Sunday, September 27
The crew and I have neighbors!
We’re not accustomed to having someone’s window facing our door. This couple moved in late in the afternoon on Saturday and they leave this morning. The RV park is empty again, except for us. As you may remember from the last episode of RVSue and her canine crew, the Perfect Tow Vehicle will not start.
Reggie begs for a walk very early today.
Usually after breakfast, the crew naps. Not this morning!
“Okay, Reginator. Let me put you in your warm suit. Do you want to go, Bridge?”
Her look makes it clear that only a fool would get out of bed at this hour. It’s barely daylight, for crying out loud.
Reggie and I let her sleep and head out the door.
We walk over to Circleville’s little park and veterans’ memorial. (These early morning photos were lightened in editing.)
He barks furiously. I turn and find him hopping and skittering on his tether.
I pick him up and bring him closer. He doesn’t want to look at it.
“Look, it won’t hurt you.”
He takes a peek and calms down. I place him on the ground.
I don’t think he’s totally convinced.
No one is out and about at this hour. Probably a lot of people are still in bed.
Several of the homes are trimmed with flower beds and adorned with decorations.
Reggie adopts an alpha male stance while the much bigger black dog tries to be submissive to the little guy.
“Are you showing off?” He makes me laugh.
We resume walking the empty streets around a few blocks.
A vehicle approaches. I gather up Reggie’s tether and hold him by my side until it passes. Sleepy Circleville is waking up.
A plan forms as we return to the Best Little Trailer in the RV park.
Later, after lunch, I read my Morningstar Remote Meter that is connected to the AGM storage batteries in the back of the PTV. These batteries are connected to the starter battery.
Hmm . . . 14.3 volts. It’s time.
I grab my keys and give ‘er a try.
She starts right up! Yay! I write a check for $36 for the RV park to cover two nights, pack up (I didn’t unhitch), and lift the crew into their positions. On the way out, I insert the check in the door — The store is closed on Sundays — and away we go! Yippee!
I drive us northward through Junction.
We pass the old courthouse which sits at the turn for Camp Charming.
We’re on our way to Richfield!
I recall that there’s a Wal-Mart where we can camp for the night and figure out what to do about the battery not holding a charge.
I also need to buy the crew more dog food, something better than what is available in small towns like Circleville and Junction. There’s a Tractor Supply right next to Wal-Mart that has a varied selection of high quality kibble.
This is a scenic route through Marysvale and Sevier Canyon.
Richfield is only about a 50-mile drive from Circleville. Soon we are sidling up to the curb at Wal-mart in front of three big Class As. (Photos were taken the following morning after they left. Pretend they’re the day before, okay?)
I don’t know what kind it is. Here it sits surrounded by stores and roads . . . a survivor!
The interior of the Best Little Trailer is lit up like daytime. There must have been a stain on the pavement under our window because the street-cleaning truck went by a hundred times. What a noise! Anyway . . . . It does go away eventually, we fall asleep, and we sleep well.
Monday, September 28
After our usual morning routine I attempt to start the PTV and, as expected, she won’t start.
“Time for a walk, guys!”
We stroll over to Wal-Mart’s auto shop, I explain the situation, and an employee walks back to the PTV with us, pushing a charger in a shopping cart.
I drive the PTV over to the shop and park it in the shade next to the bays.
We are going to get this problem taken care of!
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