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Daily Archives: April 24, 2017

Lady Marmalade . . .

I was getting ready to order a micro SD card for my new phone, but then I realized I already had one.



Readers will remember when I got the new dashcam for the truck when we were gate guarding down in south Texas, and had trouble with it. That trouble turned out to be caused by my use of a particular brand of SD card. So I retired the first one and ordered another one of a different brand and it’s worked fine ever since.

So yesterday I ‘unretired’ that card and plugged it into the slot on the S8+ and it works fine. And I saved some money.

One reader asked what that sauce was that came with my Outback pork chops.

Outback Marmalade

It’s called Creole Marmalade and it really goes well with pork, or anything actually. In fact Jan always orders a side of it for her Alice Springs Chicken.

As far as what it is, it’s just Orange Marmalade with some horseradish mixed in to give it some kick.  Not real hot, just spicy good. Try it next time.



We left the rig a little before 4:30 heading up to Palmdale to meet Maurice and Judy Kunkel at the Antelope Valley Mall’s Chili’s.  We had met at a couple of past rallies, but this was our first time to get to spend any time together.

Maurice and Judty Kunkel

Jan went with her favorite, the Margarita Chicken, which Judy also got.

Palmdale Chili's Margarita Chicken

Maurice got the new Chili’s Fiery Pepper Chicken Crispers,

Chili's Fiery Crispers

while I got my favorite, the Grilled Chicken Caribbean Salad.



Palmdale Chili's Caribeean Salad

Maurice spent time in Thailand as an Air Force weatherman (like our good friend Al Cox), and likes spicy food. But he was kind of disappointed with the heat of these ‘Fiery Pepper Crispers’. He gave me a bite, and I agreed. ‘Fiery’ is in no way an apt description. More ‘Medium-Hot’, or maybe ‘Lukewarm’.

Everyone seemed to really hit it off, with Maurice and I both at the same Air Force Base at the same time, him in the AF and me with the DOD. We had a great time and a lot of laughs trading stories of our adventures.

And as is usual when RV’er’s get together, we spent the obligatory 3 hours over dinner,  actually about 3-1/2 hours. Really I think the only reason we called it a night is that our butts were getting numb.

Hopefully we’ll cross paths again soon.

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Tomorrow we’re heading down to LA, and in particular Yorba Linda, to have lunch at Esther’s Taco House. We were told about this place years ago by a late good friend and we checked it when we were first in the area in 2008. And we’ve gone back a number of times, including taking our friends Nick and Terry Russell back in 2011.

Loving the cool weather. It went down to 44° last night and only up to 71 today, but still sunny and nice.


Thought for the Day:

“A quotation is a handy thing to have about, saving one the trouble of thinking for oneself, always a laborious business.” ― A.A. Milne

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