Monthly Archives: September 2015

2015 Turkey Trot 10K

With the San Jose RnR in the rear view mirror, our next training event is the 2015 Turkey Trot 10K in Frisco. Last year, we set PRs for 10Ks here, although the Garmin indicated it was more of a 9K run.  … Continue reading

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Those damn Winnebago window screens

I drafted this some time ago and never posted it.  These are still a problem in search of a solution.  McClain’s “fixed’ the window screens that attach to the inner frames when the coach was in last time, but the … Continue reading

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Race Day. San Jose Rock n Roll Half Marathon Report

After months of training, today was Half Marathon Day. So while S attended Mass at the St. Joe Basilica in downtown SJ, I pounded the streets of San Jose for  2 hours, 8 minutes and 26 seconds to be exact, … Continue reading

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Western Migration, Part 4, Sierra Nevada to the Pacific

After grabbing Starbucks and another Calistoga carwash, we pointed to the Sprinter west toward the Sierra Nevada and started the climb from 4,000 feet to the Donner pass at 7,500 feet.  This was somewhat anti-climactic for us, having previously crossed … Continue reading

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Western Migration, Part 3, Great Salt Desert to the Sierra Nevada

Now the Donner Party had a hell of a time getting over the Wasatch, and once over it, they saw 80 miles of the Great Salt Desert. Back then, the salt formed a thin crust over the marsh and their … Continue reading

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Western Migration, Part 2, Rockies to the Wasatch

When we last left you, we were at 14,110 feet on Pikes Peak. After our uneventful ride back down to 6,400 feet on the Cog Railway, we loaded up the land yacht and headed up to Interstate 70, taking pains … Continue reading

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Western Migration, Part 1, Dallas to the Front Range

Headed out of Dallas Monday morning, September 14.  As noted in an earlier post, I lost my DL and Debit card on the Guadalupe Trail in San Jose, so on the way out of town, had to pick up a … Continue reading

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Western Outpost, Xite Update, RnR Update, Misc.

We headed out West September 3 to establish the temporary outpost.  AA and SW each have a northern route to the SF Bay area, and a southern route.  The northern route goes from Dallas to Amarillo, north of ABQ over … Continue reading

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Roadtrip 5-Austin, Issues, Food and Training Update

We had a bladder problem on our weekend trip to Austin. As we’ve documented, we are keeping the black water tank unused and pristine, and the bladder problem has nothing to do with that.  We noticed a thin layer of water … Continue reading

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