Saturday, June 12, 2021
Overcast, Occasional Rain Showers, Temperature 73 Degrees
Travel Day, Leg Three, Going Home
If I said that today was a most unusable day that would be a definite understatement.
We were of the mind to get on the road between 9 and 10 am. So we planned accordingly. Thus, come 9 am we had slides in, jacks up and were ready to go.
The first surprise came almost immediately. We began to pull out of the park and as we did so we were looking directly at Route 95 South. It was completely stopped. Nothing was moving. Time to check Waze. Better late than never. It showed several accidents within the first couple of miles of where we would be getting on.
Time for an alternate plan. That being, we proceeded to the TA Truck Stop at the exit where we would be getting on and made ourselves comfortable in their parking lot. We waited for 45 minutes, checked Waze again which this time showed all accidents were cleared and so we were on our way.
We were happily motoring down Route 95 when the next surprise came. I heard a beep and immediately we began to slow down. What? I checked the gauges and all appeared to be in order. I applied power, Elvira responded and we were back in business. Of course with no clue as to had happened. Then a bit later it happened again. But I now had an idea what was happening. The cruise control, for some unexplained reason, was dropping out. I hit resume and all was good again. One more item that needs to be addressed when we finally make it home.
The surprises, though, were not over. We pulled into a rest area for a two minute break. OK, time to go. I eased back on to Route 95 and the check engine light began screaming at me. What? A minute later it went off and we’ve had no issues since. One more item that needs to be addressed when we finally get home.
Crossing into North Carolina. I guess these two actually wanted to make sure they were really entering the state.
We had one more episode with the cruise control and then we were at our exit and heading to our new home.
I caught this picture just as were turning into the resort.
I already liked the look of our new home. It is really neat, well taken care of and so peaceful.
Ms. Barbara went into the office to register. Would we be able to get a satellite friendly site? They tried but could not guarantee where they were putting us would work.
Our new home for the next three days. It is a pull-thru, level, with FHU. Did you notice, though, what is raised and working on the roof? Yup, our DISH antenna. But in order to get it to lock onto the necessary three satellites I had to pull all the way to the front of the site which left me
with one whale of a long sewer run! Let’s see, maybe twenty four feet?
By the way, speaking of campground crowding
this poor guy took his dog to the office to request a pull-thru site but the wait was a bit too long!
That was our travel day on The Road of Retirement. It was a day full of gremlins, in fact it has been a trip full of gremlins. The shower door, no TV, issues with the brakes, problems with the one slide, and then the new issues today. In a way we’re both sort of glad we didn’t head out west this year. We have some things to attend to when it comes to Elvira before we make that trip. Be that as it may, we are here, we had a safe trip, and we have TV! Thank you Lord for looking after us once again.
Thanks for taking the time to read our blog. We always appreciate your company, your comments, and your suggestions. Remember, take time to stop and smell the roses and live each day that God gives you to the fullest.
These are the voyages of Elvira and her two intrepid travelers. Our continuing mission: to explore as many new states as possible, to seek out new acquaintances and make new friends, to boldly go where we have never been before.
See you on down the road!