Sunday, September 4, 2011

Saturday September 3 thru Tuesday September 6, 2011-Elkhart Campground

This post will cover several days of our stay in Elkhart. After the hassle of staying a hotel for a few days, we wanted some "down time" in the trailer to just hang out and not do too much.


Another warm morning here. It was in the upper 70's this morning and only went up from there, to the mid 90's again today. We didn't do too much except get rid of some more clothes. I believe that we have removed somewhere in excess 250 pounds from the trailer and we have a few more things to look at.

We went to the grocery store which wouldn't have been too noteworthy but Stella left a sack of the groceries on the rack. Well, it wasn't really her fault because whoever sacked it up for her didn't put it in the basket for her. I didn't have anything to do with it because I had gone to the truck so don't blame me!!! When we got home and she realized what had happened, she called the store and they found the sack with our stuff in it, so I drove back over and picked it up. They must have taken pity on the forgetful old woman (DON'T YOU DARE TELL HER I SAID THAT!) because they put an extra portion of the sliced ham in the sack for MY trouble.

Hopefully this will be the last of the warm mornings that we have here. It was still pleasant outside but the low 70's are not as nice as the low 60's. Luckily for us the temperature never got above the 70's, so we sat out in front of the trailer and read. It was very nice sitting under the awning in the shade.

My friend Bob had returned after having the Mor Ryde work done on his trailer but they pulled out this morning. He said they were going up into Michigan and then over into Canada before heading west for the winter. I envied him the new Landmark trailer and wished him well with the new rig. He pulls it with a Freightliner truck that cost more than my truck and trailer together, but it's sure a nice rig!

We came back inside and watched some pre-season football on television and just hung out all afternoon. We are enjoying our laid-back days here.


It was cold this morning! When I got up about 6AM it was 49 degrees outside and 60 in the trailer. THATS why the blankets felt so good. I turned on the little heater, glad again that we had brought it along for the trip. Stella fixed us some delicious pancakes this morning and then went to work for one of her clients. She spent most of the morning working on the computer and on the phone with Eric and they got a lot accomplished. I sat outside in the cool air and read on my Kindle. Some of our friends from the Pennsylvania rally that we went to came in this afternoon and came down to see us. I guess the cooler weather today spurred me on to walk more today. I went for three walks around the park today.

When I woke this morning, it was 45!! degrees. I had gotten chilly in my recliner before I went to bed and had turned on the little heater and was glad I did this morning. It was still on and the temp inside was a toasty 73!

I took more walks today and read a new book on the Kindle-the entire book! It's been a long time since I've done that. We didn't leave the park again today. Stella worked on the computer for her client and in the afternoon she defrosted the refrigerator and freezer. It always worries me when she does this because it takes several hours for the fridge to cool back down.

This park is weird. This morning there were several rigs that pulled out including some of the long term residents. I guess its getting late in the season and the summer seasonals are leaving for their winter homes. This afternoon, several rigs came in and the place is almost filled up again.

We also noticed that its fully dark at 8:30 instead of 10 like it was in June. We can feel winter coming on...

So long.


Ted and Donna said...

Jay, at one of the rallies the Dometic guy told us to just keep watching the fins. If they ice up heavy, set your temp a notch lower. If that's not enough, do it again. If the fins have no frost, set it up one. I do that all the time and have had no need to defrost.

Melissa said...

It's cold and dark early because you're in the north tundra, COME HOME ALREADY :)