We made it okay Saturday without hookups. But we were getting tired of having to watch every light, use of the fan, use of the furnace, and use of our computers during the nonstop rain. Our solar panel did charge a little under the leaden skies, but not enough to keep up with our usage. It was muggy inside the Casita and we felt miserable and sticky. So we decided to try to get a water and electric site.
Mike and Gail called us early Sunday to say, “One is leaving! Get down here as fast as you can!”
So I threw everything off the TV shelf and counter onto the beds and we got the trailer hitched in record time.
It was good that we got that slot because we were in for two more days of nonstop rain. I felt sorry for people who were parked in the water only sites. They cruised through our loop several times a day hoping for an opening with power. But not one other rig left. All the people are here through Thanksgiving.
Many of the campers are local who have been coming here for years. Apparently it used to be a primitive hunt camp. But in 2001, they ran electricity and improved the campsites. (Or so we were told.)
It amazes me that the spaces here are so huge. They could easily get 4 or 5 times as many rigs in here. But they have elected to keep it spacious and beautiful. So the lucky people who do get sites here have beautiful vacation settings.
Gail, Mike, Ron and I are planning to barbeque huge slabs of ribs tomorrow for Thanksgiving. They put up their screen room this evening. They are planning to put plastic panels over it so we can run a heater in it tomorrow because it’s going to be cool.
But next week it’s supposed to warm up and we’ll have days in the 70’s again.
We plan to leave here Dec. 2 and go camp down south again. Then we’ll come back and camp with Mike and Gail again. They should be able to move into their new house the middle of January.
I did have to break one of my cardinal rules — no cooking in the Casita. The weather has been too raw to cook outside. Tonight I was able to grill pork chops outside, but since I broke my rule during the rainy days, it was just easier to warm green beans and cook pan cornbread inside this evening.
I do hold the stove cover straight up to the hood with magnets and run the exhaust fan. I figure that will keep steam and any grease off the carpeted walls. I hope!