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Sunday, October 28, 2007


$10 a day in propane????? How is that possible? The most we've ever filled our tanks was every 3 weeks for $50.

If you had solar panels, and had sun (not shade) you would feel a little better about not having shore power. That works well in the West, but not so well in the trees of the East. You would still have to conserve power, however, and still will use your genset some. (I know you know most of this...others may not, however)


Lawenceburg has an Amish community close by 20 miles or so where you can purchase milk, butter, eggs, bread, jellies and baked goods etc. should you have any interest.

A bit further is Lynchburg where the Jack Daniels Distillery is located. They give free tours and you can purchase Jack Daniels signed by the current Brew Master which is the 6th Brew Master. The county is dry so no drinks are served. The tour was informative both n historical events and current operations.

Also worth visiting in Lynchburg is Miss Mary Bo Bo's Boarding House to eat. It usually requires a reservation during peak seasons. It serves typical country food boarding house style. Each table has a hostess that provides area historical facts and good conversation. By our standards the food is not 5 star but is still worth a visit.

There is a very nice park in Arkansas, just west of Memphis, off I-40 at Arkansas Hwy. 284...the name is Village Creek State Park. It has wonderful sites...and is located in a unique area of Arkansas, called Crowlely's Ridge...near Wynne, AR. Wynne is a nice smallish sized town with grocery store, pharmacy, etc.

Check it out...I don't remember what we paid per night, Ken thinks it may have been $18 per night...we had 50 amps and full hookups...dead level site on concrete pads...we stayed there in June 07 in the newest part up on a ridge...no problem with trees...
the pull-through sites are situated so that camping neighbors are not a problem...

Maybe if you work in Texas this winter, we will get over to see you.

Blessings for great camping...

Fran (and Ken)

$3.05 a gallon? If only! Here in southwest Washington state you can add more than 50 cents to that. Even the regular gas I purchased this morning was 10 cents more than you paid for diesel.

Under normal conditions, we use a 40 pound tank of propane about every six months.

However, with boondocking in cool, rainy weather, where we stayed inside most of the time, we had to use our generator about three times a day. Since the generator runs on propane, we went through a 40 pound tank in about three days, maybe four.

At $30 for a tank fill, that can get expensive. :)

Hopefully, that was an extreme experience for us. :)

Oh yea...I forgot that your generator runs off propane. We were spoiled with our diesel one that runs off our main fuel tank.

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