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Saturday is so NOT the day to oversleep at the campground. Everyone and their uncle pulled in last night and though the campground is by no means full, the sites around me - close to the beach access trail - are now occupied. Possibly because they also have cable hookups! Fortunately, 6:30 am is still a little early for them to be up but I'm missing half the daylight. *I've told you a million times not to exaggerate* hahaha
I was talking to an older gentleman in the campground about various subjects and it turns out he used to be an avid backpacker. You should get a laugh from this one, zebulen. It seems that I'm not camping here, I'm trailering! lol He does have a good point though. Camping used to be a sleeping bag, a tent (optional), and cooking over a campfire. Now we're pulling a house on wheels with us. It's not so much camping as just getting away from "home."
We also talked briefly on gas prices. He says one of the problems is that the CAFE standards are required to work on 49 different types of gas, for each states environmental regulations. (And here I thought that gas was gas!) That's why auto manufacturers have a harder time increasing fuel efficiency unlike computer technology that almost makes them old before you can get them out of the box.

The picture this morning is from the top of Cardiac Hill:

A steep walk up to the lodge with wifi access!

The plan today is for Munson Creek Falls this morning and if the weather stays clear, the Mt. Hebo Viewpoint this afternoon.

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sillyliss
Jun. 14th, 2008 11:25 pm (UTC)
Trailering now? That is without a doubt the worst grandpa joke I've ever heard! And I think I've heard most of them.

I hope you'll be breaking out the new userpic soon.
katsurian
Jun. 14th, 2008 11:36 pm (UTC)
Well, they call my rig a Camper for a reason! :D What's one of the better jokes you've heard?

Oh yeah! I'm working on adding, titling, and describing pictures to my Scrapbook now!
Just wait until you see this surfer dude!! lol
sillyliss
Jun. 15th, 2008 12:22 am (UTC)
Don't make me tell you bad jokes. Let me just say these three words and that should suffice: Ole and Lena.
katsurian
Jun. 15th, 2008 12:41 am (UTC)
I'm not familiar with Ole and Lena.
I used to work with Ole and Lucille before they retired but they weren't big joke tellers. *grin*
I like corny jokes. :)
Why is 6 afraid of 7?
What did you eat under there?
and of course, knock, knock jokes!
As long as they're not dirty and my 6th grade neices can understand them, I'm game! lol
sillyliss
Jun. 15th, 2008 01:04 am (UTC)
Ole called the airlines information desk and inquired, "How long does it take to fly from Minneapolis to Fargo?

"Just a minute," said the busy clerk.

"Vell, said Ole, "if it has to go dat fast, I tink I'll yust take da bus."

Now tell me the answers to your corny jokes. Please?
katsurian
Jun. 15th, 2008 01:27 am (UTC)
lolol I like it!! *big grin*

because 7 8 9!
Your answer should have been, "under where?" Then my reply would be, "You ate your underwear?"

If you had 10,000 men and I had 10,000 men and we had a war, who would win?

sillyliss
Jun. 15th, 2008 03:48 am (UTC)
I give up. I thought the underwear joke was going to have "underwear" in it, but the 10,000 joke has me stumped.
katsurian
Jun. 15th, 2008 03:44 pm (UTC)
No more Ole and Lena jokes, huh? :(

I would win because you just gave up! :D
zebulen
Jun. 15th, 2008 12:25 am (UTC)
Grumpy old men love their conspiracy theories that only they know about. Call me naive, but we've moved across this country north-to-south and east-to-west, fueling up the car in every single state along the way. It always burns the same.

Cable hookups at the campsites?!
katsurian
Jun. 15th, 2008 12:51 am (UTC)
But did you have the same emmissions? *grin*
I haven't had a chance to do research on types of gas. I know they change it here in March and Nov. for some reason but I know nothing about other states.

Oh, yes, kids and their television. Don't leave home without them! Great babysitters. hahaha
They even give you the settings for satellite tv services when you first check in! Many of the campers are retired full time RVers and live in their rigs, traveling between campgrounds.
zebulen
Jun. 15th, 2008 02:47 am (UTC)
They do something with the gasoline here to adjust for the change in the seasons (I'm not sure what exactly).

There is supposed to be a federal reformulation standard with very few exceptions, such as California and large metropolitan areas. As you mentioned, I think this would have more to do with emissions than mpg.
katsurian
Jun. 15th, 2008 03:27 pm (UTC)
I believe the change in gas structure has something to do with emmissions vs mpg. Vacations/more driving during the summer months "need" better emmissions is the way I understand it. Although in both months that they change the gas, my mpg goes down for a tank or two. :( And I don't see any increase in mpg for either season so why not leave it year round if it makes for less emmissions?
zebulen
Jun. 15th, 2008 05:23 pm (UTC)
Interesting. That's a good question. There appear to be many factors to consider when looking at the whole gas price issue as well.

Every time I see that userpic of yours, I get the itch to try out one of those electric bikes!
katsurian
Jun. 16th, 2008 03:03 am (UTC)
It's a nice way to get around those distances that take too long to walk but are too short to get the car warmed up.
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