Friday, August 1, 2008

Camping on the Pacific

Pine Mountain

Hello again from Pine Mountain. This week it was time to clean and paint my workshop. My workshop is attached to the barn. It is where I make simple furniture that I sell to the local furniture store. I started first with the outside and scraped all the loose paint off. I then repainted it with a new coat of white paint. Inside I cleaned up the table saw and the work bench. I greased the bearings on the saw table. I sharpened my chisels and cleaned and oiled the rest of my tools so they do not rust. I organized my woodpile so I can find the sizes I need when I am working. I installed 2 more fluorescent light fixtures so that I have more light to see what I am doing. Finally I was satisfied that my workshop was ready for to go for the winter months when I make furniture while it snows outside. This week our adventure is about a camping trip at the beach on the Pacific ocean. `First we have our usual sections on Alternative energy, Easy Cash, Nutrition and Health, Traveling, and Adventure.

Alternative Energy

First for those of you that have just joined us, here at the ranch, power is supplied by 2 wind turbines and a water turbine. We also have a few solar panels that charge up a battery bank. Our horizontal turbine looks like a small wingless airplane on top of it’s 80 foot tower. We purchased that one from Our vertical turbine we purchased from, it spins away on a 30 foot or 10 meter pole out by the barn. Our water turbine in the dam of our pond came from an Alaskan alternative energy company The wind has been normal for this time of year. Every day there is an almost constant 7 or 8 mph wind. In the late afternoon and early evening the wind picks up to about 10 to 15 mph.

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The price of fuel keeps going up in price. Gasoline is now over $4.00 a gallon. Everyone is looking for anything that will increase fuel economy even a little. Most Alternative energy fuels are still years away but there is a way to improve your mileage, increase your horsepower, and reduce your emissions all at the same time. You will be able to turn your vehicle into a fuel efficient one with only a few readily available items from your local hardware. The instructions are easy to follow and there are many diagrams so you can see how to do it too. It does not matter if you have a gasoline or diesel engine vehicle it will work with either one. Go to to learn more while supplies last.

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Easy Cash

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Nutrition and Health

These days everyone is concerned about nutrition and health. Most of our food is over processed and has very little nutrient value. Our food looks great but not much more. If we want to stay healthy in today’s world we are forced to take supplements. The question is: What supplements will provide what you need for the least amount of time and money? I believe one of the best supplements out there is called Acaiplus. It is a blend of vitamins and minerals plus acai to promote health and long life. They also have vitamins to help improve your long term and short term memory. They also have an energy drink that gives you steady long term energy. To learn more about these products go to Check out Acaiplus, Feed My Brain, and White Lightning.

Travel for Less

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Adventure and Treasure Hunting

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Camping on the Pacific

Camping on the Pacific beach in California is a luxury. You have to be a multimillionaire and have a home on the beach or do like the rest of us and reserve a spot at a beach campground. As more and more people move to California the wait for a spot at the beach campground becomes longer. The campgrounds up by Los Angeles have a waiting list that is over 2 years long. The winter months are a lot easier to reserve than the summer months. We reserved our spot a number of months ago and now it is our turn.

We arrived at the beach campground and drove our camper to the designated camping spot. Our campground was on a bluff about 30 ft or (10 meters) above the ocean Each camping space was about 50 ft by 50 ft or about 16 meters by 16 meters. Each camp0site was separated from the next by a row of shrubs and trees.

We unpacked our supplies and soon had hamburgers and hotdogs cooking on the grill. I had been designated the cook while everyone else changed into swim suits and went for a quick swim. I had lunch ready when the hungry swimmers returned. We had hot dogs and hamburgers with potato salad. I had put together a large garden salad and put a pot of vegetable soup on the grill. We had milk and fruit juice and chocolate chip cookies for desert.
After we cleared away the food from lunch we sat at our picnic table and played games while our meal digested. My sister and her husband played a game of scrabble. My niece challenged me to a game of chess. An hour later the scrabble game was over but the chess game was still going on. Both my niece and I had tried different strategies to win but had not succeeded. Since no one was going to win any time soon, we put the game up for later so everyone could go surfing and swimming while it was nice and warm and sunny. I am not much of a surfer but the waves were small about 2 feet so even I managed to ride a few waves in without wiping out.

We finally returned to our campsite after several hours of swimming and surfing. It was early evening and my sister set about making dinner. We took some potatoes out of the camper and washed them then I peeled them and cooked them in a pot on the grill. My brother in law took fresh steaks from the fridge and cooked them on the grill basting them with secret barbeque sauce as he cooked them. My sister made gravy for the potatoes a salad and a no bake pie. When the potatoes had cooked I added a bit of milk and butter and mashed them. Soon we were ready to eat dinner. My sister brought out the camping wine glasses and we had a five year old Merlot wine with dinner. My niece had fruit juice in her wine glass but pretended it was wine as we all clinked glasses and proposed a toast to a fine day at the beach.

When dinner was over my niece and our resumed our chess game. My sister and her husband watched a movie on the DVD player. After a couple of hours I finally put my niece in checkmate. She is getting to be a good chess player. It was time to sleep and turn off the generator for the night. Everyone else slept in the camper but I decided to sleep out in the tent so I could listen to the ocean put me to sleep. I looked out through my tent screen door and watched the lights of freighters as they headed over the horizon bound for the other side of the Pacific. Soon I feel asleep.

The next morning I arose early and took a shower in one of the campground shower rooms. Everyone else awoke later. When everyone was up we made breakfast. We had eggs, bacon, toast, and orange juice. We had another relaxing day at the beach then headed home to Pine Mountain. My friend Dave looked after the ranch and the animals while I was gone. He was glad to see us return. That is the thing when you have a ranch and animals. Someone always has to be there to look after things. That was our beach adventure.

Pine Mountain Evening

It is evening again at the ranch. Everyone has left and gone home. I am sitting in my easy chair in the living room. Squeekers my African grey parrot is sitting on his perch munching peanuts. My coffee tonight from is Sumatra Mandheling .This is a rich almost syrupy coffee that needs to be sipped slowly to let your taste buds take in all the flavor. Squeekers and I were watching a movie on TV. I finished my coffee and the movie at about the same time and now it is time for bed. I put Squeekers back in his cage and head off upstairs to bed. Good night all see you next week.