Off we went this morning with a cool, sunny day for our “short” hop over to New Jersey (109 miles) to our son Corey’s house. Knowing that we’d be sort of off the grid as far as hookups go, I wanted to ensure our propane tank was full. Plugging into Corey’s electricity, we’d only have a maximum of 20 amps, so using our heat pump was out of the question. We’ll have to utilize our propane furnace to make the Journey nice and toasty inside.
I had spotted a propane company on some of our trips from the Pennsylvania campground to son Ryan’s house, so I decided to stop in and top off before we hooked up the Element for our drive over to NJ.
Marti followed behind me and as I turned a real sharp right hand corner into the propane company, I contacted the curb with the right rear tire. Just a slight kiss, no I didn’t pop the tire. What I did do made me sick.
I gouged my aluminum rim. Bummer!!! I guess I’ll get my Dremel tool out to grind the sharp edges flat and smooth, but it will always be there to remind me that I did that ouch. :c(
The icing on the cake? The propane company does not fill motorhome tanks, they have no pump facility. The ouch was for nothing.
Well, I have a half full onboard propane tank and will have to hook up my external tank with the Extend A Stay adaptor I bought.
Off we went, got a little lost trying to get on the PA turnpike, and had another case of dueling GPS units, we each have one, a larger 7 inch screen for me to watch the direction and a small one on Marti’s passenger window for her to navigate with.
After a short, 10 mile detour trying to find a U-turn, we headed in the right direction. Upon arriving on Corey’s street, we had to thread the needle past piles of tree limbs awaiting pickup by his town’s public works department. Fallout from Hurricane Sandy. Residents were allowed to pile up downed tree limbs and branches into piles along the street.
We got set up in Corey and DIL Amanda’s driveway for a week of GAFH (Gratefully Accepting Family’s Hospitality).
Inside the house was the prize…Anabelle!
We haven’t seen her in several months and we’re falling behind on our spoiling her. We’ll have to get busy to make up for lost time! ;c)
Thanks for visiting and feel free to make a comment.