Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Not All Who Wander Are Lost
June, 2019 - Mount Denali, Alaska

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


We haven’t been doing anything too exciting the last few days.  Sunday was football and laundry day.  Kevin’s been cleaning the outside of the trailer the last few days.  We haven’t washed it since we left Wisconsin, and it was dirty from traveling; bugs and dust all over. 

Most campgrounds don’t let you wash your trailers so we weren’t sure how it could be done.  We met a man in Utah who was cleaning his trailer using auto detailing spray.  He just sprayed it on and wiped it off, no rinsing needed. He told us he got it at Wal-Mart.

We checked it out, but it was rather pricey to buy enough to do the whole trailer.  Kevin had a bottle of 409, so he decided to try that.  It has worked great.  He did wash the awning using the hose.  The campground here doesn’t have any rules posted about washing, but we didn’t want to overdo the water usage.


Here’s our clean trailer with the moon above it.  Next week the truck gets some cleaning attention.





The weather has been in the 70s every day.  We’ve been taking a walk each day for 1 to 1.5 hours.  It’s so nice.  Nighttime temps are in the 40s.  Our electric heater takes care of that.

I wiped down all the woodwork inside with Orange-Glo wood cleaner.  It’s all nice and shiny now.  I’ve also been doing some quilting. 

Today my sewing machine was acting up.  Suddenly the tension wasn’t right.  I tried all kinds of fixes, but nothing worked.  Finally, I went online to see what it could be.  One recommendation was cleaning the bobbin area.  I had cleaned it out with the little brush, but I didn’t realize there was another layer of parts to take out.  Wow was it dirty down there.  It’s working like a champ again.

Tomorrow we plan to spend one more day at Death Valley National Park.  Next week we’re going to Vegas for three days.  We got a room at the Imperial Palace right on the strip for only $25 a night.  We’re leaving the trailer here and treating ourselves to a hotel room.  We could camp, but I’m not much of a gambler.  With a room, Kevin can enjoy the casino, and I can go to bed.

I reserved tickets for the Terry Fator show.  He was the first winner of America’s Got Talent.  I’ve wanted to see him ever since he won.  Several websites say his show is in the top 10 things to do in Vegas.  I’m excited to see it.

I’ll leave you with another beautiful sunset tonight.


Don’t wish upon a star – Reach for one!