Almost. We did only 359 miles today, compared to yesterday's travel. Good on my part, trying to "brake" the PDD driving style. Kudos to Sherry for catching my pun in yesterday's post.
We most o often travel in a "get to the destination" posture, not stopping to sightsee along the way. That is why we often overnight in Walmarts or Flying J truck stops. For the short time we're staying, it doesn't pay us to hit a campground for $40-$50 bucks for a few hours.
We are Passport America members and sometimes will use them if, and only if they are nearby our route. It doesn't save us any money to stay at a PPA campground if they are more than ten miles from our route. With diesel fuel costing an average of $2.50/gallon and the Journey using a gallon about every 7 miles, going too far adds up and can cancel the savings of the campground.
Of course some of the ones we have used over the years have been interesting, to say the least. One place was no more than a field with an old shed that had a box on the door to leave your money at. Good thing we were self contained because there were no amenities. However, one really surprised us, the French Quarter RV Resort in New Orleans. PPA was good for one night, then the following stays were at their regular rate of $72/night. We stayed two nights and had a good time (excellent hot tub on premises).
Anyway, I digress, last night at the Walmart we stayed at was hit with some really heavy weather. After driving in it part of the day, I was glad we were not rolling. Except with the winds and beating rain, the Journey was really rocking, reminding me of storms at sea I experienced while on Coast Guard cutters.
To play it safe, I put down the leveling jacks to stabilize the Journey. I don't use the jacks when blacktop boondocking to prevent any damage to the pavement, but this time it was the right thing to do, Found out later there was tornadic activity near the area. Since I'm writing this post you can surmise tornadoes missed us...
Since we are not in a rush to get to California, we enjoyed a leisurely morning before rolling out at 10:30. Kind of nice for a change.
We noticed the dash air conditioning was blowing warm so at tonight's Walmart stop (I always give back) I picked up a recharging kit. I used this a couple of years ago for the same issue and it worked well until now.
A few minutes work and we're back to blowing cold air. I know there must be a tiny leak in the a/c system on the Journey, but until using these recharge kits every couple of years won't work, then I'll delve into the long hoses and parts of the a/c system to fix it properly.
Hope we have a clear night tonight, I don't have any sea sick pills available. ;c)
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