Our drive there was filled with a little excitement as Bill had been fighting crosswinds all day and when we were about two hours from our destination there was a loud bang from the driver's side of the RV. We both looked at each other in surprise and Bill peered into his side mirror and saw part of the slide-out awning flapping against the rig. We immediately pulled off the road at an exit and we pushed out the slide and brought it back in again seeing that the awning rolled up. We held our breath as we drove off, not 10 minutes later it happened again - we stopped and did the same thing, but this time we couldn't get the slide to come in - oy! We were on a bit of a slope so we put down our jacks and tipped us over a bit and in she went. We dropped our speed drastically and rolled into Lawrence without another incident. This was NOT good. These were our new slide-out awnings we had installed at Evergreen RV in New Braunfels, TX, and of course we were no where close to there. I got online to do some research and found out that it might have something to do with the tension not being set correctly. But I wasn't convinced because we had driven from Texas to Florida and from Florida to Missouri without an incident. We made an appointment at Remax RV in Topeka, KS, to see if they could fix it on our way out of town.
Brian and Maria had been street camping and were going to stay with us at Clinton Lake State Park while we were there. It is so nice to have your friends as neighbors - just doesn't get better than that! We both arrived at the campground around the same time, got set up and Maria drove us around to see Lawrence and the University of Kansas campus. Brian and Maria travel only with their bikes, no car, but Brian had left his car in Lawrence so they now had wheels! And fortunately, while we were in Cedar Key, Bill had found Brian's DMV registration in the campground mail.
|Stanley parked next to us....tripping around the KU campus,|
|Maria captured a great shot of my tasters - fav on the right is the Bohemian Rhapsody.|
|The jelly jar is a perfect match for my Flintstones glass I got awhile ago - SCORE! |
And Bill found this 8 track tape for the new Cheddar Yeti.