Monday, August 31, 2020

Back for a brief RV trip ...

 After 3 months of no RVing, following the death of a 92 year old family member, we decided to take the motorhome to Oklahoma for the burial service. The motorhome was driven once since May on a brief "exercise run." We called and reserved a site at Highpoint RV Park in Enid about an hour from the rural cemetery where the burial would take place. One family member joined us there in a small travel trailer. The drive North from our home base in Texas took about 7 hours. At our Subway lunch stop we discovered the "umbilical" cable between the RV and towed car had been pulled loose from the RV and dragged on the highway. It was shredded, so we pulled out an old one we have carried for many years "just in case." It still worked, providing tail and brake lights on the towed car for the rest of the journey. It turned out to the be hottest day of the year. RV air conditioners do not do well trying to cool the large box, especially on hot days. When we arrived in Enid at 6pm, the temperature INSIDE the RV was 94! Other family members stayed at motels in Enid. We had two evening gatherings in a large social area of the motel, complete with take-out food and masks. Two members of the group work in hospitals, one with very strict COVID procedures, and those procedures were pretty much enforced for the group although we did not take temperatures at the door. We checked with a number of locations looking for a new umbilical cord, but were unable to find one in Enid ... it pays to have a spare of some thing! The burial services went well with perhaps 30 people in attendance, virtually all related in some way. On the return trip we re-fueled at a new Love's on the way out of Enid, with breakfast sandwiches from the Carl's Jr's on the premises. We took on just under 70 gallon of diesel at $2.30/gallon. The temperatures were much more pleasant as we headed south. After a stop for lunch at a Subway located in a Love's travel center near Ardmore, and another 64 gallon of diesel at $2.10/gallon, we arrived back at home base about 4pm. Our cost for two nights at Highpoint RV Park in a premium pull-through site was $61 per night with military discount.


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Back for a brief RV trip ...

 After 3 months of no RVing, following the death of a 92 year old family member, we decided to take the motorhome to Oklahoma for the burial...