Well it was with anticipation that I jumped out of bed at 04:30am, coffee with Donna, and then she was off to the truck company. Andy was off next, and then Adam slept in till about 08:30am, as soon as he finished breakfast I went down and removed the two propane tanks, like most 5th wheels it has two 40lb. upright tanks, Adam & I set out for the propane place in Wentzville where I have always filled my tanks for the last 15-20 years, funny things happen in suburbia, as I pulled into the driveway I noticed a sign that said Out of Business, the big tank was till there and a couple of trucks were parked inside the locked chain link fence. Now what, I seemed to remember a filling station where the used to fill bottles with propane so I headed over there and yep they still did it, and it turned out to be a blessing in disguise, seems the gallon meter wasn't working so the fellow filled them by weight, one I knew was completely empty and other was probably about 3/4 empty. Anyway the guy said I am going to charge you $30 for the empty one and I will top the other one off for $10, Sounded fair to me as I was getting both filled for $40 These are the tall cylinders and not the short BBQ style that are usually $28-30 dollars to exchange.
After the tanks were filled we went to Wally World, Adam needed a new pair of vacation shoes, and socks and underwear. Then it was off to Shop & Save, where list in hand we got the grocery provisions for the trailer for the trip.
I was really proud of Adam as he was Grandpa's helper with all the carrying and loading of the trailer, he is as excited as I am about this trip. He even tried to pick up one of the propane tanks but at 65 lbs it was just a tad to heavy for him.
Adam loading groceries with the propane tanks ready to be reinstalled.
Now let's load the Fridge & Cupboards.
Tonight I will hitch the truck up and check all tire pressures and then position it for a fast departure on Saturday morning.
That's about it for now, We are going into one more day to go.
Be safe out there. Sam & Donna..