I finally went and did it. Gathered up all my stuff, feline friends and model railroad and bugged out for Nampa, Idaho leaving Big Bear Country in Sothern California. Many reasons why I did this but the most important one was daughter and her family. Now I'm approximately twenty minutes away from them. Living in a regular brick and mortar house instead of the tin can of a mobile home. All though I loved Big Bear and it's amenities I find Nampa to be a very interesting place to live. The people seem friendly, the railroad tracks are about five blocks away and there are several Model Railroad Clubs in the area. The felines rode out the trip in their carriers arriving scarred half out of their minds. Within a day or two they had taken over the place feeling right at home. Me not so lucky. It took all of three weeks to pack everything up and I suspect it will take the better part of four or five to get unpacked. The 20 ft., U-haul truck I rented handled nicely and got my son-in-law and I here safely. The car followed along nicely on it's auto transport. We were teasing that one cat was seen at the steering wheel and the other giving us the claw finger from the passengers seat. I've already been down to the local railroad museum, located in a restored U.P. train station. Met two great guys. I asked about train watching hot spots and got the impression, despite the stations location, foamers aren't welcome in their parking lot. Still feeling them out about that. Looking for a club and bunch of model railroaders to hang with. I will see where that takes me in the next few months. As of this writing, BarstowRick.com is still down. The server did hi-jack the blog so Al K., my son-in-law is still working on it. We hope to have it back up and running before to long. Under the control of a new host. If you are in the Boise, Nampa, Meridian, Caldwell, Idaho area make yourself known. I don't bite !