Our trip on Monday was a little stressful. We couldn't get one of the jacks to come up all the way on the motor home. It came up enough that we could drive with it, but it gave out a warning beep, beep, beep the entire trip. It is kind of like the warning signal you get for not wearing your seat belt. Can you imagine that sound for 200 miles? Dad said that if it didn't come down at our site and if our site was not level, we would not be able to put the sides out. YIKES! The jack didn't come down, but we are level enough to put the sides out. The next day he did some research on the problem and found that a fuse might be the problem. He replaced the fuse and the jack started working again. It seems to be working fine now.
Scout was completely miserable at Giant City. She didn't want to go outside at all because of the horseflies. The folks wanted to take us on a trail, but they knew Scout wouldn't be happy. I wanted to go, but I stayed behind with Scout so she wouldn't be lonely.
The folks visited the visitors center and watched two movies on the park. The guide suggested they take a trail that is one mile long and really shows why the park is called Giant City. Mama bought a walking stick at the gift shop and she said it gave her more confidence when they had to walk on the rocks. She is pretty clumsy.
|This is why it is called Giant City.|
|There were a lot of old carvings.|
|One of the places that a walk stick helps a clumsy person.|
The folks decided to eat lunch at the lodge. They ate dinner there the night before and they were not impressed. They decided to give it a second chance because they really didn't feel like going into town.
The lodge was built by the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corp) in the 1930's. The folks watched a film about the CCC at the visitors' center which made their visit to the lodge even more interesting.
|These guys are at the entrance to the lodge.|
|The dining area.|
|It comes with chicken dumplings, corn, green beans, mashed potatoes and gravy, coleslaw and biscuits.|
|Horseshoe Sandwich - turkey covered in cheese and bacon.|
|Water tower near the state park.|
The Greyhound Who Bites Back At Horseflies