Dinner was great and we sat there laughing at each other's stories for hours. When we got up to drive Kathy & Jack home, MLA and I realized we would not make it back to the campground before the gate was locked.
We dropped them off, taking long enough to enjoy looking at Jack's motorcycle, a Honda 600 Shadow. It's beautiful and Jack enjoys riding a lot. Sounds like he is thinking of trading up to the 1100 or a Goldwing (Honda's top of the line touring motorcycle). Both have bigger seats than the 600 which has a pillion pad (about the size of a small bible although not that soft) and would allow Kathy to ride behind him.
When MLA and I arrived back at the campground sure enough the gate was across the road and locked. Most campgrounds provide access via a key code however no such luck at this park. So we parked the car outside the gate, gathered up our stuff and started to hike in to our RV. Felt like we were sneaking in after curfew -- what fun!
Sure enough the campground host came out and told us to move the car back as far as possible. Now the campground host could have unlocked the gate and let us in but instead she wanted us to re-position the car. Our car was pulled all the way over and there was plenty of room for RV's to get by and through the gate. Rather than debate the point however I simply walked back and moved the car back as far as possible -- about 10 feet. Apparently this satisfied her because she was nowhere to be found when I got back to MLA. Too funny -- felt like we were being punished for missing curfew. Had so much fun I told MLA I want to miss curfew tomorrow night as well.
At some RV Parks the gate is a long way from the actual camping sites however we were lucky this time -- it's a short walk from the gate to where our RV is parked. All uphill but that's exactly the exercise needed after dinner. The gate is unlocked at 6 am so I'll set the alarm to move the car.
In any case, no big deal -- and as always, Kathy and Jack kept us laughing the whole time we were together. One of the great things about RVing is you get to see your friends all across the country.