Slept like a log last night and woke up early this morning - feeling good. Throat is still a little scratchy and there are those dreaded coughing spells. But, all in all, I feel so much better. So, in a leisurely fashion, I got stuff organized and battened down, hitched Petunia up to Floribunda, and rambled out of River Shade RV Park in Seguin, TX at about 11AM.
I'd decided my "to do" list for Floribunda was long enough to warrant a stop at Camping World in New Braunfels - about a 35-minute drive; really only about 10 miles out of my way. New Braunfels is a speck of Germany right in the middle of Texas. It was settled by a large grow of German immigrants in 1844-45; and has continued to attract German Germans ever since .
The real deciding factor for heading to Camping World was that, although I've been having limited use of my back-up camera, for a multitude of reasons, this morning the camera would not turn on at all. Then I noticed that my chassis radio was not turning on. Geeze!
I got into Camping World before noon, after 'interesting' guidance from my Google maps on my iPhone). As I drove North on I-35, I noticed Camping World's big blue sign on my right. Long story short I had to pass it, turn off and cross over the freeway, drive South about 2 miles, then turn off on the most convoluted set of instructions I've ever followed; finally, I got back onto I-35N and turned off BEFORE I could see the sign for CW. The turnoff took me onto a frontage road that somehow wound around and ended up at the back of Camping World.
I took my trusty Evernote RV Maintenance lists with me and gave the service man, Paul, my list of working, not working, working again issues for the water heater, the back-up camera, the 'new' series of 12-volt batteries that work sometimes. Of course, as usual, they're busy and had the entire afternoon booked; but, they'd be happy to 'take a look' at my issues and would be happy to give me a secure place to stay for the night.
If you haven't heard of Evernote, take a moment to check it out. It's a free application that syncs my notes from my laptop, my iPad and my iPhone. So, I no longer have those pesky little alps of paper I can never find when I need them
Lacy and I left after I'd signed the permission to work on the rig; we tooled around, not going too far afield because I really wan't sure I had enough brain cells available to go through that Google Maps navigation again in one day! We shared a Subway sandwich and I drank some juice. Then we headed for Petsmart to renew Lacy's favorite dry food supply. I love to take her into the Petsmart stores around the country; she always causes a stir with her friendliness, gentleness and manners. I always introduce her as a "Petsmart Dog" because she went through obedience and "Clicker Tricks" training in Roseville when she was a puppy. She's really retained lots of her training and loves to perform for people . . . Sit! Stay! Down! Take a Bow! . . . And, folks are impressed that she wears a short leash just to follow the rules; she doesn't need it to heel, come, wait, etc.
|Lacy hasn't actually mastered this one - yet. I expect|
that answeringme in English will come before this talent!
I headed back to Camping World at about 3:30-ish and met several very interesting people and a few dogs, too. At about 4:30 Paul called me to his service desk to say they think they've fixed all my complaints. But he was happy I agreed to stay here overnight because they'd like me to really give things a workout this evening and tomorrow morning - to hopefully have the issues really solved.
I have an electrical outlet, but no water or sewer. I'm not concerned about those two because I emptied just before I left Seguin, and had filled the fresh water tank just a few days ago and didn't use any at River Shade.
|I see these signs all over the place - in Texas, that is!|
|I have seen lots of Texas longhorns - just think how careful|
they need to be when there's a crowd
|Here they are again!|
So, tonight's view is a little commercial and we know everything's bigger in Texas.
|Service side of Camping World|
Happy Tuesday Evening!