Our Location: Big Buck Resort, Hornsby, Tennessee
(205 Sparks Road)
Well I finally got yesterday's post out. The internet was so slow last night and we could barely get on, never mind actually do anything. There is a cabin across the driveway from us with 3 young folks, and I wonder, I'm only guessing though, if they are streaming things in the evening. They are about that age and while they were outside yesterday afternoon the internet worked fine. So it's a guess.
|As you can see the ducks kind of make themselves right at home.|
This morning dawned with a bit brighter skies but that didn't last long as the clouds rolled in and the air is almost muggy now. The wind has picked up once again as seems to be the norm this spring no matter where we are located. Although I will say this wind isn't anything compared to what we had in Texas.
|As you can see there are some more ducks on the other side of the water. The playground over there and the trash dumpsters as well.|
We enjoyed our hot drinks and chatted about the day ahead. We needed to do some laundry. We could of course use the park laundry but I prefer to do it all at once not one load at a time. There is only one washer, and 2 working dryers in the laundry house here and that would mean constantly running back and forth for most of the day as we always have four loads, three large and one small. So we once again climbed back into the Big Dog and headed out to check out a facility we noticed late yesterday on our way home. It's in the town of Bolivar, not very from here. It's a very small little spot right on main drag, and while I would have used it, Riley wasn't one bit interested. So as to our agreement, if we both don't agree then we don't see it, use it, stay there, etc. Back into the Dogsled we went further west to the town of Somerville, and checked out there facilities. I'll just say we climbed back into the Dogsled and asked a nice lady if there was somewhere we could do laundry other than the local one she'd just walked out of as well. She nodded and said 'Oakland. Do you know where that is?" I nodded and said,'Yes, is it any nicer than this one?" She smiled and said,"Oh my yes, it's very clean, very nice, not like this dump." We smiled, thanked the nice lady and turned left out the driveway. We had been in the Oakland facility yesterday but some one had been smoking inside and Riley wasn't impressed. Today it smelled much better and we managed to do all of our laundry. It's clean, well kept, a bit far from Big Buck but worth the drive. Plenty to see on the way.
|The park is filling up....|
We didn't take the camera and so I have no new pictures for today's post, sorry. We did however manage to find our way home by shortly before 1 pm this afternoon. Always nice to be have the morning chores completed. We were greeted by Axel the Husky. He's a very friendly older dog and wanders the campground according to a fellow I chatted with yesterday. Apparently Axel belongs to one of the neighbouring houses and comes to visit on a regular basis. We however didn't see him last fall. Axel is a big dog, although I'm sure most of it is fur. He's extremely friendly and always wants to come inside. I think we'd have a difficult time getting him out and beside HRH Miss Kitty wouldn't like it much so Axel is not a welcome visitor at the door.
|Toward the clubhouse....|
After lunch Riley took a walk to the dumpster to deposit our trash and headed on around to the main office to check on our packages. Sure enough Axel was right with her most of the way and when she returned and came inside he climbed up on the picnic table to lay down. Much warmer off the cement I guess. When he got down from the table he broke one of the seat boards which was already cracked and in danger of breaking anyway. It's an old table but for sure it now needs to be fixed.
Riley returned with another one of the packages we've been expecting. Yeah... we've been looking forward to this package for a while. It's our weboost and I can tell you it's working fantastically. We had it out and temporarily installed within a half hour and it's improved our signal greatly. Not just the park wifi but also our own private wifi as well. We're not as fast as 4G but we're pretty fast compared to what we've been getting. I don't believe it's the one I ordered but it's working and I'm happy. It's designed for a car/truck and there is no where to connect the Jet Pack to it, but that's okay I think. It works well enough as it is.
|This is our little spot # 18. We're across from cabin 5 with the internet hub.|
We have one more package which should arrive tomorrow, cords for Riley's tablet. Hopefully they are the correct cords and that will be the end of our needing to get any more packages.
So we've set up the weboost temporarily until I go out tomorrow and get a couple of parts that we need before we install it securely. Those I can pick up at Bolivar or if necessary I could get them from Amazon I guess. Anyway, we're happy with our purchase and I believe it will be a very good addition to our home.
|Pretty broken, isn't it?|
The park is very quiet, the rain is holding off but threaten ing, the wind is gusty at times and non existent at other times. We're snug and warm in our little Igloo and all is right with the world. It's a good life!!
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed your visit. Nothing too exciting but at least you now know we won't be running around naked since we managed to get the laundry done!!! I can tell you are all relieved about that, and so are we! Feel free to leave a comment!!
|Our new Weboost....temporary quarters until tomorrow.|
Until next time...take care, be safe,