The drive was about 160km or 100 miles and most of it was on gravel roads. We encountered free range cattle along the way, mud and all sorts of rough road conditions.
As we put down the stabilizers at the Rock Creek campsite of the East Block I noticed that the brake cables were hanging down from the front axle as well as at the wheels. I remembered that this had happened in Arizona as well and I knew that we had spare ties in the toolkit. No big deal. We’d get to it another day.
This was the next discovery. The handle of the black tank was missing. I am guessing that the constant pounding of gravel on the bottom of the handle unscrewed it and there is a beautiful metal handle on the road between the east and the west. This might be a problem.
Then I noticed how much of the spray foam insulation was missing exposing the piping and part of the black tank. I don’t know how much pounding the tanks and pipe can take from the sharp gravel. I’ll have to think about it.
I had forgotten how windy Grasslands was and we’d chosen a site far from the crowd. The dino-fest was on and the ribbon cutting of the Badlands Parkway. A torrential downpour happened after we’d set up…cleaning the dust off both the trailer and the car…then we were treated to spectacular double rainbows. Everything is going to be OK.
I still find it amazing that Puck likes to go for a walk with the Hector and Linda. Brand new place and they all went out for their morning walk. Not too far as Puck starts to get concerned.
More on Grasslands next.