Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, June 14, 2017

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, June 14, 2017
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, June 14, 2017

Saturday, September 13, 2014

You'd Think We're Texans... - Sat., Sep. 13, 2014

Our boots

Oh, wait, we ARE Texans! Just renewed our car registrations for the first time.

Happy birthday to my sister in law, Gina. I hope your birthday was a good one yesterday.

Our temperature has taken a huge drop, 30 degrees to be precise. 96 on Friday, 66 today. We were able to open all the windows on the 5er and let in fresh air. Had to close them once because of a passing rain shower. Then I opened them again until it got too chilly. Nice to refresh the air inside Rigamarole after months of closed windows due to air conditioner use to mitigate the heat and humidity.

Today, Bob ran ten miles and said he felt great, actually ran the whole route (no walking). He worked, and then took his truck in to an auto body shop to have them look at a tweaked driver-side door. When we had heavy rain the other day, water came inside the cab. Not to mention, there is really bad road noise without a tight door seal. We certainly want that fixed before our trip!

Then, he noticed that his truck was leaking fluid underneath. Yesterday he had the oil and fuel filters changed. He took his truck back to Goodyear. They said one of the seals on the fuel filter was bad. They have to order a kit and are charging him another $172. That sucks because he had no issues with fuel filter seals leaking before he took it in. We don't understand why they're not paying for it since it happened after we took it there.

Last night we went to Random Beer Garden and Event Center to chill out after the work week. And chill we did. Thankfully I had my sweater with me. And we wore our cowboy boots which protected our feet from the mud, horse d'oeuvres (to be polite) and the rocky, clay-like parking lot. It rained some, was breezy and we had a short lightning show. We ate Z's Wood-Fired Pizza from one of the food trucks and drank Redd's Apple Ale...good combination. The musical duo who played were very good. I especially thought she sang an Adele song to a T.

I ordered a few things before our trip. My old Nike Pegasus walking shoes are past their prime so I ordered a new pair online. Today they arrived. I took photos while they're nice and clean. Still waiting for two more packages.

New Nike Pegasus 29+ shoes - very comfortable.

Nike Pegasus light-weight shoes with Thorlo socks.
Tomorrow, Susan, Darren, Bob and I are going to hike the Friedrich Wilderness Park 10K again to see if we can get the mileage right and re-do the walk instructions so people can find their way around on the Volksmarch without getting lost.

All for now. Travel Bug out.




9 comments:

  1. Love the color of your new Nikes. Are they as comfortable as they look. I'm on a Teva kick right now but always looking for a comfortable walking sneaker. Sounds like you had a fun night at the beer garden.

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    1. Very comfortable. I keep forgetting I have them on.

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  2. We're looking forward to your visit. There shouldn't be a problem with site 2 being open during the week. We have a few plans that week, but will be around most of the time. Have a safe trip!

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    1. Site 2 sounds good. We'll be pretty busy while we're there with day trips, but we want to catch up with you as well. We'll get it all figured out.

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  3. who says you have to be born in Texas to be a Texan?

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    1. Well I was born in Michigan but I never considered myself a Michigander. Our parents moved us away when I was three. Been living out west most of my life. But home is where your car is registered, right?

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  4. Love the boots. We wear ours here in Ohio and people just look at us. Can't wait to get back with liked-minded people.

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    1. Thanks. I'm surprised by how comfortable they are. I like them because they protect me from scorpions, mud, and myriad other critters and bugs. I got mine on sale for about $49 at Bealls. That was months ago and they're even more comfortable than when I bought them.

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  5. Love my boots and can't wait to be a Texan again. 30's and frost on the truck time to get heading south.

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