Sunday, April 19, 2015

Easter Camping

As always Garry and I start our camping Easter weekend at the beach.
We had great weather and a wonderful time.

The 1st day my rope hammock fell.  For some reason the S hook came

loose and I fell straight on my butt. As soon as I hit pain went up my
back and I knew I had injured or broken my tail bone. It's been over
2 weeks and I'm still having problems with it. Getting better, but still
having to take ibuprofen. Nothing can be done, but time to heal.

We always wait and leave on Monday so the traffic will be better.
Around 10 miles from the campground on I22, a tire blow out on the RV.

The tires are only a couple years old and we were shocked. At least we
had a place to pull over! Traffic came in groups, but the speed limit is
70 so they were flying.
While Gary was getting the spare out, I walked down the road to pull tire
rubber from the middle. Didn't want to be responsible for someone
hitting it and causing an accident.
On my way back to the rv, I picked up a piece that went over
the tires and put it in the rv. When we got home, I was surprised
to see the part number was on a sticker on the back, how lucky!
We were concern that a wire was pulled down.  Had brakes, tail 
lights worked, frig was working. So we came on home.
The damage could have been worse and someone could
have been hit by the rubber that came off.

During all this I was highly disappointed at a county deputy.

When I was walking down the road a deputy stopped beside me. 

Deputy:  It's a nice day for a walk
(I gave him a strange look)
Me: We had a blow out on the RV and I was picking up the rubber
Deputy: You have someone coming to help
Me: No, we're going to try and change it ourselves
Deputy: Well, becareful out here

Then he drove off !  Yes drove off !

In the pics you can see how close Garry is to the road working
on the tire. He and I both were shocked he didn't stay behind
with his light flashing. 

I had to stand down the road and motion people to move
over. Most people don't care, didn't slow down, didn't move
over and no one stopped to help, not even the rv'ers.

One of these days the deputy and others may need help,
they better hope someone stops to help them!

The wire is fixed, it went to the lights over the couch and
table. The part came in yesterday that goes over the tires.
The place we purchased our tires from sold us one at cost
and he was really sorry for the damage. Would think he would
give us a new tire, but it's all for self these days.

 In a month we are on vacation and going to try this again.
Just have to pray that nothing happens. 

(Hope you had a wonderful Easter )

~ cheryl ~


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