We are ready for Blanquillo. We store our trailer in our side yard off the left of the driveway. The gate was 12 feet wide, and I was able to back our prior 16 foot long, 7 foot wide trailer into the opening to the side yard. But could I do it with the new 19.5 foot trailer? I wasn't sure as I have to make a right angle turn to back into the driveway then another right (left?) angle turn to get the trailer into its spot. So I hired our handyman to replace our 12 foot gate with a 16 foot gate. We used redwood, commonly available here in California. Due to its length, I decided to make the gate in 4 sections, like a bifold closet door. Oh, yeah, since the driveway slopes, I had to find a way to make it open uphill. By hanging the hinges at an angle, it opens fine. Although we had some unanticipated problems due to the fact that wood bends, even 4x6 posts, we did manage to make it work.
Here are the photos I just received for our Escape. It looks like it is completed and sitting in their storage area, waiting for us to pick it up. We hedged and gave them an extra week in case there were any production delays, but it looks like that was not necessary. So we will pick it up in about 2 weeks as planned. It could have been sooner. Darn!
Retirement is great. We bought a travel trailer and are exploring National Parks. (Actually, we bought one and sold it and bought a second one better suited to us. It happens...) And I have time to do some woodworking projects and things around the house. And now I have gotten interested in ham radio so there goes any free time.