Those of you motorhomer's will recognize the picture above as a towel hanging over the top of the retracted slide - to sop up the water that has wicked through the slide topper and onto the top of the slide....
Water than shoots forward at the first stop sign, drenching the driver and his faithful doggies.
And....one of our front tires wasn't holding air. Dave has been adding a few pound here and there for a few days, but today he decided we needed to get it looked at before it blew out on the highway. Luckily Carter Tire was nearby and could help us right away.
|Dave watches Jimmy Carter pull the screw out of Beluga's tire|
Turns out there was a screw in the front tire allowing a small amount of air to leak everyday. Great, reasonable service but we didn't actually get on the road until almost 2 p.m. And.....it was very hot and muggy sitting in Carter Tire's parking lot while Jimmy did his magic.
Back on the road, trying to decide where we would stop for the night considering our late departure. Oh, and speaking of "the road", we've been on Toll roads for quite some time now. In exchange for our tolls, we get the privilege of driving on some of the worst roads we've encountered on our entire trip. Huge pot holes, ruts, uneven lanes and narrow, single lane construction areas for miles and miles. And....when its time to actually pay for this privilege, it is difficult to find an actual human toll collector. They are often "automated" and by that I mean, machines that may or may not accept your money while lines of traffic pile up behind you, blaring their horns to keep you on your toes.....
And..... the directions in the Trailer Life Directory are incorrect, causing us to chew on each other as we tried to match the words in the book with the words on the street signs.... And....when we miraculously arrive at the Huron River Valley Resort we find that they've been dealing with days of heavy rain and most sites are muddy and flooded.
And....the internet is deadly slow, and....I can't get this picture of Beluga in her muddy site to load right side up.
I'm going to bed, I'll be better tomorrow.