Musical Chairs . . . er . . . Sites . . .

I woke up at 7 am this morning to call Brock’s Automotive and explain why there was a strange truck on a trailer in their parking lot. And that I would be in later to take care of it.

Then I went back to sleep.

We headed out about 10:30 for a day of errands. And our first stop was at the park office to see if we could stay where we were, or not.

Apparently it’s, “or not.”

There is someone coming into this site tomorrow so we’ll have to move over to site 4 in the center area in front of the office. Then as soon as it’s open, we’ll move into in site 77.

Site 77 is on the water, and about halfway between our two past sites, 80 and 73. But it has two problems.

This site is configured for a 5th wheel as a back-in, so if we want to have our windshield facing the water, I’ll have to run our hookups underneath the rig. Not a big problem, but I’ll probably have to buy another section of sewer hose.

The real problem is that the site may be too short. It looks like that if we park far enough back so that we’re not sticking out in the street, my wheels will be at the edge of the concrete pad and my levelers will be on the grass. Not good.

I’ve got a 100 ft tape measure in one of the bays so I may dig it out and measure the site and see.

Otherwise we could wait until December 10th when we could move into site 81, right next to where we were parked the first two years.

Decisions, decisions, decisions.

Our next stop was lunch at Monterey’s Little Mexico, one of our favorite local Mexican places. After a few months on the road we start to crave their Chicken Tortilla Soup. We’ve had good Tortilla Soup other places, but none quite measures up to Monterey’s.

Then we headed up to Brock’s Automotive to take care of the truck and the trailer. I got the truck off the trailer and turned in to Brock’s and then hooked up the trailer to the Toyota Tundra we’re borrowing from our son-in-law Lowell, and then headed back past the U-Haul place and on to the RV park.

As it turns out, I realized that I had left the U-Haul paperwork back in the rig, so we had to go back to the park to get it before we could turn the trailer in. After that was done we headed home for the afternoon.

After a nice nap, Jan and I met our son Chris, and his wife Linda, at Tookies, a fabled local hamburger place where we’ve been eating since we moved to Houston in 1978. However it was badly damaged by Hurricane Ike in 2008 while we were in Alaska, and it never reopened.


But it was purchased by a new owner, refurbished, and reopened this past July. And we found it certainly lived up to its past reputation.

Tookie's Double-Meat Burger

Their Double-Meat Burgers are a full pound of hand-formed lean ground beef, loaded with your choice of goodies, like bacon ground in with the beef, burgers soaked in wine, covered with jalapenos, mushrooms, cheese, onions, picante sauce, BBQ sauce, or chili.

Your choice of artery-clogging, heart-stopping, stomach-filling meaty goodness.

Tookie’s is back!

On another note, we traveled 9,924 miles this year, for a total of 47,455 since we picked up the coach January 6th, 2008. We traveled more the first two years since we went to Alaska in 2008, and Newfoundland in 2009.

And since the coach had 62511 miles on it when we bought it, we’ve now got 109,966 total miles on the coach.

So far, so good.


Thought for the Day:

“I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.” – Oscar Wilde



4 Responses

  1. Too bad you have to move so much, but if it was me, I’d wait for the better site since you’ll be there for so long.

    Does Tookies offer anything in the 1/4 lb. size? I like good burgers, but a pound of meat would be overkill for me (pun intended)! 🙂

  2. Judy,

    Just think of the tasty leftovers you’d have. Since I no longer eat hamburger buns, I’d dump the middles on my plate and have at it with a knife and fork but still have at least half to take home with me. Yum.

  3. Judy,

    We’re still trying to decide. We can move into the 1st site this Friday, which is certainly better than where we moved to this morning.

    And there’s always the possibility the people in the other site won’t leave on the 10th. We’ll see.

    They do have smaller burgers, and they’re all good.


  4. Linda,

    Actually I kind of do the same thing. The double-meat burger is just too big to pick up and eat, so I take off the top bun and eat the burger with a fork.

    And YUM is right.


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