5/23 – 5/26 = It’s a holiday weekend! Jim and I both left work early to get a jump start a the long weekend. We made it to the campground by about 5. During these temps, it’s normal for the interior of the RV to be at about 90°. We forgot to call ahead and ask a friend to get the a/c running for us. By the time we unpacked, the temp was at 84° and then the power went out. It turned out to affect several sites. It looked like it was going to take a while to repair. The temp climbed quickly. Dasher was already panting (unusual for him) after a walk and never had the chance to cool off. We took Dasher and headed out for dinner. We locked him in the car with the a/c running while we ate dinner. I’d text a campground friend “do we have power” from time to time. We killed some time by touring some local neighborhoods and took a long walk at a marina. When we returned to the campground at about 8:00 still no power. One of the owners was at a store buying a new part. We took the golf cart and drove around the campground. It wasn’t till about 8:30ish that we finally had power. We showered and headed out to socialize.
We had some rain this weekend. On Sunday it poured and poured and, oh yeah,and poured. Once the rain subsided we saw several police cars in front of one of the sites. Once we did the nosey neighbor thing, that’s when we got the full story from the other onlookers.
One of the RV park residents has his camper down on the lower level near a drainage ditch. When it rains a lot, the ditch fills up to the top and sometimes floods the lower level a little. Well, apparently he didn’t have his awning pitched right so water built up and sagged the awning. He had to move his convertible Jaguar out of the way and while doing so a wheel slipped off the edge of the embankment and devoured his Jag. In it went. He could barely get the door open to get out. Water rushed in. He got the window down (unsure of the exact details) and was able to force the door open. The current carried the Jag several lots down. Only the antenna was visible. As the water subsided, the roof peeked out.
The owner wasn’t very happy… as you could imagine.
During the week, here’s how a trip to Walmart went:
That was on line in front of me at the service desk… Ewwwww.
5/27 – 5/29 = The following weekend was pretty laid back. We went to Augusta as typical. We attended a potluck cookout. The host made a huge brisket in his smoker. It was so good. We brought baked beans with ground beef. It was yummy. Lots of food and extra awesome friends to share it with. We also picked up the RV after having some battery and generator repairs done. Next we brought it to a fiberglass repair shop for the shower/tub to be repaired. Another guy took a fender to duplicate for the other side (broken off) where he’ll fabricate a new one.
On the way back from somewhere, this is what we saw:
Weekend #3 (June 6th – 8th) off to Augusta we went yet again. We picked up the RV from the fiberglass guy. He did and awesome job! You can barely see where he refinished it.
Next up we took it to a Pep Boys to have the dash a/c looked at. It was low on R134A although they couldn’t find a leak. This worries me. The R134A had to have went somewhere. Maybe it’s a very small and slow leak?