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Small Print

I got a mild sunburn during my trip to the mountains. I bought a bottle of moisturizer cream named Oil of Olay. On the bottle was marked in big letters “ultra hydratant”,”ultra moisture.” Oh good I thought and slathered it … Continue reading

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All Better

I don’t think I mentioned that another victim of the Cerro Gordo road was one of my suspension air bags. ¬†The stock springs can not take the weight of the camper. The airbags¬†lift the back of the truck and generally … Continue reading

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Thank You Jesus

Today has been remarkable! I set off to drive the Cerro Gordo Road. http://www.theadventureportal.com/death-valley-national-park/cerro-gordo-road/ I tried to drive this road 11 years ago in a Range Rover. Alas, it kept breaking down down and I never made it. I am … Continue reading

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Salty Tales

The goal of the trip is to drive the Saline Valley Road. https://www.dangerousroads.org/north-america/usa/1018-saline-valley-usa.html It is a beautiful day and I am looking forward to seeing how the Truck/Camper combo will perform off-road. We amble along without a care. The scenery … Continue reading

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Chains

I am going to rush through the next two posts as the third is unbelievable. I set off Sunday morning towards Big Pine to drive the Saline Valley Road. This means crossing the Sierras and then driving way down South … Continue reading

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Rays

Thick smoke and then pouring rain foiled our camping ambitions over Thanksgiving. However the latter had the effect of eliminating the former, and Saturday is bright and beautiful. I pack the truck and head off to the famous Point Reyes. … Continue reading

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Fell

I live on Fell St in San Francisco. I have to write a little something to say how much I like living here. The houses are beautiful, most built around 1900 – old in the U.S. Just across the road … Continue reading

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