11.05.2014

LONG DAY - Getting to Lake Grenada

The day started out as any typical moving day.

Get dressed, eat breakfast, move all shifty items to safer ground, bring in slide-outs, empty holding tanks, do a walk around, hook-up the truck, un-plug from electric, do another walkaround . . . .

Not normal - "John, does this tire look low to you?" John replies, "Maybe a little. Let me get out the tire gauge". After finding three tire gauges that no longer work, John said those stomach wrentching words, "Why yes Christine, the tire is flat - 50 psi". "What is it suppose to be"? was my reply. "75 to 80". "@%*@#%$*@"!!!! I replied.

So much for our early start.

The good news was that we were still in our site, not on the side of the interstate, and the kids could go to the playground to play. The bad news was that someone reserved our spot for that day, and we had to be out of there ASAP. So I did what any girl does - I called my Mom and Dad. After being able to talk things out, we had a plan, so I put the slide outs back out, fixed lunch, and began rummaging through all the paperwork that came with the camper. Come to find out, we were covered by not just one but three different emergancy roadside policies. Talk about being over insured. We had our automobile/camper insurance ($100 deducable), we had the dealership insurance ($200 deductable), and the manufactures one year warranty (FREE), so you know which one I called first :) And I couldn't have been happier. The lady on the phone was so nice, and within an hour she had Goodyear tire and repair out to our camper, on a Sunday afternoon no less. The repairman was super nice and had our flat tire off, screw pulled out, tire patched, and back on the camper in less than 40 minutes. What a great experience for such a crappy start. I would definately recommend the Forest River Coachnet membership to anyone.

So, even though we were a little late getting started and had to stop four times (in just a 200 mile stretch) for potty breaks, we still arrived at Lake Grenada before dark. We have driven by this exit everytime we visited Biloxi but never had a reason to stop, which is too bad because the lake is a really neat area. Senic route 332 goes right over a beautiful Dam, which over looks an oak lowland.

We stayed at the North Abutment COE campground, and were not disappointed. They have beautiful full-service hook-ups right on the lake with nice bathhouses and a brand new playground area. We were actually camped over in the wooded area to the right in the pictures but decided the next time we stay we will be over in the water area.

Although we only stayed two nights, this is definately a redo. We spent most of our time here repacking, cleaning, and crossing things off the honey-do list. We were just too anxious to get to Biloxi to really stay and enjoy the area (it's been two years since we have seen MawMaw, PawPaw, the Big Girls, and our grandsons).

Even though the day started out rough, alls well that ends well, and who could stay mad with a view like that.

 

 

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