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A Day @ Ortona - The Labor Camp

This is hard work — especially this time of year.

Passenger side — nearly done.

The wheels… starting to look better. We don’t do these all the time and it shows. And we forgot to bring our drill so we are unable to use our polisher attachments — which makes it easier.

Clean wheel fanatics will notice the inside holes are not shiny. That’s cuz I’m the one doing these. Personally I’d like the strangle the guy who invented holes that need to be shined.

Here’s Tom scrubbing down the other side.  All that is left to do — polish this side and the back and two more wheels. Soooo we are staying one extra day.  It’s too hot to be out here in the afternoon and well it’s time to watch g.o.l.f.


Other stuff … Ali and any other RVers who are interested here are some extra pictures of our current site — # 28.

Below the patio view. Not the best (imo) unless you turn your chairs away from the locks. Tom likes being close to the locks as he can get over to them quickly to watch boats go thru. The pile of grasses and weeds in the water is usually not there…probably a build up due to all the rain.

The grass around the sites needs to be mowed. It’s unusual for it to be so high. Course all the rain is one reason, but I suspect they’ll let it go since the loop closes July 1 for those renovations.

Below is a broader perspective. The first site on the left is # 30. Has the nice empty space on the patio side, but it’s even closer to the locks and it’s like sitting under spotlights @ night with all the security lights.

And the picture below shows how far the bath house is from us. About 3 sites away.

I did take some more individual site pics (upper loop) this a.m so I’ll add those to the photo album as soon as I get them all sorted out.  And before we leave I’ll get more shots of some lower loop sites.  Stay tuned.

Reader Comments (4)

Wow! Looks nice and shiny! I hope it doesn't rain on all of your hard work!! LOL Do you keep your cars looking that great? :~) I sure do need to do a number like that on my car!

June 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJulia

Eric has been outside all weekend doing the washing and waxing to our BUS. After the long 3300 miles trip, it was dirty. I have been inside the house. Working on my 1st four blocks of 9 Patches. Excited and really into it. Time flies when I am in the sewing room! Love the matching up of the colors and designs, the lights and darks. I used the charm packet you sent. Need to learn to cut and work up to other traditional patterns. I am just a beginner but now I am HOOKED (or should I say "Quilt Crazy!")! Thanks again.
Glad you two are having a good time.

June 21, 2009 | Unregistered Commenternita

Thanks for the photos of Ortona, Lucy. You are the best! We can't wait to stay there next winter. We are planning to spend 7 weeks in FL after I retire end of this year. Can't wait. The bus looks great!

June 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAli

Tks Julia --- Yea we lucked out - once we started polishing it did not rain again.

Nita - Wow -- you are doing great --- I'm so glad you are enjoying it. I find it very addicting. he he.

You are welcome Ali. Whoa -- the countdown to retirement has started eh? I should get those new pictures posted soon...I have several.

June 22, 2009 | Registered CommenterLucy

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