Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Day 42 - Lake Texoma, TX - TT

Today was an average travel day. About 3½ hours. We filled up the coach again at a Love’s truck stop. Only $1.61 per gallon using the TSD Logistics service. A discount of 72¢/gallon! I think that’s about the least I’ve paid for diesel in a long time. I used the Love’s iPhone app. When we pulled up, I just entered the pump number and the control number for the card and the pump was on. Pretty painless and I didn’t need to talk to anyone. We are at another TT park and it really seems pretty nice. Too bad that everything is closed but it’s still a nice place to park ourselves for a couple of weeks. It looks like the occupants of the rigs on both sides of us are gone. At least for now. In fact, there are quite a few rigs with no vehicles. Maybe people went home...

This is a small inlet near where we are camped. It doesn’t look too nice but it is really overcast. There were a couple of people fishing but not having much luck. Warm temperatures and very humid. I’m glad that we were able to get a 50amp site. This is significant to us as we are then able to run both A/C units. We were originally given a site suggestion by the office but when we started to unload the car, someone stopped by and suggested a couple of other sites that were much more level. After our site at Lake Whitney, level sounded good. The office wasn’t aware that these sites were empty. I guess people are leaving before their reservations are up. I’ve talked to a number of Canadians who are heading back north ahead of schedule.

Three leveling blocks were still needed under the front wheels so they wouldn’t be in the air but it’s nice to be level. For now, it’s calm enough to have the awning out. It shades the refrigerator so it stays colder.

“Social distancing” is pretty easy in these RV parks especially after they close the activity centers and cancel any group activity. Even the front office has a sign that says only one person at a time at the counter. There is probably 50’ minimum between rigs.

10 comments:

SonjaM said...

I'd prefer your kind of social distancing compared to my home office situation any time ;-)

RichardM said...

No home office needed! Sitting outside enjoying the light breeze. The 78°F seemed warm but I’m not complaining!

david R said...

Not a lot of people on the roads this morning. Almost holiday quiet. Very Weird! Went to airport to plow snow. Expected to see the plane sitting in its parking space after having the Annual (clean bill of health) and several replacement activities earlier this week, but the flight service station's mechanics are out sick (not corona virus) so he left the plane in the hanger till more work comes in. Nice for us since another snow storm is coming tonight, not so nice for the station's owner.
My heart goes out to all the businesses who are deeply affected by the mandated closures.
Must be a strange time to travel.
not liking this at all,
david

RichardM said...

The roads were pretty quiet around here. Yesterday, I drove through Fort Worth at 10am and had expected it to be crowded. Not deserted but not busy either. I-35 did get busy after merging with I-35E from Dallas. A lot of businesses are going to be affected.

Geoff James said...

Take good care of yourself Richard. With any luck, I'll have Jennie home from the UK on Monday. Some of the airlines or their agents have been price gouging but all being well, she's travelling to NZ with one of our favourite airlines, Qatar; at a very reasonable rate.

RichardM said...

Thank you! We are doing fine for now. Price gouging? For what service?

Lynne Goebeler said...

We'll be filling up at Loves tomorrow. It's California so it won't be that low, but still loving our new card!

RichardM said...

It won’t be that low but the savings are still pretty decent. I just looked in OK and it’s $1.45/gal! Amazing...

Geoff James said...

We were quoted NZ$4500 to fly Jennie home which I accepted. When the paperwork arrived, it had risen to $9700 - no explanation! Hard to tell whether it was the airline or airline's agent.

Lynne Goebeler said...

Right, it's still a huge discount. So pleased we signed up!