Freedom and Liberty

Freedom and Liberty
I travel in Freedom but sleep in the security of Liberty (not only on the road, but in this amazing country of ours)

Monday, July 9, 2018

Moving Farther North Tomorrow

Location: Island Resort Casino and RV Park; Harris, Michigan (el 750 ft)

Thru Campground #8
This stop has been a very lazy and rest-up type of stop. When I picked this campground, I did so without doing a lot of research about the area. Had I have even done a modest amount, I would have only stopped here for 3 days. Five days is way too much. I know, I should have signed up for 3 and extended if I liked it. But I also didn't stay for seven like I thought about doing. Luckily they didn't have a good weekly rate. 
This is something you don't see much anymore.
A VW camper.

Anyway, I'll hit the road tomorrow after emptying tanks on the way out. There is also a nice BP gas station in the parking lot of the casino with a high capacity air compressor for public use. Believe it or not, those things aren't easy to find anymore. I carry two air pumps with me and they are pretty good up to about 65 pounds of air. The new tires on Liberty and the rear tires on Freedom take 80 psi max. I don't need the full 80 psi in Liberty since 65 psi will carry her weight but the Goodyear guy recommended at least 75 psi so the tires would run cooler. Apparently, the lower the psi the hotter the tires run. That wasn't an issue for me until these I bought these new tires because the older ones maxed out at 65 psi. I'll take advantage of the high capacity air and easy access to the hose to top off the tires.
And wouldn't you know it, I got lucky and found a Tanning/Laudromat combination again. Sadly, the tanning place wasn't busy at all. Oh well, maybe the next one will be better. 
The tow tomorrow is about 170 miles and it will be to another Indian Casino. I called for reservations and will stay there for six nights. I have done enough checking to know there are at least two day trips available from this location. One of those will be backtracking on a place I visited four years ago. The casino restaurant is suppose to have a really good Reuben Sandwich. I've heard that before but cannot resist trying it. I've been looking for the best Reuben for a long time.  

I'm sorry for such a boring post, but that's way it goes. I almost completed that old Navy saying. It went, "that's the way it goes, first your money then your clothes." It's funny how things like that stick with you for a lifetime. 

I think I'll go wash Freedoms windshield in case I have a chance for some travel pictures tomorrow. Of all the things I take pictures of, the travel pictures through the windshield of Freedom are always my favorites. They remind me more of places I've been than anything else. I can see a travel picture from a couple of years ago and it will take me directly back to that road and that sense of freedom while traveling down it. Ya'll can skip over those if you want, but they are mostly my favorites.  
I took a selfie today so the grandkids will know what I looked like back in July of 2018. My razor slipped today. 

I thought it would be interesting to compare a selfie from December of 2014. I took this one in San Antonio after buying the hat. Looks just like twins, hardly a hair out of place between the two pictures. 
Ya'll take care of each other. I'll Cya down the road. 


6 comments:

  1. It is certainly to soon to turn south into this heat and humidity. Have fun.

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    1. I agree Barney. It got down to 54 degrees last night. I'll need my space heater soon.

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  2. I love my through the windshield pictures too but frequently they include bug spatter soon after the windshield has been washed. Stay cool.

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    1. Your lucky you have a driver. I have to drive and take the pictures. But, I've never, ever felt unsafe while doing it. I pick the spots where it's safe to do it.

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  3. Holy cow! You look different without the beard, I never would've recognized you. I've had a beard for so long that most of my family has never seen me without it. And I've had a mustache since 1967. I figured that one day if I ever wanted to drop off the scope and disappear I could just shave.

    Tom

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    1. I had a mustache while working, but never a beard. Once I retired, I retired the razor also, at least for a while. But while traveling and not knowing anyone, I can try out different things. I don't like this and will let most of it grow back. Good luck with your truck.

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