Thursday, April 14, 2011


Apr. 12, 2011---How quickly winter has faded away. (At least in Louisiana). The 4 mcgees traveled in various directions the past few months. Keith and Maryann spent a lot of time in California with travels to Montana and Wyoming. Carol and Allen spent time in Henderson, Nevada. Allen was in Gillette, Wy the months of Dec and Jan. After driving many land miles visiting with family and friends it is time to change the pace. Keith, Maryann and Allen loaded some supplies in Keiths vehicle and we departed Youngsville, Louisiana at 7:00 a.m. Carol stayed behind to finish the dreaded taxes and will join us at a later date. The three of us made our way to Grand Rivers, KY. A 12 hour day covering almost 600 miles. Upon arrival at Green Turtle Bay Marina it was great to see The Dream Manor. The staff at Boat Works had just put the boat in the water after being stored on land for the winter. They had the shore power connected. What a wonderful sight. First order of business was to get our cart off the boat. We made several trips hauling supplies from the vehicle to the boat. Put some water in the fresh water tank and then found the pressure pump would not run as well as other things. Found the inverter was not functioning. With the house batteries not charged there was no power to the circuit that handles the refrigerator. Made a quick trip to a store for ice to help keep some of the food items cool through the night. No power for the TV's! Not quite a disaster as we were all plenty tired. It was not a problem to turn in early, knowing the next day is going to be another busy one.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is good to see you back on the water. We are still melting the Snow piles and the rivers are in major flood. It will be at least a couple of weeks before we can beign the season here in MN.

Last spring I had inverter problems. Turns out there are switches on both the inverter and the dash remote. If either is off the unit does not run. I hope yours is that simple.

George Hill