Monday, July 3, 2023

A Warm, Touristy Day

Sunday - It was a warm one today. We did some sorting of the unsold items from the garage sale. I also picked up a gadget called Thermacell. It is a butane powered mosquito repellent. I had never heard of them before but many up here in Fairbanks say that they work great. Bridget will try it out tomorrow when she goes berry picking at the Big M farm. 

We stumbled upon a gift card for the Alaska Salmon Bake so we went there for dinner. Over the years I’ve had just about everything on the menu which includes salmon, prime rib, cod, halibut, and crab. Today, I had the veggie kabobs. They were delicious like everything else they make and ended up taking half of it home. I’d order them again. 

I think today’s temperature is an anomaly. Tomorrow, it’s supposed to be in the mid-70s (°F) again. 

Monday - I checked the trailer bearings and one was a little loose and both could use more grease. I picked up a small grease gun that could be easily packed on the Ural and some moly axle grease. The trailer wheels took almost a whole 3 oz tube of grease. I also checked to make sure the spare tire fit properly (correct bolt pattern, offset, and tire size). I still need to install eyebolts for the tarp tie downs to cover all of the containers under the Ural. Not all of the containers are watertight. 


  1. Thanks for the tip Richard! Mosquitoes are a summer nuisance in our region of NZ. Just checked and ThermaCELL products are available here. We'll be getting one before the warmer weather arrives.

    1. The first one I got was defective but the second one works great.