The Astoria KOA is the handiest place to get the propane, they are set up for large RVs, unlike most of the gas stations that sell propane, I couldn't get the Journey in (or out) of them.
Of course it was pouring rain and high winds when I had to get the Journey ready to go. I finally got everything set to go and we headed out, Marti just followed me in the Element instead of towing it.
The wind was really blowing, fortunately the Journey handles well in winds, but I could hear the slide topper on the driver's side blowing open a bit and then pulling shut when the spring tension overcame the wind pressure. I kept a close eye on that because I was afraid that if it blew all the way open it could be really damaged. Thankfully, it didn't.
We pulled in to the KOA and up to the propane tank located out front. That's when we noticed a sign out front of the KOA reading: "RV Site Special $20". That seemed to be to good to be true.
The propane tank took 17.1 gallons, the most I've ever put in that tank. Can't complain, it lasted us almost 17 days. The price was reasonable, $51, compared to the 9 gallons I bought back in Virginia that cost me $65. :cO
I went into the KOA store to pay and asked them about the RV special, expecting it to be no hookups, or electric only. "No", I was told, it was for even the 50 amp FHU site with cable and free WiFi.
Duh, this was a no brainer. For the same price as Camp Rilea with no amenities, we got all the goodies at this KOA. We canceled the Camp Rilea reservation and in no time were hooked up in a nice KOA site. Minutes later, we were in the hot tub in their indoor pool complex.
Marti and I decided things like this are going to make our full time life quite enjoyable.
Tonight we met Ryan, Amber and the girls at a nearby Chinese restaurant for dinner. Amber looked me in the eye and told me in no uncertain terms that my last post about her smoked pork shoulders was in serious error. She told me she would never stoop so low as to use mesquite chips for smoking her pork, she uses only hickory chips. She reminded me that I should never say she used mesquite chips and if I ever did it again, well, she is quite handy with that meat cleaver...
So tonight we're kicked back and enjoying the Astoria KOA while we wait for our mail package to arrive. I'm thinking that hot tub is going to get some serious us by us, not a bad way to wait.
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