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Old 12-23-2014, 09:47 PM   #61
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way too much snow for me;) looks good tho'
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Old 01-07-2015, 10:45 PM   #62
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I took more pictures of the solar panel set up after dusting them off:

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Ummm.. hold on.. I just wiped this panel clean!!

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I could do without that tree out front.

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Old 01-07-2015, 10:59 PM   #63
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You will notice that in the last post
A) the green painters tape is still on from painting the roof
B) there is a rear left panel that could desperately use some primer

..and it's a sore subject. The frigid cold came sooner than I had anticipated. I honestly plan on driving further south to reach +0C average temperatures to get that
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Old 01-08-2015, 09:39 AM   #64
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Ecuador is nice this time of year.
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Old 01-08-2015, 10:53 AM   #65
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Oh, I'm sure it is! I'm not up to the task of driving between Panama and Columbia, though

On a similar note, has anyone out there RVed through Mexico? Me and the lady are planning a trip south-west to Houston, TX to visit her grandparents, then looking at weather maps and going to the warmest location within 1000kms of there. Mexico falls within that range. Any thoughts?
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Old 01-08-2015, 11:06 AM   #66
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Well, Tampico, Mexico is out of the question. Turns out it's one of Mexico's most dangerous cities, plagued with drug cartel "ultra-violence".. http://www.theguardian.com/cities/20...d-to-the-trees

Just read a related travel advisory: http://www.tripadvisor.ca/TravelAdvi..._security.html. Turns out the entire state of Tamaulipas should be avoided! Dang..
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Ya...sadly, Mexico has become a No Man's Land for most visitors. Between the Cartels and local corruption it is pretty hazardous these days. Hell...the cruise lines have even stopped going to Acapulco.

Meanwhile, here in Houston...we are experiencing our coldest weather this year. Right about freezing overnight. But, you can count on it going back up into the 70's within a few days, so, "Come ON Down!". Plenty of great Tex-Mex here to quell your appetite.
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Old 01-09-2015, 11:24 AM   #68
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Ah yes. The western shore of Mexico seems like a safer region to travel, but I don't feel like driving all the way to Arizona/California to scoot south. Too much driving for the amount of time we have. The southern states will do us just fine! I am looking forward to tex-mex for breakfast, lunch and supper

Tango, what's the weather generally like in February? That's when we're thinking of travelling, since by then we're good and tired of the snow. Do you know if there are many decent spots for boondocking around the state? I don't expect the weather to be prime beach weather, but we'd still like to have some time enjoying the sand on the beaches. Even if while wearing a sweater. Would you recommend any locations along the gulf?
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Traditionally, February is our coldest month here. That said..."coldest" is typically maybe a day or two of freezing then back to 60 - 70 degrees.

There are tons of places to park here but you need to examine the details. Some are great, others not so much depending on your expectations. Most are outside "the City" but easily accessible. Plenty of freebie state campgrounds too. Of course..there is always Wally World.

There is even free, on street parking right in my neighborhood. An old "warehouse district" three blocks from downtown.
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Ah yes. The western shore of Mexico seems like a safer region to travel, but I don't feel like driving all the way to Arizona/California to scoot south. Too much driving for the amount of time we have. The southern states will do us just fine! I am looking forward to tex-mex for breakfast, lunch and supper

Tango, what's the weather generally like in February? That's when we're thinking of travelling, since by then we're good and tired of the snow. Do you know if there are many decent spots for boondocking around the state? I don't expect the weather to be prime beach weather, but we'd still like to have some time enjoying the sand on the beaches. Even if while wearing a sweater. Would you recommend any locations along the gulf?
If you make it to Fl in the future hit me up. We have some great weather, especially this year.
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