Chili Delayed . . .

After our morning coffee, and while Jan read, I spent the morning working on a new website proposal for a customer. Hopefully he’ll like it.

Then about 1:30 we headed out for some errands and then later an early dinner. Our first stop was a nearby O’Reilly’s for another jug of AW32 Hydraulic Fluid to keep on hand for when I need to top off the rig’s reservoir next time.

Then it was off to the car wash next to Countryside RV Park where we’ve stayed several times before. It did a pretty good job, but not as good as the ones at HEB or Ocean’s back in the Houston area. This one didn’t have the separate rotary brush on an arm that comes down and scrubs your wheels.

Next it was on to Wal-Mart so Jan could get her hair cut while I picked up our prescriptions and then shopped for a few things while I waited for her to be finished.

Since the Jan’s Chili got put on hold until tomorrow, leaving Wal-Mart, we made the 20 minute run over to Gilbert to have an early dinner at Joe’s Farm Grill, another of our favorite places here in the Apache Junction area, and also featured on Triple D with Guy Fieri.

We’ve eaten here a number of times, including with our friend’s Nick and Terry Russell, and it’s always been great.

Joe's Family Grill 1a

And today was.certainly no exception.

Joe's Farm Grill

We each got our favorites, with Jan’s Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Cheese, Grilled Onions and Avocado, along with a side of their Asian Slaw on the right, while I got the Sonoran Dog with a side of their Fried Green Beans with Pesto on the left. The green beans are fantastic and big enough to share.

And of course we couldn’t leave out a big glass of their homemade Strawberry Lemonade, made from strawberries and lemons grown right here on the property.

Joe's Farm Grill Strawberry Lemonade

In fact, much of the fruits and vegetables used in the restaurant are grown right here on the adjacent farm. And actually the restaurant itself was built around the family home built in the 1960’s.

Joe's Farm Grill Land

All of the brown and green areas are the farmland next to the restaurant.

I still haven’t heard back from the glass people yet, so hopefully soon. And based on suggestions from several blog readers, I’m casting a wider net looking for new window awnings for our rig.

So thanks for everyone’s suggestions and ideas.

Thought for the Day:

“It is harder to crack prejudice than an atom.” ― Albert Einstein


Weather Watch . . .

The weather the last few days has been really nice, with highs in the mid-70’s and low’s in 40’s/50’s.

In fact at noon, it was still only 69° here. Just about perfect. And even better, on Friday the high is supposed to 68° and sunny.

I’m still waiting to hear back from the RV Glass people, and really hope we can get this taken care of before we leave for Las Vegas on April 8th

I also put in a call to Arizona RV Awnings down in Wellton, AZ to get some info on replacing our rig’s Carefree window awnings. Before that Jan and I went outside and measured our present ones to see what we needed.

Based on their website we should be able to get heavy duty Sunpro replacement fabric for all four for around $430, which includes free shipping. But our thought is to pick them up ourselves on a day trip down to Gila Bend and Yuma. So maybe we can get a discount since they won’t have to pay for the ‘free shipping’.

I’m still waiting to hear back from ‘Eric’ who’s supposed to answer my questions and take my order.

Later I stuck my phone  camera underneath the rig’s Kwikee step so I could get the part numbers for the step (It’s a Series 28) and the motor I need to replace.

Kwikee Step Numbers

Blog reader Steve Mesz clued me in on the fact that many of these step motors are Ford power window motors, so I’m going to follow up on that.

For an early dinner we finished off our leftover Famous Dave’s BBQ from yesterday, along with some Bush’s Brown Sugar and Bourbon Grilling Beans. Then tomorrow Jan’s doing a big slow cooker batch of her world famous chili. Really looking forward to it.

Tomorrow we’ll run some errands and take care of a few other chores, and hopefully I’ll hear back from my windshield glass and awning people.

Thought for the Day:

“Everything is funny as long as it is happening to somebody else.” ― Will Rogers