It ended up being a rather interesting month! It did not go the way that I had intended for it to go! Even to include my first "test run" with Lily!
I'm on the Natchez Trace again, a year has passed since I was here. On my way back to Alabama from Texas. Had to make a unscheduled run due to a death in the family.
Cary helped (rather he did...heheh) replace my water pump on Lily. "We" also replaced both the high pressure hoses from the power steering pump to the Hydro-boost and from Hydro-boost to the gear box. It ended up that the first hose was not the leaker! But...both hoses looked like they were original hoses. So there are now NO leaks from Lily! No wet spots when she is parked. Such a good feeling!
Had an uneventful trip out to Texas. Except for the fact that I was driving into what seemed like a 20-30mph headwind. BUT...Lily still managed to do over 15mpg (except for one refill). It is so nice to get decent mileage. Right now she is averaging a bit over 16 overall on the road. So my mileage has almost doubled since getting Lily. It makes the gas budget go sooo much further, and allows me to do a few more things on my travels!
Spent one night at the "WallyWorld RV Park" in Vidalia, LA. Had no idea that LA had a Vidalia! But it had been raining for a while when I stopped for the night. And I think everyone pretty well knows that I detest driving in the rain! But as you can tell, the next day was absolutely gorgeous!
I made a bunch of stops on the Trace from Natchez to Jackson, MS. First time I have driven that 90 miles. Several were very interesting. And as pretty as the drive is, once you cover the first 20 miles...it looks very much the same the rest of the way. Except that there are a lot of trees down due to the storms that have passed through. Many are the huge old growth trees! Such a shame. 😔 I was told that the straight line winds were pretty vicious!
This is my view last night and today. I might be here a couple of more days. Just very peaceful, not too much Trace traffic (except during "rush hour") Currently watching little fish jumping all over right off the bank right in front of my spot.
Considering driving the complete 444 miles of the Trace up to Nashville. But that decision will be when I see how mileage and monies do next few days.
Hope this finds everyone doing well. And I hope to see you out here on the road & in the woods one day soon!
Don't worry about tomorrow,
When tomorrow gets here it's Today,
Today is Yesterday,
Tomorrow is still out there!!!