Our fifth wheel and the truck

Monday, August 16, 2010

Rushing around this country!!

We left Columbus, OH to drive to New Castle Indiana on the Saturday morning. We did take a bit of a detour to Walmart to buy some basics - sheets, towels, pillows etc just till we had time to pick up all the things that we would need.

Considering we bought the RV 'sight unseen' over the internet we are very happy with it. It suits us just fine. It isn't that difficult to tow according to Norm and has all the comforts of home - just in a smaller space. It is amazing how quickly I have got used to cooking in a tiny galley!

We stayed in Indiana for the week as we seemed to spend everyday at Walmart buying all the things needed to deck out the RV. It was like Christmas every day!! I had written a list before we left so we really stuck to that as much as we could however there were things that we needed that weren't on the list. Norm came shopping with me everyday as we often needed two trolleys. So much fun!

One day we took ourselves off to Indianapolis to go to the Indiana State Fair. It was so interesting. We sat and watched the trucks (like ours but done up) pulling a tractor and then tractors pulling trucks and then the trucks pulling a truck with very heavy weights added to it. There is no danger of either of us turning into rev heads but we enjoyed watching it.

The other thing that I found interesting was the food. 'Pigs in Mud' - bacon in chocolate (waste of good chocolate if you ask me!), Deep Fried Butter (Heart Attack material!), deep fried snickers, mars bars etc, doughnut burgers and the list goes on!

The weather in Indiana was very hot and extremely humid. So bad we were sleeping with the air conditioner on all night just to get some sleep.

Part of the reason for staying was we were waiting for our aircard to arrive so we could access the internet. A long story about a US Postal Service parcel that we tracked through about five states and we still didn't get it!

We decided that if it didn't arrive on Monday (1st), rather than trusting USPS with the paper work for the vehicle licensing we would go to Texas and do it in person.

In the meantime the owner of the RV dealership took Norm out for a test run with the RV on the back just so that he was familiar with towing something that big. Not that is very big by standards over here - in fact it is quite small but more than enough for us.

So made a few phone calls to get a new aircard delivered to our home address in Livingston and headed off to Texas.

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