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Friend Mary at lunch


RV fixed-up

  • installed the SeeLevel Gauge faceplate
  • finished the Pergo on the bathroom floor
  • added robe hooks & bungie holders
  • cell phone holder under kitchen cabinet by plug
  • curtain bars installed in the cabover
  • puck lights added in the outside compartment
  • LED swivel bar light added above the stove
  • extra shower bar and hooks in the shower to hang coats and drying clothes


  • Electric kettle
  • Brita slimline water filter (fits in RV door)
  • Rain Suits
  • Lonely Planet Mexican Spanish phrasebook


  • air compressor for tires
  • Bike rack, locking system, bike adapter bars
  • 28 reading books for kids- historical fiction & novels off school-recommended list
  • LED Rope light for campsite fun
  • 30 amp portable surge guard

Bought at Borders bookstore:

  • Central America map
  • Alberta-British Columbia Map
  • Michelin Europe Tourist and Motoring Atlas
  • Lonely Planet Italian phrasebook

Currently Reading:  "One Year Off" by Cohen -makes me laugh until I'm sick

Friends:  Had a wonderful birthday lunch at Tommy Bahamas with some very thoughtful friends today!  That was great!


  • Had kids' medical checkup- several shots- ouch!  Also got 2 antibiotic prescriptions per kid, with 2 doses per child (Just because you get Traveler's Diarrhea once doesn't mean you won't get it again on the same trip.
    Friends Dawn and Ann at lunch


  • I had compiled, highlighted, and printed medical recommendations from the CDC based on the countries we plan to visit, which was helpful to the physician:


  • Lia needed Hep A vaccine, so will return for her final shot in October.  The rest of us got both Hep A & B when we adopted Lia.


  • We went by Redi-Clinic in our HEB grocery store which is also a travel clinic.  Got prices and recommendations from the nurse practitioner for several shots.  Very expensive - most were over $100 per person, but fortunately we only need Typhoid oral vaccines for $84 each.  They were one of just 2 travel clinics listed here from the CDC site:  We will also get our Malaria prescriptions from the travel clinic.
    Foul weather gear has arrived! We're ready for the elements

 33 days and counting!

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Friend Mary at lunch
Friend Mary at lunch
Friends Dawn and Ann at lunch
Friends Dawn and Ann at lunch
Foul weather gear has arrived!  We…
Foul weather gear has arrived! W…