Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Movin' right along. . .

We stopped for our first night on the road at Mt. Vernon, Illinois, at Quality Time RV Park. Not much to talk about there, except we did manage to spend a quiet night. We did discover when we awoke that we had changed time zones, which meant that tired Terry had gone to bed at 7:30 the night before and awoke at 5 a.m. Well, what can I say? After a long day of driving for us, we slept well and got a relaxed start the next day.

The only problem so far has been the cold weather. No rain or snow, thank goodness, but COLD. We decided to driving further yesterday to get into warmer weather. Well that didn't exactly work. We crossed the Mississippi River at Cairo, Illinois, and are 2 hours further south than we had planned; but the weather is still cold. We are in an RV park at the Isle of Capri Casino at Lula, Mississippi. We were supposed to have 50 Amp, but the outlet wasn't working, so we are on 30. I had wanted the larger amps to run both heat pumps. Instead we are running our gas furnace in back. No big deal, but we like to conserve as much as possible. The campground here is almost free. . . $1/night for up to 3 nights. The $1 is for the sales tax. After 3 nights you pay $15.99 for full hookups. Not bad, eh? The real problem here is that won't let you win anything in the casino. Bummer. But we didn't lose much, so we are okay. Figure we "won" free camping for the night anyway.

Today we are headed south to Greenville, Mississippi, and other casinos. . . looking for that free camping! BTW, the casino here was deserted. Virtually no one here, as casinos go. Imagine the economy is part of the reason, but if they let people win, they would still have patrons.

Got up this morning to a beautiful sunrise which Terry was able to snap.

Till next time. . .


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