Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Happy Birthday

We had breakfast at Cracker Barrel of course.  It costs us $11.10 and a $2 tip to eat breakfast.  Plus we got two coffees to go included.  We thanked the manger for the night stay. We like Cracker Barrel.  I think it was 8 AM when we pulled out.  Nice scenery going into West Virgina and Western Maryland. Our windshield was real buggy so pictures just weren’t happening that much.  The Beast did very well in the mountains.  It climbed all of them except one at 50 MPH at 2,200 RPM for those that are interested.  This 400 Cummins seems to have a higher need of RPMs than our previous engines.  The others would run the best up hills about 2,000 RPMs.  Some day I will look up the torque and all that kind of stuff.

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Welcome to Maryland.  Our first real big traffic jam that we have seen this year.  DSC_0030

We did another 315 or so miles and arrived at Carol’s bro home about 2-3 PM.  We pulled into our 50 AMP FHU next to his garage and we were home.  The temps were in the high 80s and the humidity was terrible for us.  We cooked steaks for Carol’s bro birthday.  Her other brother came over too. He’s the diesel mechanic. We talked hours about engines, transmissions and the like. 

Carol and I recorded America’s Got Talent grand finale and watched late last night.  It was great.  Well deserved winner.  He was a black guy who was a car washer but sang and sounded like Frank Sinatra.  He was good!.

See ya.

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