Not All Who Wander Are Lost

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

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Spic and Span Clean

We have been wanting to wash the trailer ever since we returned to Wisconsin. Until now, it was too cold and rainy.  Last weekend, however, was incredibly gorgeous.  Sunny and highs in the 80s.  On Sunday, Kevin washed the roof.


And, I washed our car.


The front of the car was covered with dead bugs.  A few weeks ago we were coming home at night.  As we got near the campground, we heard a noise that sounded like rain hitting the car.  It wasn’t rain, it was bugs.  Yuck! 

We have experienced a couple of weeks of visiting lake flies.  This is a new one for us.  I guess we’ve never been near a lake in late May.  They look like big mosquitoes.  Then don’t bite, but there were swarms of them as soon as you got near the lake.  Since we’re right across the road, they visited us, too.  You had to make sure and keep your mouth closed outside or you were very likely eating one of them! They’re gone now, so time for a car wash.

On Monday we washed the rest of the trailer.  Kevin used to do it by himself, and it would take him most of the day.  This time, I was the hose holder and go-fer.  Together, we finished in 4 hours.  It was really dirty because of the dust storms we experienced in New Mexico and Texas on our way home.  The dirt in that area is quite red, so our trailer was covered in red dust.  It is so nice and clean again!

Our weather is still crazy.  A few weeks ago we had frost warnings and they were giving wind chill temperatures.  The last two days we have set records highs in the mid 90s with very high dew points, and they are issuing heat advisories and giving heat index temperatures.  Talk about extremes.

Last night brought another beautiful sunset.

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Our vehicle and trailer insurance was up for renewal at the end of May.  Last year we insured them through the Miller Insurance Agency in Oregon on the advise of some forum members.  There are only a handful of agencies that will write full-time RV insurance policies.  As a full-timer, you want to make sure to have the correct coverage, in particular, regarding liability and replacement coverage.

After reading more forum posts regarding insurance, I saw that many fulltimers are insuring through National Interstate.  I found the Thum Insurance Agency in Michigan on National Interstate’s website and gave them a call.  Lori was great to work with.  She quoted me fulltime RV insurance for the camper as well as coverage for both of our vehicles through GMAC.  She was able to save us $360 a year for the same coverage.  Yippee!!  And, I made sure that GMAC will allow us to insure the car for comp  only during the winter months when we store it in my mom’s garage.  That will save us a few hundred dollars more.  I guess it pays to shop around.

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