THE JOURNEY - DECEMBER 2011

 IN THIS ISSUE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 LIVE-LOVE-LAUGH AND BE HAPPY

 


 

We wish you all the best in the Holiday Season 

Where ever your travels take you and where ever you spend the holidays.....we wish you all the best. 

 

 Welcome to the December Issue of "The Journey"

It is hard to believe that another year has flown by so quickly. It just seems we were just putting the finishing touches on the last newsletter with the Christmas pictures. 

It has been a year full of challenges and changes for a lot of us. Rising gas prices, park fees, and almost everything else (except wages and pensions, which can't keep up) make for an interesting time. Luckily the RV vacation is still almost half the cost of traditional fly and stay vacations. And of course you can do it at your time and pace, not someone else's.

We hope you enjoy this issue and as always we welcome your suggestions and we look forward to your emails with all your Tips and your Favorite parks.

 Due to the climate of political correctness now pervading  Canada: 

Albertans will no longer be referred to as 'Rednecks.'

You must now refer to them as

Rocky Mountain/Prairie Canadians.

And furthermore

HOW TO SPEAK ABOUT WOMEN AND BE POLITICALLY CORRECT:

1. She is not a 'BABE' or a 'CHICK' - She is a

' BREASTED Canadian.'

2. She is not 'EASY' - She is

'HORIZONTALLY ACCESSIBLE.'

3. She is not a 'DUMB BLONDE' - She is a

'LIGHT-HAIRED DETOUR OFF THE INFORMATION SUPERHIGHWAY.'

4. She has not 'BEEN AROUND' - She is a

'PREVIOUSLY-ENJOYED COMPANION.'

5. She does not 'NAG' you - She becomes

' VERBALLY REPETITIVE.'

6. She is not a 'TWO-BIT HOOKER' - She is  a

' LOW COST PROVIDER.'


HOW TO SPEAK ABOUT MEN AND BE POLITICALLY CORRECT:

1. He does not have a 'BEER GUT' - He has developed a

'LIQUID GRAIN STORAGE FACILITY.'

2. He is not a 'BAD DANCER' - He is

' OVERLY CAUCASIAN..'

3. He does not 'GET LOST ALL THE TIME' - He

' INVESTIGATES ALTERNATIVE DESTINATIONS.'

4. He is not 'BALDING' - He is in

'FOLLICLE REGRESSION.'      

5. He does not act like a 'TOTAL ASS' - He develops a case of

RECTAL-CRANIAL INVERSION.'

 

 THINGS TO DO DOWN SOUTH

 

 Last month we gave you our favorite route to the sunny south. This newsletter we will give you some of our favorite places to go when we are down south. This month will be southern California as that is one of our favorite destinations. We shall explore further afield as the winter goes on.

 The National Date Festival in Indio, California is a must see when you are spending the winter down south. It is a fun county fair with lots to see and do.

This year the dates are February 17-26, 2012

Click on the image on the right for more info

 

 

Click on the image above for more information 

 The College of the Desert Street Fair is located on the campus of The College of the Desert, located at the corner of Monterey Ave and Fred Waring Drive in Palm Desert, California. The vendor booths are located between Park View Drive and Magnesia Falls Drive, adjacent to Monterey Ave. The main entry to the Street Fair is by way of Park View Drive, 1 block north of Fred Waring Drive on Monterey. Parking is available in lots just south of the vendor area.

 The outdoor experience features well over 300 vendors offering arts and crafts, entertainment, a wide selection of unique gifts for all occasions, a farmer's market and refreshment booths. There is free admission, parking, entertainment and complimentary golf cart shuttle to and from the parking area.

 Getting to Old Town Temecula is easy, it is located West of I-15 between Rancho California Road and State Highway 79 in the City of Temecula, so make sure to visit real soon!

Enjoy the sense of adventure and wonderment as you take time to explore Old Town Temecula's many alleyways with a new exciting discovery around every turn. Here you will find an amazing array of specialty stores, exclusive boutiques, art galleries and a myriad of antiques stores which together with whimsical and historical features that make Old Town temecula what it is.


 

For more information click on the image above 

 

 Sea World in San Diego is another attraction that is a must see when you are in Southern California. You will need a full day at least and it is just excellent.

For more info click the image on the left

 Get Ready for the Ultimate Hollywood Experience!

Find a full day of action-packed entertainment all in one place: Universal Studios Hollywood.

With thrilling theme park rides and shows, a real working movie studio and Los Angeles’ best shops, restaurants and cinemas at CityWalk, Universal Studios Hollywood is a unique experience that's fun for the whole family.

Click on the image on the right for more information

 

 

 FEATURED RV PARK OF THE MONTH

 Americana The Birding Center RV Resort

Mission, Texas

 

 

 

 AmeriCana RV Park in Mission McAllen Texas welcomes Guests year around.

 AmeriCana Campground is located minutes from the World Birding Center and Rio Grande and caters to Winter Texan Snow Birds in a quiet country setting with big city amenities nearby.

 Perfect for a quiet and relaxed stay. Pull in, pick a spot and kick back. Everything is READY for YOU.

 Diane and Jim have been busy keeping the gardens green. They always have a kind word for everyone.

 Drop in, take a look around and say Hi! We have a great team on board to make your stay everything you imagine it should be. 


 

 

  I was having trouble with my computer. So I called Richard, the 11 year

old next door whose bedroom looks like Mission Control, and asked him to

come over. 

Richard clicked a couple of buttons and solved the problem.

As he was walking away, I called after him, 'So, what was wrong?  

He replied, 'It was an ID ten T error.'

I didn't want to appear stupid, but nonetheless inquired, 'An, IDten T error? What's that?  In case I need to fix it again.'

Richard grinned.  'Haven't you ever heard of an ID ten T error

before?''

No,' I replied.

'Write it down,' he said, 'and I think you'll figure it

out.'  

So I wrote down:       I D 1 0 T

I used to like the little shit

 

TIP OF THE MONTH 

Keep Your Celery Fresh 

 To keep your celery fresher longer, wrap the celery in aluminum foil and then put in the crisper. It will stay crisp and fresh for weeks.

 

 NEW PRODUCT OF THE MONTH

 

 Run your 50 AMP RV in a 30AMP Park with an additional 20AMP circuit or GFCI


Click on the image on the left for more information

 

 TECH TIP OF THE MONTH

 Electric Step Lubrication

 

Most of us are familiar with the yellow sticker on the  top step, or the reminder in the Kwikee electric step owner’s manual, that recommends lubrication every 30 days.  Have you lubricated all of the pivot points?  Don't miss the crucial pivot rod tucked up under the body. The pivots requiring lubrication are those that you see, where the supports join the side of each step, and even more important are those under the body in the mounting bracket, above the top step and by the step motor.  The rod that connects the motor to the actual step assembly has four or five bushings in it.  The best lubricant is spray-on grease sold by Kwikee or Castrol Chain Lube to properly lubricate your step. An alternative although somewhat messy is a squirt of SAE 30 oil.  Use of an oil-based spray lubricant, such as WD40 is really not that effective, in fact this particular lubricant is used in industry as a cleaner and solvent.  If you use the spray, ensure that you have the plastic spray tube, since you must reach under the body and hold the can upright and reach the lubrication points underneath and in the back of the step. With the step fully extended, spray or squirt oil on both sides of each of the pivot points.  Remember to lubricate the motor pivot and the rear side pivots that the top step works on.  Open and close the door to move the step a few times and re-apply. Lubricate all of these areas, both the visible points and the ones that you cannot see every 30 days.  Your step will always be ready when you need it.


 

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