Monday, September 30, 2019

Day 45 - Santaquin, UT - HH

Today was an even shorter driving day to a Harvest Host farm. They told us to arrive early since their harvest festival started a few days ago and it gets crowded by the afternoon. We are parked at the far edge of the parking lot and our rear hydraulic jacks are at their limit. I need to pick up some jack pads so they have more surface area and not sink into the dirt. I’ve seen a lot of good reviews of Snap-Pads. A chilly 35°F this morning but I ran the generator and the engine block heater for a couple of hours this morning so no problem starting the engine. The battery bank was down quite a bit after two days of dry camping. The little bit of driving doesn’t charge the house batteries much. During the two hours of generator running, they received 85 amps for most of that time.

We are parked at the edge of a lot next to the highway but the highway noise is not really an issue. The double pane windows do a good job of blocking sounds. We were told that this lot will be full by late afternoon so try to arrive early. Since the Payson Walmart was only 5 miles away, that was easy to do. Even though this lot looks smooth, we really need to drive very slowly on even this terrain as we don’t have a lot of suspension travel. The air bags give a really nice ride on the highway but on rough terrain, there is a lot of rocking side to side.

We opted not to take a wagon ride to the harvest festival as most of the activities seemed to be aimed at kids and it was $9/adult. They had around thirty flavors of homemade ice cream but I opted for their milk shake made with fresh peaches. 

4 comments:

Bluekat said...

Milkshakes! I’m in!! 😁 Harvest host? Do they let you stay at their place? I’ve heard of that with some local wineries/breweries.

RichardM said...

Harvest Hosts is a great program. Wineries, farms, museums, breweries. Free overnight stays on their property. They also have a similar program with golf courses.

Bluekat said...

Lol - you can keep the golf courses. I have never understood the appeal of that game. 🤔😊

RichardM said...

You don’t have to play golf. Just park in their parking lots. BTW, I don’t get the appeal either...