Posted by: ramblinmanjimj | August 29, 2009

Broasting on the last full day of our abbreviated RVing Summer!

Broasting in my definition is half way between baking and roasting. With the forecast high of 100 degrees, as much as I dislike air-conditioning, I’ll be hiding out in our motorhome today rather than sitting outside! Mary calls me a “Weather Wimp” as I get uncomfortable in temperatures over 80 degrees. Guilty! After 15 years of mostly 65 to 80 degrees, I no longer care for extreme hot or cold temperatures. Mary’s youngest daughter and her two grand-kids are coming to spend the day with us. While they’ll be outside swimming in the lake, I’ll be inside and be a cool dude!

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Preview of a Broasting Day at Lake Minden!

If you are a regular follower of my Blog, you already know Mary and I are new life-partners since last November. You also know Mary had rotator-cuff surgery on her left shoulder on March 3rd of this year while she recuperated at her home in Murphys, CA. For almost three months I was acting as her butler assisting her during this recovery time. So that meant instead of starting my summer journey North in March, we did not depart until May 28th. Now she has friends coming to visit on September 15th for two weeks, (a commitment she made before she met me), so she wants to be home by September 1st in order to prepare for her friend’s visitation.

We are planning to depart early (because of the excessive heat) tomorrow morning and drive the remaining 100 miles to her home in Murphys, CA. Normally I depart Washington to start South for the winter about the beginning of October. So, this in effect, is our last full day of our abbreviated RVing Summer.

Our basic plan is to be at Mary’s home during September, October and November. We will do Thanksgiving with her family there and shortly after that I will take off in the new motrohome South to warmer climates…destination(s) uncertain at this time. Around December 12th Mary leaves with her 15 year old grandson for a three-week trip to Thailand. She arrives back in the United States on December 31st. After a few days to rest, she will fly out and join me wherever I happen to be in the motorhome at that time.

During the three months at here home she will be taking care of normal business as well as assisting me in the transfer of all the “stuff” from my old motorhome into the new motorhome. My primary chore will be to transfer all the technological items as well as getting everything properly stored and weight evenly distributed.

If you have not seen the new (to us) motorhome, it’s a 2006 Fleetwood Terra 27′ Class A Motorhome with a queen-size island bed. It has an 8.1 liter GM gas engine, the largest gas engine made. It has under 18,000 miles and is so clean one cannot tell it from new! I expect we will be very comfortable and hopefully enjoy many years and miles in it.

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The new motorhome.

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2009
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Responses

  1. Hi Jim… Sounds like you have great plans and I sure hope the weather turns the way you love it… It is around 85 here in ort Smith and we are hoping for coller weather very soon!!! Have Fun!!!

    Travel Safe
    Donna

  2. I don’t know If I said it already but …Great site…keep up the good work. πŸ™‚ I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say I’m glad I found your blog. Thanks, πŸ™‚

    A definite great read..Tony Brown


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