So Far, So Good, So Far . . .

Well, we finally got back on the road this morning.

We pulled out of the Lake Conroe Thousand Trails a little before 10 a.m., heading about 210 miles north to Waskom, TX, just a few miles west of Shreveport, LA.  I did check in at the park guard shack to be sure they knew we were leaving early so they would credit our days back, as we were originally booked in here until May 19th.

I also now have to go back and delete all the rest of our TT reservations. Before we knew how Jan’s health problem would be resolved, I booked back and forth between Lake Conroe TT and Colorado River TT all the way through August, which was as far ahead as the program would let me.

On another note, once again the slide came in with no problems. And since the original shear pin breakage was caused by a piece of Corian floor tile that came loose under the kitchen cabinet, jamming the slide, I hope we’ve seen the last of that problem.

The trip was pretty uneventful, except for a couple of necessitated U-turns. Twice our Delorme Street Atlas told me to be in the left lane to turn onto a entrance ramp leading to a four lane. But the roadway had been redone, and the turn was now one of those loops to the right and down onto the four lane. Both times, though, I had no problem getting turned around and headed the right way in just a few minutes.

We pulled into Miss Ellie’s RV Park about 2:15 and drove right to our space and got parked. When I called early this morning to be sure they had a site, they told me what space I would be in, and it was here waiting for me. Sure makes it a lot easier.

Since these sites are long pull-thru’s, we didn’t unhitch and go out for dinner, but had our version of Taco Salads with Skyline Chile, Habanero Rotel, and Black Beans, along with grated cheese and Sriracha Sauce.

I’ve recently become a big fan of Sriracha Sauce.


I’m sure you’ve seen these red and green bottles in many restaurants, but I’ve never tried it until recently. And for the same reason I don’t like most of the bottled commercial hot sauces (Tabasco, Cholula, Frank’s, etc.). It’s because when I use them, all I can taste is the vinegar.

But although Sriracha has vinegar in it, it’s not overpowering, making me a devoted convert.

Tomorrow we’ve got a long day with a 360 mile run to the Tom Sawyer RV Park on the banks of the Mississippi River in West Memphis, AR, right across the river from Memphis, TN.

But we’ve got some great BBQ to look forward to, so it’ll be worth it.


Though for the Day:

Actual Newspaper Ad in a Florida paper:

Male, 1932 model, high mileage, good condition, some hair,
many new parts including hip, knee, cornea, valves.
Isn’t in running condition, but walks well.



3 Responses

  1. I’m glad to hear all is well once again and you back on the open road. Where are you and Jan headed this time?

  2. a good report on Jan, and a good report on the slide issue. . .it’s a red letter week for you!

    Met Miss Terry and Nick here at the rally today. . .very gracious folks. . .easy to see why they are so successful. . .safe travels to you guys!

  3. Art,

    Right now we’re heading for Elkhart, IN to meet up with Nick and Terry Russell for a few months.

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