Monday, December 31, 2018
Jim was up first this morning again, I made him breakfast English muffin bacon and egg. We watch some morning news on television. We took a walk all around the campground, quite a large place, we did the one Loop went into the family center where they were cooking lunch food.
|it looks like a larger version of the one I had at work.|
Saturday, December 29, 2018
Thursday, December 27, 2018
They told us where to go to get the parts we needed at LeBlanc Trailer Sales. So we went over there, we took the Hub along to see if we just needed to replace the studs or the whole hub. The guy that worked in there Terry was very nice and said we should check all the bearings and hubs on all the tires. So we bought enough to do all that. We took everything back that we bought, by now it was pouring rain and they told us a restaurant we could go to called, Old Tyme Café, so we headed over there, only a few blocks away. Jim had breakfast of biscuits and gravy and sausage and loved it. Here's a picture of the steam table they were serving from, with all the Louisiana Local Foods on it.
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Got up this morning it was beautiful out. I made a smoothie, Jim some eggs and sausage as we started to get ready to move. We left around 9:36 and drove the same route pretty much that we took on our way to Gulfport. We stopped at the last rest area that we new of, grabbed lunch, and kept on trucking. By then we were in Mississippi. Total miles for the day was about 309. We went over a bridge that seemed like 20 miles long over the swamp. Then we stopped for fuel with a Walmart next door, went into the Walmart, sign said no overnight parking plus it was really tight so we had to back out of there. Back on the road. Went to the next Walmart, rain was coming on and off. We pulled in and ask permission, they said it was fine. Came back out, Jim was walking around the rig, he noticed the one tire was full of brake dust. Jim kept looking at it, and then he noticed two lug nuts were broken off. First time we couldn't park on the edge of the parking lot, we're kind of in the middle of cars on both sides of us, not as relaxing. I heated up some pre-made soup as an appetizer for dinner, and Jim went inside to the Walmart auto center to find out who can come fix the tire. He said the lady inside was very nice and gave him some phone numbers, they called and one guy he said come in tomorrow morning and we'll fix it. It's about six miles away, and we worried about driving on it like this. Jim started the generator, we put the two slides out, I made dinner parmesan cream sauce with pasta and the rest of our shrimp we had cooked the other day. Was really good, he put the TV on and watched the news, worried a little, we went to bed. And a few trucks pulled around us, which actually feels better.
Made Christmas green breakfast smoothies, cheese omelets and sausage and leftover biscuits from last night's get together. Jim went outside and started working on replacing the seal for the second time on the slide. I started cooking for our Christmas dinner. I made a cornbread casserole, cornbread stuffing, orange creamsicle cake, and cranberry sauce. Then we went for a bike ride. Came back got everything heated up and went to our dinner, it was very nice here's a few pictures.
Tuesday, December 25, 2018
Sunday, December 23, 2018
Friday, December 21, 2018
Rainy travel day, heavy at times. We left the Nashville KOA North headed towards Alabama. Traffic was heavy Nashville area and Birmingham, which we expected the rest of the driving wasn't bad.
We arrived at Walmart in Alabaster. We parked went inside to ask permission, they said no problem, just park in the back. Walked around couldn't think of anything we needed so we went back out.
Jim leveled the fifth wheel as best he could while still staying hooked up. Then we tried to start the generator, which is in the bed of the truck. Our surge protector said faulty ground. Ok, now WHAT. By now we were starving and there was a Ruby Tuesday's right next door , so we decided to go eat and think about the situation . He had a drink or two wonderful meal more money than we wanted to spend for our free site . So we made a second trip back into Walmart for some electrical supplies he said he needed. Came back out he worked some magic, went back into Walmart a third time's a charm as they say he's amazing. And he fired it up again, Eureka it works. So we felt it was safe then to put our two slides out on the back side. I really wanted to cook something of course Too Late by then we had already eaten. Had the TV on tried to catch some weather. Talked to Tony and Sue charged everything back up, Jim went out and shut the generator down , went to bed around 10. Their time our time don't ask me which one.