5/26/14 Monday in Lockport, NY (Niagara Lazy Lakes-ROD)
Happy Memorial Day to all. A special memory for my dad who was in WWII. Thanks for their service to my sister and John. Thanks, too, to Marianne (niece) and Cori (great niece).
Water Saving Tips: We’ve been careful with our water usage since we arrived. Since the gray tank is the one that fills more quickly than the black tank that’s where our efforts needed to be focused. Washing dishes is a big one so we don’t run the water until it gets warm/hot. We heat 3 C water in the microwave for 3 minutes, washing the dishes in that. I just let a small bit of water flow while rinsing. We place our dish pan in the shower to catch the first cold water, then pause the flow as we pour it into the toilet. We also pause the flow when we’re not getting wet or rinsing off. Normally we would use the campground showers if available, but because we thought $7 for the honey wagon was a great bargain we decided to enjoy our own showers and get our wash done too, so we managed all the careful water use (including 2 times we both showered) and did 4 loads of wash as well. They told us the honey wagon would come between 8 am and 3 pm, so we ran our last laundry load this morning. When it was over we were at 100%!! How do you like that for getting our money’s worth!? [It arrived as we were eating lunch].
My back was feeling much better so I cleaned house this morning. That felt so good.
The campers are heading home, it should be much more spacious and quiet now.
We went over to say good by to Leonard and Donna, ending up visiting until lunch. After lunch we drove to the Camping World story in Hamburg. After making our purchases (John now has a new camp chair), we asked about RV’s. They have a used 2012 Winnebago Journey 34B in Syracuse. That got us SO excited. We’ll be headed that way. Well after much time, they figured the trade in value for our Zanzibar would be $50,000 (we figured $56,000). I think they rounded down. Anyway they couldn’t see how we could afford it with the cash we could offer. Bummer. So it was a quiet trip back home.