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Sep 22, 2011 - The Worlds Oldest Auto Tour

The worlds oldest auto tour , The 66th annual Glidden auto tour came to Cumberland, Maryland this week with around 265 cars from 1942 back to the early nineteen hundreds. The tour is scheduled to spend the week touring a hundred mile radius around The Queen City. One of the stops on their tour was to make a stop at my friend Bob Armstrong’s, High Rock Air Field. Bob’s air field is a step back in time, the early twenty’s to be exact, right down to the hanger and the two antique BI Planes, a 1927 Waco and a 1927 Pitcairn Fleetwing. Bob...

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Sep 14, 2011 - The Wax Job is Done, and So am I

That’s right the shinin Times have returned, just like that day back in February 2003 in Red Bay, Alabama when this Phaeton rolled off the assembly line. The biggest benefit will be when I wash it. It will be much easier to keep in clean and it will shine like a new penny and I can keep my head up high and be proud. As you can see from the photo’s of the graphics that the wax made a big difference to the way they looked. I’m convinced that if this wax were to be put on when the vehicle was built that the graphics would last forever. The...

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Aug 21, 2011 - Turning Wrenches, Putting on The Shine & A Welcome Home Party

First thing is that everyone in the Gummy Clan is Thankful and Relieved that The Protocol Grandson Jimmy Lee arrived home safe and sound last Saturday from his year long military commitment over seas. While he was there he bought a new to him a 2004 Tricked Out Jeep Wrangler here in the states and it’s been at his girlfriends house waiting on his return. When he got to her house to pick up the Jeep he headed up here to his mom’s house and one of the rear axles broke leaving him on the side of the road. He called me for help and Norton...

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Aug 5, 2011 - Whiskey and Waffles?

Would it be wrong to have whiskey and waffles at 8:00pm……Nope….You got to remember I’m in West By God Virginia and sometimes we…at least I do these kinda things. Of course the whiskey came first with this over whelming desire to have waffles with lots of butter and Log Cabin syrup. When these notions take holt there’s no denying the urge and you just roll with the flow. I say you because we all have these cravings or urges, yours may not be whiskey and waffles but you have your own monkeys to tame. Normally when I drink whiskey I like to...

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Jul 19, 2011 - Snow Blowers in July

Yes, snow blowers…..I’ll explain, I was looking into buying a left over snow blower for our daughter Beth and our son Chris said that he had two older blowers that needed some work and if I could get one of them running Beth could have it. So I went to his house and picked them up and that’s what I’ve been working on for the past few day’s. The bigger of the two needed to have the auger handle welded and a good carb and gas tank cleaning, the basic tune up and I had it running. The smaller one believe it or not started right up after having...

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Jul 6, 2011 - The RV Vision Quest Returns

The response for the blog to restart and continue has been pretty good so I’ll try to get everyone up to speed with what’s been going on here at Camp Gummy. Shortly after I wrote the last blog on December 14th Lady Jane and I started talking about perhaps taking a different direction with the RV Vision Quest. A direction that I wasn’t to sure about or even ready to start thinking about a new direction. That direction was to a partial idea of putting down roots again……Ahhhhh…..I don’t know about that yet. I won’t bore you with all the dialog...

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Oct 23, 2010 - A Farwell To Arms

Farewell to Arms, no.....not Pappy Hemingway’s 1929 book title but farewell to the Arms that have held, nurtured, and comforted our hearts and soul these past two months. It was great to be back on home turf with family and friends. The traveling and meandering the far reaches of the country is fun but touching the bases of the home town park is as every bit as enjoyable. We’d like to Thank Norton Peabody, his faithful assist Bomb Shell at Peabody Labs for a warm and all enthralling stay here at Porcupine Point in the heavenly hills of West...

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Oct 19, 2010 - Three Year Anniversary of Full Timing

Yep, Sunday marked the three year anniversary of Lady Jane and I living full time in the RV…Take Note Ye Non Believers & Those of Little Faith. Truth be know in those early day’s we had our doubts to….it was all new and hugely different from all that we were use to and comfortable with. But hey….what Big Change doesn’t come with a certain amount of fear and anxiety. So far the journey has been Interesting, Challenging, Informative, Freeing and Pleasantly Pleasing. We’ve learned that we can live together 24/7 without wanting to tear each...

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Oct 13, 2010 - Easy Peach Dump Cobbler

Well I finally pulled the trigger on making that Peach Cobbler Saturday morning. I have two different recipes and I decided to go with the easy one….cause I’m all about being easy. It’s called Easy Peach Dump Cobbler and I went with it also because I didn’t have all the ingredients for the other one. But I will at some point give the other a try. I sat up in the driveway next to the coach, where else would you bake a Peach Cobbler, right. With this being the first attempt at the concoction I wasn’t sure how long it may take even though the...

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Oct 8, 2010 - Been Busy, Been Visiting, Now We're Thinking About Florida

Ok, first off If your looking for a write up on that Peach cobbler I talked about in the last post…..It didn’t happen….Yet. Fact of the matter is, Been way to busy and the weather didn’t come through for me when I was anticipating doing it. I contracted a Heating contractor to install a new furnace at daughter Beth’s house after cleaning it and trying to get it to operate properly. It did heat and run but it was A Big Safety Hazard, it was thirty five years old and no part’s availability any longer. I also had other odds and ends that...

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Sep 26, 2010 - Onan Genset Service & New Dinette Cushions

Friday I decided to go a head and service the Onan generator in stead of waiting to do it in Florida. I had the necessary filters on hand and I bought new Extended Life Antifreeze and oil so under the coach I went. I’m going to get up on the ole soap box here pertaining to, Why Can’t They, The Design Engineers design things with the Thought of Working on equipment in Mind. Yeah…I know it all about cost…BULLSHIT! I’ve dealt with these so called engineering genius for the past forty five years, they come walking in all smiles, fresh out of...

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Sep 20, 2010 - A Tough Good-Bye & A Refreshing Hello

Last Wednesday the family said a Tough Good-Bye to our grandson, PFC. Jimmy Lee Crawford at the Morgantown & Fairmont, West Virginia Armories, as his unit is being deployed to Kuwaiti for the next year or so. Although it was tough, we are very Proud of Jim Rod and the other guy’s & gal’s in his unit and all of our American guy’s and girls for the service to The Land of The Free & The Home of The Brave. Ho Rah. I tried my hand again with the Dutch Oven , this time trying refrigerated & Freezer biscuits. Not a real good experience….burnt the...

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