Sewer Hose Surprise


Adventure Location: Decatur, Al

Adventure Date: 12-27-2022

First we need to look at the weather today. This is today's view from the main Castle window where the snow scene was taken yesterday and at nearly the same time of the day. What a difference 24 hours can make!

That is the site we will move to tomorrow and the next day move back to our current site. Thank the local government for protecting every one by requiring that move every 180 days. You figure it out we can't.

But since we are on the subject of moving. We checked into this campground July 07 this summer. Our hope (plan) was to roll westward by mid September for fun in the lower southern tip of Texas. As you may recall the OFM lost a fight with his office chair and had to have medical attention on his right eye for a couple of months and then both eyes had cataract surgery. A few other nuisance troubles kept us here until we finally again got the situation in order again. So here we finally are 3.5 months late with a new new rolling date that has a chance of happening. January 14, 2023.

The plan is head south to Birmingham Alabama and turn right on I-20 until we get to Texas. Then head down southish to Rockport Texas and a visit with DC and PC. DC is the world famous pelican fisherman from a couple of blogs ago. From there head west to the Rio Grande River and do some meandering for a few weeks. Our planned destination is Point Mallard Campground in grand kid land before July 2023.

During checking on things today we noticed that our current sewer hose was damaged. The inner coil wire had worn through the vinyl cover causing leaking. That is bad. We now have a new hose ready to put into action.

It is the judgment of the OFM that the cause of the holes in the hose was the vinyl getting abraded by the rusty inside of the Castle's bumper it has been riding in for several years. The vinyl itself looks to be in decent shape. So now we have a plastic storage box to keep the hose in and save it from abrasive damage. The old hose is about five years old so it gave good service in spite of where it had to live.

The next couple of weeks will be filled with fun and laughter from trying to have tooooo much fun.


  1. Well, that sounds smart to protect the sewer hose. That would be a not so nice one to break. Glad you are getting some plans made.....hope you are getting warmer. It's getting warmer here...maybe even to 70 tomorrow or the next day. A nice break in winter.

  2. Yep above freezing for about ten days or so.