Reverse Petro-Tourism

Our route to Canada was planned with a couple of very practical things in mind: Buy Diesel    and Buy Propane. ESPECIALLY The former is WAY MORE expensive in Canada; we’ll have to buy some eventually, but we might as well carry as much as possible. Our friends in Vancouver tell us that many Canadians

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The EXACT cost of Stupidity…

Our Alaska Voyage is now well underway. We made it to Vancouver as “planned” so we could group (can’t “re”group unless you have grouped first!) with our travelling companions, the Enfingers. Actually, we met up with them in Olympia, WA. So perhaps Regroup is appropriate, unless that was a “pregroup!” Our stay in Olympia was

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It’s all Liz’s Fault…

Thot for EVERY day (Click here) You are going to have to wait a bit to find out WHAT is Liz’s fault, but trust me, it is worth it! As we continued north, I remembered from the past a friend who, I thot, lived in Roseburg, Or. Roseburg was right at the 4-hour point; so

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(Heard it Thru )The Grapevine…

Click Here for a SOBERING Thot for the day… Our first task in California was to trans-navigate the LA area. The GPS took us around the bulk of it, on the 210 thru Pasadena. But eventually, all roads north lead to the notorious I5 “Grapevine.” This road winds through the hills North of LA, and

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Almost Texans…

We returned to Weatherford Texas, where we discovered that Max Hendrix had NOT sold the bus, though he claimed the neighbors were interested. Not so interested, apparently, that the police were summoned. While at the Max-cave, I completed the installation of our new BARBEQUE on a sliding shelf. Our previous unit, propane-fired, had been stuffed

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RANDOM THOUGHTS!

Thought for the Day (Click me!) My Dad’s 90th Birthday celebration in Minneapolis was SPECTACULAR. Celebrating a life well-lived, and far from done. There was a bit of nostalgia, some well-meaning trash-talking and general festivity at a brunch hosted magnificently by Dad’s partner, Helen. Not much debauchery, though. The video here will probably embarrass him

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Texas-sized Hospitality

So, we arrived at Weatherford and Chez Hendrix having passed through another line of impressive storms.  In years past, we always watched on TV Weather the Bright Yellow and RED storms that seem to sweep across Texas, Oklahoma and such places every spring. It is a whole ‘nother thing to drive thru them!  “Passed Thru”

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Weather (or not)

Our “plans” are definitely subject to the winds and whims of the weather. We had the idea to travel northwards a bit to see old friends Rhonda and Randy Dietz in far-Northwestern Arkansas, then Lynn and Dave Gray in far North-eastern Oklahoma. We had some days to spare and diesel in the tank, so why

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