Wednesday, May 23, 2018

May 22, 2018 - Our Fabulous Weekend Away (Not)


  • We took our weekly trip to Walmart for odds and ends. I think we forgot more things than we packed in this little RV.  I was thrilled that we finally got cups for the bathroom and can stop using those plastic hotel room cups.
  • Our Place to deliver some more copies of Big Creek - This was really a good time.  They took five more copies.  While we were talking with Deana, a customer asked a question about the book and then she bought one.  Andy got himself a cup of decaf espresso. I love this bookstore and really had to put on imaginary blinders to keep from buying an armload.  I have too many books on my "to read" pile right now.
  • We were heading into Gatlinburg when we decided to stop for lunch at the Alamo. We ate there the first year we volunteered in Big Creek on a deluge-rain day.  We got soaked in the rain and the river of water running down the parking lot.  It started raining as we headed to Gatlinburg and that reminded me of that time.  "Since it is raining, we should eat at the Alamo".  Dinata logic.  The Alamo burned to the ground in the big fire the year before last.  We saw it being rebuilt when we were here last year.  We were told that it had been reopened for about eight months.  Lunch was reasonably priced and delicious.
  • Grocery shopping at Food City was our next adventure.  Unfortunately, we bought more food than we had room for in the refrigerator.
  • I really miss my washer/dryer in Sao.  But doing laundry at the Cosby campground gives us a good visit with Clyde and Debbie, and their dogs. It was late in the day so I only did one load to get us home before dark.


  • Andy wanted to leave at eight o'clock in the morning to get to the car dealer in Knoxville for our oil change.  He wanted to have time to stop for breakfast at the Cracker Barrel.
  • The oil change for Scamp went well but was shockingly expensive.  They said they could not work on our rear-view camera monitor because it was bought and installed by Winnebago.  They also could not fix the sliding door because the kitchen counter is blocking access to the inside of the door.  An RV dealer needs to do that job.
  • The next stop was back to Costco to pick up new glasses. Then we each ate a slice of pizza for lunch. I haven' broken the news to Andy yet but, the last three times I have had pizza, I've gotten terrible heartburn.  My pizza days may be over.  He'll cry when he gets that news.
  • Then we went back to the Cosby campground to do the rest of the laundry. And, we got in another great visit with Clyde and Debbie.
  • Again, we got home just before dark.

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