Sunday, April 3, 2016

April 1 - 3 of our Northern Journey

April 1, 2016

We got a rather late start, pulled out of Hondo after filling up with diesel, at 10 am.  Considering this was the first time we hooked up the new car to the motor home, and the fact that we hadn’t left TX in 2 years, I guess that was pretty good!

Our destination was to be Somerville COE park, but when we go there, it was closed because of flooding.  We ended up staying at the Marina campground which was ok, but was $30 and I had budgeted 11…such is life.  We had leftovers for lunner, and were in bed pretty early.

April 2, 2016

We got started earlier, 9ish, and headed to Magnolia Ridge COE, where they said they had some ‘walk up’ spots available.  I didn’t make reservations because getting out that first day is always iffy!  And, you have to make them more than a week in advance! 

We started out with breakfast cookies, and by the time we got here at 1:30, we were both starving!  Leftovers again…and on our trip I heard a ‘popping’ sound.  When we hooked up we discovered that the inverter was not working, and after checking everything David discovered that one of our batteries had blown its lid, and another one was bulging.  So, literally no power to the front of the rig L  We got on the internet, found a battery place in Jasper, TX, but no place was open until Monday.  Hopefully we’ll be able to buy 4 of these bad boys so we can get on down the road on Tuesday. 

Part of the life of a full time RVer. 

April 3, 2016

We slept in until 8:30 this morning; I fixed a good breakfast of ham, eggs, grits and toast and went for a nice walk.  When I got back, David showered and we went into Jasper to find the battery place and make sure we can get the motorhome around in there…and we can!  We made a stop at Walmart for some groceries, and then had an early dinner at Cedar Tree restaurant.  If you’re ever in the area, stop in, it’s a buffet that is all home cookin’, including the pie!  We sampled lemon and coconut cream…yummy!

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