We’ve been busy! We were in Indiana for a couple weeks when we left Florida, staying at Lynnville Park Campground while Allen was working at the shop in Evansville. Well, he was, I took the puppies to my mom’s in Cincinnati for a week. I got to attend the annual festival in our hometown for the first time in a few years and catch up with some friends. I also got lucky enough to be there to let some balloons go by my brother’s tree. He’d been gone for 2 years on June 18th…
Hi all! I guess now’s a good a time as any to write a blog post and catch you all up on our extended stay in Wichita, Kansas!
I thought we were going to be out of there a couple weeks ago, but they added a little something to the job, so we got almost another two weeks out of it. The weather in Kansas, in the spring, is not super conducive to tall tower work, that’s for sure! So that added a little time to our stay.
We were at All Seasons RV Park in Goddard, if you care to check that out or read the review.
Just when we thought we were about to pack it up, they added another part to the job so we finally got our chance to run down to Oklahoma City for the weekend! We have some friends down there and LOVE going to the horse races at Remington Park, so that was super fun! Since we were only staying two nights we decided to try a hotel… We boarded the puppies at High Halo Kennels in Goddard. My heart was broken when we left them, and even though they came out fine, I still wouldn’t want to do it frequently! But we had a great weekend, dinner and drinks with Karen & Bob who own Abe’s RV Park, went to the farm with Jerry Livingston, the best horse trainer there is, and did lots of betting with not much winning!
On Easter we had the crew from work over and we grilled a ham and enjoyed some adult beverages. Justin’s girlfriend, Tikila, is with him on the road now so I have a girl to hang out with, which is really nice!
A couple guys left Monday to head to the shop in Evansville, Indiana but we stayed back so Allen could load trucks Tuesday.
Yesterday afternoon we packed everything up and in the process noticed a boat load of water in the large pass thru cubby! FANTASTIC. So we drug everything out and decided it was the Anderson Kantleak – leaking… We took it all apart and off and pipe taped everything. I think it’s fixed. It doesn’t make much sense to me that it would start leaking while we were stationary. We have a water pressure regulator that we use constantly and the part that was leaking isnt something we ever even touch…
Speaking of nonsensical, we also took the BRAND NEW Splendide 7100xc combo washer/dryer apart TWICE in Wichita. There’s only one mobile service there and he wouldn’t touch it, so we were on our own. It keeps throwing an error code, something to do with the heat sensor or air flow. They sent us a box of their brand of laundry soap but it still threw the code. So then they sent us a fan. (I’m sure the original fan was fine but I think they want to put us on the payroll). We cleaned out the filter in the back on the condenser, AGAIN, even though that’s not supposed to be a customer serviceable part or regular maintenance of any sort. We got it back together and in the closet and ran a load. Thank the lord for Baby Eustace spotting water running everywhere with his puppy curiosity, so we caught that before it was too bad. We didn’t have the condenser back on tight enough so when it got to the dry cycle it started spewing water… As I said, not supposed to be part of regular maintenance. I’m hoping we never have another problem with it, but to be honest, neither of us have very high hopes for that!
So we hit the road this morning, heading to St. Louis, MO so Allen can check out a tower they’ll paint sometime in the future. We have a reservation at Cahokia RV Parque in Illinois only because we have to unhook for him to check out the site. Then we are on our way to the shop in Evansville. Then possibly a few jobs in Florida (fingers crossed for those!)
It really kind of annoys me when people start out blog posts apologizing for not posting recently so I won’t do that. I know I haven’t, if you follow our blog then you know too, and to be completely honest, I was busy trying my best to help my friend so I’m not really sorry.
After we did our trek from San Francisco, back east across the country in July, staying mostly for free on BLM land and at truck stops, I sort of despise paying rent. Continue reading
Hi! We’re Rachel & Allen and we live full time in our 2015 Grand Design Momentum 385 fifth wheel toy hauler. We travel the country for Allen’s work, often only having a couple days notice of where we need to be next. And we love it!
It seems like ALMOST every park I’ve called in the Bay Area has been answered by a RUDE person. I’m so sick of it! Continue reading
I thought I’d post some pictures Allen took while they were removing the tower at Fair Park. It’s crazy to me how big some of this stuff is!
Here’s another post with some good photos also… My Boyfriend’s Crazy!
Nuts. Psychotic. Looney. Out of his mind. Cuckoo. Bonkers.
He’s also very brave. Hardworking. Courageous. Adventurous. Daring.
The proof is in the pudding.
We are taking off tomorrow, heading to Cincinnati, well, our home won’t make it all the way to Ohio but we will! Our friends put in a 50AMP outlet for us, and are letting us use their water and septic tank! How awesome are they??! Thanks Brandi and Tommy!
Haven’t decided if we are stopping once or twice along the way yet. It’s right around 1,000 miles. I have some campgrounds in mind thanks to the Good Sam trip planner. I love that thing.
We are going to go fill the propane tanks and get some food for the road (almost totally out of groceries now!) then get the bike back in the garage and strap everything down to hopefully get an early start tomorrow!
This is where I belong… On the road again.We pulled out of Hillsboro a few minutes ago, headed south on I-29, the direction we SHOULD be going for sure! It was actually hovering around 32 this morning and not too windy, so it almost felt like spring!
We are going to have to get our bedroom slide checked out soon. We are pretty sure the motor must be bad on it. Since we left San Francisco it’s been really slow coming in and out. We have to usually try it a few times with Allen pushing on the outside to help it. But this time it’s still out about a 1/2″ too far. Good enough to drive as long as we don’t hit a downpour. But, good thing it’s still under warranty with Grand Design!
Anyhow, we are headed for Council Bluffs, Iowa tonight. There’s a Horseshoe Casino with an RV park, and a bar with live music, so it should be fun! Tomorrow we are stopping in Oklahoma City at Abe’s RV Park to see our friends Karen and Bob – yay! Apparently a tower had some ice damage there so I’m hoping we can stay a few days… But either way, after that it’s on to the Dallas area to take down the tower at Fair Park that Allen worked on back in June.
I think Allen won the photo contest…