As we wind down our time here at Grenada we’ve pretty much wandered around as much as of the local area as we want. We’ve gone N, S, E, and W but Wednesday’s road trip was a wild goose chase.
If you’ve been hanging out with us long enough you know that I sometimes use an external antenna to boost the cell/data signal to our phone and MiFi box. In the past I used a 16′ extendable pole to which a trucker’s antenna was attached and the improvement was quite satisfactory. The availability of 4G LTE signal boosters has had me researching that subject all over again but one of the changes I wanted to make was a real flagpole holder — instead of what I had been doing which was wire tying the pole to our permanently mounted ladder on the back of the coach. It worked, but it was kludgy. I saw a wonderful, easy to use bracket on the rear of several coaches at the Oregon Dunes but never got around to doing anything about it. I liked the fact that it was simple to use: two brackets permanently attached to your coach ladder and off you go. So when I saw one on the back of our camp host’s 5th wheel I decided to inquire. The host was very helpful and gave me the catalog of the company that he bought his from. What he didn’t tell me — and what I guess I missed in paging through the catalog was the fact that the store was online only, and had no retail showroom. So…. when we decided to take a drive some 70 miles to Starkville MS imagine our surprise when we arrived and found nothing but office space. <sigh>
Oh well, we had a nice drive out of it. We saw another quadrant of Mississippi countryside. And we had a nice Chinese buffet to ease our frustation.
I don’t really mind those wild goose chases. It’s beautiful country even if it is poor country. We wanted to see the U.S. of A. and we are seeing the U.S. of A. What’s to complain about?
On another front I came across something I think a lot of RV’ers might be interested in. It’s a day of the week clock. Have you ever gotten up in the morning and had no idea what day of the week it was?
Amazon.com has the solution you want. If it wasn’t selling for between $40.00 and $50.00 I might be tempted to buy one. But for $40.00 worth I can get out my calendar and tick off the days in ink, thank you very much. It might not be as technological but I think I can hack using a pencil.
I’m thinking that in the few remaining days we’ll stick close to the house. We’ve done enough exploring and I have projects I still haven’t completed. It’s nice to look around and see what other people call ‘life’ or ‘normal’ but sometimes it’s nice to simply “be.”
Thanks for stopping by, and I’ll walk with you tomorrow!