The day started well before sunlight interrupted the night. We rolled out of the campground by parking lights to save the headlight glare from bothering other folks. Along the way a loud clunk was heard but the silly driver thought it was a leveling board finding a new position. Boy was he wrong! Well over an hour on the road and finally the Team found some sunlight just starting up.
The trip was a little over three hundred miles and almost uneventful except for the clunk in the dark. A couple of rest stops were taken and finally it was lunch time. A rest area showed up at just the right time. That made a great lunch of green beans and pork chops. Of course the kitchen had to be cleaned up after lunch. Traveling with your own house is really very wonderful.
We had to fill with fuel in Ozona but there is a great Stripes there that has plenty of room for our whole team easily. $60 later we were on the way again. Arriving in Junction was anticlimactic. The road whisked us on down south the five miles to the South Llano River State Park (slrsp). The prices for camping in many of the Texas state parks have jumped several dollars. Slrsp is now $20 a night for just electric and water. We settled for three nights.
Our normal site 13 was available and it works really well for us.
The set up went well until the folding steps were supposed to unfold. They did not want to but were forced into position finally. When you stand back and examine the box the steps fold into, it was now a parallelogram instead. OH NO now what. Then the clunk was remembered. Careful examination revealed a smear on the forward surface of the steps box. It is just a little right of dead center of the picture.
The whole lower part of the step box had been moved backward about three quarters of an inch. This ought to be a challenge was my thought. And it was. But after careful application of one of the tire chocks, a large adjustable wrench and a very heavy bar from the weight distribution hitch the steps work better than ever before. It is amazing how insistent a solid bar of steel can be. Here is the repair team after the successful manipulations.
Into every life some roses must appear at times. Here are the ones that were blooming in front of La Familia restaurant that sold me a wonderful meal after the step fights.
Don’t they make you feel like it is a good idea to be out trying to have tooooo much fun? TheOFM.