Category Archives: Winnebago

Sierra Nevada Base Camp

We picked up the Conestoga from See Grins just in time for a weekend trip into the Sierra Nevada Mountains. 

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Yet Another Rock n Roll Recap

Do you want to hear about our Half Marathon in San Diego last weekend or get a status report on the Conestoga? Ok, I’ll start with the run report. I’ll finish with a Talking Cartoon Horse.

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Corkscrew

We arrived in the Santa Ynez Valley on Friday in the Conestoga.  The Santa Ynez Valley is just north of Santa Barbara in the Central California wine country, 230 miles South of the Western Outpost.  We arrived early to drive the race … Continue reading

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R and R (Races and RVing)

We are signed up for the Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon next week.  If you’ve seen the highly acclaimed movie Sideways with Paul Giamatti, you’ll have a good idea of the towns, back roads and vineyards we will be running … Continue reading

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Ides of March + 7

We learned the hard way that running with the residual effects of the flu and neglecting training certainly has an effect on one’s running performance.  The Dallas Rock n Roll Half Marathon was not the bucket of monkeys for which … Continue reading

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Climbing the Mountain

I joked about the hill at mile 12 of the Austin Half Marathon in my last post, which was an about face from my cursing of that hill as I ran it. I named it the Crusher, because after conquering the … Continue reading

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The Cruelest Half Marathon

The Austin Half Marathon is one brutal course.  Sunday, Valentines Day 2016, started at 5:15 a.m. with a quick trip to Starbucks for a caffeine jolt before we walked across the Congress Avenue Bridge for the 7 a.m. start.  That morning, … Continue reading

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Austin Half Marathon, Tex-Mex and BBQ Training Update

With the Austin Half Marathon only 2 weeks away, we’ve really kicked up our Tex-Mex and BBQ loading.  As far as the week just ended, here is: What Hal Higdon recommended  ((What I anticipated we’d do)), and [[What we actually did]]

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2016 Austin Half Marathon, Redux

We’ve enjoyed the opportunities we’ve had to drive the RV to running, hiking and biking events, so here is one that is shaping up as a possibility.  We are signed up for a return to Central Texas for the Austin Half Marathon on February 14, 2016. … Continue reading

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Winterizing

  If anyone from McClain’s RV is reading this, it’s been a few days since I left VMs with your Corinth Store Service Department, looking for a time I can bring in the unit for winterizing.  You still have not … Continue reading

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