We decided that electrical hookups would be wise with the temperatures going up. We would probably be needing air conditioning by the mid afternoon so we hit the road by 10 a.m.
We pulled down to the parking lot to hook up the Tracker. We each do four jobs in our hookup process:
Interruptions can be a very costly or dangerous mistake to make while hooking up a toad.
As a couple, we doublecheck each other's "jobs" when toading our Tracker.... Here is our checklist:
Steve has 4 things to do while hooking up:
- attach the arms of the towbar
- attach the power cord plug
- attach the safety cables
- put on the padlocks on the pins
and I have 4 things to do inside the Tracker when hooking up
- shift Tracker into 2nd gear (or neutral)
- shift transaxle into neutral
- turn key to "on"
- tie a white rag to top center of steering wheel while checking that it is freely moving-- so we can see the white rag in our rear view camera. Then with a glance in the camera, we know the tires are tracking correctly and not cocked sideways after turning a corner.
---- and then he pulls forward while I walk alongside for a short distance. I am watching to the be sure all tires are rolling and the two little flip levers on the tow bars flip up.
Then, and finally then, he lets me inside... where I lock the door and make sure the steps are up on the motorhome as we take off on another adventure!
We did manage to make a little stop at a quilt shop in the small town of Neillsville, WI. Fortunately we found three long parking spaces in a row right across the street from the quilt shop. Easy to pull in with the motorhome and tracker towed behind.
Steve waited in the rig while I popped into the shop. I was looking for a certain fabric,
and the owner was helpful in suggesting where I might find it.
The owner was very pleasant and she showed me an upcoming project for a class --- including this cute camping pattern!!!
I didn't stay long because Steve and the dogs were waiting in the rig. I said my goodbyes and told her I would post this information on my blog and also on my Facebook Quilting groups.
Just before the entrance to the campground, I saw four more deer who needed a lecture on why they should hide in the woods and stay away from the road. They didn't want to listen until I whistled loudly like calling a dog. Then they took off.
We pulled into the campground and there were only two other campers here. There was a host camper but nobody around. So we grabbed a self registration tag and picked out the site we wanted.
We took site number 33 down on the end it was peaceful and quiet. With all the tall trees around we would get plenty of shade but have a wonderful gorgeous view straight out the front windshield
What a view!
We managed to hit the lawn chairs with some lunch and relaxing
after getting all set up on the site.
This vacation stuff is kinda hard, ya know?
This one is going to be pretty....
I think I am going to name it:
"WHAT I DID ON MY SUMMER VACATION"
Also, I finished up the two little coasters for each side of our bed in the motorhome.
They match the quilt and the window headers....
I'm thinking it's time to head in now and insert the photos into this blog. I have to use the laptop for that part of the blog process, so I can resize the photos.
These two are totally bushed... and zonked out between our lawn chairs as I was writing that part of the blog. I think they are tuckered out?