July 29, 2007

Seasonal Mods

I've come to realize that while the rest of the Country waits for summer to go camping, in the Southwest, we wait for the other three seasons. We're still getting triple digit temperatures and air conditioning is key to survival.

Instead of camping, I finished the drop-down counter/cabinet door for the galley. The door is made of ash with a light maple stain to closely match the rest of the cabinets. I put coats of polyurethane on the inside counter-top for easy clean up. The wood is supported with locking toy-box hinges from Rockler.

While shopping at Big Lots, I found a toilet tissue holder for $3 that makes a great trash bag holder to hang over the LP detector.

We're heading for the Kern River in a couple weeks for a long weekend of tent camping with some friends. The Caboose is staying home for that trip, so I need to go shopping for an air mattress.

July 2, 2007

Havin a Heat Wave

With temperatures in the triple digits, we decided to cancel our reservations for camping at Dogwood this weekend. All the beach sites have long been booked for the holiday weekend, so we'll hang out at the pool and maybe have a campfire in the back yard.