Daily Archives: April 5, 2018

A Coming Jaunt . . .

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Jan and I left the rig about 12:45 for the trip over to Alvin to have lunch at Monterey’s Little Mexico. We’re going up to the one in Pasadena to see our friend who’s a waitress there until the one down here in Dickinson reopens after the Harvey damage repair. But we couldn’t wait, and Alvin is closer.

We asked the manager if he knew what the story was about the Dickinson location. We had originally been told that it would reopen last December, and then it was this past March, i.e. last week, for sure. But apparently now, it’s this coming September or October. Maybe, I guess.

Jan had her favorite Chicken Ixtapa, minus the green peppers, which can give Jan a migraine. So she always has them leave them out.

Monterey's Chicken Ixtapa

I, of course, got my usual Chicken Tortilla Soup, pretty much the best I’ve had anywhere in the country.

Monterey's Chicken Tortilla Soup

Finishing up we left the restaurant and headed back over to the Friendswood Sam’s Club/WalMart for prescriptions and some groceries. Then we turned toward home, getting back to the rig a little before 5pm.

As we were leaving the rig this afternoon heading up to Alvin, we stopped by BayGas Propane to check out their hours and to double check big rig access. As it stands right now, weekend after next, we going to take the rig out for a little jaunt, probably for an hour or so. But they were closed due to an emergency. At least according to the note on the door. So I’ll check back later.

We’ve been parked here at the Petticoat Junction RV Park for about 5 months, which is the longest we’ve ever been parked without moving/running the rig. The first time was the five months we spent in Fairbanks, AK in 2008, and then in 2010 when we came back to Houston early after our grandson Landon was born.

Now some people will crank up their rig once a month or so, and let it run for an hour or more. But according to Cummins, doing it that way is a No-No. In fact they say that if you can’t get it up full operating temperature at highways speeds, it’s better not to run it at all.

And while we’re out and about, I want to stop off and fill our rig’s propane tank. It’s actually been empty since it ran out while our rig was being repaired in Louisiana last  August. But since we haven’t been traveling we haven’t really needed it. So since we’ll be traveling again in a couple of months, I want to get it taken care of early.

Thought for the Day:

I’m probably not a person you should put on speakerphone.


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