Tuesday, October 17, 2017

She shore looks purty!

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8:30 am - Tuesday - October 17th - 31º F, 69% humidity, wind 4 mph out of  the southeast......clear blue skies.....forecast high for today at Downata Hot Springs is 67º F, and in South Jordan, UT, where we are headed, 72º F!  Things are looking up temperature wise!

We walked over to the park office Monday morning around 10 am to extend our stay one more day so we could soak in their hot pools again.  After paying for another day, and for hot pool tickets (the swimming pool, and hot pools are a separate charge here at Downata), we found out the pools don't open until 6 pm Monday through Friday.....winter schedule.  Oh well, that gave me time to do something I haven't done for 6 months......wash and dry the Newell exterior!  Over those six months I had used my waterless  cleaning system, Firecoat My Truck, to clean and wax the Newell exterior 2, or 3 times, so when I actually wash it the dirt comes off easily, and the paint shines like it is brand new.  I just used water in a shallow Rubbermaid dish pan,  an RV brush, and an old towel to dry it.  In all it took me about two hours to work my magic, and then I was done.......




.......I think she turned out well, what do you think?  She shore does look purty!

I forgot to mention in yesterday's missive that I spent about an hour Sunday checking the air pressure of all 10 tires.  I usually check the tires before we roll our wheels when we haven't moved for a few months, and usually there is maybe one, or two tires that need a few pounds of air, but this time all 10 needed anywhere from 5-20 psi added.  All 4 trailer tires were exactly 5 psi low, and 5 of the 6 Newell tires were 10 psi low, with one inside dualie tire 20 psi low....I'm going to have to watch that one!  No doubt the extremely cold temps the last 6 weeks contributed somewhat to the reduction in air pressure.

There was one more thing both TLE and I needed to do and that was inventory our clothing and thin out the herd a little.  This took me about 15 minutes, but TLE spent the better part of the afternoon going through her clothing and shoes.  The result?  Two large trash bags of clothing to donate.......


......there were a few t-shirts and short pants with which I really, really did not want to part, but in the end I was brave and said goodbye to some good friends.  I really wasn't wearing them, so now they will have a new chance at at good life.

Around 6 pm we walked over to the hot pools and took a good soak for about an hour.......




......we had the entire facility to ourselves, for which we had hoped.  

When we returned to the Newell the MLB ALCS game between the Asros and Yankees was in the fourth inning with the Yankees leading 3-0.....by the end of that never ending inning the Yankees had extended the lead to 8-0, and ultimately won 8-1.  It was not a very good game to watch so we spent some time watching more recorded shows (NCIS: LA, and NCIS: New Orleans) until about 10:30 when we called it a day.  Tuesday we will move another 140+ miles south to visit with my brother and his wife.....haven't seen them in a couple of years.

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2 comments:

  1. Yes she shore does look party. Amazing what a little tlc will do.

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  2. That's a handsome rig you've got there, Clarke. I'm a little OCD about exterior coach cleaning. As soon as I post this I'm going to check out this fire truck stuff you mentioned. I've never heard of it and am always looking for another product for the arsenal.

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