05 January 2010
Postcard from Texas- 2
Our bigger issue was the front slide which houses the settee in the front lounge area. Something in the drive mechanism was slipping and the unit refused to close. Finally I got outside and pushed while the Admiral operated the power switch and we managed to get it closed. Then on the roughly 300 mile trip from Van Horn to San Angelo I noticed the slide would work its way out maybe 1/8" - 1/4". Not a lot, but enough that the seal would probably leak in a downpour.
After resisting the fussy chore of connecting to the campgrounds cable TV (requires changing how the TV cables are connected) I finally gave in so we could watch the Sunday nite game (a disaster if you're a Cincinnati fan, but the Jets looked great). While the lack of a channel guide to find what's playing is annoying, the available programming was so far superior to DirecTV that it makes me wonder why we're paying all that $$$ for The Weather Channel- it's the only thing we watch. They don't even offer us CNN except as a premium channel... CNN is a premium channel?! Gimme a break! I think DirecTV may be short-lived around here.
The truck is fueled up and we'll be, as Willy would say, "on the road again". Next stop San Antonio for 3 days. Supposed to start raining at some point while we're there. If it has to rain I sure hope it warms a little first. With current temps it would probably be snow!