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Nichols (historical)

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  • Day3

    Carson the snitch

    August 19, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 36 °C

    You may notice that our lovely car is not in the photo. That is because he is in “time out.” As we were driving today, he kept beeping every time we got close to the edge of our lane. This led to interrupted conversations, rudely terminated naps, and embarrassed drivers. He has developed this horrible habit of snitching on us as we avoid large trucks creeping into our lanes, swerving to obstacles in the road, and it seems anytime that he felt ignored. It got so bad today that both of us burst out with “snitch” when he beeped. So, Carson is timing out this evening.

    Oh... Carson? How did he get that name? Might it have something to do with Kit Carson? Or any one of a number of other Carsons listed in Wikipedia? Or perhaps with Carson City or the surrounding features named Carson? Aaaahhhhhhh...... I’ll go ask Heather, maybe she remembers.

    We are now safe and sound at the Shreveport KOA. Thank goodness that our geezermobile has a air conditioner. It is 99 outside and feels like 109. If you get out a magnifying glass you can see the KOA logo in the photo.
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  • Day80

    Bye bye Texas, hello Louisiana

    July 31, 2018 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 23 °C

    Aaaaaaah....Fangirl Moment!!! Aber dazu später mehr. Heute sind wir wieder nur gefahren, also nichts Aufregendes. Auch keine tollen Fotos, da ich die meiste Zeit gefahren bin. Hier sind nur ein paar Fotos vom Campingplatz in Amarillo, auf dem wir letzte Nacht übernachtet haben. Der war wirklich süß gemacht. Es ging heute den ganzen Tag durch Texas und die letzten paar Minuten durch Louisiana. Wir machen in Shreveport Halt, bevor es morgen nach New Orleans geht. Nach einem kleinen (auch nicht aufregenden) Abendessen aus Clam Chowder aus der Dose, Salat und Wein, haben wir im Badehaus gesessen und gewartet, dass Duschen frei werden....Und dann wurde eine frei und ich wurde ganz schüchtern und dann zum Fangirl. Ich hab Kate Dunbar getroffen...Naja, der Name wird euch nichts sagen, aber sie ist des öfteren Gast bei den Camping-Podcasts, die ich mir gern anhöre und postet Kochvideos in der Camping-Gruppe auf Facebook, der ich angehöre. Sie macht viel zur Camping-Küche (und hat heute hier auf dem Campingplatz ein neues Video gedreht) und so um Weihnachten kommt ihr Kochbuch mit Camping-Rezepten raus. So, das war das Highlight meines Tages. Jetzt ab ins Bett.Read more

  • Day4

    The ants crawl in, the ants crawl out...

    August 20, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    ... the ants play pinochle in your snout.

    I should have realized something was up when, in the bathhouse, a teeny tiny ant humming the Jaws theme crawled up and over my foot. As I headed back to the camper I spied Gordon out front, in his shorts and nothing else, furiously beating on a big brown block with our enormous bread knife, This was interspersed with the occasional slap to arms, legs, chest etc.

    I thought perhaps he had invented some new morning ritual to celebrate our close communion with the great outdoors. But NO. He was actually beating our loaf of bread that was COVERED in ANTS! Big ones, little ones, black ones, brown. And that was our BREAKfast so this was serious.

    I left Gordon to his task (he WAS swinging a big knife around) and cautiously entered the trailer. The ants had friends who were swarming the food cupboard and a 3 foot radius around it. I quickly grabbed a flashlight in one hand and my trusty dust buster in the other and whistled a few bars of The Good Bad and the Ugly.

    A half hour later we are (more or less) calmly sitting at the table eating breakfast. You think we’re going to let a few dastardly ants scare us off our ONLY loaf of Gordon’s homemade bread? HA!

    We have refreshed ourselves on some important disaster preventing measures when traveling through the south and Midwest, and have added insect repellant to our shopping list.
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