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Thursday, April 12, 2018 - Cades Cove Campground, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, TN, Day 5 - 0 Miles, 6,982.6 Towing Miles For the Trip
Another beautiful day with temperatures in the 70's. It was cool enough overnight that the furnace ran a couple of times, but rarely enough that I was only down 18 amp hours by morning.
After breakfast I headed to Townsend to do laundry. I was hoping to put it off until I moved to the KOA for the rally, but I was a couple days short on underwear. I stopped at the Lazy Daze Laundromat and did two loads. I did someone a favor by giving them 40 minutes of dryer time. They had upper & lower dryers, and I started the first load in the upper dryer, then tried to do the second in the lower. I put the $ in the slot & pushed the button for the lower dryer, but instead it just extended the time on the upper dryer. I had to move the clothes to the one next to it. While the dryers ran I posted the last couple of day's journals.
I also stopped at the Townsend IGA for some pork chops & to check out the blueberry situation. Since I need close to 6 pounds to make two pies, and all they had was a single 1 pound bag of frozen, and no fresh, I suspect I'll be heading to Maryville or Sevierville for berries next Thursday.
They are doing roadwork on Laurel Creek Road (the one between Townsend & Cades Cove) so I had to wait both times. While they posted the possibility of a 20 minute wait, it was only about 5 minutes on the way & about the same on the way back. They closed the Cades Cove Loop at 5:00 until tomorrow. I suspect they are going to do quite a bit of paving - there are all kinds of machines in many of the road cutouts.
Back at the trailer I spent the afternoon sitting in the sun reading The Thief's Daughter, the second in a series by Jeff Wheeler. I took a break from reading to take a shower in the trailer. I still have 1/3 a tank of fresh water left.
Dinner was a grilled pork chop & strange succotash. I should have been warned by the label - Whole Kernel Succotash, but all the succotash I've ever had was made with creamed corn, so I was just pleased to see the can. I love succotash, and hardly ever find it. I'm not so sure of the whole kernel version, but better than none.
Until Tomorrow -
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