Wednesday, October 31, 2007

More RV Chuckles and Chuckholes

My new book has arrived! I am pleased with it and hope all of you like it as well as I do.
Did you know that if you click on the pictures, you could see them better? I realize that you still can’t read the reviews of the manuscript that are on the back cover because the print is too small, so I am copying it here for you. I did shorten the reviews to get all of them on the back page. (I apologize if I cut your words.) Now we are in the process of changing the web page to include the new book. Yes, I do have an isbn number but it has not been added to this proof.

Darlene Miller shares what the day-to-day life on the road is like for her and husband Terry. They search for the white (Kermodei) bear on their way to Alaska. She describes how she bonds with her grandchildren while traveling. Guest contributors write about the quest for New Mexican chilies; what happens when the windshield broke in the middle of traffic on the San Francisco Bay Bridge; or how to RV when you’re born with no mechanical genes. More RV Chuckles and Chuckholes is an instructive read for new RVers and a trip down memory lane for experienced travelers. Alice Zyetz - RV Traveling Tales: Women’s Journeys on the Open Road

Darlene Miller treats us to viewpoints on The Perfect RV Woman, "She is thrifty, gives a great back rub, and always dumps the black water." On The Perfect RV Man she states, "He still has a 36" waist and can fix anything with duct tape." Her humor shines! Yes, Darlene Miller is at it again, amusing us with smiles, laughter, and of course, chuckles along her adventurous journey. Joanne Alexakis - Penwheels

Like her first book, “RV Chuckles and Chuckholes”, the chapter Darlene wrote about the Escapees Boomers BOF (“Birds of a Feather.”) gives a delightful look into the versatile RV lifestyle. Escapees is an “inclusive” not an “exclusive” organization based on the principle of caring and sharing. Kay Peterson - Co-founder of Escapees RV Club

Darlene is back with another helping of good times and bad on the road, from being knocked off her feet by a tourist's car in Yellowstone National Park to gleefully getting 256 miles per gallon coasting downhill. A fun read for the newbie RVer and the veteran fulltimer. Nick Russell - Gypsy Journal RV Travel Newspaper

Monday, October 08, 2007

Safe Arrival in Iowa

We arrived in Iowa safe in spite of driving in “poor winter driving conditions” in Alberta Canada. In the first 1,250 miles, we only had 250 miles where the pavement was dry. Then we encountered rain, sleet and snow with icy roads in the Canadian Rockies. We left Alaska about two to three weeks late. Most of the tourist places that sold food and fuel were closed for the season. The salmon were not swimming in Fish Creek so there were no bears there. There was construction by Klune Lake so the Dall sheep were not there. It was too foggy and rainy to see mountain goats near Little Atlin.

We did see the bull elk in Jasper National Park that is in the picture. He had a harem of 31 cows.

Terry finally got the Internet going again. Sat 99 Transponder 1370 went bad. He did not know & was trying to setup the satellite Internet and did not get a signal. He was on the phone for 3 hours. After directions from 3 technical people, Terry was able to get Directway to connect us to a new Transponder 1110.

Sorry for the delay in my blog. Now you know why.

Raymond and Teresita’s Alaska Property

In May, Terry and Raymond are building a trench for the added foundation to the garage which now has an apartment over it. The duplex is in the background.

Terry and Raymond have the roof shingled, OSB board on the outside of the apartment/garage and foam insulation to cover the building. Most of the plumbing and gas and electricity are in. All the components of a home (cabinets, bathtub/shower, sinks, commode, stove, refrigerator, dish washer, washer and dryer) are in the apartment but are waiting sheet rock before being installed.

In September, both families moved from the duplex so work was done on relocating gas, electric and water lines to add a new bathroom and to change the kitchen in the duplex, which is pictured here. One apartment is in the lower level and one is in the upper level.