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Richmond Indiana Bump and Run and Then Crawfordsville IN

June 09 - 10, 2015  

We had another fairly long travel day from Point Pleasant WV to Richmond Indiana of 190 miles.  However, the road flattened out so the ride was actually sort of boring.  The Richmond IN stop is just going to be a one nighter or what we call a bump and run stop.  We don’t do these too often but, on occasion, we do mainly because we have a commitment to be somewhere and we ran out of time.  As long as we don’t do this too often it’s fine. 

We arrived at the RV park around 4pm.  The park is very woodsy with nice sized sites for a commercial campground; we liked it!  We would stay here again.  The cost was just $20 a night with the Passport America rate for full hook ups. The CG even had fairly good wifi!  Since this was a bump and run for us we just settled in for the night with no other plans.

Our site at the Deer Ridge Camping Resort.
Just had to take pictures of these in the park, cute!


Very cool stump carvings located in the RV park here in Richmond Indiana.


Passing some time with my honey playing ace deuce!

On a bump and run we do the minimum set-up but we do unhook the truck.  It is usually assumed that we are not going to unhook the truck when we are staying just one night. Actually, a lot of the times camp hosts think we will not unhook for 2 night stays.  We like to level the RV and unhooking the truck is so very easy and it is just part of our routine.

On Wednesday morning the 10th I went into town to fill up on fuel.  We are only traveling 125 miles today so I only needed to just top the tank off.  While filling the tank I noticed a chunk had come out of the driver’s side front tire.  I’m not sure if I need to worry about this or not.  The chunk is to the depth of the tread so I think it will be OK.  I just have not seen anything like this before.  These tires are just 1 year old now! It looks like I hit something in the road and the something gouged out one of the treads.  I will need to check with others on this and see if there is a consensus about it.


Front left tire with the tread chunk gouged out.

Before leaving to fuel up I had dumped the black tank and I was just letting the back flush run to clean the tank. When I got back, Patty had closed up the RV and now was just waiting on me to finish.  Actually Patty put up the anaconda (what we call the power cord) while I was gone too.  That was a big help because that is probably the thing I don’t like the most about closing up to leave, putting away the power cord.  Yea, this is a poor me thing I’m sure!

We were out of there by noon and arrived in Crawfordsville IN at 2:30pm.  We will be here for the next 4 weeks visiting with grandkids and my son Tony and his wife Tracy.  We are at the KOA just off of Interstate 74 on state road 231.  This will be our second year staying here.  The price here is way too expensive on a nightly stay for us but the monthly at $525 is fine.  The KOA has a pool which the grandkids like so it’s a win win here for us.


These are new signs in Indianapolis, at least I have not seen them before.  They seem to represent the international flavor of the city.

Our site at the KOA in Crawfordsville Indiana.

Stay tuned!

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