Sunday, September 25, 2011

Ladeze and Wildlife

The annual Lazy Daze Ladeze event in southern Oregon was a rollicking good time.

Here are our hosts, Joan and Lorna.

This is a girls only event.


There was no group picture taken this year. And you know that I didn't take many pictures, as usual. I hope that someone else did and posts them. If so, I'll put a link here. (Lorna's pics are here).

One day, some of the gals went on a river rafting trip. I didn't do the rafting, but instead, went with Kate into town. We saw a sign for Wildlife Images and decided to see what that was. When we parked the car, a guy was coming out to the front of the building with a bald eagle on his arm for a photo op with some other folks.


It's a wildlife rehabilitation and education center. Very beautiful place. You can go on a tour and see some of their permanent residents. I thought it was kind of cool to stand a few feet from a grizzly bear. When this guy stands up, he's about 9' tall. The fence between us is electric.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Transmission

As some of you know, I had to have the transmission replaced in the rig last year. I opted to get a Ford rebuilt because of the warranty and had it installed at a local shop, Tustin Transmission, where I've had work done for years on cars, vans, etc. If you're in Orange County, CA and need work done on a car, van, truck or small RV (various mechanical work, not just transmissions), call these guys. They're awesome!

Well, I brought the rig to this shop to get the transmission serviced and they found metal chunks in the pan and said I should take it to the Ford dealer for warranty work. So, that's what I did. Took a while to get it fixed (2+ weeks), but it's done and seems to be running fine.
Will have to take it on a long test drive this weekend.