Never a dull moment...

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

After we got our tires done on Monday, we headed a little further up the road for the night. We stayed in a former KOA, Atlanta South RV Park, and got parked just before the rain really hit. That left us with a very short day yesterday which meant no rush to get on the road, which meant we could avoid the worst of the Atlanta traffic. Factor in this being Thanksgiving week and the traffic was really light.

We arrived at the Cartersville KOA about 12:45 and the office was closed for lunch. We picked up our map and headed to our site. Hmmmm...looked a little short but we planned on unhooking the truck anyway (bit cool for doing much riding). Got the rig settled, up on a couple of leveling blocks and realized it was in backwards. Okay, time to turn around....

Got the rig settled but in position this way it ended up on three leveling blocks and still too far off level for more than a one night stay. We both agreed that this was not the best site for us. Since we had spent 45 minutes going through all this, we jumped on the bike (which had to be unloaded before getting settled due to ramp height) and headed to the office.

We checked out some of the sites up front and found several open that would work well for us...longer and much more level. Both the workamper and the campoground host were in the office and helped us choose another site, a little more expensive since it offered cable (which we didn't need) but that was okay since we had shortened our stay from 7 to 6 nights due to our delays.

We got parked, quickly leveled and set up...phew! It was now 2:30 and we were ready for lunch and a nap. Around 5:00 we headed to my daughter's for dinner and the initial meet & greet for Stu and them. The grandkids (3 of them ages 7 to almost 3) were excited to see me and a little shy around Stu (for maybe 10 minutes...LOL!). We had fun, played Candyland and Sorry and had a DELICIOUS homecooked dinner. They were experimenting with some new recipes and it was all good!

Around 10pm we headed back to the campground and watched the final 90 minute episode of The Shield. Watched a little more TV, disconnected the water (low was forecast for under freezing), got out the extra covers and headed to bed.

Slept in a little (so what else is new), Stu up first (again, what else is new) and when I woke he gave me the news.....THE FRONT TIRE THAT WE REPLACED WAS FLAT! Can't catch a break. We figure the valve stem either wasn't seated properly or not replaced and it needed to be changed. So we'll air up the tire and head to the Camping World close to the kids house and get it fixed. Then we run errands and hope it holds up overnight.

What a couple of days.....LOL!

Till next time - keep on rollin',
Donna & Stu

1 comment:

  1. I remember pulling into Life on Wheels in Tucson & getting a flat (bad valve stems on new tires, after 2 other flats). Then it turned out my new master cylinder was bad, & caused the new brake pads, bearings & axle seals to go. Took almost a year to settle. So... you won't have my bad luck, you will get new valve stems & be happily on the road. I'm enjoying your blog. Wish I could figger out how to get two photos side by side & looking good like yours!!


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