareem O'Korn (an ear of corn), Carrie Feathers (a chicken), Husk Earnhardt Jr. (also corn), Woolrich (a sheep of course) and William Goat.  These are a few of the newest critters teaching about where food comes from.  Yeah, orange is not really my color, but you can definitely tell who is an employee and who is not.
Finally back home, I had the lovely pleasure of dumping the tanks on my RV.  I unplugged and drove over to the local Elks Park.  Unfortunately, I had to wait in line for someone who didn't really know what they were doing.  I had to clean up the mess before dumping MY tanks.

If you have stayed there, you will be happy to know they have opened the road so you can drive forward out of the dump station, making a U-turn in order to leave.   I have to say it's a tight turn however.  I'm about 37 feet long and I just made it.

Back home, I watched the Giants lose AGAIN to the Dodgers.  They aren't in the running at all, so I really think they aren't playing their A-Game, not to mention they have so many new players right out of AAA.  

It's a funny thing about being in California ... I'm already looking forward to Arizona.  When I'm in Arizona, I'm looking forward to California.  In between, I just want to catch up on sleep!!!!


  1. Nice that you got the rig parked, dirty or not! :)
    You are too funny with the 'grass is always greener on the other side' scenario. I know you really love both places and make the best of your time anywhere. That's is quite the orange shirt! They'll see you coming a mile away!

    1. The good thing is the orange shirts make the kids visible when they are sitting down and not working! Hahaha

  2. Getting back in the groove of things will help get your Sleep Pattern back on track.
    Whoever engineers RVs, Filling Stations and Dump Stations have probably never used them. They should not be allowed to do that unless they have.
    As for Dumping Etiquette they should have signs to teach the Newbies how it's done.
    Good Luck at the Patch. Nice Shirt.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

    1. There is never a How To Dump Tanks 101 lesson when RV's are sold. Just give them the money!!

  3. So nice that you got to visit with Phylis and cheer her up. laughter is always a good thing. Getting your rig all taken care of and ready to be washed at some point.
    You ready for pumpkin patch fun and lots of other great things.

    1. I'm just hoping I can stay awake the entire day!

  4. Was searching for a pressure washer to clean my truck fleet and I just happened to stumble across your blog. Nancy, I am inspired by your adventures! We need more people like you in this world. Makes me want to sell everything and hop into a rig. Hope the patch was great! And don't worry, I found a great pressure washing company too lol