White Cloud, KS
Where I last posted was Kaycee, WY. We left there days ago and spent 3 days in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Wish I could post some pictures but I'll explained later why not. The next 3 days were at Hall County Park in Grand Island, Nebraska. What a great little park.
The park in Scottsbluff was at the local Zoo. The campground was not much more than a dirt parking lot with electric and water at $15.00 a night. For $15.00 (but only electric) we stayed at Hall County Park on a beautful landscaped site with a cement slab for the rig, a sturdy new picnic table and grill. I can't say enough good about this little gem of a park.
We left Grand Island this morning at 8:45 and arrived at White Cloud Casino 5 hours later. The trip was a total of 232 miles but about 30 of them were due to our planned route had a bridge washout from flooding and we had to do a lot of back tracking.
I planned on staying at this casino because my Casino Camping book states it is FREE with FHU's. As it turns out it is $5.00 a night. Still a good deal. The casino is on the IOWA tribe reservation. Really, no complaints here. We are just killing time until we head to the Escapade on Saturday.
Now, the reason for the title. Three years ago I bought a Toshiba laptop. It's always been SLLLOOOWWWW booting up. In the three years I've had this piece of junk, I ve had it in for service at least 4 times. Unfortunately because we travel each time it has been at a different computer "expert" who has done Lord knows what to it.
I had a Sprint aircard, it was slow to connect. I changed to a Sprint Mobile WIFI. Still lots of issues. I checked around and lots of folks recommenced changing to Verizon. I did. I got the Verizon 4G Mobile Hotspot. Service comes in and out. While in WY and MT I got very little service. I blamed in on the location.
So then I get to Scottsbluff, NE. Still really slow. In and out of service. Constant disconnections. While in Grand Island I took my Mobile WIFI to TWO different Verizon dealers. They had absolutely NO trouble connecting to their computers. They told me to call Verizon the next time I was online and had an issue. I did. I was on the line over one hour with tech. She had me go into the computer and change some settings. I now can not get online AT ALL!
I've connected my Mobile WIFI to my old ACER and here I am. I am online. My pictures are on my Toshiba. I am hoping when I get to the Escapade the Geeks on Tour will be there. Maybe they can help. I need someone I can TRUST before I allow anyone to touch my computer again. If they are not there, the Toshiba goes in the trash! I've had it!
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