Saturday, December 31, 2011

Uncongested California highways

That's right, there really are uncongested highways in California.. I use the word "highway" loosely here..  We head down California highway 1.. See a sign "Winding road next 22 miles".  Now back home winding road means just come curves ,, But not here..

Holy smokes.. Talk about tight curves, hairpin and switchback curves with no shoulder.. The only other RV we saw was in the ditch jammed up against a rock wall.   Sheer cliffs that would take your breath away not only from the beautiful but sheer terror!

This highway took us right through the middle of the giant Redwood forest.

we didn't know that Avenue of the Giants meant monster mountains,  incredibly narrow roads but breath-taking beauty

Pretty isn't it..   As we enter the uncongested California highway 1

Then we see the sign... 15 miles per hour..  This is not good

And the 22 mile of Terror begins!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Day 2 Oregon to California

Made it to California last night and stayed in an RV park facing the ocean. Gorgeous view. Waves crashing over the barrier walls, seagulls,, just flat out pretty.

This morning I thought cool I get to take a hot shower.. Yes!  Dale tells me lots of hot water..  His shower was wonderfully warm..  Yes can't wait. So I jump in.. AHHH,, nice hot water.

about the time I get good and soapy, I feel cool water.  Then all sudden ice cold water .. plunk. plunk plunk. Hey Dale if you pitch cold water on me, I am so going to hurt you.. And then I realize the water is coming from above me..

You got it. the skylight is leaking,  dripping ice cold rain water on top of me. AND to top it off, there really isn't any hot water left because Dale used it all .. So much for my nice hot morning shower

Thursday, December 29, 2011

First Night in RV Park

Our first night in an RV park..  We are in Crescent City, CA.  in a totally cool RV park.. Facing the ocean, Wind is whipping 90 to nothing, raining like crazy. But does that matter to us, nope not a bit.. So Dale and I jump out to get the RV all hooked up.. Shore power, city water and cable TV.

There is just one little issue.. It is that flashing Fault light on the onboard power inverter..  Hook up turn on shore power.. AND drum roll tada..  ummmm nothing. No power..

Are we daunted.. not on your life.. we hit the generator switch.  Generator jumps to life humming away.  I hurry to the kitchen to start that hot coffee.. Hey Dale,, there isn't any electrical outlet power.  NO where in the RV.. And that annoying power inverter light is still blinking Fault 1

We even resort to calling a guy back home we go to church with who is an amazing RV electrical whiz especially since that is what he does for a living. wires up RV. the really huge rigs like this.. So he gives Dale all kinds of things to check.

About 10 trips in and back out Dale is soaking wet, generator is running but we do not have any power and the RV is now running so we have heat and don't run the batteries down.. 

Tomorrow we go to the RV shop down the road and see about the power inverter..  Me being me I googled it :)   And we have a good idea of what the deal is but will need some parts.

On the bright side, take a look at the inside of our home away from home.  And me in my jammies working diligently in Bonanza support.

I still can't believe Dale took a picture of me in my jammies!

Off to Oregon

Yes we are off to Oregon to drive back an Coach motorhome. It is a huge RV on steroids! Seriously

 I know you are so feeling sorry for me right about now ;)  What an adventure.  We are taking the Pacific Coast Highway all the way from Eugene Oregon 
to Los Angeles, CA

The scenery today is unreal.

We have just gone through Coos Bay, Oregon

And there are these gorgeous fields of cranberries
The mountains are fog covered, it is raining yet warm.  There is no way to describe the beauty.  The state road went through the mountain via a totally cool tunnel.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Free Shipping Day December 16, 2011

Today is the big event Free Shipping Day December 16, 2011 at  

Currently there are over 2500 participating merchants,  including yours truly :)

Bluepennylady ships most product free in the Continental US
check out my Bonanza booth  or my eBay store 

Bonanza sellers have their very own Category at !  So check out all the goodies today and get free shipping on that cool goody you been waiting on!

See you there!

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

eBay Free 5000 listings 3 days Dec 6-8, 2011

That's right. eBay is offering free auction style listings for three (3) days. December 6 to December 8th.

1, 3, and 5 day duration

See the full announcement