Tuesday, March 23, 2010

First Day Out

We left Tumwater at 8:00 am this morning heading for I-5 Uhlmann RV.  Unfortunately, the monitor for the back-up camera had not arrived.  Dang it!  Well, they replaced the other 2 things that had been on the list and we were out of there by 11:00.  Josh at Uhlmann offered to have the monitor shipped to us wherever we were when it came in and we could take it to another dealer for installation.  We declined and said we would just wait until we get back in June.  We go there for our service needs and we'd rather have them install it.  We trust them and their work is good and for a fair price.

Back on the freeway again and traveling about 50 miles south to Woodland.  We pulled into the lot at Dave and LJ's RV Interior Design and were ready to finally get our new blinds installed in the dining area windows.  We had ordered these blinds back in early January and had intended to get them installed on our way back to Tumwater from Pismo Beach.  Well....you know what happened.  That whole motorhome conking out on the freeway...tow truck...motel for a night!   Ewwww.  I don't even want to think about that whole disaster again.  So here we were today...ready for the installation of our new MCD day/night shades.

Here is the "before" view (remember those handy props we rigged up?)

Here is the work in progress:

Here is the daytime blind:

Here is the night time blind and the daytime blind:

We think that Dave and LJ's did a great job for us.  They have a good reputation and worked along with us in ordering the blinds and finally getting them installed.  Nice folks.  When the time comes for any new furnishings or carpet...this is the place we will go. 
We left Dave and LJ's around 2:00 and were on our way south, yet again.  We drove straight through Portland and down to exit 271 to the town of Woodburn, Oregon.  We are parked for the night at the Walmart there.  We'll get a good night's sleep (I'll be drugged with cold medicine...yippee) and be on our way into California tomorrow.

Until next time.....so long for now!


Rick and Paulette said...

Your new blinds look great, congrats! Looks like you'll have to be the back-up camera for another trip! I'd have left it until I got back to a dealer I trust too. Welcome back to California!


Looks like you guys had a good first day. What would we do without our Wally-World overnighters & Rest
Stop areas. Have a good one:))

KarenInTheWoods and Steveio said...

whee you new blinds look so good!

now, whatcha gonna do with those handy-dandy PVC window propper devicers?

Karen and Steve
(Blog) http://kareninthewoods-kareninthewoods.blogspot.com/

Jerry and Suzy said...

Good to be back on the road! What will you see next? You won't know until you see it, but that's the fun part of RVing.

Phyllis said...

Glad to see you are feeling good enough to travel again. Happy trails to you.

squawmama said...

Margie... Glad to hear that your back on the road... LOVE your blinds they look really great!!! Have a safe trip and maybe we'll see you on the road...
Travel Safe

sue and doug said...

sleep well in the walmart parking lot..and safe travels to you tommorrow..nice new blinds by the way!!