Adventure Location: Lake Amistad, Texas
When the Teams left Rockport it was on a split second decision that we would not let anything get in the way of leaving RIGHT NOW. When we arrived at San Pedro it was with a less than full water tank. The hope is that it had at least a half tank of water. Normally if you need to dump or take on water you go to Diablo East at the public dump station. The trouble is that the potable water there has been “being repaired” for over two months now. It still was not turned on for the campers to get drinking water.
Now we had a possible trouble situation if the Castle ran out of water. That would mean no shower and a stinky situation. So far in two nights it has been ok. The tank levels gage on RVs is notoriously inaccurate but shows 1/3 of a 40 gallon tank left for use. That would make us getting right down to the wire by the last night.
Today was hunt for an alternate source of public potable water close by. Governor’s Landing campground has water but the faucets do not have threads for hooking a hose to for filling the Castle’s tank. Or at least that is what the OFM had been told by a ranger. It was check it out for ourselves day today.
One thing that the Team has been remiss about is getting a water thief to help in situations like this.
No store in Del Rio has a water thief we found out today. That was not good news. We would have to fill the tank one gallon at a time with a one gallon jug we do have on hand. So it was off to Governor’s Landing to check out the real situation. Here is what most of the faucets look like. There are no threads on the outlet.
At least at this one the view is very nice.
You would have to slip the water thief over the spout and hook up a water hose for the best results.
YEA there was a faucet nearby with threads. A walk around this very small campground found another faucet with threads, so the water trouble is solved.
It was hot today so the day was spent not getting too active. At BBs suggestion we went into town tonight to have supper. It was very good and BB loaded his tummy down so heavy he had to take a rest to just get back to the Truck.
But the excitement was just beginning. As we turned on the road to the remote campground where our rigs were hiding, we notice the flashing lights down the road where some sort of police activity was happening. Then we saw a Sherriff’s car turn on the gravel road leading into the campground.
We turned in and took our time to stay out of the way of flying bullets. As we were about halfway down the gravel road the Sherriff’s car came rapidly out of the campground and right on past us. We went on in to our rigs and paid careful attention to what, if anything, was going on around us.
Back on Spur 454 we could see vehicles with search lights going back and forth searching for something. BB and I agreed that tonight would not be a good night to come banging on the others rig as a joke. As it grew darker we each headed in to begin a restful night of rest. The probability is that it was a speeder that tried to run from the police down dead end road.
Tonight the OFM is sleeping with a few friends named Federal, Smith and Wesson. It will help assure a good night’s sleep for tomorrow’s effort at trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM