Thursday, September 10, 2009

LOCKED

I guess that what they say, " all good things must come to an end", is true ! Our 110 days of boondocking and hosting at Trujillo Meadows campground has came to an end. By the end of the month of August we had a hard frost five times and it had snow flurried and hailed many times, though nothing stayed on the ground for over an hour.
We had everything packed up and when out last camper departed Tuesday about 1230 hours , we locked the gate and headed down the mountain. It seemed fitting that 1/2 inch of hominy snow suddenly fell on the highway, and us, as we started down La Manga Pass, just as it did the day we climbed up to the campground to open the gate for the season.
After closing out our books with our area manager, we headed for Arkansas driving until about 1130 hours, stopping for the night at Amarillo's East Wal Mart. There must have been thirty other RVers overnighting there also.
The next day, Wednesday, we put in a long day on the road, arriving at our home about dark. We don't like putting in those long days at 70 MPH ( sometimes more, in a passing situation ) on a boreing old interstate, but our time is short before we report to our next work camper job site in North Dakota.
Ten days to reshuffle our clothes and depart for the North Dakota job site. This trip put us over forty three thousand miles on our origonal equipment Jeep tires. We ordered four new ones online ( Tire Rack . com ) and had them sent to a friends shop for installation later this week. We priced the same tire at a dealership in Colorado and they were $130. less on line, even after shipping. Sure i'll pay a trusted friend to install them, but still saving over $100 per tire !
By the way, that three wheeled bicycle never made it back to Arkansas ! Someone saw it at the campground on the fourth of July weekend, and bought it for their little girl that has an inner ear Ballance problem, and wanted to be able to ride with her friends. We just had to help and let them have it at the bargain price we gave for it.
The next few days will be busy for us, so, we will try to update after we arrive at the Sugar Beet Harvest.

1 comment:

richies said...

Welcome home, even if it's only for a little while.

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