Wading In Jello

 Posted by at 6:51 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 142009

It’s a good thing that fulltime RVers write their schedules in Jello, because right now, we’re wading knee deep in it!

We had planned to leave Show Low Lake Campground on Wednesday and drive to Albuquerque to get settled into the vendor parking area for the big Affinity rally. However at this point, we don’t know if we can even get out of the campground!

Before we arrived, the city began laying sewer lines in the campground, and for whatever reason, the project seems to have come to a halt. But the heavy equipment used on the project tore up the dirt roads in the city owned campground. They put gravel on top of the worst stretches of the roads, and we had no problem getting into the campground, or going up to the dump station last week.

But with the rain and snow we had over the weekend there are a couple of places where it has gotten so soft that our van began to bog down when we went out to run some errands, and even my daughter thought she was going to get stuck when she came in with her car yesterday. I can’t see how our heavy old bus can possibly get out.

I discussed this with the campground hosts yesterday, but they don’t seem to feel it will be a problem, because “hopefully” it will dry out. There is a second exit, all on hard packed roadway which we could easily use, except they have several large rocks blocking it right at the paved road. I asked if they could be moved, and all I got were blank stares.

To add to the mixture, Wednesday’s weather report calls for strong winds across northern Arizona, with gusts up to 60 miles per hour. There is no way I’m going to be driving in those kinds of conditions!

So our options are to either leave tomorrow and drive to Albuquerque, or at least part way, or to sit it out and hope the winds calm down by Thursday. The problem there is that we could well get hung up in the long lines of RVs coming into the rally, and from what I’ve heard in the past, that can be a real nightmare, and not have time to get in and set up before the rally starts on Friday morning. Also, Wednesday may bring more rain or snow to Show Low, which would only make the campground’s roads worse.

Meanwhile, I have the new issue of the Gypsy Journal ready to send off to the printer, and by the time we get back from Albuquerque (if we ever make it there), it will be ready to stuff into envelopes and send out.

Between visiting with my daughter and her family, and getting the paper finished, we’ve sure been busy. We don’t let any grass grow under our feet, or our wheels.

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