When Miss Terry is in envelope stuffing mode, the best thing I can do is stay out of her way, except for carrying the filled plastic mail bins out to the Explorer. She has a system, and doesn’t let anyone help her, because all they really do is slow her down. I know, because I’ve tried!
A little after noon, Terry sent me off to the RV Museum to get me out from underfoot. My buddy Al Hesselbart, the museum’s historian, wanted me to see their latest addition, a beautiful 1930 Model A Ford and an accompanying 1946 Kit Teardrop travel trailer. They were donated to the museum by Charles and Carolyn Gray, from Tennessee, and are beautiful! The Ford was judged Best In Show at the last car show where it was entered.
The car looks like new inside and out, and while a guy my size might find the little teardrop a bit snug, it sure is cool!
The back of the trailer opens up to make a little kitchen, complete with gas stove!
Along with the car and trailer, the Grays also donated a picnic table, picnic basket, and hand cranked ice cream maker!
The neat thing about the picnic table is that, when not in use, the table and two benches fold up into a tidy little package! How cool is that?
I’ve been to the RV Museum many times, and I never get tired of seeing all of the early day RVs they have on display. This futuristic looking Hunt Housecar is my favorite.
But this neat old housecar is really nice too.
After I drooled over the antique RVs, I stopped in the parking lot to check out the Famously Found geocache that our friends Tom and Barbara Westerfield placed at the museum a few weeks ago. Geocaching is the perfect hobby for RVers, and we have found caches everywhere from Florida to Virginia, and Arizona to Mississippi. If you haven’t tried this fun hobby, check it out!
Whatever glitch Yahoo had in their system seems to have been resolved, because after I returned from the RV Museum, I was able to get the new digital edition of the Gypsy Journal uploaded, and sent out the link to our subscribers.
I’ve been thinking about getting a Verizon 4G MiFi for a while now and canceling the AT&T service on my iPad, which has never been reliable. With my veteran’s discount, the MiFi is only $10 a month more, and we can use it as a backup to our regular 3G air card, or Terry can bring it inside the registration booth at rallies if she needs a wireless connection.
Yesterday evening I picked up the MiFi at the local Verizon store, and this baby really screams! Back at Elkhart Campground, I ran a speed test on my iMac. I tested with the Verizon 3G air card in our Cradlepoint MBR1000 router, then with the campground’s WiFi, and with the MiFi. Results are as follows:
3G Air Card & Router
I have the MiFi on a fourteen day trial, and we’ll know by then if it’s worth keeping, but if these speeds are any indication, I like it! I know we won’t find 4G service everywhere, but where we do, it will be nice.
Bad Nick hasn’t had a lot to say lately, mostly because I’ve occupied the keyboard so much getting the new issue of the paper finished. But he’s back with a new Bad Nick Blog post titled If You Weren’t There, Shut Up! Check it out and leave a comment.
Thought For The Day – Some people come into your life as blessings. Others come as lessons.