Saturday, November 9, 2019

Fairbanks, AK

It’s been a busy couple of days. The truck is in good shape with a full tank of winter fuel with a good dose of diesel fuel treatment. We did manage to get it into the garage so all of the ice and snow could thaw and get the tonneau cover back in place. Plus, it looks like the tire could use a bit more air.

Biannual doctor visit done (still alive), eyes checked, new glasses ordered, prescriptions filled. I was even able to meet up with some very longtime friends whom I haven’t seen in quite a while. This is in addition to meeting other friends at morning coffee. I also had lunch with a couple of former colleagues yesterday. (Thank you James for lunch!) I even managed to squeeze in a flu shot while shopping for some pants at Costco.

I’m returning to the RV with a suitcase full of 12vdc LED bulbs, a pair of “Mr. Tuffy’s” for fat tired bikes, some packages for Bridget, and mail that we need to look through. I was kind of curious if I could have all of this in my carry-on but since I had plenty of time, I went ahead and went through TSA. I proactively pulled out the LED fluorescent tube replacements as they would probably look odd in their x-ray. The one thing that they did wonder about was the FMCA plate. It is an oval plate that can be attached to the RV to identify you as an FMCA member. FMCA = Family Motor Coach Association.

 I’d say that this was a good trip back home. I got a lot done, met up with quite a few people, and got a relatively clean bill of health for the next six months. I think I got enough of a taste of winter for a while. It was -3°F this morning and I was glad that I remembered to plug in the truck last night.

This flight was the cheapest ticket I could find and the schedule reflects it. I arrive in Tucson tomorrow in the early afternoon. Long layovers in Anchorage and Seattle. Day 1 starts over with tomorrows post.

Right now, I’m at the Anchorage airport for my first 8 hour wait until my next flight. Which is 2 in the morning... The fish & chips is from Humpy’s, a well known restaurant in Anchorage. This is not recommended. The fish is mushy and the batter is flavorless, too thick and tastes burned. Probably from the cooking oil. A real disappointment as food from the other restaurant has been pretty good. The fries were good...

4 comments:

david R said...

Great to see you friend, good travels to you.

RichardM said...

It was good to see you too. The best part of returning home...

Scott Seidl said...

Looks like you'd need a feeler gauge to measure the distance from the bumper to the door. Did the door close on the first attempt?

RichardM said...

Yep, no problem. I used to park the truck in the garage every day. When the sidecar rigs became my daily drivers, the truck got to park outside. The Ural rig is parked sideways in front of the car.