Wednesday, August 3, 2011
I can see clearly now
We are off on our big adventure! We left on Wednesday, August 3. Our first stop was to gather some oil. We found some great vegetable oil at a Chinese restaurant and pumped it in. When we go to gather, Eve says, "Eeew. Yucky. Gross." Which is 100% accurate, but with our motor home converted to run on waste vegetable oil, we put on the gloves and don't complain when we get free fuel. It takes about an hour to pump and fill our 75 gallon tank. We figure we are getting 8 miles to the gallon, which is less than we wanted, but we will take it. Yes. We. Will. We made it to Springville for a second gathering search and our pump broke. So we started gathering by hand. Slow and tedious, but free. We drove Wednesday night to Paragonah to stay in our cousin's front yard. We pulled in at 3 am. They were sure we had to be family, but didn't know who in the world we were. After a good morning of chatting with them, we filled up our entire tank in Parawon at an abandoned restaurant with beautiful, clear oil. It took Johnny about 4 hours to fill the tank by hand. We can't wait for our pump to be delivered!!
After topping off all of our fluids (oil, transmission, milk & potable water), we drove down to Vegas to spend the night. We tried to save room by putting our milk in our camel pak in the fridge. It worked well until the propane powering the fridge ran out...