Wednesday, October 9, 2013
TRAINS AND COSTCO GAS
As it turned out, the trains didn't disturb us at all. They stopped blowing their horns at nine, and it seemed to me that very few went by after that. Craig tells me I just slept through them.
I asked him if they bothered him, and he said no, but it was interesting to feel the bed shake like you had put a quarter in the "magic fingers".
For my non-American friends, hotels used to have beds that had a built in vibrator that you could activate for a quarter. It has become a symbol of cheap, old motels.
After parking the Alfa at the RV park, we went to a Bakersfield Costco for a few things including gas for the car. I was delighted to see a big sign that read "Diesel Now Available". I hope more Costcos add a diesel pump because their stations, although usually busy, are relatively easy to find and get into. They were not listed on Gas Buddy yet.
The Costco price was five cents less than the lowest listed on Gas Buddy. In the long run that probably is not significant, but Craig does like to find the best price.
As it turned out, getting into the gas pump station was not a problem. But the way this one was set up it required a rather tight turn to get out. The attendant was very helpful. He made sure we had plenty of room for the turn by stopping some of the other cars, and we were on our way with no problems.
Thumbs up to Costco customer service.
Tonight we are at the Escapee Park in Coarsegold California. We will be here for a few days and hope to find a few hikes around the area. Coarsegold is at the eastern edge of the Sierra Mountains, somewhat near Yosemite.
I feel very comfortable here.