Picture was taken at "The Ridge" this spring.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Okay, Okay....I Missed A Day!

Where Are We Today
 (click on pic to enlarge)

Grove Oklahoma
Last night we kept an eye on the weather fronts, especially the ones 90 miles to the south east as a couple of tornadoes touched down. We still had clear skies with an expected cold front coming in around 11 p.m., which it did, bringing an increase in wind speeds to the 20 MPH mark. Needless to say, we had an uneventful night where we were. Morning brought cloudy skies and still the wind, but being move on day, we were soon packed up and on our way by 10 a. m.
It was an easy drive across I-40 thru Oklahoma City to U.S. 69 N to 412 E which becomes a toll road so we got off part way onto Alternate 412 to U.S.59 N to Grove Ok. Before we left this morning, we had called to book into Eagles Landing for two nights. Arriving at 4 p. m. , it wasn't long before we were set up on site 325 and ready for a good days rest.
We had noticed a few days ago, that, the cargo carrier on the back of the trailer, where we carry our generator and our two folding bikes, was sagging. At one of our pit stops today, it looked even worse. The cargo carrying weight is for 250lbs, and the generator and bikes weighed less than 200 lbs. With all the bouncing up and down on some of these roads, the bar was bending. I made this decision to unload the generator and put it in the back of the truck, leaving the bikes on the cargo carrier. In order to get the generator in the back of the truck, I had to remove the wheel kit so it sat low enough and wouldn't get hit by the trailer hitch. Fifteen minutes later, all was well again and we were on our way.
Well that was our day, so until the next time, take care and be safe. Thanks for your comments.


Bend in the bar


Lashing down the bikes


Generator in the back of the truck

All set to go

 

9 comments:

  1. Looks like you'll need to beef up the material so that it won't give under future road vibrations.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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  2. Nice that you caught it before it was too late. Enjoy Eagles Landing, Love it there.

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    1. Glad we caught too. Yes we like here it here also, will have to come back and spend more then a couple of nights.

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  3. Continue to enjoy your travels and stay safe. MB

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    1. Thanks MaryBeth, we sure have had a great winter.

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  4. Glad to read the really bad weather stayed south of you. Continued safe journey home and enjoy your time at that park.

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    1. Thank you, we are too.Safe travels to you also.

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  5. I'm trying to follow your route back on your map...is it the same path that you followed there? Are you at the F in Oklahoma now?

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