You might not know it, because we’ve been kind of scarce on this board, but…..

we are having the time of our lives!

It’s not just that this campground provides such a pretty landscape, or that it’s really nice to have full hookups so we can just stay parked for a few days without packing up just to dump tanks, or that the weather has been so nice, or that the few neighbors are so nice, or that all of us are healthy and happy, or that everything on the coach is working like we want and we have everything we need, or….

Well, of course, it’s all of those things….but it’s more.

We’ve told you how this place is different than the other federal parks where we’ve stayed in recent weeks. They each have been distinctive, of course. Some we liked more than others. But whenever there has been something not quite to our liking, we’ve known it would soon pass because we would move on.

The opposite is true, too. Today, Robyn said “Isn’t it a little scary to think of leaving such a nice place, not knowing what the next place is really like?” Indeed, it’s happened to us.

Ha, we just moved on immediately!

No, we’re not having the time of our lives because everything is perfect. It’s not. The twins have been hacking & sneezing this week because of the HUGE amount of allergens in the air, and it interferes with their eating and sleeping patterns….and they are on a prescription antihistamine!

The valve on our black tank has been tight since we replaced it last summer, and as I “exercised” it here when we arrived….in case it had TP gumming it up….its gears stripped out completely! Fortunately, I think, in the open position! We’re parked over a sewer pipe, you’ll recall. Has a lifetime warranty, so we ordered another from California and it’s on its way. I can replace it very easily right here.

We decided to upgrade our video system in the living room just a little so we could watch Blu-ray movies when we wanted. Ordered an AV receiver to be the brains of the system, which was delivered to our campsite by UPS in about 36 hours! Of course, I didn’t have one cable I thought I had, so we went into town today to get it and some other stuff. Came back, installed the cable. The TV won’t connect with the blu-ray player.

We’ve been “house-bound” a couple days here due to rain, and it’s been so warm on other days that we made only short forays outside and hurried back to the air conditioned coach.

There have been some barking dogs…..

We’re having the time of our lives because the arrangements we set out to make nearly two years ago, and which we’ve been following and adjusting and experiencing and modifying for almost exactly a year now, are proving themselves to be just what the doctor ordered!

All those problems I listed above: did you see any big ones? Nope.

Tonight is a fun illustration. It’s raining, but we can see stars in the sky!

We’ve been scarce this week because we’re having so much fun…..it’s hard to slow down and write you a note!

OH, and our cell signal is so weak, I have to take the notebook and cell across the campground to a spot with a barely adequate signal so I can upload photos. Tonight you get just verbiage from the coach.

More anon.

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