Finally I e-mailed Rick - and that's all it took. Kind of like making a doctor's appointment, and within the hour you're cured. Thanks, Rick! It sure is nice to know you'll help if you can, and I appreciated your quick e-mail in return. Just sending you the e-mail made me feel better. : )
WELCOME to two new followers: Ellie Great, who has a couple of blogs. She doesn't appear to be an RVer but is an author and works with children. Welcome also to Susan, from Atlanta, GA - must be nice to be a Southern gal. : ) I've been following your blog for a while, and I'm really happy you are following along with me and Katie, too. A BIG welcome to you both!
It's been five days since I last posted, but not a whole lot is going on. After sleeping in the rest stop right inside Washington at the Astoria Bridge, we woke up to a river full of boats. There must have been something running big-time, and every fisherman in the area knew about it. Kind of exciting to watch them.
The whole river that I could see was full of boats.
After a while I got ready to drive again, sat down in the driver's seat, turned around to make sure Katie was settled, and this is what I saw:
We had a little talk about feet on the table, and she got down and into her bed. :)
We're in Chehalis, WA in a little City RV park that is only $15 a day for water/electrical hookups, and a dump nearby. They have old but clean bathrooms and showers. The showers are 25 cents for 5 minutes. There aren't very many RV sites, but there is a camp host during the months the RV park is open. And a few tent sites.
There is a river right down the road, soccer fields, Little League baseball fields, and a large field with a big brick cooking/serving area. Its a really nice city park.
My e-mail friend, Fred, sent me a message about this park in Chehalis, so I drove up to check it out. It's right off I-5 and was on my way. As I drove in, he immediately recognized me and told me what to do and where to go. I let him know I wasn't stalking him, just checking it out, but I decided to stay. I chose the open site next to Fred so I'd get good TV reception, but so far I'm getting nothing. There are lots of empty spaces, so I talked to the camp host, and tonight I moved down to the other end to a prettier, larger site. It's much more private, and has prettier views. The camp host said he'd come over tomorrow and check it if my cable isn't working.
Saturday there was a group of 220 bicyclists that came through and camped out in a field right next to us. They were doing the Annual Ride Around Washington (RAW), and that day had cycled 70 miles. They had a big shower truck, lots of portable potties, meals prepared in the large brick building, and a huge field of tents.
One of the participants said the oldest cyclist is 75 years old. They are traveling 400+ miles in six days. That 75 year old man sure has good endurance and balance for his age. Another man said a large majority of the participants are between 50 and 60.
I went to town this morning to run a bunch of errands, including buying new batteries and a new antenna handle. I went to one of the RV places, but all their service guys were at lunch, and I wasn't quite sure what the deal was, so I went a bit further down the same road, about 5 minutes, and found the other RV Sales shop, Baydo's RV Sales. They were great, I bought what I needed, and the Service Manager installed a new truck battery and two new coach batteries, fixed the antenna for me, and now I'm all set. Filled the tank again, stopped for lunch and found that Safeway has free wi-fi, and here I am. : ) Good as new, and even found that my blog sign-in is back up and working. I am a Happy Camper!
From Me and My Dog, have a great Tuesday evening, everyone! : )