Going Hog Wild in Cottonwood . . .

It got down to 35 degrees last night, and it’s supposed to be about the same tonight. But it’s going up into the mid 70’s in the daytime, so it’s been really nice. And fortunately for us, it looks to stay that way.

We have run into two problems here at the park though. The first is what’s happening with the water pressure. In the morning, when Jan takes her shower, and the rest of the day, the pressure is fine, about 80# according to my gauge. But by the time, I take my shower, usually between 1 and 2am, the pressure is much, much lower. Low enough so that I have to turn on our rig water pump to get a decent shower. Then the next morning, the pressure is back to normal. What’s up with that?

I haven’t gone out at 2am to actually check the pressure at the faucet, since I’m not sure my neighbors would appreciate me skulking around in the dark between the rigs. But it’s happened now two nights in a row.

The second problem is with the sewer connection. The sites in this section are side by side pull-thrus, with the rigs facing the opposite directions, and the hookups ard between the rigs. The electric pedestal and the water connection are in the center, but the sewer connections are on the far ends.

I guess they figure you will not pull all the way to the front of the site, but stay toward the back. But if I did that, then I would not be able to open our slide due to the conveniently-placed sharp, pointy trees.

Verde Valley TT H46

So the 20 feet of sewer hose that I have came up about 10 feet too short. But ever prepared, I had a unopened box with another 20 feet of hose in the back of the truck. I bought it last year when I thought I might need it for one of our gate guarding gates, but never did.

The only small problem is that it comes without the connectors installed, but that only took a few minutes, and we were good to go.

About 3pm Jan and I headed out to drive around for awhile, and then have dinner. We drove all the way out to Clarkdale to check out the Verde Canyon Railroad, since we plan on taking the 4 hour ride while we’re here.

As we were driving out that way, we passed Hog Wild BBQ, and the delicious smells emanating from it, and decided then and there on our dinner location when we came back that way.

And it was well worth the stop. We had eaten here in 2011, the last time we were at Verde Valley, and it was on our list of repeats.

Jan had the Pulled Pork Sandwich with Cole Slaw, and I had the Beef Brisket Plate.

Hog Wild BBQ

Really good, and we both love their hand-cut fries.

Finishing up and heading home, we made a Wal-Mart stop for a few things along the way.

Fortunately there were no parking lot shootouts while we were there.


Thought for the Day:

“It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into”–Jonathan Swift