Just thought I’d share a few pics of some pretty places I’ve visited over the past month. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did. Kentucky North Carolina Michigan Indiana
Those full time and frequent RVers who understand the beauty of free overnight parking at truck stops and travel centers know that etiquette is a must. There aren’t a slew of rules, but following those and a few unwritten, common … Continue reading
It’s now been just over four months since I moved into my 2nd Gypsy Rider. To date, I’ve only been in campgrounds in this rig and have done no dry camping. Next week, this will come to an end as … Continue reading
After taking a merciless beating from the antagonistic beast that is writer’s block, I decided to take a break and indulge in one of my favorite comfort foods. I figured that if I was to receive no satisfaction from my … Continue reading
I think it’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve posted an RV friendly recipe. This, like my others, is quick, simple, and tasty. It’s a slam dunk for those who like frittatas, but don’t care for the prep work … Continue reading
Today, it was a very sunny 70 degrees! In my first RV, on days like this, I loved leaving the screen door open and feeling the breeze. In my current Gypsy Rider, I hadn’t had the opportunity to do that … Continue reading
The second day of my interior projects brought a mini miracle. Several RVs are made with a berber-type carpeting installed on the ceiling. My Rialta had it throughout, but my Minnie Winnie has it only in the shower (go figure.) … Continue reading
Those that have followed my journey to RV life know that before I purchased my first motorhome, I really wanted a convection oven. When I decided on the Rialta, I compromised by purchasing the Omnia stovetop oven. When I bought my latest Gypsy Rider, I was ecstatic because it has the convection oven that I wanted so badly. Well, when it came to using it, I was just as afraid to light the pilot as I was when I needed to light it on the Rialta stove! Today, I made progress. 🙂
I will admit, it wasn’t because I became so brave that I used the oven today. Admittedly, it was because my desire for chocolate cake outweighed my trepidation. Chocolate will always win in my world, regardless of the obstacle attempting to block our undying love for one another!
And so it goes, I lit the pilot, baked the cake, and I now sit in a state of complete contentment. I’m enjoying a hot cup of cinnamon tea and a huge hunk of warm cake, and I’m looking at the lovely trees outside my window. Ahhh, how I love the simple life!
I just have to publicly thank God for the, “angels” He sent my way today. Just before I escaped to warmer climates, I broke the tip out emergency window on my RV. With no other remedy at the time, I stopped by Home Depot and purchased a piece of plexiglass. Unfortunately, they don’t offer cutting services (only for lumber,) and only had a few pieces that were close to the size of my window, so I resorted to some good ‘ole duct tape. Yep, it was just as tacky as you’re imagining!
Fast forward to today. I found an Ace Hardware here in KY that could cut plexiglass, but did not sell sheets. I called Lowe’s in Florence, and they sold and cut plexiglass — needless to say, I was on my way! I got there and met Jen. She’s the most warmhearted woman, knows her way around a toolbox and as I would soon find out, is handy under the hood of vehicles, as well. Can you say, “GIRL POWER?!?”
She took a good chunk of time out of her day to measure my window, cut the glass, round and sand the edges (a service they don’t even offer,) and install it for me. She said she just wanted to help me because of the work I do with our Veterans. Amazing!
After she finished, we walked around my rig and noticed antifreeze leaking from beneath. She told me to pop the hood, and as she was inspecting, a gentleman, William, walked up and asked if he could help. They both determined there was a small leak in the radiator. Jen and I went inside to look for a product to stop the leak, but discovered that Lowe’s no longer carried it. We returned to my RV, and not only was William still under the hood, but another gentleman, Malachi, was working, as well!
They found the leak and decided that because it was so small, the stop leak product would definitely work. By this time, however, Malachi had already called the local Auto Zone and had gotten the pricing and ordering information for a new radiator, and gave me the number to the mechanic he uses right near the campground where I’m staying.
In the meantime, William had jumped in his car and in a few moments, returned with a bottle of the product I needed to halt the leak. To top it off, he refused payment for the product or his help. I drove away with a working radiator, a new window, thanksgiving in my heart and a love for Kentucky!
Today was a good day 🙂
Let me finish by giving Malachi and William a plug: Anyone needing handyman services in the Northern Kentucky area, please contact Malachi…
If you need construction and remodeling, please call William Iles of Iles Brothers Construction and Remodeling Company at (859) 446-6593
…and of course, if you need anything offered by Lowe’s, stop in and see Jen! She is quite a lady 🙂