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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

On The Road To Houston………….

After about two weeks after getting back in town from the grandkids second vacation trip for the Summer of 2013, we hit the road again today. 

We are on our way to Advanced RV Park in Pearland, TX (South of Houston) for a Summer mini-rally with the Lone Star Allegro Club.  The mini rally is scheduled from Friday to Sunday, with a Hamburger cookout and a 50’s style sock hop on Saturday afternoon.

We left home today, because Spartan, the manufacturer of the chassis on our Tiffin Allegro Bus has issued a recall on a Steering Gear Bracket.  Basically, the support is cracking on some rigs, and it has to be replaced on all.  We have an appointment at the Cummins Southern Plains Service Center in Houston at 9:30AM on Thursday morning.  It is supposedly a four hour event, and afterwards, we have modified our reservations at Advanced RV Park to include Thursday night.

Since we were coming to Houston early, we had a list of items that we wanted to do.  I am upgrading the stair/steps lighting on the entry to the Bus, and I needed a fixture with LED lights.  We went to a couple of places, and found exactly what I need at a West Marine store in Houston.  More on that modification later.

We also needed to replace the king-sized pillows on our Bus bed, and we went to a Sears store.  We found what we wanted, and they were marked to be on sale, but I could not get the ‘price checker’ in the store to tell me the price.  I took it to a friendly cashier, and asked her if I could afford the pillow? 

She said that she could not let me know if I could afford them, but she could not get the price either.  I told her that all I could afford was $2.99!!  She just laughed and called her supervisor to the checkout counter.  The supervisor had a little trouble, and I told her that when three people could not find the price, then they were free!!  Then the cashier said ‘he really wants them for $2.99”……. and the supervisor said ‘That’s fine with me, and approved the cost!!’  Before the sale, the regular size pillow was listed as $29.99……. and we guessed the king’s were much higher.  As we often heard in Mexico, the two pillows were “ALMOST FREE”!!

Another item on our list, was to visit a fairly new “Trader Joe’s” that was built on Shepherd St. in an old movie theater.  We wanted some Joe’s food, and I wanted to see the inside of the remodeled store.  Here are some pictures…


The “tour” cost us about $65 in groceries!!

The last thing on our list was to eat dinner at Pappasito’s Cantina, our favorite Mexican Food Restaurant anywhere!!  We did, and it was very good.

1 comment:

Steve and Karen said...

Pillows for $2.99? Richard you are quite the smooth talker.