First, a photo to attest I’ve still not have reached the warm weather as of yet. This photo was taken at 7:30 AM yesterday morning after a 31 degree night.
First chore yesterday was going to the local Workhorse Chassis Dealer (the kind of chassis we have on our motorhome) for an oil change. Because of our heavy-duty use we get the oil changed every 3,000 miles. While there I decided to buy a gas filter because you never know when you’ll catch a bad batch of gasoline which could strand you out in the middle of nowhere. This little puppy is a specialty item which can only be purchased at a Workhorse dealer for a resounding $51…plus tax!
My older motorhome had two gas filters which could be purchased at any automotive parts store for about $4 each. Life was much simpler back then, so I guess that’s the price we paid for progress.
After that, a visit to Costco for food items and a gasoline fill-up. Then to Wal-Mart for a few miscellaneous items rounded out my day.
Back to the weather…yesterday’s high here in Bakersfield reached only 56. Today will be the final leg of my journey is reaching the warmer climates. From Bakersfield’s 408 foot elevation I’ll go through Tehachapi Pass just under 4,000 feet where there is no snow but quite cold…only in the mid 40’s yesterday. At the other end…my destination is Palm Desert…about 10 miles east of Palm Springs where the forecast for tomorrow is a beautiful 76 degrees! Yeah! Now that’s more to the liking of the Weather Wimp!
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