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Saturday, December 28, 2013

The Cowboy Is Slipping

IMG_9652Excuse the dirty windshield but does this photo tell you what we are doing??  Yesterday the cowboy looked at the coming weather patterns and decided we were leaving Saturday—YIKES—are you crazy I said, that means I have ONE day to pack the motorhome!  And we did it—we had both created piles of stuff in various places around the house so it was just a matter of getting it to the motorhome which was a half mile away, down our icy driveway.  At 7:25pm last night, both exhausted, we were pulling into Nat’s driveway where we spent the night in the rig—spent the night, not slept—the wind was horrendous, rocking and rolling us all night! 

Now as for the “cowboy slipping” part—at 1pm we stopped for the day after driving right at 300 miles.  I couldn’t believe it—we were stopping???  This is our first time out with this long trailer, we knew we could get into the fairgrounds in Pocatello, ID easily—so that’s where we landed.  We talked about going on another 100 miles or so but the closer you get to Salt Lake City the rarer the campground and the greater the chaos. 

IMG_9654This is the coolest gadget—Michael stole it from our host and friend Steve at our Christmas Day white elephant gift exchange—it is a rechargeable iHome speaker which puts out incredible sound—we have it connected to our iPod. 

Having problems with the iPad—it won’t connect to our wifi network—we have a Cradlepoint router and Verizon aircard—our laptops connect and work well but the iPad is being a touch stubborn.  I have Rick working on it for me!  So far we have found TMobile (the cellular data plan included with the iPad) to be about worthless—maybe when we get into a more populated area it will work better???

Paulette, look what I did yesterday while frantically loading the motorhome:

IMG_9648I purchased a bunch of RIT dye at Wal Mart and followed Paulette’s directions for dyeing wool—it worked like a charm and look at those beautiful colors!!

IMG_9645“I just know the best bite is in here somewhere, I just have to drag it all out to find it.”  Well, Red and Roan—stop wasting hay!

IMG_9647Our last sunrise over the Crazy Mountains for a while. 

15 comments:

  1. Amazing what you can get done when the weather is dictating actions. The fairgrounds in both Pocatello and Blackfoot are great places. We try never to stay anywhere near SLC. I hate even driving through that place. Be safe and hopefully you left the bad weather behind.

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  2. Glad you are on the road - travel safe! Would love to know more about dyeing the wool with rit. The colors are great!

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  3. Glad you got on the road before the bad weather hit. Drive carefully!!

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  4. You did an awesome job of dyeing the wool, Janna!! Can't wait to see what you are going to make!! Safe travels!!
    P

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  5. You are on your way! Safe travels.

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  6. Yep, that's how I usually do it... Watch the weather and look for a couple of days to slip in between the nasty stuff...

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  7. Boy oh boy....running from the weather is a challenge as we learned when we escaped from Yellowstone in October. Safe travels.

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  8. Glad you are on the road. Looking forward to trip description. Have a safe winter in the South

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  9. Janna, you may have to replace the T-Mobile SIM card with Verizon - which has a much larger network. We've had fairly good result with T-Mobile while in reasonably large towns and small cities. Hope it gets resolved.

    Great to see you two rolling for the warmer climes. Safe journey.

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  10. Wish I could move our departure date up that easily. Less than two weeks, hopefully. Those Apple products just don't like to play well with others, but you'll get it figured out. Safe travels....

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  11. Dont'cha just love quick decisions like that. I'm with Mike, when it's time to go it's time to go. Weather's fine down here in this Arizona place so come on down & kick some dust around:))

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  12. That iPad mini and Router issue is a real head-scratcher - so many possibilities but my guess is it's likely something to do with the configuration of the Cradlepoint router - I only wish I knew the answer. 3G has excellent techs able to answer any questions on the phone, if the latest suggestions I sent don't work then a call to them might be your best bet.

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  13. safe travels..boy miss one day of posts and you are on the road!!!

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