We got up at a reasonable hour in our new surroundings and wandered the park for a bit. There are a flock of geese that look like Canadian Geese on the water and the surrounding grassy areas. First time we have seen those. Sandy was in her element with all the new smells and dragged us around, me and Mikey, that is, all over the place but it was fun. Back in Quatro we had breakfast, and I had a few things to do. I received a phone call to say that I had a package which I had been expecting which were the new plates and registration for Quatro and when I was outside attending to some things, a young man drove up on his 4-wheeler and delivered it. While I was out there, I screwed them on in place of the old ones and attached the new sticker inside the windshield. Now, we are legit.
I sat and wrote for a while recounting yesterday’s experiences and my carelessness which got us there in the first place and glad that it was not a whole lot worse. I was also grateful that I had the sense to join Good Sam when I did and take out the Road Rescue Program. I thought about the actual trip up here which although long in time (4 hours) was very easy and straightforward. I was directed around the large towns and cities by RV Trip Planner and Hwy 270 although long at 100 miles, was very picturesque and the scenery was beautiful. Quatro handled very well except for the usual wind forces when a tractor trailer drove by. As I drive with one eye on my mirrors, they do not sneak up on me and anyway, I always know when they are coming as Quatro starts to shift with the wind pressure they create. For what I have seen so far, Arkansas is a beautiful state.
Watching the new campers that have just come in is also very interesting. There are two of them and they obviously travel together in their separate units both Class C’s each of them towing something. One has a Jeep truck he tows behind on which is a dirt bike motorcycle. The other has a small trailer holding a ATV. Interesting choice of vehicles unless they like to trail ride or play golf. We have no plans for the rest of the day except for the usual evening walk around the park and that will be the last thing we do before retiring inside for the evening’s food and entertainment.
A strong storm blew in with rain and gusty winds. I remembered the awning was out and rushed to get it in ASAP before it got damaged. This is the second time I have had to do that in just a few days. The storm did not last long and quickly blew over, but it did have some lightning and rolling thunder to make it more dramatic. It is hard to plan for these sort of storms as they just suddenly appear out of nowhere.
Written 07/12/2022 Read my other blog at https://pondblog2011.com