Merry Christmas


We hope you had a Merry Christmas and received everything that was on your list.  Mother Nature gave us 73 degrees, partly cloudy and calm winds, so I gave myself a 10 mile run (5 times around the Cypress Crossing 2 mile loop) at a molasses-like pace of 10:49 and S gave herself a 6 mile run and a swollen tendon, all in preparation for the Maui Half Marathon that lurks on the horizon.

Maui OceanFront Marathon

For us, that makes almost 20 miles of running this week: Mon 4 miles, Tues 3 miles, Wed 4 miles, Thurs, cross-train and then today’s run.  We figured that with the wet weather moving in from the SW and the cold weather from the NW, the next few days of running would be iffy.

The Conestoga sits in the driveway, awaiting the winter weather.  I thought about driving it West toward Lubbock so we could enjoy the blizzard conditions.  But then the thought of calling Good Sam Club after sliding 11,400 GVW of Winnebago off the road and into a ditch… Perhaps, instead a trip to Camping World tomorrow to buy some winterizing fluid.

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4 Responses to Merry Christmas

  1. eeltinge says:

    Living in south Orange County, I have never thought about winterizing fluids for my 70A. I’ll be going to the desert areas in winter. However, with the temps getting down in the 30s at night now, I wonder if treatments to keep the diesel from gelling would be good insurance. What fluids do you have in mind? Happy Holidays!


    • winnebago70x says:

      Well, my intention was to do the winterizing myself, but after reading the manual and watching several YouTube videos, I may just let to the professionals do it. All it takes is missing one valve or one water line to mess the whole thing up. Also, it looks like some of the bypasses and low drains are in locations that are not easily accessible and further my compressed air unit (which is needed for the exercise) is in storage. So I’m waiting for a call from McClain’s RV to see what it is going to cost for them to do it. Then again, maybe I’ll just drive the RV to temperate climate of South Texas and store it there for the winter!


    • eeltinge says:

      Rather than storing it, I would apply the money towards trips to Joshua Tree National Park, Anza Borrego State Park, Palm Springs, or Scottsdale. Perfect climate in winter for marathoners. Also, I will be doing some Coast Guard lighthouse inspections from San Luis Obispo to Santa Barbara January 11-14. Also, doing Quartzsite RV January 21-24. If you would like to meet, let me know!


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