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Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - Gunter Hill Campground, Montgomery, AL, Day 3 - 0 Miles, 6,359.1 Towing Miles For the Trip

A cool morning, but I didn't see much of it, at least here at Gunter Hill. I had an 8:00 appointment with a Montgomery dentist to fix my "Flipper", so no walk. Quite a bit of traffic, at least for an upstate New Yorker like me, but Matilda, my "Lady of the GPS" found Steineker & Dillon Family & Cosmetic Dentistry without a problem, and by 7:45AM. Nice people, both the staff & dentists, although more expensive than the Lake Havasu people.I opted to have the old flipper fixed rather than have a new one made at almost twice the price, and even then it was $176.00, vs $100.00 for the original.  A new one was quoted at $350.00. I have to admit, the repaired flipper fits better than the original. It was ready by 4:00, so I ended up making the trip between them & the campground twice.

Meanwhile, my appointments for the day were spread out enough that I would only be able to hang out in the campground for an hour of so between them. I put over 200 miles on the Tacoma just going back & forth over the last two days. I did get the Tacoma in for its 35,000 mile service (and washed) and made a stop at a Walmart Super Center for a new Timex watch. The one that is dying is many years old, but they had one that was similar, so I bought it. I prefer an expansion watchband, but this one has a strap type that looks to be difficult to exchange with my old expansion band. Almost all the digital watches seem to have these integrated plastic watchbands. I may have to stick with the band the watch came with.

So, I'm finally back the final time at the trailer at 5:00. I took a short walk & met a bunch of Green Eggs & Hamers, then headed to the trailer for dinner.

I got some email from a Canadian that follows my blog to let me know that yesterday's photos didn't load to the website, so I fixed the problem. They also let me know that there are better showers elsewhere in the campground. I discovered them during my walk yesterday. A heated build, showers with a standard shower head & dual faucets so you can choose the temperature & don't have to keep hitting the button! A bit further than I want to walk in flip flops, but the building also has a laundry, and my Escape laundry bag is full, so I might combine the shower with laundry & drive over tomorrow.

Dinner was a couple of chicken Empanadas, and half a bunch of asparagus.

Until Tomorrow -


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