When I Get A Chance To . . .

Although today was a travel day, it’s only about 120 miles over to Colorado River so we didn’t get up until about 7:30am, and were hitched up and pulling out of our site by 10:15.

The trip was smooth, .i.e. nothing broke down or fell off, always an sign of a good RV trip. And being Sunday morning the traffic was as light as usual.

Karma has finally mellowed enough, probably due to all our recent travels, that rather than running and hiding, or sitting on the floor between our chairs and crying, she just sleeps on the sofa.

Karma On Couch

Coming through Katy, it was good to see that the new Buc-ee’s was close to opening. When it finally does, it’s probably be our rest stop going back and forth between Lake Conroe and Colorado River

The other good thing to see was the US Rig Count on the sign as you leave Katy. It was at 933, up 6 in the last week, and up 157 since we last saw the sign on March 2nd. A good sign for gate guard jobs later this summer.

Coming into Columbus we had some sprinkles and a little rain, but it was all gone by the time we got to the park, though yesterday they got a couple of inches here.

We were parked and setting up by about 12:30 in a nice site up in the ‘A’ area, our favorite.

We had planned to stay home  tonight for some more of Jan’s version of Ree Drummond’s 7 Can Soup., but who should show up at our door but our friend Jim Dean. And we didn’t even know he and his wife Peri were here.

So we ended up going with them to Los Cabos, our favorite local Mexican restaurant.

Jim and Peri Dean at Los Cabos

We hadn’t seen them since late last year when we meet them a couple of times in San Antonio while we were gate guarding, so we had a lot to catch up on. Which meant that our dinner lasted most of the obligatory 3 hours that most RV get-togethers seem to last.

Hopefully it won’t be so long next time.

When I get a chance to . . . and that is a long list,  believe me. But when I get a chance I want to see if I can add some scoops or extra vents to the side of our rooftop front AC cover.

Rig AC Cover Vents

Sitting still the front 15K BTU unit has no trouble cooling the rig down even in the hottest weather. But on the road it struggles in 90+ degrees. So since it’s getting the same 120vac from the generator as shore power, the only other reason is the air flow over the condenser coil.

I suspect that the air flowing alongside the vents in the cover may be creating a suction and messing up the air that’s supposed to pull the heat from the coil. But before I change anything, I might try leaving the cover off when we travel back to Lake Conroe in two weeks, assuming it’s not going to rain.

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If that makes a noticeable difference then I’ll look at adding some scoops or something to see if that helps.

Or when I get a chance to.

Thought for the Day:

Two people can keep a secret, provided one of them is dead and neither of them were online.


Ya’ll Don’t Understand Me . . .

About !:30pm Jan and I headed up to Huntsville about 15 miles north of here. We were going to meet up with Tom and Lynn Conner, long-time friends since 1979 when we lived on the same street for a number of years and our daughter’s were best friends.

And later our son Chris worked for Tom in his motorcycle businesses.

Regular readers will remember months back that I asked readers for things they’d like to see in an RV Park, for a friend that was building one. And that was for Tom.

Well, the project is starting to come together up in Crabbs Prairie, a small community just north of Huntsville,

The first part, 25 RV-sized storage units is just about ready to go in the next week or so.

Tom Conner's 2

At the same time they’re starting the layout and grading for about 30 50amFHU sites, both pull-thrus and back-ins, many of them around the small lake.

Tom Conner's 1

Tom Conner's 3

Tranquility Lakes RV Park Overhead

The park is located just over a mile off I-45 on a good paved road with easy access, a really nice layout.

I’ll keep you updated as things progress.

I got a lot of  emails and blog comments wondering why we’re traveling around in an RV that I’m constantly working on.

Ya’ll just don’t understand me.

First off, remember that I’m cheap. Our rig is 18 years old (old enough to vote) and our Dodge Dakota is 13. And both are paid for. And I know both of them from top to bottom, and side to side. And I can, and have fixed pretty much anything on the rig, or even the truck

So we can keep RV’ing and not spend half our time waiting for an RV repair place to fix our rig. And honestly, based on what I read on FB and other places, newer rigs spend a lot of time in the shop, waiting for parts, or waiting for the repair.

But here’s the part you probably really don’t understand.

I really enjoy fixing things, anything at all. Whether it’s computers, electronics, cars, RV’s,etc. It’s the challenge that interests me. It’s a puzzle that I want to solve.

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So if I’m not working on our rig, I’m working on Nick’s. Or someone else’s.

What can I say. It’s just me.

Tomorrow we move over to the Colorado River Thousand Trails in Columbus for two weeks. ramping up to our big family reunion.

Thought for the Day:

Big government is attractive to those who think that THEY will be in control of it.