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White mans fire

This evening I went to the empty camp spots and collected the half burnt wood from the fire rings. $5 for firewood seemed like a rip off. 🙂 I had newspapers in the van and so I created a very smoky fire. My Apache friend calls it white mans fire. 🙂

I also found a big bee in a hole in the picnic table. Thankfully I found him before he found me.

Worked on my Radio Control trucks a bit and watched some more old tv. Seems to be all I can find.

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Rockin the TV and make shift generator

So Adam is visiting and we got bored. So we turned his car on with the jumper cables running to charge the trailer battery and hooked an extension cord to a power inverter and hooked that to the tv. We got 26 High Def channels! Sweet! So we are sitting here watching tv in the camper. Woohoo!

This TV has a great picture!

Camping without hook up.

So this is the first time I have camped without hookups in this new camper. First thing I realized was that the battery is not charging while driving like it should. I even told them I thought I had a bad wire and they needed to check it. *sigh* Guess I will fix that next weekend when I am home. Also, I forgot the sewer hose at home so I have a full grey tank on my shower. Whoops. Going to see if someone will lend me one so I can empty it. Hard to shower then the water doesn't go away.

Finally, I made the mistake of buying some microwavable meals for breakfast. Whoops. No microwave without 110 hook ups. How silly of me. I think we will have to invest in a some solar panels or carry the generator with us if this will be normal practice. I am glad I am learning these things now instead of when I have 4 hungry kids, a crabby wife, and no place to go home to pick stuff up. 🙂

This camp ground is small and generally used by weekend tent campers. I had to park at an angle with the back of the camper pretty much in the woods and then stick the van in the grass to the side of the camp site. They don't seem to mind my parking job and no one else is beside me. Still for $25 you'd think I would have electric at least.

Advertising space.

We are offering advertising space up on this big new camper and big white van. This thing will see a lot of miles and a lot of country. If you want to get your name out there for a low month rate, then contact me. There is plenty of room to advertise on. Advertise on both camper and van, or just one or the other.

New “home”

Today I picked up the new camper. Got the full walk around and all that jazz. It's a lot nicer then all the old ones we have used in the past. Lots of automatic stuff to make my life easier. It's nice to have a camper that everything works on. 🙂 I rolled into Gifford Pinchott State park and got it all setup. My air card work great here, but can't pick up any tv channels. Going to copy a movie over to the flash drive to watch. 🙂

If you want one of your own, hit up http://lerchrv.com

I pick up the new “home” Tuesday

Well, this will become our new home for the next year while we travel around.

We are in the process of getting rid of nearly everything we own to go on the road full time. It's a big step and a bit nerve racking, but it's time for a change.