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Published: July 13th 2019
We are so grateful the storm went north of us last night and we had a quiet night. This morning we need to find a sewer dump, there isn’t one in this park but we can use one in a nearby campground on the dam side. Looking for a dump with a trailer behind us didn’t sound appealing so we closed up the trailer and got it ready to hook up and then just took the truck to checkout the dump. Good thing we did too because we took the wrong road first thing. So after we located it we drove back but we stopped briefly to take pictures of spillway at the dam. The pipe coming out of the dam is really to aerate the lake for the fish. It was amazing to see the volume of water. The birds loved the spray and were flying all through the water.
We headed back to our trailer, hookup and went to the dump. We then headed east to Grand Island Nebraska 198 miles. Going through Nebraska on I-80 seems to go on forever. It is a flat straight road and both sides of the highway are dotted by
farms or cattle. The occasional farm tractor or equipment would catch our eye and we’d wonder what it was used for. On side roads we’d sometimes share the road with a big tractor moving from one field to the other.
On the way we got good news from home. Just before left we had a 16 KW solar system installed. When we left we were still waiting for the town inspection and the electric company to install a new meter that would run backwards giving us credit for power we generated. For the last three weeks we’ve been waiting for the electric company. That happened, finally, and today we turned on the power! Yeah!!
Today was much warmer and more humid than any weather we’d encountered so far. It was 96 degrees and windy. It felt like a blast furnace for sure. By the time we got to our KOA campground on the east side of town it was nearing 4 pm and it was so hot we simply melted into exhaustion with any exertion. The campground was surrounded by corn fields and you could just feel the humidity rise as I walked the dogs near them. With
the sun beating down on us, the dogs were quickly ready to go back to the trailer. David had pluged in the electric and already had the air conditioning running when the dogs and I returned. We left the truck hooked up and just took some weight off the truck with the front jacks as we’d be leaving in the morning. I needed to wash the dog beds so David and I carried them over to the laundry by the office and put them in. $2.00 per load plus $1.00 to dry and I must say the machine did a terrible job of washing. The heat nearly killed us walking over and back.
The office sold frozen pizza that they cooked and then delivered. We took them up on that because at this point cooking ourselves was out of the question. We made to two more trips over and back to the laundry and each time I was sure it seemed hotter than the last. The pizza arrived 45 minutes later, not great pizza but we were happy to not cook. The trailer finally started cooling off but the dogs and us only ventured out briefly.
a little TV and then headed to bed.
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