Motel 6 Manteca
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The first flight in almost four weeks felt rather strange.
This flight test is necessary to test the long range fuel tanks prior to the long sea crossing. A half hour local flight to evaluate the systems was uneventfully, apart from an autopilot fluctuation which was corrected by switching off and then on again !
I now have five valves, (in addition to the original valve) to open and close according to the fuel movement required. There is no ...
Perhaps referring to packing as the "bane of my existence" is a bit melodramatic. But at certain time I think it is. I cannot count how many times I have packed and repacked. Every time, I am not satisfied. Maybe I can fit something in that gap. Maybe I can take that out. Do I really need that jacket? Will this make it through airport security? These thoughts have filled my mind for the past week.
Even my brother lovingly added items to my list! Take a look at ...
... trees. We left Jen on her day bed and walked 1.6 miles uphill to a huge Sequoia tree. In fact it was just as well Jen didn't come, as snow surrounded the walk, and as you probably know, Jen and snow are not good friends. From the big trees we drove straight to our overnight stop, stopping only for lunch at the courthouse park in ...
Freeway driving in this part of California is not much fun in a motorhome unless it is a rental. The freeways are in a horrible state of disrepair. Large potholes and sections of missing pavement are common. Bang rattle bang was the song we listened to today.
Made it to just south of Sacramento, still windy and ****** mileage. Gas prices around $4 a gallon. Better than Canada but still somewhat pricy.
Very pretty scenery, but foggy patches on the way here. We were in ...
... you care that Ken has a new $3000 tooth? Or that we both have new glasses - in fact, Ken has his very first pair of prescription glasses. Or do you really care that we've both been poked, prodded and squeezed by our various Doctors? In fact we've been found to be in good health and have been 'cleared for another year.'
In between all these appointments - and there have been alot ...
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