No Drones were Harmed in the Making of this Video . . .

First up, I thought you might want to check out this video of a drone quadcopter flying around and through a fireworks display. Supposedly it was done off West Palm Beach, FL, but I’m not sure if it was done this 4th of July , or a previous year. But it is amazing.

And if you want to try this yourself, and have about $1300 to spare, this is what was used.

DJI Phantom 2 Quadcopter          DJI Phantom 2 Quadcopter 2

New DJI Phantom 2 with GoPro Hero 3+

And amazingly enough, the drone survived this experience to fly another day.


On our last day here in Elkhart, the weather was still nice enough to once again sit outside with our coffee and muffins. Nick and Terry were sleeping in this morning so Mister decided to use Nick’s chair to catch some rays.

Mister in Nick's Chair

We also had a number of these guys running around, poking up out of their holes and looking around.

Elkhart Prairie Dogs 1

Elkhart Prairie Dogs 2

They seem to be some sort of prairie dogs. Both chipmunks and ground squirrels have pointy ears, and chipmunks also have stripes. But these have no stripes and no ears, but they’re smaller than other prairie dogs we’ve seen around the country.

For his part, Mister finally just laid down in the grass and went to sleep, oblivious to all the wildlife around him.

Mister in the Grass 3


Since we were supposed to have rain later this afternoon, I went ahead and started putting away the chairs and other outside stuff so it would stay dry. I also packed away some stuff inside that I could go ahead and put up.

Later, after a nice nap, we headed out about 5pm with Nick and Terry to have dinner at Culver’s. We really like this place and I’m glad to see they’re coming to Texas.

After dinner, we made a quick stop at the nearby Wal-Mart. I wanted to get a new water filter to start using as soon as we get away from the bad, iron-rich water here in Elkhart. And I also grabbed a bottle of Diesel Kleen to dump in the fuel tank when we fill up tomorrow on our way to the Indian Lakes Thousand Trails down in Batesville, IN

When we got back to the rig, I had planned to go ahead and hitch up the truck, but I quickly realized that when we came back from having our windshield replaced I didn’t pull far enough forward to leave room to hook up without hanging over into the access road behind us.

So tomorrow it is.


Thought for the Day:

Laws should be written only in simple sentences, no compound sentences allowed, and should be limited in length to one page, legal sized paper. This would solve a lot of problems.


10 Responses

  1. I have never heard of Diesel Kleen before. Is this something we should be adding to our fuel? If so, how often? We have a 2007 Discovery.

  2. Greg/Jan, it has been fun to see you again and hopefully see you down the road maybe in AZ this winter sometime. Be safe…..enjoy the gate guarding again this time and, of course! Landon’s upcoming 4th birthday. Be safe!

  3. Phyllis and Dick,

    We enjoyed getting to see ya’ll again too. Ya’ll be safe.

    Greg and Jan

  4. Just a question, Is diesel kleen recommended by Cummins? Inquiring minds. May need to go shopping if that is the case.

  5. Good morning Greg, we pulled into Elkhart Campground last night coming from our daughters wedding in Naperville, Il. While walking our dogs this morning I spotted your rig. I lost track of your blog when I moved to Gmail (we are full timers now). Seeing your rig prompted me to renew my blog subscription and told me I was at a good campground.

  6. Nan,

    I’ll talk about Diesel Kleen in tonight’s blog.

  7. Debbie,

    I’ll talk about Diesel Kleen in tonight’s blog.

  8. Allen,

    Thanks. Since we’re leaving this morning, maybe we’ll be able to catch up down the road somewhere.

    Drive Safe.


  9. Nice getting to stick my head in the window, I can put a face with a post. Safe travels on the road, watch out for mud holes and don’t let Nick work you too hard. Great friendship all of you gave….our chipmunk or whomever, has a nest of 8 🙂

  10. Those little critters you were wondering about are called gophers, at least that is what we called them in Michigan. Safe travels.

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