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... by staying out of the way so he could cuss at it under his breath and take his anger out on the pipes with his hack saw.
But his patience won out today...he completely replaced both holding tank valves and all of the piping from the tanks to where we dump. The pipe that we connect the dumping hose to is now inside the compartment instead of hanging down below, which we like a lot better. And ...
... kids at recess which always seems like a good idea, but the kids are so wound up and running around everywhere that he doesn't really have a chance to tell them anything circus-related at all. Instead, he was dragged all over the playground by kids who wanted him to swing, play on the playground equipment and play kickball. Yeesh...haha. A few kids were getting rowdy (stomping on his shoes and trying to drag him everywhere), so the clown had to get serious for ...
... found the library and stopped in...the librarian behind the desk was happy to take some flyers, but without any patrons, there wasn't much else we could do.
I drove the RV around a bit, trying to find anything a) open and b) populated, but to no avail. Maybe we should have stopped and chatted with the sports bar patrons, but we figured it wouldn't be the best photo op to have a clown in a bar. ;)
Kindness of strangers: we have to replace our holding tank valves (one bolt that is corroded inside the valve is keeping us from being able to simply remove the valve) and upon seeing us trying to work on it, two RV owners came over to offer assistance (one is a plumber, the other said we can
borrow any of his tools).
THEN, the campground manager set aside all of the pieces we need from his store and is ordering ...
We are getting good at this . We are getting good at this . Up at 7am, showered, breakfast and on the road by 9am. Well done us! Today we head back into Springfield for the Abraham Lincoln historical experience. First up though we have to see the 3rd giant brother. Glenn has opted for the table/ office area today after a few navigational blues yesterday, even with Dashboard Daisy and the iPad he still managed to have us heading the wrong way! None of ...
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