We were up early and on the road again by 9.30 today,it’s been a long trip and we are anxious to get to our destination.We only spent 1 night here, we were going to stay a week or so but that changed as soon as we found out we could get into Mission early and start work. Our GPS wasn't being user friendly this morning and believe me we really needed it to be on its best behaviour today. San Antonio is a bloody big place with narrow streets with a lot of over hanging trees, which concerned us.Freeways and highways like you wouldn't believe. I am so glad I cant drive here.The more city's we visit the more we don't want to even drive through them anymore. It’s a nightmare !!
I get this mental picture in my head about the places we are heading to next. I imagined that Mission Bell / Trade Winds RV Resort would be nestled in a bushy area close to the Rio Grand River, with a little shop about a mile away so you can get bread and milk and what not. Wasn't I in for a shock as we drove through the “Little” towns as we approached Mission. They were definitely not Little Towns BUT Huge Cities. For as far as the eye could see, all I could see was SHOPPING and MORE SHOPPING !! Every store you can think of is here. which is a good thing..Right ?? Any way we had entered “East” and not “West” or visa versa in to the GPS and we ended up in woop woop somewhere, we rang the office in Mission to verify the address and we were soon on our way again, this time in the right direction hopefully.
We were 3/4 of a mile from where we had to be and you wouldn't read about it, A Lady in the next lane to us decided she wanted to be in our lane, so over she comes, no indicators, Dann tried to get the truck and the 5th wheel out of harms way, but it wasn't to be. We ended up jumping up on the side walk narrowly missing a light pole . All I heard and felt was huge thump as she side swiped us. We got out and had a look at the damage and the truck wasn't to bad, the 5th wheel had coped most of the damage as far as we could see. Running nearly the full length of the 5th wheel was damaged in some way. The cheek of this woman !!! She gets out of her car comes over and says to us with “ATTITUDE” What the hell Just happened ?? I was so close to telling her, you are what just happened you stupid bitch but I kept my mouth shut. Then she had the cheek to try and tell us we were speeding. We were lucky if we were doing 40 miles an hour. As our left hand side mirror was now gone the Police Officer that came to access the situation escorted us the rest of the way.
This is what greeted us as we opened the door
Our poor mirror
This little bit is pulverized, door is dented and scratched all the way down the full length of the RV
When we arrived we had another little challenge to take care of. There are NO pull through sites here, all back ins, and they are Tight little spots. Pay attention Rita and Jim for when you come here. Its extremely tight with hardly no room for turning as the little streets are very narrow. Apparently this park was built quiet a few years ago before Rv’s got as big as they are today. Dann immediately after were were settled got in touch with the insurance company and sorted all that out, more of a hindrance for us than anything else. Got a phone call yesterday from the insurance company telling us they are considering writing our 5th wheel off. You could image the shock of hearing that news, will keep you posted as to what happens.