Sunday, March 29, 2020

Day 51, 52, 53 - Lake Texoma, TX - TT

Friday (51) - We are still here at Lake Texoma Thousand Trails and I really don’t have much to complain about. It's nice to at least have somewhere to be during all this uncertainty. Sure, it would've been great to be here without it as their facilities do look pretty nice. Maybe next year. I did hear that TT was only extending people up to April 7th. I wonder what is magical about that date?

It did continue to warm up throughout the afternoon but nowhere near as warm as yesterday. I dug out the Baofeng BF-F8HP and needed to re-download Chirp, an open source tool to program radios, to the MacBook Pro as well as install Python which is used by Chirp. It turns out that there are only three repeaters in the area. But having the NOAA weather broadcasts could be handy.

Here was today’s “project”. Chicken pot pie with chicken made using the sous vide. This may be something many grew up with but it’s new for me. It looks good though Bridget gave me a hard time since there is no bottom crust. Sigh.…

Saturday (52) - Rain and thunderstorm last night but it's nice and cool right now. At 64°F with a light breeze, it is almost perfect weather. One of the neighbors was here for maybe one day then left. Maybe he came by to make sure everything was alright. He was kind of grumpy.

We have no plans for today. I picked up a frozen turkey something. It turned out to be the front half complete with bones. After it defrosted in the refrigerator for a couple of days, I deboned it and have most of the meat in the sous vide (133°F for 26 hours) and the rest simmering on the stove. Turkey noodle soup I believe. That's actually enough for about 5 days so most of it will be going into the freezer in vacuum sealed bags.

We heard on YouTube that the Orlando TT park had the same policy of extending peoples reservations until April 7th. Then they need to move on. Again, why April 7th?

Saturday evening - Some googling on April 7th brought up a lot of stories of state and county shelter in place decrees that listed April 7th as the end date. Some examples I found were California, New York, and Illinois. I will be surprised if the end date isn’t extended.

Sunday (53) - Bored. Made a video of most of our campsites since I picked up the coach in September. Thousand Trails or Encore is “TT” and Harvest Hosts are “HH”. Just an observation but I don’t think we’ve had to pay for an RV space since the end of January.


9 comments:

SonjaM said...

Nice collections of campsites, Richard. Some of them looked a bit tight for your big rig, or are they drive-thru to get in and out?

RichardM said...

Most of the crowded ones were back-in. Drive through ones are the exception…

Lynne Goebeler said...

Wow good deal on your TT savings! Have you calculated what the cost per night averaged with your membership you paid? Btw, we are planning to overnight in Ft Stockton so will be in San Antonio tomorrow. Yay!

RichardM said...

I am working on a blog post. So far on this road trip (Sept-March), 113 Thousand Trails/Encore. We started out with the Camping Pass and we upgraded to an elite membership in December. So we plan to use it as much as possible.

RichardM said...

Fort Stockton. Not too far to go. Any traveling issues? We are heading west next week...

Lynne Goebeler said...

I look forward to your post, I'm not sure I realized you upgraded, although a lot of people do. No problems traveling so far, although TX is apparently trying to corral people coming into TX from LA, but that won't impact you.

Scott Seidl said...

Good job making pics of a camper interesting. I need to step up my game making videos. Lately my goal has been to shoot 5+ minutes in one take and not edit anything.

RichardM said...

Since we are thinking of going to Florida next winter, the TT upgrade was almost a no brainer. I’m hoping for no problems between here and AZ.

RichardM said...

Thank you. I don’t know about “interesting” but it did give me something to do. I used to do a lot of editing when I was at the university so its almost a pastime now.