On Friday we drove almost 300 miles from Stephenville, TX to Shreveport, LA. I usually don’t like to drive that far in one day but Stilla is anxious for us to get to our youngest daughter’s house in Bowling Green, KY. Also, with the sad news about the police officers that were cowardly ambushed in Dallas, we just wanted to hurry up and get past the city.
We checked our various iPhone apps and decided the best value for an overnight stay would be the Schreveport Elks Lodge #122. And it worked out great because it was also “steak night” at the lodge coupled with a live band playing old time rock & roll. Can’t beat that for $15 a night which included 30 Amp power and water. And it was a strong 30 Amp because we were able to run both rooftop air conditioners at the same time and the breaker didn’t pop. The temperature may not be as high as it was in Arizona but with the high humidity here – we’re definitely feeling it 🙁 Normally I wouldn’t even try to run both air conditioners on 30 Amp power but my power monitor reported a strong 115-120 volts. If it ever reads less than 110v, I wouldn’t even try to run both because I would be taking a chance of damaging them or the residential refrigerator due to a “brown out” condition.
We disconnected the Silverado and backed into one of the available RV hookup sites onto two narrow strips of concrete that were laid in the grass. I couldn’t park straight on the concrete strips because the leveling jacks are inboard of the tires and when they came down they were on the edge of the concrete. So with a little readjustment and leaving two of the tires on the grass, we were able to get properly leveled.
We enjoyed a nice relaxing evening with an awesome steak meal and live entertainment. The view off the back deck was pretty cool as well (below).
And here’s a view of the Elks Lodge pool from the back deck. Too bad we couldn’t stay another day to hang out there.
On Saturday we moved on to Vicksburg, Mississippi but I’ll leave that for my next post… Check back for a tour of Vicksburg National Military Park.