Still in SO California

On the move…

Last week I moved from Oceanside Elks to the Mission Viejo Elks.  I had to attend a memorial to a prior boss.  I was only at the MV Elks for 3 days (which is all they allow at one time).  You just park in a parking lot with no hook-ups.  I then moved out to O’Neil Park for 2 days only.  I knew I was taking my rig into the local Ford dealer (where I have taken it several times before) for service and check a few items.

Need some work done on rig…

I took my computer with me so I had something to do while in their waiting room.  They were going to check my brakes and a normal service, plus also check to see why it has been so sluggish lately..  When going down the mountains I can smell the brakes.  I am very careful when driving in the mountains and don’t stand on my brakes all the time.

All I needed was a simple check up…HA!

They said that the brakes were OK, but also suggested I get a major tune-up.  It hadn’t been done in some time so went ahead and took care of that.  They road tested it and it was still sluggish.  I needed a new catalytic converter.  BUMMER!!!

So after replacing the catalytic converter it runs really good.  Lots of pep.  I still might have them replace the rear brakes anyway and turn the rotors.  Better to do it now then when I am on the road somewhere in no-man’s-land trying to find someone to help me.

No place to call home!

After leaving the dealer on Thursday I returned to O’Neil Park and requested 6 nights.  NO WAY says the park ranger.  We are booked through Easter.  She did have space available for that night only.  I stayed there that night.  PANIC MODE!!!  I called several other parks in the area and they were all booked up.  Then I called the MV Elks and they said come on down.  They don’t have very much space and there were already 3 other rigs there, but I was able to squeeze into a spot.  I am here for 3 days and then will probably return to O’Neil Park as I am only allowed 3 days maximum at the MV Elks.

Back to Oceanside in another week

I also got in touch with my son and we decided to meet up in Oceanside where we can hang out and catch up with each other.  So it looks like I may be returning to the Oceanside Elks for another week.  I am really glad I joined the Elks when I did.  They are life savers this week-end when everywhere else is full.

Duck in egg

HAPPY EASTER !!!

 

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4 thoughts on “Still in SO California

  1. Glad you found a place to stay. I read a lot of bloggers who stay at Elks lodges from time to time. We have never joined but I wonder if it would be worth it for part-timers. Do you have to have a sponsor to join? Too bad about the repairs but you’re right, better to get things done now and not have a problem on the road. Ours was running a bit rough when we took her out the other day, but after some good exercise, she smoothed right out. Don’t think it’s good to leave them sitting for months at a time.

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