J. Strom Thurmond Lake
Seems like I'm only getting a blog post in once a week anymore :-)
Our weekends are busy at the gatehouse.
Saturday was 'National Get Outdoors Day' and the entrance fee was waived.
There were a lot of happy, smiling faces when we told them that!
Saturday night I surprised George and took him out to dinner.
We found a great little place in nearby McCormick, called Little Italy Pizzeria.
George had spaghetti & meatballs, and I had a great manicotti!
Sunday being Father's Day, George took it easy in the gatehouse ;-)
He got calls from his son and daughter,
and I gave my Dad a call after we got home.
Monday I was invited to help Jim & Linda with the water safety program.
There were a group of kids getting a tour of the dam,
then coming to the visitors' center to learn more about the dam.
I got to demonstrate how important a life jacket is
by using a peeled orange (which sinks),
and an unpeeled orange (which floats).
We had the presentation in the conference room,
right in front of a beautiful aerial picture of the lake & dam.
Today we did all our grocery shopping.
We've been trying to stretch our shopping out to 2 weeks,
to save some $$.
We did, however, go to a great little place
called The Sunrise Grill.
I had the best sweet potato pancakes...
they were delicious!
George had a great looking omelette too :-)
One of the reasons we were in town today,
was to pick up the truck.
We had been having trouble with the turbo,
and turbo sensors, since last year.
Several dealerships have looked at it,
diagnosing the problem as sensors,
which at that point were replaced.
Problem was still happening!
Finally, this dealer here in Evans, GA, Milton Ruben Chevrolet,
told us that the problem has been the turbo all along.
They got GM to pay for $800 towards labor,
and suggested that we might want to contact them for further reimbursement.
The turbo should have been replaced back last year under warranty.
Our bill, including some maintenance work,
was $2700 :-(
Hard to see, but this was the engine..
they had to take the cab off to get to the turbo!
We're thinking that the Amazon job is going to come in handy!
we're starting to make our plans after Amazon in December.
We're going to head back to California,
and Coyote Valley RV Resort has graciously agreed to let us work there again.
I want to be close to my parents again,
and we loved working there!
My Mom & Dad are on their way to Portland, ME,
to celebrate their 58th anniversary on a cruise along the New England coast.
My Dad is feeling pretty good,
and the chemo pills are helping with any pain he's been having.
We're anxious to hear all about it!