Daily Archives: March 22, 2015

Fooled Us Again . . .

We pulled out of the Santa Fe RV Park a little after noon, heading 4.4 miles away to the Countryside RV Park where we’ll be for the next two weeks. And at this point I’m not sure if I really did anything to make a difference, but I had no problem with the rig’s air compressor/airbags this morning.

But unfortunately, I did TWO things differently, not just one. First, right after I cranked up, went to high idle, and brought the levelers up, I cycled the Manual Air Dump switch 3 or 4 times to see if that would make any difference, and second, I walked over to talk to the park manager for a couple of minutes, and over to Nick and Terry’s to let them know that we were leaving. When I came back to the rig about 10 minutes later, we were up on the airbags and ready to roll.

So I don’t know what made the difference. I’m pretty sure that I had let it idle this long before, so I don’t know. Maybe it was cycling the dump switch. I guess I’ll find out in two weeks when we head up to Verde Valley.

Jan and I headed out about 3pm on our way over to SanTan Village, and the Grimaldi’s Pizzeria there. Along the way though, we stopped off at a Michael’s so I could picked up some heavy-duty sewing needles to use on my magnetic windshield shade project.  I was hoping to also find some heavy black thread to go along with my new needles, but they don’t really carry sewing stuff, just larger yarns for knitting. So I’ll have to find a JoAnn’s or a Hancock’s to pick some up.

We thought we had it scheduled out. Every Grimaldi’s we’ve ever eaten at restokes their coal-fired ovens from 3 to 4pm, so by getting there about 4:15, we should have been all set, with no delay. But maybe because Arizona isn’t on Daylight Savings Time, or something else, the Grimaldi’s at SanTan restokes between 4 and 5. Bummer. Fooled again.

But we weren’t in any hurry, so we got our salad, and just sat and talked, and people-watched, one of our favorite pastimes

Grimaldi's SanTan

Then, a few minutes after 5, our pizza, a large with Pepperoni, Mushrooms, Meatballs, Italian Sausage, and extra Mozzarella. showed up at our table and was just as delicious as always.

Since we brought home some of the salad, and half the pizza, we decided we had room for dessert, so we split a piece of their really delicious Bailey’s Irish Crème, Oreo Crust Cheesecake. Well worth the splurge, believe me.

The other day after Jan and I had dinner with Nick, Terry, and Nick’s cousin Bev at Dry River Co. in Tucson, I wondered if the fact that Grimaldi’s pizza was always crispier than others was due to their coal-fired ovens. And according to their menu, the coal-fired ones run hotter than either, gas, electric, or wood-fired ones. So now we know.

And it looks like Jan and I will be right back at SanTan Village tomorrow evening, along with Nick and Terry, to have dinner at a group favorite, Famous Dave’s BBQ. Really looking forward to it.


Thought for the Day:

“It’s ironic that alcohol containers have a warning against women drinking while pregnant since that’s HOW many of them got pregnant in the first place.”


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