04/13/19 Chapin-Anderson, SC.

DAY #175

Moving day once again (so soon?). Up early and got the trailer ready for the road. I’ve got the routine down pretty well and I am still so thankful when everything goes as it’s supposed to.

Relatively short time on the road today, only about two and half hours and I was at the next stop on the journey. I could have taken freeway most of the way but because it was such a short ride and hey, since I wasn’t in any hurry, I decided to take back roads, for me it’s the only way to go. the roads were quiet and going through the small towns gave me a satisfying glimpse of remnants of the old south.

This part of South Carolina looks pretty much like the area around Dreher Island State Park and while it’s not what I would call exciting, it’s still has a really nice look and feel to it.

Made it to Sadler Creek State Park without incident and found the campsite. It was a tight one and I was feeling good about myself for getting the trailer into it without much trouble. When I checked the trailer it was once again at a bit of a slant similar to the last site. I took one of the leveling pads I had and put it down on the ground and backed the tire onto it. Got the level out and checked, yes! that did the trick and this time, the trailer was level. Let it rain I thought, I’m ready for it.

04/12/19 Chapin, SC

DAY #174

Another slow day here at the ranch, the last day at Dreher Island State Park. Had a bit of rain in the morning, then it cleared up (for the most part) and continued to be warm and humid.

On my agenda today was to figure out how to use the iPad in transferring photos from the camera to the Nikon ‘Snapchat’ app and then to google pictures. Since Apple and Android are two different operating systems, they each have their own learning curve, and right now, that curve is with Apple. I tend to forget that it’s all a learning experience, it’s supposed to do what I want, when I want, and how I want, and if it doesn’t, well I’ll just throw a tantrum and that will show it. In the end I was able to do it but how I did it, well not quite sure about that, still learning I guess.

Strolling around the park early this afternoon I came upon a Blue Jay. First time since getting here that I saw one and it was a fun sighting.

The big event for today was to take a ride into town to do laundry. get some cash from an ATM, and gas up the truck for tomorrow’s departure.

One thing I did notice was water still coming in from the slide. I went out and put some duct tape (isn’t it good for every situation?) around the corner of the slide in an attempt to block the water from running into the trailer. I also put a towel in the trailer to soak up any water that may come in. When I brought the trailer in for the leak from the vent I did also mention the leak by the slide and was assured that it was not because of any sealant issues. I still think it’s because of the slant from not being level. Next site I’ll make sure this doesn’t happen again.

I guess if this is my most pressing concern, I’m doing pretty good.

04/11/19 Chapin, SC

DAY #173

Decided that I wanted to upgrade my tablet. Did I need to? Was there anything wrong with the one I had? No, and no, but that little voice in my head began to speak to me in that ‘I want it’ dialect and I was helpless.

I had been looking at the new iPad Air 10.5″ online and the more I looked the more convinced I became that I just had to get it. Did some checking and found that there was one available at a Verizon store in Columbia. I called to make sure they had one and when they confirmed they did, I was off.

I decided to stick with Verizon. I know I’ve had issues connecting with their service numerous times on the journey but the fact is, none of the others are really any better. Plus by buying from Verizon on a two year contract, I saved $200.00. That was enough to push me over the edge to stay with them.

The transaction and switch over from my old tablet which I traded in and got a whopping $31.00, went seamless, and I was now the proud owner of a Apple iPad Air.

I was so worn out from all the excitement that I had to go back to the campsite and recharge for the rest of the day.