19 May 2012
|The Admiral & Kelly and Becky & Rocky|
And they must have the coolest campsite I've ever seen! Nearly impossible to park in the site, but once you've threaded the needle's eye you have a completely paved site with shade, a concrete picnic table, and a storage shed.
|Hangin' out at Campsite #2|
|A very overexposed photo of Table Rock L (mea culpa!)|
The great news was that D&B's traveling buddy, Rocky, is feeling way better than when we last saw him almost 2 years ago. He'd been taking a lot of meds in order to get around with his hip problems and arthritis. A very smart vet somewhere along the way convinced them to take him off all the meds and Presto! He's getting around much, much better! He still has trouble with the steps on the RV, but he walked a couple miles along the shore with no problem at all. Way tuh go, Rocky!
Uh-oh!D&B mentioned a place to eat that had good food at less than outrageous prices (unusual in Branson!). So we went to Danna's BBQ & Burger Shop on SR-165. Little tiny parking lot in front of the cafe with an empty parking spot at the end of the entry... I thought. Turned out to be a handicapped space, so I had to move the truck. There were extenuating circumstances, but the bottom line is I hit a car trying to get out of the parking lot. The sidewall of our outside rear wheel (recall that we have dual rear wheels) on the passenger side rubbed against the car's bumper. Even though it was the rubber sidewall of the tire, the plastic bumpers can't take it and I crushed/crinkled/mashed the corner of the bumper.
I went in and talked to a waiter who said he'd see what he could do to find the owner. That happened to be Sherry Grisham, a local realtor who was the model of composure. A brief look of horror flashed across her face, then she managed to stay pleasant and kind to the 2 old farts that were devastated at having damaged her 2002 Porsche Boxster (why, why, why did it have to be a Porsche?!).
I finally found the insurance info (I'd carefully put the ID 'cards' in the file drawer and didn't have the claims number with me... Aaarrggh!), so it was the next day before I called GMAC. Hopefully the ball is moving now. Unfortunately we will apparently have to have the truck checked by a GMAC adjuster, so we'll be here thru Tuesday. Which is unfortunate as it's starting to get busy on the road with touristas.
|Gratuitous shot of Annie- holding the |
earth in place with her butt