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Sunday, July 11, 2004

Week of 11 July

July 11 Boise, ID

We are in town for the Avion Travelcade Club Rendezvous.

Today after taking a walk, the rigs already on the grounds moved to the campground area. After getting parked and set up, I got to work on locating sites for the radio Talk-in as I am in charge of that. Then after getting part of the crew organized, I went out to man a site myself. But most everyone had arrived in the morning (only workers could come in today), so there was no activity and we called it off early. The rest of the day was spent visiting and relaxing. It got into the 80’s but humidity was low and there was a breeze most of the day. In fact we didn’t feel the need to run the air conditioner.


  • At 11:52 PM , Blogger Andy W2UCZ said...

    July 12 Boise, ID

    It seems as if I didn’t do much today, but still kept busy. After getting my Talk-in crew dispatched to their locations, I took the truck to Lake City International to check on heating around the right rear hub. Loretta stayed at the Fairgrounds to help check in the units as they arrived. The removed the tires, but there was no sign of heating this time nor any sign of anything hanging up. So they cleaned the area where the brake pads slide and lubricated it. Apparently I could have saved the money, but the peace of mind for our upcoming trip to Canada is worth it. When I returned, we registered for the Rendezvous and I did more work on the Talk-in schedule. After Happy Hour a bunch of us went out for supper and when we returned, we played Joker and visited a couple from the Northeast.

    Temperatures were well up into the 90’s and even though the humidity is low, we are pretty well beat by now. We did run the air conditioner since afternoon and it is still too warm in the trailer.

  • At 12:34 AM , Blogger Andy W2UCZ said...

    July 13 Boise, ID

    It sure is hot here. Pretty rough to do much, I did some walking early in the day and spent some time on the Radio Talk-in and Parking duties here at the Avion Rendezvous. Also put in an appearance at the Amateur Radio course and in the afternoon attended the Radio Club meeting. We ate lunch out but had supper here even though the air conditioner could not keep up with the near 100-degree temperature. In the evening, we attended the welcoming ceremony, which included some very good entertainment. We won a nice door prize also. A cake and ice cream social and games till 10PM followed that

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  • At 10:19 PM , Blogger Andy W2UCZ said...

    July 16 Boise, ID

    Yesterday was Seminar Day and I attended 4 of them. Learned some things I didn’t know and gave me things to think about on others. Loretta went on one of the tours also. We joined the South Central Unit for supper at the Sizzler Steakhouse. The evening program included music by a local Jazz Band that was quite good.

    This morning, I attended the Men’s Brunch and Loretta took the bus to the Lady’s Luncheon. Later we went to Bodily RV in Meridian where the Board of Governors of the Avion Travelcade Club held a meeting. They approved a proposal to merge our club with Club Fleetwood. This sounds like the better of two worlds as we can reap the benefits of both clubs and overcome problems that each has. An Ice Cream Social hosted by Bodily RV and a tour of the Service Shop there followed this. Nothing on the schedule for us tonight, so we went shopping then out for supper.

  • At 10:34 PM , Blogger Andy W2UCZ said...

    July 17 Boise, ID

    Today after coffee, we secured our awnings, as there was a call for heavy winds. We were going to be away for most of the day (no winds while we were gone). Then we carpooled to Horseshoe Bend, ID. There we boarded the Thunder Mountain train to Cascade. We had a beautiful ride up the Payette River. Very scenic mountainous area with lots of whitewater rapids. There were many rafts, canoes and kayaks both floating the river and shooting the rapids. It was a perfect day for that. Our coach was air-conditioned and had padded seats, so we had quite a comfortable ride also. At Smith’s Landing, we went into the Dining Car where we were served a box lunch. Some of us opted to finish the ride there even though the chairs were wood as it was much roomier. At Cascade, we transferred to busses for the ride back to Horseshoe Bend, as they won’t take passengers back down the steep grade. Guess the locomotives have enough power to pull the grade, but lack brakes to hold back on the downhill. I know how that goes, as our Ford F-350 was about the same way. It was very hot when we returned, so except for going out for a sandwich for supper, we stayed inside.

    The wind is now starting at 8:30PM with some rain.


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