Sunday, April 6th, 2014
About 3am this morning, thunder and lightning woke me up, so I put the TV antenna down (the tallest point and potential lightning rod on the rig), and watched the radar for a while on my phone. The storms were not bad and did not last long, but it sure messed up my sleep pattern.
We finally got moving about 8:30. Tony went to the Rally Hall, visited for a bit, picked up some donuts, and brought them back. It was raining off and on and it was cold this morning -- in the 40s! A far cry from the 90s when we arrived on Thursday. After we ate we began prepping for departure.
After we were almost ready to start outside projects, Jay came by to say goodbye. We talked about some future work I might do for him, and about their travel plans coming up the next year. I wish we had more time to spend visiting with him and Stella! Looks like we won't see them again until October. Luckily, Jay writes a travel blog, so we keep up with them as they go.
After we got the outside stuff accomplished, hitched, and cats loaded in the truck, I made a quick stop by Valerie and Malcolm's to pick up a check for some T-shirts I designed for them and say goodbye -- then we pulled out about 11:45am. It was raining off and on, so not many folks were outside. Too bad, we really didn't get to say enough goodbyes!
Eileen enjoys the NTX Heartland Owners Rally
Eileen at Coffee Creek RV Park, Santo, TX
Eileen enjoys the bluebonnets around the office at Coffee Creek
As we approached the western side of the metroplex, we stopped at a McDonald's that said it had RV parking. Well, the entrance to the parking lot off the service road looked too steep, so we entered from a side street and parked in the RV parking. Getting out was a little more challenging, as we had to go around the building to go out where we had come in. As we followed the edge of the parking area, we realized a turn was much sharper than we thought. We had to stop and back up to try the turn again, or otherwise we would have rolled over a curb with the trailer tires -- a big no-no that can damage them. We made it out, and got back on the road. The rain was steady but not too bad, the whole way home.
We got home about 2pm, and unloaded nearly everything before it began to rain harder. We realized our wind-breakers were NOT raincoats! We vegged a little while, then Tony took Mammoth back to storage.
We enjoyed the Rally, but as always, it was too short.
Our summer plans are in place, but hopefully we can go again before then.