We got up at a reasonable hour because today is moving day, although we are only travelling 30 odd miles to Fayetteville. We still must figure out what to do with the Jeep which is why we have only made this short trip. According to the garage which has been working on the Jeep just trying to get it started, there is a unit within the damaged area of the car that has also needs replacing and is what is preventing it from starting. Both new batteries have already drained. The recommendations are that the rest of the bodywork needs to be done to replace the damaged part.
We wandered around for the very last time at this park. I have enjoyed the stay here although the dogs, and myself, could have done without the ticks. Not having any transport has made this less enjoyable as I have not been able to get out and about even for grocery shopping which is a bit of a pain. On the bright side, I have used up a lot of frozen and packaged food.
We were not in any hurry to get on the road as the trip will only take an hour and it was 11:30 or so before we did. The actual trip was very straightforward, and we arrived to find that our site was directly in front of us when we pulled in. Not only that, but it is also one of the very few that has shade as most of the park is open. Sure, lucked out with that one. Incidentally, the University of Arkansas is found here in this town, and they have a home football game on Saturday. Several RVs pulled in here today just for the game.
Our site is a gravel, back in site but there was plenty of room to maneuver and it only took a couple of tries to get the unit where I wanted it. Setting up was easy as the site is pretty level and did not require any blocking as the jacks took care of it and the rest, we have down to a fine art. Less than an hour after we arrived, we were completely set up including the mats and the wicker couch and table. Incidentally, all of the clanging and banging we heard as we travelled was probably coming from the storage as nothing had moved around in the RV that I could see.
We sat for a bit outside under the shade of the few oak trees in the park before going out for a walk. Again, we were able to find enough shade created by the tall hedgerow which we followed to the end before turning around and backtracking. Even as we were walking, a couple more RVs pulled in, probably more Football supporters. Wrong shaped ball for me even if the name of the game is the same, although for the life of me, I do not understand why the American version is called Football when it is played with the hands and only a couple of specialized players kick the ball. Oh well.
I sat and wrote for a while trying to keep up with the blog and hoping not to fall too far behind before going out for the last walk of the day.
Written 09/10/2022. Read my other blogs at https://pondblog2011.com
Yes, i’ve wondered about why they call it “football” here myself. Weird!
Especially when you consider that the early settlers did everything they could to drop all of their ties and traditions with their old contries as they started a new life.
Yay! An uneventful trip! You certainly deserve a break and a smooth repositioning.
I wonder what happened to be damaged in the front corner of the jeep. That’s an odd place to be causing such a problem.
Apparently, the wire harness rubbed against the tire and broke some of the wires.