Going to San Francisco to pick up a Jucy camper then driving it home to Indiana.
  • Day8

    The Pickle has Landed

    May 14, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    Pickles has made it to his new home along with his travel mates Rick and Perry. Everybody and everything is accounted for. It's good to be home.

    Washed off a little road grime from Pickles at the local wash so he'd be looking good for Diane's arrival tomorrow. Perry is fluttering about as pimingos do when they are happy, Rick is smiling because he's home but sad because Diane's not here, and Pickles is shivering. Not sure if it's because he didn't get towel dried or he's scared. Could be either. This is a new idea for him.

    He met Shirley earler. Rick parked him next to Shirley when we first pulled in. Shirley looked awfully big next to Pickles. She may have intimidated him. Hard to tell what Shirley might have said to him. Whatever it was I hope it was welcoming, I think Pickles is going to be elected as an honorary member of the Mingo Manor flock as soon as a quarum can be gathered.

    Welcome home Pickles!
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  • Day7

    Near Disaster, a Pickle of a Pickle

    May 13, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    Holy cow. Picked a heck of a spot to camp. The actual spot was fine. Quiet and off the beaten path, nothing really there but solitude and a picnic table. The issue was getting there. We almost lost Pickles. I approached from the North and West. Big mistake. The roads were wet and Pickles was getting muddy untill.... I hit the low area in the road before getting to the campsite. That's where it got crazy messy. The road ceased being a road and turned into a mud bog for some crazed 4x4s. Pickles not being a 4x4 slid sideways and every way. We about went off the edge. Somehow I managed to keep him straight enough to reach higher ground and get out of the tenth of a mile long bog. My heart was racing, and adrenaline pumping when I arrived at the campsite. It took a long time to calm down and even then I was worrying about getting out in the morning. Would I have to go the same way out? Needless to say I did not get a restful nights sleep. I wanted to walk it to find out if there was a second way out but envisioned returning to Pickles covered in mud soaked shoes with no paper towels or rags. Not a good idea. I just stewed. Morning came and it was time for the showdown. Pickles vs. the mud. Who would win? Would a wrecker be involved?

    I took off the short drive leading away from the campsite to the road. Turned to the right, away from the direction we had entered from the evening before. Low and behold the road went up! This ment dryer road was ahead. I didn't even look at the map to see where it went. I just was happy to be out of the bog. As safety became more abundant on down the road I stopped to pull out the old GPS and got all of us back to asphalt. Perry and Pickles let out a sigh of relief.

    Later on as the next gas stop I snapped this picture of Pickles after his pickle with mud.
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  • Day6

    Taco John's!

    May 12, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Ahh if the west had only one thing to give it might be taco John's. Stopped for a yummy bite. Outside of this town there taint much out here. Am afraid it's gonna get worse...

  • Day4

    Finding a Idaho cache with a bird

    May 10, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    Perry and I had never been to Idaho so we took a detour to go up and stick our toes in Idahos. While we were here we snaged a cache and left some shameless advertising for Mingo Manor. I'm just sure these people will be leaving by the droves headed to Indiana any minute now.

    Sorry no pics. We were over taken by or Idaho experience and forgot to snap a shot.
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  • Day4

    U tah a what?

    May 10, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    Check out the little blue sign behind the big one. This was the news after driving 40 min to get here. Luckily we had plenty of pickle juice on board and Perry was full of bird seed.

  • Day4

    Winnemucca - a neat little town

    May 10, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 12 °C

    Winnemucca is a nice little town. I'd like to come back here. It's got lots of motels from the old days As well as the new ones. I went over by the park by the river and rolled up the shades on Pickles. He's all ready to go to Utah or Idaho or Colorado or wherever it is we're going next. I looked in the weather is a little better to the north so as we go east I think we'll slip up that direction some. I just ate at a place called The Griddle or something like that, a cute little Log Cabin type of place with Knotty Pine interior and everything. A neat little diner from way back when. I enjoyed a good breakfast there so now it's time to hit the road.Read more

  • Day4

    Winnemucca BLM

    May 10, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 3 °C

    What a campsite! Wow this is a dream site in camping world. I'm about 4 miles from town so nothing but nature noise here. A mountain stream running along one side of the campsite and mountains on the other. 🐦 birds chirping this morning and the sound of the stream in the background. Add some bacon and eggs and this would be heaven. Cost: free

    It's a short run into town so since I don't have camping supplies on this trip I'm headed there next to secure some morning chow. Then it's back on the road heading home with the new Jucy-mobile or Pickles as I'm calling him as of yesterday evening.
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