We were informed of a van service issue (a recall before it is a real recall) with the heater that keeps drinking water from freezing. This meant another trip to Forest City Iowa was necessary. Our appointment was 7:30 Wednesday morning, so we drove down to the area Tuesday evening and stayed overnight as the sole occupants of Pilot Knob State Park.
We self-checked in a few minutes after 7pm in the rain. The appointment was only 7 miles away and lasted only 30 minutes the next morning. We were back home by noon.
What type of town is Forest City, Iowa where our van was made and purchased? What is the over all feel, flavor or aura of the community?
Our trip is roughly March 20th to April 5th. Coronavirus has the potential to greatly affect our upcoming travel plans, but realistically we could probably contact fewer humans during our van trip than if we stayed home. We’ll see. A good cooler used in coordination with our van fridge means we could really travel with almost a two week supply of food, limiting stops to refueling, waste dumps and water fills, most of which require no human contact. Most of our campsites are prepaid, and most other sites now have self-pay ability. So if we continue with our upcoming trip, we will nix the “stay at a campground and tour the local community” stuff for the “stay at a campground, chill, hike and bike ride” stuff. As I’m in my 27th year of kidney disease and 26th year of immunosuppression, I’ll be sure to take things seriously.
I hope all readers are doing well.
UPDATE: After serious discussions, Ensie and I have cancelled all of our trip reservations. She’ll still take a week off to relax around here. We’ll attempt a big trip after this stuff passes.