Bill & Beth White (20471)
West Virginia State Directors
The trip to Rock Springs was an eventful one. We left a few days early so we could meet some friends in Billings, Montana before we went on down to the International Rally. We had a great start until we got a few miles from Sidney, Nebraska. The dashboard suddenly lit up with messages that we had an engine problem. We stopped at the side of the road and checked the engine codes and found that we were having misfires in the #2 and #3 cylinders. (Thank you, Freightliner School!) So, we pulled off at Sydney and found that right beside the exit was Floyd’s Freightliner. The folks at Floyd’s were great. Even though they had several trucks waiting, they responded to our problem at once. By the time we got there it was 4:45 PM on Friday afternoon, too late for repairs to begin. They told us that they could get us first thing Monday morning. It turns out that Sidney is the site of Cabela’s flagship store, and they had a great RV park beside their store. We could get a discount at the RV park and in the store if we had a Cabela’s Credit Card; so, we got one. We had a great time there finding items to replace things we had lost in our house fire and the discounts were great.
On Monday morning, we went to Floyd’s and found that we had a bad engine sensor that was telling us we had a misfire that was not really there. Also, the engine computer needed a software update. By the middle of the afternoon it was repaired, and we were on our way and Cummins had picked up the $1,600+ bill.
We arrived at Rock Springs on time and enjoyed a great rally. The first full day there, we found a wonderful little Mexican Restaurant, the Santa Fe. Later we found an old fashioned 1960s style soda fountain called the Chill Grill, that also served great burgers. We ate well on this trip. It was definitely a 10 pounder. Bill volunteered to drive a follow-me cart and take drone videos of the area while Beth worked registration and information. We both also drove the shuttle one evening. You can find several of Bill’s drone videos on the NKK Facebook page.
The trip home was uneventful, and we are back in our RV garage. By the time you have read this, we will have attended the West Virginia Chapter Rally held at Beech Fork State Park just south of Huntington, West Virginia. John & Mary Knight and Brenda Warren & Randy Sortet are sponsoring this rally and we look forward to a busy and fun-filled weekend.
Progress on our new home hit a snag when we found that the plan our architect had developed for us was too big for our available space. We trashed that plan and are working with our contractor to develop a more suitable plan. We hope to see it in a few days.
Beth & I hope everyone is doing well and we’ll see you down the road. God Bless you all.
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