Hands-on review of the new Beartooth smartphone radios – Updated ( x2 ) and Compared to GMRS walkie-talkies 29

10/7/2017 Note: I have received two new Beartooth units from the manufacturer and now believe at least one of our original units to have been defective, which we think affected our range testing. While we haven’t yet gotten to a full re-test of the new units ( I picked them […]

RV Solar Part 2: Installation 4

Part 2 – Installation   As mentioned earlier, UPS damaged one of the panels, so there was a delay while AMSolar shipped another one. In the meantime, I laid out all of the other components on a table like a big schematic and walked through all of the steps I […]

Viair 400P-RV Air Compressor Review 1

The tires on my 29′ Class A are 245/70R19.5 and need to be inflated to 100 to 110 PSI, depending on the load, so this is significantly more difficult than a normal 35 psi car tire. Many coin operated compressors at gas stations aren’t up to the task and we […]

Cedar Key for the Holidays

I’m not the first one to say it, but there’s Something Special about Cedar Key, FL.  Originally, we were planning on just Christmas, but after hearing about the place from online friends and realizing we had the opportunity to meet a community of other travelers, we decided to stay for an […]

Walks with vultures

June 11, 2012 Our first full day at Sterling and Teresa’s.  We spend the  morning exploring Olvera.  Southern Spain was contested territory for years, going back & forth between Moorish and Spanish control.  As a result, nearly every village was built near the crest of a hill and has a […]

On to Olvera

June 10, 2012 After walking around old-town Barcelona and having lunch on a beautiful shady plaza, we caught the train to Antequera and were met by Sterling and Teresa. We spent the the trip to Olvera admiring the countryside and catching up. The high speed trains in Spain were awesome […]

Breakfast with Parrots

June 9, 2012 The climb up the hill was worth it though – for one thing, we had the hotel to ourselves.  The hotel is beautiful, built in the traditional Art Nouveau style.  Our bathroom, in black marble and white porcelain, was big enough to hold a small party.  We […]

Barcelona Hills

After arriving in Madrid on the morning of the 8th, we went straight to the train station and headed out to Barcelona. High speed rail service here is a great way to travel, and we just couldn’t face cramming ourselves onto another flight – enough is enough!     We […]