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Camp CampingWorld

One of the benefits of having work done on your RV at Camping World (CW) is dry camping in the parking lot. I know some CW locations have very nice RV Camping sites while others, like New Braunfels, have basic hook ups in the very back. Since we arrived late, we just pulled into the front parking lot.

We woke up on Thursday 11/1 and decided to drive down the street to Burger King for a quick breakfast. We could leave the fur babies in Cramalot-Inn since we now have a toad. When we got back I met with service department to get checked in. They disconnected the U-Haul and drove our home into a service bay. The trailer got parked in front of the service bay were our old Cedar Creek was parked. CW provided a couple of folks to help me dig out the couch/bed that was going back into that unit. I also dropped off our never used Blue Boy and the tripod that took the shake out of the fifth wheel. I no longer needed either of these nor did I want to mess with selling them on eBay.

After repacking the trailer one more time, I was able to speak to the service tech who wold be working on our motor home. I verified the work that needed to be done and gave him our cell phone numbers should something come up. Carol, meanwhile was napping in the car with our fur babies. We had a day to kill. As we drove off, we decided to see if PetsMart could take Cody, MeiLing and Patches for day boarding. We felt it would be better on them if they had a place to hang out rather than be stuck in a car while did a little shopping.

We needed to find a TV stand for our 37″ HDTV that would be mounted somewhere in our living room where a swivel recliner used to be. Target was in the same center as PetsMart so we stopped there. As we wondered about aimlessly, the store manager asked if we needed help. She was extremely helpful and found a few possible solutions that may work for us. We decided to continue our hunt.

We were about 10 miles away from Tanager Outlet Mall so we decided to head there. It was cool shopping out there during the week because there were very few people milling about. It was getting close to lunch time and the BK breakfast was wearing off. We found a cool fifty’s style dinner, Johnny Rockets where we enjoyed a supper lunch. Then we headed next door to Starbucks to borrow their free WiFi and kill more time.

Around 3PM we decided to head back to CW to check on the progress of the work that needed to be done. We meet with our salesman who gave us a box of stuff we forgot to move from 5th wheel. He checked with the service department and told us everything was ready. Now it was time for me to inspect the work. Horn works, new Microwave/Convection oven is in place, new backup camera and video monitor was operational, and passenger’s power visor worked. Looks like everything is done and we are ready to hit the road again after a stop at Buckee’s for fuel. While I did that, Carol headed to PetsMart to get the fur babies. Our strategy was to head north towards Austin, take the SH130 toll road around the east side of the city to US290. Then East on 290 to the Ledbetter, TX.

We arrived at the WalMart in Giddings and decided to stop for the night. If we were to continue to Carl Wendler’s ranch in Ledbetter, it would be country dark. (FYI – for you city folks, country dark is much darker than city dark.) We did not want to mess with unloading a trailer in the dark, especially country dark.

So here we are at Camp WalMart, in Giddings. I walked across the parking lot to Subway for sandwiches. Finally another very long and busy day has come to an end. Friday 11/2 we will have a short drive to the ranch.

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Time to Catch Up

Moving and rearranging our home has taken top priority in our lives these past two weeks. Now that we are slowly moving from chaos to order, we can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

October 23rd we finalized the deal on our new to us home. October 24th was moving day. We arrived at Camping World (CW) just before lunch to sign all the papers. Our home was in the shop getting some last-minute items repaired. We were told we should be able to get started with our move by around 3PM. CW moved our 5th wheel to their back lot where we would have water/electricity connections to the 5th wheel. The motor home would run on generator power and had sufficient water to get us through. Our plan would be for Carol to be stationed in the motor home and I would moved stuff from 5th wheel. We started in the bedroom.

It got dark by 7:30 and we were beginning to show signs of being tired and stressed. How did we ever get this much stuff packed into such a small space. While the motor home has more underbelly storage compartments, the 5th wheel has larger compartments.

Once we got the bedroom empty, we decided to move Carol’s craft center. This would go to the rear of the motor home. I think I remember how it came through that door. Once in the motor home, we just carried it to the back.

Patches found a new nesting spot.We quit working about 10:30PM and decided that we had more stuff than would fit in the motor home. Our plan was to get some rest so we could finish this in the morning (10/25).

Thursday morning we drove the motor home to New Braunfels for a stop at Burger King for breakfast take out and a stop at U-Haul. We would just toss everything else into the trailer and deal with it while we were at our next stop.When we got everything closed up, I realized that I needed to get the motor home and trailer turned around.  That would be easy if the backup camera was working. That was one of a few thing CW did not complete. Carol was my guide and we got turned around

After a week in Corpus Christi,  we would be returning to Camping World so they complete what they did not finish. Last stop was to drop off truck and 5th wheel keys to sales staff at CW. We enjoyed the drive to Corpus Christi.

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