More Adventures with Daisy 2007-08 travel blog


This morning I was up at 6:00 because I had a full day ahead of me. I hadn't collected nearly enough Zs at that hour. :>)

First, I had to feed Daisy. The sign at the station showed the price as 2.959, which was lower than I had seen it in a while. However, after I had started filling the tank, I noticed that the readout on the pump showed 2.999. When I went in to pay, I mentioned it to the men at the counter. Of course, they both denied responsibility for the price increase. I pointed out that it was their responsibility to change the sign to match the price on the pump. They still tried to weasel out of it. Finally, one of them said he would buy me a drink, so I selected the largest bottle of Gatorade.

Then we were off to RV Outlet Mall, where I had had some work done last month. I was not happy with the sloppy job of sealing the roof (at a cost of over $2,000) so I was going to try to get a refund of at least part of the exorbitant labor charge. Unfortunately, I couldn't convince the service manager that my request was reasonable. However, he finally did agree to add more sealant at no charge to those places where it was missing. He also replaced the TV antenna crank handle since his technician had broken it. He also gave me a check to reimburse me for the cost of a vent cover that I had bought to replace the one that had blown off due to incorrect re-mounting after the roof job. I'm not totally happy with the outcome but maybe this is as much as I could have expected.

The next Daisy-do was at Interstate Transmission to get her annual safety inspection. She passed with no work needed. I like doing business with these men because they are courteous and helpful. They even installed my new license plates and windshield sticker for me. I just hadn't gotten around to it.

Finally, we were off to Waco for the Cen-Tex LoW campout. On the way I stopped at Luby's in Temple for lunch and to buy something for our potluck dinner. I arrived at the Riverview Campground east of town around 1:30 or so. Ed and Mary Jo and one guest, Dale Rice, were already there. Later Betty arrived. We sat outside until nearly dark but then the evening chill and hunger drove us indoors to our separate rigs. Since the campout doesn't officially start until Thursday, we could not use the club room today.

Due to the cloudy weather we were unable to see the lunar eclipse tonight. I was disappointed. It has been many years since I've seen one.

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