This happened several years ago but it is almost as funny as your Maneating Raccoon. We were tent camping at Lake Texana State park with my brother in law and sister in law and I think we had two young children with us. It was one of the hottest nights I have ever encountered I think. We were trying to sleep but the mosquitos were so bad that it was very difficult. My brother in law as running around the tent slapping at mosquitos with his flip flops. After a while I did finally fall asleep with my head out the tent door trying to get some air, only to be woken up by a scuffling noise. When I opened my eyes I was nose to nose with an armadillo. I have never slept in a tent again. :blush:
We were leaving a really nice RV park in the Great Smokys west of Asheville NC one morning about 9am. It had one of those circle drives with RV spaces coming off both sides. It was a long way around it, and they had "ONE WAY" signs, too.
Now, I'm not a rabble rouser or anything, but I just didn't want to drive ALL the way around that loop just to get out. We were only about 10 spots from the exit, but we were 110 spots from the exit going the RIGHT WAY on the loop. So what do ya think I did?
Boy was I surprised as we got within a spot or two of escaping that park going the WRONG WAY when the little old lady in the golf cart cut in front of me to stop me from going any further!
There was a crowd of about 6 folks in the roadway ahead, and she walked up to my window like Jackie Gleason in Smokie and the Bandit.
I looked over to Sallyberetta only to get that, "I told you so." look back from her. Gulp.
As I lowered the window to take my punishment, a sweet little old lady voice was telling me to wait just a minute until they got a plastic bag. She stopped me because she didn't want me to squash the dog poop that some inconsiderate doggie had left in the driving lane. Geez was I mortified!
A few years back my wife and I felt adventurous and decided to go tent camping in Laughlin nevada. We spend a lot of time there and figured it would be fun to tent camp along the river where it would be cool during the night from the water and the breeze.
That first day the temp. it 120 degrees. As most of you know it can get pretty hot in Laughlin. That night a thunderstorm came through and then the air stopped blowing and the heat dropped to about 105. The next day we went over to lake havasu for another day of 120 degree weather. After a day of being on the water we went back to the casino's and decided to camp inside.
That's when we started talking about buying an RV. Believe it was one of the best things we bought. Nothing like having an air-conditioner and a toilet.
NO no thank you Jim. I don't like the dillos. Got plenty around here too! Luckily I think the dogs keep them out in the fields and pastures. Mostly we see them squished on the side of the road. I can tell you about that night that mosquito spray and too many beers and an armadillo staring you in the face kind of makes your stomach turn. :dead: :disapprove: And bcole the reason I started looking at rv's is for the toilet. We were driving to Coushatta one day from Beaumont and that road is a whole lot of nothing. I had to pee so bad that I was willing to stop on the side of the road but hubby decided he could make it to the next town soon enough. So he was doing 80 in a 55 when the only vehicle within 50 miles has to be a cop. That was when I told him that we were going to get an rv. It took me 5 years but he finally came around. I just wanted a simple van conversion but once we started looking he is the one who said it would be a class c with a rear bedroom. I am so glad he had that idea. I can't wait to make more memories and fun stories. :clown: :approve: :laugh:
NOW that is funny. Carol and John You where lucky that it was not a maneating armadillo. Jim perhaps you would like to come over to kill some of my nasty rats trying to eat my bird seeds. Brad with all that hotness going on did you at least get lucky? At the Casino. See, Tex kind people are all around us.
ok well i got one ,, in May at the beach ,, the free cable was fuzzy ,,on certain channels ,, well we lived with it ,, since we did not spend much time in the MH ,, all day was on the beach ,, anyway ,, this weekend ,, camping ,, i put new batts in the tv remote ,, and when it went into the auto setup ,, it had a screen to select air or cable ,, then it hit me ,,, " u idiot" that is why the cable was fuzzy ,, i hit the cable button ,, and as of now we are watching free cable crystal clear ,, i guess it's one of those rv thingys :approve: :approve: :approve: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :blush: :blush:
When I purchased my 1st used motor home I needed to do some exhaust work on it so I raised it up on its hidrualic jacks. I then fixed the exhaust. By this time it was time that I needed to get work. The MH would not come down off its jacks. I read the mauals checked valves, power etc. My vehicle was trap in front of the MH in the driveway After about an hour I realized that the house door was opened. I closed the door. The jacks came down and I went to work late with the excuse that I am just a moron.
Ok here is a true story.
We went camping and spent a very hot day out on the boat in a beautiful lake. The lake was crowed and I was told that you couuld head up the river about 10 miles. The wife and I decided to check it out. The river was quet and picturesque. It ran behind a dairy farm and we saw some cows standing in the river to cool off. So we decided to pull up and pet the cows. We then heard what sounded like thunder as a bull crested the embankment and charged the boat we were standing in. the bulls horns hit the bow of the boat and we were knocked back into the river. The horns left a scatch in the hull but no real damage. The wife freaked out. I laughed... How many people can say they have been charged by a bull in a boat.
Have fun everyone
again its all the keyboards fault. :laugh:
chellse, I would'nt STEER you Wrong :bleh: :laugh:
Although if ya wanna talk about fishing then I can really throw some bull.
The wife does still go on the boat, but I still can't explain why she woud even been seen with me.
Hollis you gave me a really good idea tho. Maybe tex knows where I can get some horns