Well, I’m happy to report that the trip to Billy Thibodeaux's Premiere RV yesterday was uneventful. Thank goodness! By 1:30 I was ensconced with full hookups under the repair area.
First thing this morning, Billy and a helper were up on the roof of the rig to figure out where to put the Winegard automatic DISH satellite receiver. At first they thought to put it up front, but that didn’t work out. In order to get the wiring to the entertainment center and TV, it was placed about halfway back. I put Emma in her crate because they were in and out of the rig so much. After a bit, I decided that it was probably best if Emma and I got the heck out of there and let them do their work.
Each time I’ve been at Billy’s in the last four years, I’ve made a trip down to Kaplan, LA. It’s sort of a pilgrimage to visit this unique Cajun Restaurant and Grocery pretty much out in the middle of nowhere. I always order a shrimp Po’ Boy and a root beer at Suire’s. It’s about the only time I drink pop. Of course I have the Po’ Boy ‘dressed’ with lettuce, tomatoes, and mayo; hold the ketchup. Very tasty!
The surrounding countryside is a prime area for raising rice and crawfish. I saw both kinds of fields as I drove around, but I’m not sure what this farmer was doing. That tractor was sure kicking up a lot of dirt. Perhaps he was preparing the field for rice? I just don’t know.
After lunch, on the way back to the rig, I spent some time in Rayne, LA. It’s known as frog city.
Lots of frog statues all over, and…
…murals on the sides of buildings.
When I got back to Billy’s, I pulled the rig out from under the roofing to check out the new DISH and how it worked. It worked like a charm, and I kind of regretted that I’d have to move back under the cover tonight. So, Billy maneuvered the rig to the full hookup site out in the back so I could put the DISH through it’s paces tonight. I think I’m going to like this upgrade to my rig. Tomorrow they’re going to install a couple of switches so I can still use the portable dish I have in case I’m under tree cover in my travels. Most of the refuges I stay at for extended periods have pretty open sites for volunteers, so it will make my life a little easier. It’s a wonder just to watch this dish scan the skies until it locks in at the exact right spot for outstanding reception. I’m happy as a clam!
Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later, Judy