Friday, July 8, 2011

Wednesday July 6, 2011-Addison Oaks County park

We woke to cool morning temperatures here again. It has consistently been in the low 60's to the high 50's most mornings since we've been here. It gets warm during the day but cool at night and makes for some great sleeping weather!

Yesterday when we had the fuel tank repaired, Jim (the welder) said he thought it could have been caused by a bad fuel tank cap. The rubber gaskets had all deteriorated, which may have caused the cap to not vent properly and caused expansion in the tank and the weld broke. Since this is twice that the tank has broken, I'll try just about anything to keep that from happening again. Ted and I rode over to Romeo, a small community about 6 miles away, to the Tractor Supply store. I found another tank cap and bought it. The cap was expensive but if it keeps the tank from breaking again and wasting several gallons of very expensive diesel fuel, it's worth it!

We came on back here after a pretty ride through the countryside. There are some very pretty houses in this area. Ted said that many of these houses belong to automobile company executives that choose to live outside Detroit and drive in to work every day. I don't think I would have done something like that, especially since the roads would be very difficult to drive on in snowy and icy conditions, but then I'm a south Texas boy that doesn't know much about driving on ice.

We came on back here to the park and relaxed for the rest of the afternoon. Ted built another campfire tonight at his place. He has been really good about going around the park and gathering firewood that others have left behind, so we have a nice campfire every night. It was cool again tonight and we had a good time sitting out and chatting.

So long.

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