Thursday, September 8, 2022

Temperature 71 Degrees, Sunshine and Clouds

Travel Day, A Hop, Skip and a Jump

Time to move on. But not too far, just an hour south to a campground where we would be meeting my son, Paul and his wife, Brittany.

Since we didn’t have to leave until sometime between 10 and 11 am the plan was to do the basics the night before and then today we would reconnect the power to the slides and bring them in. At least that was the way it was supposed to go. The night before I reconnected the power to the passenger side front slide and it came in without an issue. Therefore, I didn’t anticipate any issues. Oh, was I wrong!

OK, today everything was put away and it was time to reconnect power to the slides and bring them in. I reconnected power to the passenger side bedroom slide, went inside and hit the button to bring it in – nothing. Oh, I got the message about the slide locks disconnecting but after that not a thing. The slide would not move. I went back outside and reconfirmed that all the wire connectors had locked in and then went back inside – the same thing. I believe my heart stopped for a few brief seconds. Understand, there is no way to bring these slides in manually without some special tools – which I don’t have. This went on for about 15 to 20 minutes and then, I hit the switch again in desperation and – you guessed it – in came the slide. I could breath again.

Unfortunately, the same thing repeated itself with the other two slides. Not as bad nor for as long but all of them gave me fits. Suffice to say, the morning was a stressful one. Hopefully, they’ll be able to get everything working as it should when we stop at Shelburne RV Repair next week.

Slides in I finally hooked up the car and we were on our way. The drive was a short one, just over an hour. Then, there in front of us was what we were looking for

the entrance to our new home for the next four nights. A quick stop at

the office for our packet of information and we on our way to our new home, which we missed the first time since we took the wrong loop. So, around one more time and we were

finally home. We have a great site, a good firm gravel base, almost dead level and all the utilities are right where they need to be. The only issue, lots and lots of trees which makes Albert very unhappy. He can’t find a single satellite to lock on to. Hopefully, we’ll change that tomorrow when we get some more coax cable and we can move him all the way to the back of our site. Overall, though, we’re both really happy with new temporary home.

As for our slides, we only put two out. One in the bedroom, which is necessary if you want to sleep back there. Otherwise, you would be climbing over each other throughout the night if you had to get up to, well you know what. And one in the living room. With both of them in there is just no room to move. Oh, it can be done for a night, maybe two but four nights would be a bear. I’m counting on them coming in without an issue. I’m thinking positive.

So, no sightseeing here. Just hanging out with family. That’s the best if you ask me. So, forgive me but I need to go now and get some rest and recover my sanity. A few more days like this morning and I’ll be pulling my hair out.

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.


  1. That is wonderful that you will be spending time with your son and his wife! And it is wonderful that those slides finally came in! I sure hope the slides get fixed and fast! Enjoy your family time. You are so right; that is the best!


    1. Oh I hope they get fixed next week as well, they are driving us nuts. We both, however, are counting our blessings since if this had happened in the beginning of the trip, the trip would probably have been over. So, we’ll enjoy a few days with my son and his wife and then be on our way to the repair shop. Have a good day.

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  2. Ok I’m working backwards. Glad your slides came in. Why do you need to hook up power to them? I may have missed that blog. Happy you will spend time with family also.


    1. To keep the slides from coming in unexpectedly while we were sleeping we disconnected them. The issue is, they randomly move on their own and you never know when it is going to happen! In time we’ll get them fixed. Have a great day.


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