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Had simple breakfast.....yogurt and toast with coffee. Walmart was .6 of a mile from the campground....so we went there. Needed a thing that we could use to jump start the colorado...as it was dead.....also a battery charger. Also bought watere, olives, sympathy cards, etc.......267.03 BOW debit ...
... hungry and ordered chicken tenders. The waitress was laughing at him (and so was I).
We headed up to the dam, and I took a few pictures. There was a gravel path that looked like a trail, but it also looked like it was going the wrong direction (just along the road - nothing to see ,really), so we decided to ask one of the local guys fishing along the river. A nice guy gave us directions ...
... me with a birthday cake, which was really a surprise since my birthday isn't til the end of the month.
John and Mike lined the motor homes up in our driveway the night before so that we could pack and be ready to go in the morning. They are lined up "buddy" style so that our awnings are together. Some of the campgrounds offer these type of sites, so we are going to try to do this as often as possible, especially if we are staying more than one ...
... at least 10 miles
from a significant town! So much for my plan to euthanize the Jeep should I
have to incur any significant expenses on it. I called a garage in Charleston to
be towed. The truck arrived quickly and loaded my old wreck aboard. The belt
not only snapped but was trapped in the air compressor and I’d need a new part.
Do I junk the beast here and find a car to rent for the rest of my journey or
do I fork out ...
... on the road and ready to roll.
Once I got past Kansas City the scenery got a bit more interesting. It was a little bit hilly and there were tall trees that were showing the blush of autumn which was very scenic and a welcome change. The trees and also provided some wind block which was nice too. I got settled in and the miles melted ...