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Dry As A Bone . . .

With our upcoming test drive this morning, Jan and I were up a little after 7am, and pulling out of our site about 9:30.




Since we still don’t have our generator working, I had switched the fridge over to propane, and was happy to see that the gas level was still showing  full, so we hadn’t leaked any since we filled it up back in June.

Heading east on FM 646, we got on I-45S and then got back off 3 miles south on Exit 17 for our diesel top-off at the La Marque Buc-ee’s.

We got about 93 gallons at $2.799. We did about 805 miles since our last fill-up, for an average 8.6 MPG. Not bad.

I did learn something about using a credit card to get a large amount of diesel. Like many places, Buc-ee’s pumps shut off at $100. But unlike some places, Buc-ee’s doesn’t let you go inside and have them turn the pumps on. They have no control over them.

The problem is that when you’re doing this, you can normally only run a credit card through twice, before it’s refused. Normally I just use another card for the 3rd (or 4th) time. But this time I tried something different just to see if it would work, and it did.

The first two times I ran it through, I did it as a debit card. Then the next time, when it ask if this was a debit or credit card, I selected credit, and it went through. Nice to know.

Finishing up at Buc-ee’s, we drove right next door to the Tanger Outlets so Jan could check out the Vera Bradley factory store looking for a shoulder bag she had her eye.on. Turns out they didn’t stock that one, but she found another one she liked even better.

Actually, she found 3 bags and two lanyards. Yikes!

But it turned out to be not as I bad as I feared. Every thing in the store was 50% off, with most things another 20% off. Very Nice!

So the 3 bags and 2 lanyards totaled more than $10 LESS than the retail price of the one bag.

I can live with that. And even better, it made Jan happy.

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When we came out of the Outlet Mall, I checked under the rig for any sign of my recent engine oil leak. And it was dry as a bone. Not a drop.

We completed our test drive by continuing on down I-45 and then coming back up on Hwy 6, and back to the park.

Everything else also worked fine on the test drive, so we’re good to go on our upcoming Florida trip in a couple of weeks.





Thought for the Day:
 

If a man has enough horse sense to treat his wife like a thoroughbred, she will never turn into an old nag. ~ Author Unknown

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4 Responses to Dry As A Bone . . .

  1. Joyce says:

    If you give us all those photos of food, where’s the photo of the bags and lanyards????

    • gregwhite says:

      Joyce,

      Jan was asleep on the sofa with them clutched to her and I didn’t want to wake her. She may not let go for a week.

      I’ll post photos tonight.

      Thanks for reading our blog. We appreciate the comment.

      Greg

  2. Bob Plaskon says:

    Greg, why can’t you run the card thru as credit to avoid the $100. limit?  Bob

    • gregwhite says:

      Bob,

      I get the limit whether or not I use debit or credit. Some places do have different limits depending on debit and credit, like $100 for debit and $75 for credit. But every time I found a limit, it’s been on both credit and debit.

      But this lets me run a single card through 4 times and not just 2.

      Thanks for reading our blog. We appreciate the comment.

      Greg

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