Sometimes, people ask me “Did you take that photo?”
Sometimes the answer is yes and sometimes no.
If you click on the photo itself and it takes you to my Flickr photostream, the answer is “yes.” I love Flickr because I click on a button in my WordPress dashboard and I can automatically insert the photo. Easy Peasy!
If the photo is more of a cartoon (or gif format) I do use non-copyrighted clipart/photos that I sometimes alter and upload to Photobucket.
Happy Fourth of July!
A fireworks display in Lincoln City, Oregon…
What IS it about fireworks that amaze and delight? The seem to squeeze “ah’s and ooh’s out of us, as we scan the skies for spectacular arrays and colors.
I suppose I’m a real traditionalist when I watch fireworks, because as I watch I always want to hear Handel’s Water Music/Music for Royal Fireworks.
Note: The background is interesting and takes the first five minutes – the rest is the orchestra playing the compilation and lasts approximately one one and ten minutes. (Beautiful if you have a fast connection…)
Have I ever mentioned I have the most wonderful neighbors?
Julia and and her husband Edward keep an eye on my house and get my mail when I away for extended travels. He often shares books with me to read, and I try to do the same since he’s a history buff.
Wilma invites me over often to holiday functions (and many times just for dinner) , and her husband Marvin (at 83 years old) takes my trash container to the curb every week to be picked up. Marvin’s kind of amazing. He’s an amateur painter, gardener, and woodworker. He’s helped me do little projects like help repair an antique walnut round pedestal table I found at a thrift store, make a little wine glass rack for my RV, and most recently helped me configure (and install) a Coolaroo Sunsail shade for my RV as I don’t have an awning.
Little RV Improvements
Four eye bolts were driven into the RV, and I punched grommets to secure with small carabiners. The hook I have secured to the side door stretches out to a weighted bucket I have “glammed up” with a stake wrapped with solar rope lights around it.
Cali and I have some shade to sit outside in, but most important if it’s really hot and sunny the project shades the side refrigerator vent. I also have two small muffin fans and the combination help my refrigerator not struggle in high temperatures.
It’s easily (and quickly) detachable and folds up neatly into a small package to store in my cargo hold.
POI (Points of Interest)
Garmin Nuvi 205W
I knew about POI’s (Points of Interest) that you can download and add to your GPS to increase it’s functionality. There was a little bit of a learning curve, but Garmin can help walk you through the process.
You can download some amazing stuff…
POI Factory is a great resource, and I was specifically interested the file for the Moose Lodges that allow RV Parking. (I joined Women of the Moose last year in Grand Junction, Colorado.)
Speaking of amazing stuff, I’ve compiled an “Amazing RV Resources Page” on this blog. It’s by no means complete, and I consider it a living document” to be added to frequently. Please contact me if there’s a resource you’d like to see added.
Amazing RV Resources includes:
- Free and Inexpensive RV Parking
- RV Dump Stations
- Food Preparation in an RV
- RV Repair Centers
- POI (Points of Information) for GPS Users
- Recommended RV Solar Installers
- Cell Reception and WiFi Coverage
- Incident Information (Current wildfires, etc…)
I took some “time and effort” to create this page as a service to those that RV, and I hope you find it useful and refer it frequently.
I wish each and everyone a