Monday, January 16, 2012

January 16, 2012 Finally!!

Bright and early this morning, 7am, Tom went to the service area to inform Greg, the supervisor in the mechanical area, that we still had problems with the check engine light being on. Greg said as soon as he got the techs moving he would make some calls and get Ennis(?) over to work on the problem. So we packed up the motorhome and moved it over to the bay. Ennis arrived soon afterward and began working on the problem by hooking up a computer to diagnosis. He called the Cummins tech requesting that he come in to help also. So after a couple of hours and pulling and replacing some wires Ennis took the motorhome for a drive along with Tom and I. The light did not come on so we were good to go.
After eating a quick lunch of some vegetable soup that I had in the refrigerator and checking out we were on our way, finally. We drove southwest toward Tupelo and then got on the Natchez Trace Parkway to Jackson, Ms where we took I-20 to Vicksburg.
The Natchez Trace Parkway is a nice drive on a 2 lane road with a 50 mile speed limit. There are no towns or traffic signals, just wooded areas, meadows and swamps.

We passed through one wooded area,several miles long, that in April 2011 had tornados that destroyed acres of trees.

 As we approached the Jackson area we drove along the shores of the Russ Barnett Reservoir, a huge body of water that looked more like a lake.

At 5:30pm we stopped for the night at the Ameristar RV Park in Vicksburg, 266 miles. This RV park is part of a casino complex but we opted to pass up the casino for food or gambling and ate a light supper in the motorhome.