SLIP BLUFF COUNTY PARK NEAR LAMONI IOWA
OK, it’s 7:15 a.m. Monday morning & I’m in the ‘wifi friendly’ lobby of HWH. The coach is in the big 9 bay garage & they said Kelly could stay in the rig to ride herd on the doggy gang. They don’t want any of their prize mechanics torn apart!!
WE ARE IN BAY # 4
CHECKING THE HYDRAULIC FLUID FOR THE LEVELERS
We’re having a hard time adjusting to the confusing time changes. First, clocks were customarily set back Saturday night & then Sunday we drove through our first time change. My brain looks at the clock & computes the correct time but my body doesn’t have a clue what time it is anymore. I’m not even sure if it even knows where it is!!
HWH’s (Hard Working Hydraulics) Moscow division consists of 4 buildings with 6 acres under roof. It’s a large facility & most RV leveling systems are made right here.
THAT’S US ON THE RIGHT
WOW, it’s 8 a.m. & we’re good to go already here at HWH. Two blown fuses were found & once replaced our rear view camera & power to the leveler box was restored. They looked at the problem rear leveler that sometimes sticks down & it worked perfectly every time they tried it. A bit slow but nonetheless, it worked. They recommended not doing anything so we decided to go with their recommendation. Total bill was $64 & we were out the door headed for the nearest big ice cream store for a couple double scoopers.
PET FRIENDLY REST AREA & A CASINO COWBOY
Thought Randy over at THE ROADRUNNER CHRONICLES had a thoughtful post yesterday on ‘thanking his blogging buddies’ & readers for stopping by his site.
IN SEARCH OF SLIP BLUFF COUNTY PARK ON A VERY DUSTY GRAVEL ROAD
Gassed up at the Kum & Go gas bar near HWH & by 8:45 we were westbound on I-80 with the hammer down heading for Des Moines Iowa. Garmin Gertie once again did a mighty smooth job of taking us right through Des Moines & setting us up on I-35 south. It was a good feeling to get the leveler & camera problem behind us, make the big turn in Des Moines & get the rigs nose headed straight for the great American Southwest.
Kelly found a county park in her ‘Day’s End’ book so I’m typing this from Slip Bluff County Park about 4 miles east of a little place called Lamoni. I think we are just about on the State line between Iowa & Missouri & about a hundred miles north of Kansas City. What a super great park this is for us…..we are the only ones here & we just love when that happens. We certainly live a charmed life sometimes. Electricity at the site & water near by. Spotlessly clean washrooms with wonderful hot showers. Great pull through site & we are surrounded by Oak trees. They were doing a prescribed burn when we came in & we were close enough to the fire at times to feel the heat. Lots of smoke in the air & it just smelled great & reminded me of so many memorable campfires over the years. Sunny day with the temps in the low 70’s so all in, no grumbling or complaining from the old Cursmudgeon today.
THE GANG CHECKS OUT THE WASHROOMS & WE REPLENISH THE FRESH WATER TANK
We are kind of out in the boondocks here so can’t get any TV signals & the Verizon signal is low. I might have to post the blog sometime tomorrow morning when we leave & get into a stronger Verizon coverage area.
THAT’S US IN THE BACKGROUND
Footnote to our dealings with HWH this morning. The 3 staff members we dealt with were all friendly & helpful. Service was prompt & professional. They could have told us we needed this-that & the other thing but they didn’t. We appreciated their honesty & felt the bill was reasonable for their service.
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