Thursday, August 22 Through Sunday, August 25, 2019
After nine straight days of travel, three days at the Spokane KOA seemed like a necessary luxury. Laundry needed to be done. The refrigerator and cabinets were getting empty. The dogs were getting bored. The water heater needed an adjustment.
This particular KOA higher daily camper turnover than previous parks. Everyday, our camper would be alone in the park at eleven, checkout time. Then by early evening, the park would fill up again.
Such turnover can be disconcerting. One group of campers played loud music and their excited voices could be heard late into the night.
Shopping in and around Spokane Washington is good. The nearest Fred Meyer grocery store to the KOA was exceptionally nice. While the store layout was at times confusing, it had many things that are not carried by regular grocery stores in St. Louis and San Antonio areas.
An active train track runs along the north side of the park. The main road to the park, Barker, has crossing arms, flashing lights and bells. Trains roll through day and night. If the train horns don’t wake you, the clanging of the crossing gate will.
The water heater gas/air mixing tube had been bent. This could have been a contributing factor to the thermal cutoff switch failure. Not really understanding how to unbend the tube without risking a fire, calling a professional mobile RV tech seemed like the best solution. Linda had made arrangements for the mobile RV tech several days before. This being the busy time of the year, getting on a service list was necessary. The mobile RV tech came out, cleaned out the gas tubes and combustion chamber. Then he straightened out the fuel/air mixing tube. The final step was to flip the gas water heater switch, then the tech slid the tube back and forth to get the air/fuel mixture correct as the unit was heating.
Linda was elated. She had had enough of the RV park showers. Since then she has been showering in the camper. The Spokane KOA showers were average for KOA Journeys. However, they were busy in the mornings. Showers weren’t always available for campers when needed.
The park had a number of carved logs (totems) throughout the park. Bigfoot is a common theme in these parts.
The dog park was nice. For some reason, water seems plentiful in Spokane and it is used to create lush green carpets.
A few years back, the Buc-ee’s between San Antonio and Houston had a similar sign. These never fail to amuse.
Hope to see you on the road ahead!