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Day 25, Rio Grande Campground, Big Bend NP, TX, Day 2

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Thursday, November 14, 2019 -Rio Grande Campground, Big Bend NP, TX, Day 2 - 0 Miles, 2,612.2 Miles for the Trip

Not as cold as previous nights - it hit 47°F at 7:00AM. The furnace came on (set at 61°F) for the first time at 6:30. It is sounding a bit strange - it appears to be restarting 2 or 3 times during the normal run. I hope there is nothing wrong since there isn't much (call that none) in the way of RV repair here at Big Bend.

At breakfast I was down to 92% on the batteries, and 90% after toasting a muffin & making a pot of coffee. I spent the morning reading - current book is Pines by Blake Crouch, an interesting Trilogy about the end of mankind. Around 12:30 the batteries were back at 100% & I finished Pines, and started the second - Wayward.

I went for a walk around the campground. Many of the sites are empty. It is still cool at 61°F, but after a cloudy morning, mostly sunny. I sat outside in the sun & read for much of the afternoon. Since the batteries were full & it was sunny, I decided to make lunch dinner, and just have a salad tonight. I fired up the microwave & cooked a Lean Cuisine Chicken Club Panini for a late lunch. It is interesting to watch the battery monitor show 125 amps going into the microwave.  Only for 3 minutes, but that ate 6 amp hours.  The batteries were back to full in another hour.

I checked the propane & one tank was empty.  I took it to the campground store & had it filled for $21.50 when I headed over to post this page.  I was lucky - the only licensed propane filler was already at the store.  They have a sign that propane is by appointment only.

Until Next Time -


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