November 1, 2023-Disney Season Pass Era Ends

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Overall, this was a great last trip to Disney and a great last trip in the camper as well. I'm just kidding about the camper...kind of! In all honesty, the camper did give us some fits on this trip and even on the way home. However, the week was pretty great at Disney and the campsite plus we made it there and back safely so I can't complain too much.

Robby and I went to sleep around 2 last night. After drinking hot chocolate on the late night drive, I had to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night. Of course since we were sleeping with the slides in, I couldn't get out with out crawling over the dog first and then Robby. I sure didn't want to wake Robby up because I was worried that if I woke him up, he would just decide to start driving. Thankfully, we hadn't been asleep that long so we both did get back to sleep.

It was just about 7 when my alarm went off. Robby was already in the bathroom, and we were soon on the road. We stopped at the first Buccees for gas, but we didn't go in since the kids were still awake. Then everything starts running together really.

At some point today, someone honked at Robby so he pulled over to inspect everything. His tow strap had come undone. They loosen as you drive, and Robby had already tightened them yesterday. This wasn't a problem though-except it had become tangled so he had to deal with that while we were on the edge of the road. It didn't take long for him to fix it, and we were back on the road. 

The kids eventually started waking up. Everyone was up for a Buccee's stop in Leeds, Alabama. Before too long we were stopping and going in Memphis rush hour traffic. This is when someone honked again at Robby. This time they told us that our tire was smoking.

This was not what we wanted to hear at all. (We just bought a car with what we paid to fix the other side and do some preventative maintenance on the now smoking side-and not really a car, but a good bit.) It was slightly smoking-nothing like the other side did. There was no smell and nothing leaking anywhere. 

Robby decided that we needed to leave the area that we were in so we pressed on and just prayed that it was the new brakes causing the smoking. We then stopped at least 3 more times to see if they were smoking, but there was nothing. He can see the tire pressure and temperature so that was all fine. 

What was not fine-Robby and I. Really, I am not too sure just how much more we can take. Our stress level is a bit high and nerves shot! We love the camper and love camping, but maybe we can just fly. In all honesty, we did feel confident in the work that we had done, plus Robby needs to get a tune up, and hopefully the camper will be in good shape and ready for the next adventure. Though the next few adventures will be in the state of Arkansas!

When we did get home, the kids helped us unload the camper. That took about 30 minutes or maybe just a bit longer. Then I made grilled cheese sandwiches for everyone and heated up some soup from some cans. This meal was a hit-Anderson said that he would be fine with us having it once a week.

I have a load or two of laundry to fold and then it will be bedtime for everyone!

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