Sunday, August 30, 2015
The new system has magnets. There is no drilling into the RV for snaps. Today, the folks installed it. The first thing you have to do it dry fit it to your windshield. The shade comes with magnets sewn into it. One person has to be on the outside on a ladder and the other person is on the inside placing the inside magnets to the windshield. Let me tell you, those magnets are strong. The instructions tell you that the magnets can jump 12" and they can. Mom made the mistake of putting one in each hand. She then had to ply the magnets apart. So, Dad stood on the ladder holding up the shade and Mom placed the magnets on the inside of the windshield. They then made sure it was exactly how they wanted it. The next step was for Dad to hold the magnet that was sewn into the shade in place, while Mom took the adhesive strip off the magnet that she had and stuck it into its' permanent place. It was basically an easy process. There was just one magnet that Mom had trouble with because she had trouble reaching it over the steering wheel. She hit the horn and scared Dad. BOL!
|TADA! Here is the new shade.|
|This is the view from the inside.|
|We can see out easily.|
|Here is the magnet on the inside of the windshield. It is "permanent". It is all the way to the top and you don't see it unless you are next to the windshield.|
We have a neighbor who recently arrived and they have the Magne Shades. I think they bought everything they sell. They have the side windows, mirror covers and the tire covers. We decided that the windshield shade was all we really needed and all our budget allowed. We did get windshield wiper covers, but they came free with our purchase.
|Our neighbors chose a pattern on theirs.|
Oh and Dad adjusted our awning today. It now tilts down more. The way it came, it just stuck straight out. We planned on using it today, but it was too windy. :-(
The Greyhound Who Served As The Shade Reporter Today
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
|In this photo, you can see our new tire covers. Pretty, don't you think? BOL|
|Normally, I lay in the shade, but maybe I knew something was about to happen because I chose the sun away from our rig.|
|Evidence of the event.|
The rest of the day was pretty normal. Mom did make an awesome dinner last night. She fixed BBQ chicken thighs in the Ninja. She sauteed the chicken in onions and garlic in the Ninja. She then removed the chicken and added 3 cups of chicken broth and put the chicken back in the Ninja but on the rack this time. She steamed it for 30 minutes. She then removed the chicken and drained the liquid but kept the onions and garlic in the bottom of the Ninja. She then added the chicken back in without the rack and added BBQ sauce. She baked it for about 15 more minutes. Dad said it was really good. It was better than actually putting it on the grill. Mom loves her Ninja.
The Greyhound Who Stayed Dry Yesterday - BOL
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
This past Saturday, they ate a restaurant they saw on Food Network. I think it was one of those shows that have the top 100 restaurants, but I don't remember the name of the show. The place that was number three has a location in this area. It was not the location that was on the TV show. It is called Primanti Brothers. The restaurant was different than Mom expected. This location has waitresses. The one on TV was where you ordered at the counter.
The sandwiches are served with coleslaw and fries on the sandwich. Dad ordered a hot sausage & cheese sandwich with double meat and egg. He said it was good.
|Hot Sausage & Cheese Sandwich|
They also ordered fried pickles. Dad thought they were good. Mom was not impressed.
Mom chose a BBQ place for dinner. It is called Corner Stable. They are known for their ribs and and crab cakes. The place was packed when they arrived at 5 p.m., but they were seated immediately.
Mom ordered a slab of ribs with sides of mac & cheese and hot apples.
Dad ordered the crab cake rib dinner. He had green beans and hot apples for his sides. His ribs are not shown.
Mom thought the ribs were good. They were very tender. Dad said they were overdone. Dad did like the crab cakes. He said it had big flakes of crab meat.
They were in and out of the restaurant in 30 minutes. Mom said the food appeared about five minutes after they ordered. She wasn't impressed by that.
|Inside the restaurant. It is pretty small.|
|Motorcycle rotates on the ceiling.|
They are known for their wings. The folks decided to order wings as an appetizer. Guests choose from a long list of sauces for their wings.
|$6.95 for 5 wings. Yikes!|
The folks both ordered the Lube Burger. It has a wing sauce on it. Mom said it was good, but it could have used a little more wing sauce. She liked that sauce. It also came with fries and the fries were excellent.
Would you believe that I did not get a single bite of any of this food? I need to check my adoption contract. It may have been violated. BOL!
|I did this while they were gone.|
The Greyhound Who Is Going To Demand A Doggy Bag This Weekend
Sunday, August 23, 2015
The living room is located in the toe, the kitchen is located in the heel, two bedrooms are located in the ankle, and an ice cream shop is located in the instep. New owners took over in 2015. Mom said she the owner and her twin sister. They were very nice and were interested in our lifestyle.
Tours are $5 a person. The folks were surprised by the amount of people that were there to tour the shoe house. Honestly, Mom thought they might be the only ones. She was happy to see other people there.
|Every window has a stained glass shoe in it.|
The window sills are curved in the living area. Mom did not take photos of the living room. She does not know why.
|The original owner in stained glass on the door window.|
This is the kitchen window.
The kitchen table.
Steps leading up to the maid's room. The maid only lived there when they had renters.
Window as seen from outside of the house.
This is the dog house. A Great Dane belonged to the original owner.
Real dogs are allowed to visit. We are not sure if they are allowed on the tour though. I would think not. Below is where the dog enters his house.
The fence has boots on it.
Mom said the house was fun to visit. Is it worth $5? Well, the people who own it have to make a living. It is an unique place, so yes, it is probably worth $5.
The Greyhound Who Prefers A Couch To A Shoe Dog House
Friday, August 21, 2015
There are a lot of people that keep their campers here all year and they come out on weekends. We have found many of these people are not very friendly as we are outsiders. A few people talk to us, but not very many. A couple people did speak to us last weekend and said I was a good looking dog. Duh!
The people who live here long-term have a club called the Chipmunk Club. The store sells t-shirts that are only for the club members. Visitors like us are not allowed to buy them. It's not like Mom wants one, but why have them on display in the store? Can't they have them under the counter and club members can just ask for them? It just another way to make people feel like they are outsiders in our opinion.
I will give you a tour of our place. It looks like tons of fun, but it's not. BOL!
When you enter our park, they have a drive-by museum. It has tractors, an old house, wagon, etc. I don't know how many people actually come to see it. The original owner was very interested in history, so he wanted the museum.
|Tractors and an old gas pump.|
|This is where kids can mine.|
|Course for remote control cars.|
|Jumping mat - it isn't aired up here. It is only aired up for a few hours on Saturdays.|
It looks like kids would love it here, but the jump pad, mining and remote control car course are only open for a few hours on Saturdays. What is up with that? The pool doesn't open until noon each day. I have heard parents complain about activities having limited hours.
Some nights, there are outdoor movies. The people who live here all have golf carts, so they line up their carts up like they are at a drive-in. It is funny to see. We just walk past because it is an outdoor gathering and dogs are not allowed. On Friday nights, a DJ plays music. Sometimes people dance. Mom and I just walk by because dogs are not allowed. BOL!
|I sat out for a little while last week, but the bugs were bad.|
|This is our view.|
We shouldn't complain because there are worse things than being bored. We are in a safe place and that is important.
The Greyhound Who Is Catching Up On Sleep At The Boring Campground