25. Apr, 2016

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MONDAY 09-06-08 

Today was an ideal day to get some chores done. The sun was shining in a clear blue sky and there was a bit of a breeze. I did some hand washing, The Chef washed the floor mats, and we both had a good spring clean of the RV. Afterwards we listed all of the remaining food that we were carrying in lockers, fridge and freezer. From this information we could establish what if anything we needed to buy on the way south in order that we arrive at Alvarado with everything empty. 

We then went around the RV making up a comprehensive list of all the snagging problems so that on our return we could get them dealt with under warranty by Motor Home Specialists the dealer in Alvarado, Texas who we bought the RV from and had great confidence in. 

Very naughtily I lifted the RV’s bonnet for the first time this morning to check the fluid levels. Everything was fine except the engine coolant header tank was down about one inch, so I’ll buy some coolant and top it up. I was pretty impressed, that after thousands of miles of travelling up and down mountains in all kinds of temperatures and weather that’s all it needed, so hats off to Ford. 

Later we popped down in to Custer town itself for a final look around; it’s quite a picturesque kind of place. The Chef photographed the painted buffalo statues which are street furniture for the summer season before being auctioned off, with the proceeds going towards funding the annual buffalo roundup in Custer State Park

LOCATION TONIGHT: Custer’s Gulch RV Park, Custer, South Dakota