Wednesday, August 3, 2022
Temperature 92 Degrees, Strong Winds, Partial Cloud Cover
Travel Day – Yesterday
Yup, I’m a day behind again. I guess I’m just getting lazy in my old age. Be that as it may – we moved again yesterday.
However, our move was not without a bit of drama. Everything was set, all I had to do was bring in the slides and raise the jacks. Slides one, two, and three came in without an issue. Now it was time for the biggest and heaviest slide and it did not want to budge. Oh boy. The only thing I could think to do was to continue to toggle the switch back and forth and finally on the fourth try the slide came in. I would like to say we could get along with the slide in but that is not really possible. So when we get to our new home I’ll put it back out and cross my fingers that it will come in at the end of our stay. That and I’ll begin to look for a mobile RV tech.
OK, time now to do a final tug test on all the locker doors to make sure they are shut and will stay shut. Guess what? Yup, one door refused to lock shut. I shut the engine off and got out my tools and pulled the lock apart. Thankfully, this I could fix and it was an easy fix.
A little later than planned we were on our way. The night before we had hemmed and hawed as to which route to follow. The roads in Michigan are really the pits. The one route would take us on a highway that we knew was under construction. Not going that way. In the end we made the decision to take the scenic route and though it also had some issues we believe we made the right choice to go the way we did.
We made a quick stop for fuel – the price per gallon is coming down a little at a time. Once again we also discovered we’re getting better than 8 mpg. Not bad for a 40 ft rig weighing 32,000 pounds.
Traffic was light, the GPS was spot on and soon enough we saw
the entrance sign for our new home. A quick stop for registration and to get our packet of campground information, and we were on our way to our new home.
If it looks like a back-in, you are correct. The only FHU sites are back-in’s with no trees around for shade. If I wanted a 30 amp with water but no sewer I could have had a site under a tree. But for a stay of two weeks with anticipated temperatures supposed to be way over 85 degrees we absolutely need 50 amp for both AC’s. Today the proof is in the pudding as they say, we’re 91 plus yet inside we’re at 75 with both AC’s running. I’ll take that any day with such high temp’s.
As for the site itself, it has a gravel base and is level enough that the jacks are down just to give us some stability. All the utilities are exactly where they need to be. Albert is happy sitting on the picnic table. It is a really nice site as is the whole campground.
Now, perhaps you’ve heard something about campground crowding? It definitely is not here. Everywhere you look there are numerous open sites. Granted, this is not exactly a hot bed of tourist activity yet all in all I would have expected to find more people here if only for a day or two.
We’re here for two weeks and we have a number of trips and a bunch of sightseeing planned. At the end of two weeks we’ll find out the answer to the all important question Will our slide come back in!
Thanks again for spending some time with us. It’s always great to be able to share our story with family and friends. Comments? Feel free to share them with me. And always remember, cherish every moment of every day that God gives you and live those moments to the fullest.
Our continuing mission remains the same: to explore as many new states as possible, to seek out new acquaintances and make new friends, to boldly go where we have not been before
5 thoughts on “TOUR AMERICA 2022, SAUDER VILLAGE CAMPGROUND, ARCHBOLD, OHIO”
Glad you made it there safe and sound – with the slides in! Here’s hoping it will come back in in two weeks! I look forward to reading about what you and Barb will do in Sauder Village. It’s kind of nice to have some space around you, and I’m guessing you’ll have some time for Rummikub! I’m hoping it will cool off a bit for you, too. Have fun!
Oh yes, I believe you two have created a “Rummikub monster”! We play for hours on end, especially when it is too hot to go out or it is raining cat and dogs, which has been the norm here so far. Have a great day!
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I am glad you and Barb like the game! We played just last night!
I hope the issue with the slide was just a one-time glitch.
We will know today