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Thursday, January 12, 2012

You Animal, you!

Yesterday Carol wasn’t feeling so good, so we took the morning off.  I worked on getting our second DVR connected to the Jack antenna system so that I could record this week’s NFL playoffs on it.  That went really well.  All I needed was a splitter and short cable and it worked right away.  It is an older DVR so the actual setup was a bit screwy, but now I know what to do, we should be good to go wherever.

In the afternoon we did a local 8 mile bike ride.  Wanted to stay close to the RV in case Carol started feeling worse, but she came through the ride just fine.  For dinner, we went over to Arroyo Grande and visited the Applebee’s there.

Today we had the RV washed, waxed, and detailed.  It needs it every year and I had seen a crew working in the park on other rigs.  So after talking with their owners, I decided to have ours done today.  The crew started at 10:15 and finished at 4:30, so it was pretty much an all day job.

We could not stay in the RV while the work was going on, so we decided to go check out Paso Robles and Atascadero. 

Paso Robles is about 40 miles north of Pismo on highway 101.  We went into the downtown area to see what it was like.  Both of us though just didn’t care for the town.  It is OK I suppose, but for whatever reason, we didn’t get a good vibe from it.  We even visited a quilt store, but that didn’t help and the second one we wen to apparently was out of business.  I just can’t figure out why the town was even built.  Maybe it was a farming town.

In the afternoon, we went to Atascadero.  This area seemed to be more to our liking.  We visited the Charles Paddock zoo and lake Atascadero.

The zoo is a small zoo, maybe only 25 major exhibits and another 20 or so of reptiles, bugs, and small critters.  It would be a great zoo though for little kids because it doesn’t take too long and they wouldn’t get too tired.  Was great for us for the same reason!  When we went to go in, the cashier was at lunch so we went in figuring we’d catch her on the way out.  Well, on the way out, she wasn’t there either so we went over to the lake and checked it out.

I think you can walk around the lake but we didn’t have time today.  Looks like about a mile and a half walk so we will save that for another day.

Here are some of the zoo animals. 


OK, so on the last picture above, there are actually 2 animals, but only one is in the zoo’s collection!

We got back to a nice and shiny RV.  I will probably plan to have the washing & waxing done every year.  They also check the roof and caulking to make sure all is well, and that should be done once a year for sure!


Donna K said...

That RV detailing job sounds good. We are taking ours in to be washed tomorrow, but not detailed. Was it expensive?

Those are sure some colorful parrots you found there in the zoo.

Russ Krecklow said...

That sounds like a real good way to get your rig all cleaned up for the year. Sure beats trying to do it all yourself! Glad you'll be able to watch the football games. Should be pretty good!! Hope Carol is feeling much better now.