THE TRAVELING CHEFS ENCAMPED IN KIMBOLTON, OHIO
After a grueling two-day drive from Florida, The Traveling Chefs encamped in Rocky Fort Ranch in Kimbolton, Ohio. It was dark when they arrived at the RV resort. It took them over an hour to find their campsite which was atop the hill. They found a truck park on it, so they had to wait for an attendant to resolve the situation.
Rich, the attending personnel, explained that since it’s July 4th, there was an ongoing concert on the hall, so it may take him some time to find the truck owner. After a few minutes, a lady in a white bathrobe emerged from a camper in the next site and drove her truck to an empty space across the road.
As it was past 10 PM, Chef Pedro hastily hooked up power and water onto Trexia. Chef Alicia cleared the Murphy bed so they can sleep for the night as they were both dead tired. They promised to put their things in order the next day.
A KNOCK ON THE DOOR AT THE TRAVELING CHEFS’ ENCAMPMENT IN KIMBOLTON, OHIO
At 8:30 AM the following day, a knock on the door awakened the Traveling Chefs at their encampment in the Rocky Fort Ranch in Kimbolton. “Your unit is leaking water!”, a man said. Chef Pedro hurriedly wore his shorts and checked where the leak was coming from. He saw water dripping from the drain spouts. He ran to shut the faucet off, then the water stopped dripping.
Then he went to the other side of Trexia and found out that the water has formed a small pond which evaporated before the day ended. He was happy to learn that Trexia’s floor remained dry and there wasn’t a damage at all to their rig.
Since he hastily did the hook up in the dark last night, he had hooked the water up to the fresh tank rather than to the city water inlet. He thanked the good Samaritan neighbor who alerted him to the flooding. The latter happened to be the husband of the lady who drove the truck last night off their site.
RICH, THE ATTENDANT BECAME A GOOD FRIEND IN KIMBOLTON, OHIO
Rich, the tall soft-spoken gentleman who helped them last night checked up on The Traveling Chefs the following day. He wanted to know how they were doing and what they planned to do while they’re in Ohio.
When he learned that Chef Pedro plays golf, he mentioned that the resort has a driving range. “But I did not bring my clubs,” the latter retorted. “No problem, you can use my clubs,” he said. He related that he used to play for his high school golf team and he still has the very same clubs he used back then.
“I will drop off the clubs later today or tomorrow,” he said. “Shall I drop off the whole set or just a few?, he asked. “Just a few,” Chef Pedro replied. “We don’t have a golf cart to drive to the driving range,” he added. The driving range is a probably a couple of miles down their campsite.
CHEF ALICIA PUT THINGS IN ORDER INSIDE TREXIA WHILE ENCAMPED IN KIMBOLTON, OHIO
Chef Alicia did a spectacular job putting things in order inside Trexia while encamped in Kimbolton, Ohio. Since they’ve left Florida in a hurry, they simply tossed their belongings inside Trexia. They had to tiptoe to get to the bathroom. That’s how bad it was.
While Chef Alicia was tidying up Trexia, Chef Pedro took his bike to the Welcome Center to complete the registration process as instructed in the packet they’ve received last night. Before he left, he dropped by their neighbors to thank them for the flooding alert. The man said a similar thing occurred to them as well. It was worst for them for it flooded their floor and caused a lot of mess in their RV.
CHEF PEDRO MADE ANOTHER FRIEND WHILE ENCAMPED IN KIMBOLTON, OHIO
Chef Pedro made another friend while encamped at Kimbolton, Ohio. It happened when he came back from the Welcome Center. He saw the neighbors on the other side of their rig preparing to leave their site. After they exchanged pleasantries, they talked about more personal matters..
The man revealed the meaning of the tattoo “RD” on his left breast. He said he’s a part time truck driver who visits Florida from time to time. “I’ve found that most people in the campgrounds are the best people to talk to”, he said. “I agree,” Chef Pedro said thinking of his own experiences.
RD revealed he owns a boat. “It’s the same with boaters,” he explained. “As soon as they’re back in the city, they seem to encounter rude people.” Chef Pedro doesn’t own a boat, so he had no idea. He apologized for taking so much of his new friend’s time, interrupting him from his preparation. “Oh, no problem,” RD said. “It’s a pleasure talking to you,” he added. “Likewise,” Chef Pedro said and wished him good luck.
WHILE ENCAMPED IN KIMBOLTON, CHEF ALICIA MADE A RESOLUTION
When Chef Pedro came back in, Chef Alicia said she has made a resolution. “I can’t wait to sell everything we own when we come back to Florida,” she confided. Chef Pedro smiled and thought to himself that his wife has finally valued minimalism. Real happiness she now understands doesn’t come from having a lot of possessions. It comes from doing the very things one loves.
They then agreed to explore their new surroundings on their next opportunity. The End.
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