Leaving Wisconsin we are now in the land of the Flatlanders!
Leaving Bong at about 10:00 gave us plenty of time to make our destination, Coon Creek Recreation Area, before the 5:00 checkin time. Our friends from Springfield warned us about bad weather but other than a just enough drizzle to put our wipers on the slowest intermittent speed and cruise on down the road.
The Coach and our Toad looked fine today. I’m still a little embarrassed that THIS is our home. 🙂 I’m so happy with this coach. We get so many compliments on how she looks and pretty much ever where we go people are interested in her. But my joy is less about other people liking her, and more about the way she handles on the highway! Everytime I take her out I am amazed at how much easier she handles on the highway than our old Winnebago Journey. She’s so much more stable in the wind, especially! And with headwinds all day today, that meant a lot!
This is NOT where the silverleaf will live, but for today it was a good place to evaluate the data. I am beginning to get ideas about where I want the final location to be.
The Silverleaf worked fine. The mileage on the coach from mile one (10 years ago) has been 7.8 . Since buying her we have been doing better on every single fill, and today when I had a long enough drive for the mileage number to mean anything I was glad zoo that we are pulling down pretty close to 8.8 even with the headwind. Not bad for a coach her size, pulling a toad.
This is our site at Coon Creek. Site Number 40. It’s not a full hookup site — we have 50 amp. power and that’s all. But that’s all we need.
We Got in late enough that after dinner we didn’t do much exploring; heck we didn’t do any exploring. We see that there is construction going on in the campgrounds — some areas are closed — probably for the season as their season here ends October 12 — a few days after we leave. It would be nice to check out the whole campground together; but tomorrow we have plans to meet up with our Springfield friends, and Saturday they’ll be visiting us at the campground. So, any serious exploration will wait till Sunday.
I managed to get us a Southerly view — but that doesn’t mean we get a clear view to satellites — there are trees in the viewing window. Oh well, we get a bunch of air stations. Good enough for a week.
Getting ready to leave, and setting up upon arrival are getting easier. That’s good. After not going through that routine for 10 months it’s taking a little time to get back to the point that we each have our own jobs and each knows what to do. The little walkie-talkies we bought a few months ago have been very helpful. Easier to rely upon WORDS than hand signals that aren’t always distinct enough, or the meanings of which get forgotten from one setup to another.
I had a couple projects while we are here; nothing much but on the way down today I thought about a simple basement reorganization that would make a lot of sense for our departure routine. So, once again long standing ideas may get delayed to work on something that seems more pressing.
By moving things around in the basement I’ll be able to open one of the two interlocking side bays, and not have to open the first door to get into the second door. When the slides are retracted it’s not a big deal. But when the slides are extended then you’re crawling around on your knees to get into those doors. Little thoughtful changes like that make a difference in daily life. Storing things so that the ones most used are easiest to reach– not hardest (as they are now because I didn’t think about how I used the traffic side of the coach — the bay that is closest to the water/dump bay). If we get a dry day I’ll get on this for sure.
The did have serious rain before our arrival. Everything is wet and muddy; and the air is heavy with water. There’s only one day of rain in the forecast but weather changes… so we’ll see what happens. I’d like to get some more little organizing chores completed here.
Thanks for stopping by, and I’ll talk with you tomorrow.