After staying in the NRQZ for a week, we decided we needed to be closer to civilization for a while. If nothing else, we needed a grocery store closer than an hour away. We looked at a few places near Elkins WV and chose to stay at Revelle’s River Campground where we camped in the spot shown above. That’s Fay trying to hide behind that skinny tree.
I went in thinking we’d be in and out in just a few hours, not because I didn’t want to spend a lot of time at Monticello, but because I’d only added up the tours’ durations. I had not sufficiently accounted for wandering around the grounds, taking self-guided tours, enjoying the gardens and views, and musing on the lives and acts that had played out on this land.
But, back to Monticello… Continue reading “Thoughts on Monticello”
Stopped by Monticello for the day. Thought it would just be a few hours and spent most of the day. Good tours and guides. Def recommended.
Traveling through Arizona in the spring, I fell in love with cacti bearing fruit and flower. The squatty barrel cactus felt friendly, like a waggy dog you meet on a trail. It’s medium sized, companionable, not one to loom threateningly overhead or to hold you at arm’s length. It says, “Sit by me and gaze at the mountain range.”
Wanting to take the cactus home but knowing I couldn’t, I designed a replica to ride on the dash of our motor coach. You can make one too, and enjoy the Southwest wherever you are. The pattern is on Ravelry.
Are going to happen here.
We arrived at our spot in Charlottesville and quickly found this beauty sitting at the corner of our “yard.”
Amanita rhopalopus. Apparently smells of ammonia and rotting meat. We haven’t sniffed it yet. Probably won’t try a spit test either
Yes, we built a little fence around it. Our pet mushroom.
So, you signed up for an unlimited network plan and while it worked great at first, you’ve moved to a new location and you’re now getting < 1Mbps speeds.
You might think that you need a booster if your signal strength is low or you might be at a complete loss for what to do if your signal strength is ok to good but you’re still getting terrible transfer speeds.
It could be that your router is not quite clever enough and latching onto the LTE bands that are strongest yet provide terrible bandwidth.
This happened to us when out in the wilds of Bushnell FL back in June of 2019. The first night of our stay we had great signal strength but atrocious throughput. When we sought out help we were told that yeah, cell access there is just terrible. We could walk to the opposite corner of the park and probably get a decent signal but everywhere else we could forget it.
Ummm. No. We were going to be at the park for a week or two and there was no way we were going that long using our precious limited minutes on our Google Fi plans, from which we got both decent signal and speeds.
I was going to find a way to get something, anything, usable on our unlimited plan from OTR Mobile. Especially since on the first morning of our stay we had pretty decent speeds. Until it started to rain at which point bandwidth went into back the toilet.
While wandering around Rutledge Lake RV Park near Asheville NC we ran across a very noisy mushroom.
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