Pushing Our Luck

Our life on the road is a beautiful journey that is meant to be embraced to the fullest every day.
It’s not always a bed of roses. The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with some rain at times. On September 1st, we put up with rain Let me explain. A few months ago, I was helping Hubby park the RV. I was outside of the Big Boy Truck guiding Hubby into our site and I heard a scraping noise on the RV. Sounded like it was coming from the wheel. I told Hubby about it. A few weeks later, we moved to another campground, and again, I was helping Hubby and again I heard the noise and reminded Hubby he needed to address this scraping noise. A few weeks later, I again heard the noise. On September 1, we were leaving Cove Creek and this time I made Hubby get out of the Big Boy Truck and listen to the wheels on the RV while I moved the Big Boy Truck forward. AhHUH! Hubby heard the noise and said he thought it was a brake pad hanging up on the first of three big wheels on the passenger side of our rig. We had a little over three hours to get to our next campground. Needless to say, I was nervous. Well by the time we got to our next campground in Wytheville, Virginia, it was squealing loud enough that we heard it when we put the windows down on the Big Boy Truck as we were entering the KOA. Since we were only there for one night, Hubby said it would have to wait until we got to our DIL’s house where we would be spending the next three weeks.

On September 2, we pulled out of Wytheville KOA heading to Jennifer’s. It would be a little over two hours to get there, I had our tire monitor turned on and I was watching it to see if the wheel and tire were getting hot. Our tire monitor system monitors the temperature of the wheel and air pressure in the tire. Well, that wheel was getting hotter and the air pressure was getting higher. We did stop at a roadside rest to let it cool off and we decided to take some air out of the tire, We made it to Jennifer’s house.

That is not the only issue we have. Our RV batteries are going bad. So we either need to be plugged into shore power or have our generator running to put out slides or use our leveling system.

Before we leave Jennifer’s, we need to have our brake fixed on the tire and get new batteries. Yes, we need maintenance done on our Rig.

Hubby and I also needed maintenance done on ourselves.

Jennifer is a beautician and has a beautiful shop. As soon as she saw her dad and how long his hair and beard were, she grabbed her dad and set his butt in the chair, and did some chopping. Hubby was starting to look like Grizzley Adams.

I was in need of a pedicure. We went to a Vietnamese nail salon so of course I didn’t understand a word they were saying but my pedicure and leg/foot massage was one of the best I ever had. I tipped the nail tech $20 for a $45 pedicure because he did such an awesome job. They used hot stones to massage my legs and feet.

After Hubby’s hair and beard cut/trim, the fur kids hardly recognized him. But after a few minutes, they were in their special places on the couch with Hubby

Jennifer and Jim’s property is a mini farm. Outside of my bedroom window, I get to watch the horses and donkey play. A few colossal turkeys roam the property. They have cows, goats, one big pig, and more.

Back at Wytheville on September 1, we had such a level site, we did not have to unhook. Since we were only staying one night, we would stay hitched up and fuel up in the morning. We stay at Wytheville KOA quite often. It is located in the right area for us when heading North or South and 2 hours from DIL. I used some of our KOA rewards so the night only cost us $16.00.

Before we left Pigeon Forge we drove the Foothills Parkway and stopped at a few markets near our campground. Pigeon Forge has a few Jeep accessory stores and I guess if you have a Jeep and find a smaller version of the duck in the picture below on your jeep, it means you were ducked.

God Bless, Stay Safe, Be Kind to Every Kind, and hope every day is a rainbow day.

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