About lunch time I pulled into the Walmart at Pleasanton Texas and set everything up for Boondocking. Actually there's not that much to set up, I turn on the inverter so I will have 110 AC, I switch the refrigerator to LP, open a couple of windows, turn on the two vent fans, and that's pretty much it.
You may be wondering, but more than likely your not, why I don't set the refrigerator to automatic and let it switch to LP when I unplug the trailer from shore power ? The answer of course is, if I left it on automatic, when I turn on my inverter the refrigerator would automatically switch to AC power, which uses about 25 Amps per hour and would draw the batteries down rather quickly. So normally I set the refrigerator manually for which ever mode I want it to run in.
When I woke up this morning about 7:30 and looked out the window it was so foggy I couldn't even see the beach. Having had some bad experiences pulling a trailer through the fog I figured I would turn on the computer and check the weather. I guess I shouldn't have because it was exactly what I didn't want to see. There was a fog advisory for roads till 10 AM and a Marine advisory for boats till 3 PM. But trying to see some positives in the Padre Island weather I decided that maybe this heavy fog would completely obscure the very scary, very high, very spindly, bridge that I had to go over to reach the mainland and make going over it that much easier, after all it worked before. I guess the gods of the mist were smiling on me this morning because I couldn't see the bridge and could barely see the road, but when I got to the mainland the fog started clearing up and got better and better as I left Corpus Christi.
I'm sure glad I had some pictures left over from Padre Island because I would hate to be standing out in the parking lot taking pictures of Walmart. I think if they built Walmarts to look different in different towns it would be more interesting. But the powers that be apparently wants them to all look the same and they sure all look the same.
Since I just had four new tires put on the Arctic Fox, and had been having problems with one of the dust caps coming off, I did a lot of stopping on the way here to re-tighten the lug nuts with a torque wrench, touch my wheel hubs to see if they were getting hot, and make sure my dust caps were still on. Fortunately everything appears to be normal so far and I've got my fingers crossed that it stays that way.