The last three days have been productive, but boring from a reader's perspective.
Today it was supposed to rain, so we just planned on getting some work done.
But we both got in our workouts this morning. Running and walking along the road by the park isn't very stimulating, but the traffic isn't bad. I've increased my jogging distance from a mile and half to two miles at Mistletoe to two and half miles here - that extra half mile was rough. :) And Linda has increased her walking to almost four miles.
After our workouts, Linda made a grocery run, went to the post office, and filled up the Jeep.
I worked on creating some new RV Insurance pages. I thought it would take me just today, but the more research I did, the more it became clear that it's a more complicated subject than I expected. It has turned into a three-day obsession. :)
When Linda returned, she did laundry here at the RV park. They have three washers/dryers and it's pretty cheap.
As it turned out, the rain stayed away and we had a pretty typical evening. Linda cooked us some salmon and made a salad, and we watched TV and dabbled on our laptops.
The rains finally came overnight. There was a heavy downpour and then it stopped for a couple of hours in the morning.
I did my run, got a shower, and then settled in to continue my work on the RV Insurance pages after returning several emails.
Linda went through her usual morning routine and worked on Rally planning. She waited until later in the day, after the next band of rain came through, to do her walk.
The temps started to drop just before dark. After the rain went through, it was supposed to clear up overnight and get down into the low 30s - a huge change in temperature over the two days.
We had dinner and it was another night just like the night before.
We prepared for bed, and I made a judgment call to leave the water hooked up. Then we turned on the electric heater, bundled up, and called it a night.
I woke up about 3:00 and turned on the TV until I finally went back to sleep. We stayed in bed all cozy until about 9:00. Our thermometer said it was 33 degrees outside - the water didn't freeze. :)
We kicked the furnace on to run one cycle, and then the rig stayed warm enough with just the electric heater the rest of the morning.
With the sunshine, I had considered planning a paddle trip in the Sumter National Forest, but it was a bit chilly and we had work to do.
So, that's what we did. More work.
One of the emails I returned was from Emily of Roads Less Traveled. She and her husband, Mark, are formerly sailboat and now full-time RV travelers that spend a lot of time "off the grid". She was looking for some information about a potential business relationship for their blog with one of our partners. After a few back-and-forth emails, I look forward to meeting them down the road. :)
Linda ordered some items for the Spring Rally, and I continued the RV Insurance pages. That's certainly taking longer than expected, but I figure if it takes that much time for me to find all the information and figure out the nuances , the pages will save time for our readers once I get them finished.
Eventually, it warmed up - upper 50s - and we both got our workouts in during the late afternoon.
The evening was pretty much the same as the last two - dinner, TV, return emails, and other business stuff. But I also researched where we were going next. I made a few phone calls.
The Passport America parks I was looking at were small and already full. I checked out several others, but their Passport rates were ony good for a night or two and their regular prices were a bit high for us.
Eventually, I came across a National Forest campground near Asheville - Lake Powhatan Recreation Area. What makes this option great for us is that it's all first come, first served until reservations start May 15. And they have a loop of full hook-up sites - quite unusual for a National Forest campground. The only concern is cell service, but from the coverage map it looks like we should be fine with our boosting equipment.
So, that's where we are headed tomorrow. We'll spend a week there and then move on to our Rally venue at River Plantation in Sevierville.
Well, that pretty much wraps up three days of us not doing anything exciting but getting some work done so we can take advantage of some of the outdoor opportunities at the next stop. :)