Thursday, November 27, 2003: Mr. Sony Mavica had tears running down his lens as he captured the pic below of a Thanksgiving Sunrise over Carpinteria. Mr. Mavica said, "George, I am not big enough for this sky, it is too big!" George said, "Sony, you are just the perfect size."
What do you think? Is Mr. Mavica the perfect size for this sky?
We cleaned up Ms. Tioga so she would look nice, if any of our relatives or friends wanted to take a peak at the Team. Around noon, we drove into the mountains to Uncle Seymour and Aunty Shirley's home for the Thanksgiving celebration.
When we were in Tujunga Canyon a few weeks ago, we drove past the dam. At the highest point in the rise, we spotted an old gate. The dirt road past the gate went up to a place where George spotted some cement work as he was driving below. Being curious, George went up there. It is a beautiful view. Somebody leveled off a large area, and put down concrete pads and walls. There was no sense to it, that George could make out. It was as if this construction was started and stopped suddenly shortly afterwards.
George wandered around exploring. There are two levels, with a road in between. On the upper level, George found a large cement pad. On this pad in stenciled 10" high white block letters, George read the words, "TOO LATE." Who could have put this note there? Who was it written to. Too late for what?
George felt sad reading and re-reading that note. Was it like a scene from "An Affair To Remember?" Or, "Sleepless In Seattle?" Did she promise to meet him there, and she never came? Was his heart broken, as he waited and waited? Who knows? "TOO LATE" What sad and empty feelings they bring up.
George knows that it is NEVER too late. Never too late to begin. Never too late to find what we are searching for!
The Team did so much today. We shopped at The Home Depot for many things. George went for a haircut, so that he will look spiffy for Thanksgiving. Then, we drove north to Carpinteria where George went to the Lavanderia. Do you know what a Lavanderia is? In the pic below, George is looking out the coast off Carpinteria where we day camped at the beginning of November.
We made supper camp at the site of the pic above. After 9pm, we made nite camp at the same place we stayed overnite on November 2nd. Our little Red Flags in Mr. DeLorme's GPS map that show us where we nite camp, are really coming in handy.
Tuesday, November 25, 2003: We moved nite camp around 4am because the Hwy 101 traffic noise made sleep for everybody difficult. A few miles away it was much more quiet. One of the reasons that we stopped here in Camarillo, is because we spotted a nice looking computer store. Mr. Chips' drive cable has been coming loose, and we believe that we should buy a new one.
After George's flower walk, which was exceptionally good this morning, George finished the Bondo, primed and finish coated the fire plug repair job. The pic below shows George admiring his work. Do you think that George deliberately smashes into things, because he enjoys doing repair jobs?
We want to finish the fire plug repair, then buy the new computer cable. We are busy bees! The pic below shows George pointing at the completed repair. He must like how it came out! Look at that smile!
The nice looking computer store that we spotted is called, "All-City Computers." And what a store this is!! When George went in to ask them about replacing Mr. Chips' drive cables, they gave him for FREE, an entire set of cables! Wow, what a store. George replaced the hard drive cable, and Mr. Chips is now humming along at 1.5 MS access speed. Well, almost!
George is now going shopping at the Food-4-Less Grocery, because he did not want to cross the Von's picket line. The picket people suggested Food-4-Less, which just happens to be George's favorite market.
We made nite camp at the same location as we did on November 4th, earlier this month. We have been marking a little red flag on Mr. DeLorme's GPS map with the date at each nite camp. This is the first time that we remember using these little red flags to find a place to camp.
Monday, November 24, 2003: In the pic below, George points to the first coat of Bondo that he applied to repair the damage when he backed into a fire plug, of all things! George also found that he broke his rear bumper bracket too. He hopes to repair it using Uncle Seymour's welding machine.
We are now in a Thousand Oaks shopping center west of Los Angeles so that George may take his afternoon nap.
We drove a few miles west to the city of Camarillo, and made supper camp in a very large shopping center east of town. There are a few other RVs in this large almost empty lot, and George found a flat place, so we did not have to use Mr. Levelers.
Before supper, George put another layer of Bondo onto the area at Ms. Tioga's rear that he is repairing. Then he put some touch up silver paint on the outside dually wheels. We hope to make nite camp here, if there are no security patrols that care about us.
Sunday, November 23, 2003: We left Jacky's home in Leisure World early Sunday morning, looking to recapture the taste of the Most Wonderful Pastrami Sandwich in the World. George ate that sandwich at the Farmer's Market in Los Angeles, years ago. Below is George entering the famous marketplace.
We found the outdoor restaurant in the Farmer's Market, and ordered the Pastrami Sandwich, and take a look! Is this the Most Wonderful Pastrami Sandwich in the World, or what?
This Pastrami tasted so Wonderful, and George remembers when tasting was NOT so wonderful. When he was in Group, with his cancer friends. George will never forget them. In the pic below, George raises an orange juice toast to all his friends in The Wellness Cancer Support Group. Especially to Allan, Stephen, Jay and Betty-who did not make it. George wants all of you to know, that he will never forget you!!
Ms. Tioga, the most famous Vagabonding RV in the history of the World, is bewildered at finding herself nite camping with these rogue RVs in Reseda, California. George seems to be happy though!
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To share the vagabonding life with our fellow RVers like yourself. We hope that you will try to boondock and dry camp.
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