Thursday – December 13, 2012
Another cold morning with the temperature in the high 20’s as we depart the Rocky Point Campground in Texarkana, Texas at 10:00 a.m. Our destination today is Yantis, Texas about 100 miles from our present location. It is a bright sunny day with the temperature reaching the mid-50’s as we arrive in Yantis at 12:40 p.m.
Our purpose in visiting Yantis is to have some modifications made on our Casita trailer by Little House Customs, owned and operated by Larry and Debbie Gamble. On this visit we are having front and rear BAL stablizers installed, a DeeZee trailer toolbox installed on the tongue of the trailer and a two-step entry step installed.
Our trusty Garmin GPS guided us directly to Little House Customs based on the GPS coordinates that Debbie had provided to us. They are located in a somewhat remote rural area that probably would have made navigation to their location a little more difficult without a GPS unit.
Little House Customs has a spacious shop that can accommodate at least two trailers at a time. Customers requiring overnight stays have the option of spending the night within their trailer inside the shop or in the guest quarters above the shop. Water and 30-amp service hookups are available to the trailer within the shop.
Today the BAL stabilizers were installed and pieces of angle iron were cut to length. The pieces of angle iron will serve as the base for the DeeZee toolbox to sit on.
We were invited to join Larry, Debbie and Melanie for dinner. Melanie is their good friend and neighbor and was the designated driver for the group. We had dinner at the East Fork Restaurant in Yantis, Texas and had just a wonderful time. Sharon and I had the chicken fried steak, which was excellent.
We returned to Little House Customs well fed and content. Debbie gave us permission to use their washer and dryer located upstairs in the guest quarters. While our laundry was being processed, Sharon and I took the time to play a game of Scrabble and a few games of Gin Rummy.
We retired for the evening to the comfort of our Casita parked inside of the Little House Customs workshop.
Total miles traveled today: 98
Tomorrow another adventure begins.