Monday, May 24, 2010

Saturday May 22, 2010-Moving day, Benton AR to Rayford Crossing RV Resort

Today is the day we've been waiting for, our final day out in what was to have been a short two week repair trip to Elkhart. We woke about 6AM and immediately started ready to leave. At least the putting away is minimal and easy, but we are tired of it. We got everything ready and pulled out at 7:45. We decided to get breakfast at our first break, at a truck stop.

We stopped at a Love's truck stop in Arkansas, but noticed that it was not very clean and orderly. I realize that semi trucks frequently have oil leaks and the drivers are not always careful to clean up after spilling diesel fuel, but this place was a MESS! This station also didn't have any ready-made breakfast sandwiches or fresh pastries, so after we transferred some fuel, we took off for the T/A truck stop two miles down the road. Again they had no ready-made food, so we decided to try the breakfast sandwiches at a Subway. They were very good and we were glad we tried them.

We continued on down the road and finally got back into Texas! It sure felt good, although we hadn't been gone all that long. We had certainly added to our experiences on this trip. The truck break-down, of course the trailer repairs that had to be done twice, and now the refrigerator problem. It had not started working again, despite everything we could do. We had run out of space in the ice chest, so Stella tried putting a few things in the freezer since it was still cool.

We finally pulled into Rayford about 4:30 to find the park full. I am glad that Stella called ahead because we knew which site to go to and we are right behind Tommy and Susan and across the street from Ted and Donna. We got set up and went out to eat at Pitmaster's Barbecue, one of Stella's favorites. When we got back home, I came inside and after catching up on some emails, I went to bed. I didn't mean to be a party pooper, but I was tired. I think I was asleep as soon as I walked into the bedroom.

It's good to be back with good friends and at our home park.

So long.

1 comment:

Sam&Donna Weibel said...

Good to see you are back in home territory, you guys sure had your share of headaches, enjoy a cold one after 5pm and relax for an evening.Be safe out there. Sam & Donna.