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My home on the water

Sunday 9/26/10
Skidaway to Crooked River State Park

On the road by 10:15 after spending some time talking to some very nice people traveling in their little 17’ Casita travel trailer.  It’s just darling and has all the essentials bed, dinette, ½ size refrig, microwave, TV, bath, shower.  Pretty amazing use of space but clearly a week-ender.  It’s very light and can be pulled by a 6 Cylinder Engine so they take it everywhere.  It's cute for sure.  I wonder if anyone has ever full timed in something that small? 

Stopped for one check of all the connections and things strapped on and for gas but still arrived in Crooked River by 1:15.  My kind of driving day.   Another lovely park with only 60 campsites half of which were closed.  Only 9 RVs and one popup staying here.

We first thought we’d take a pull in site that was huge and secluded with no other sites even close.  But then we saw #11 with the river views in our front yard and it was love.  We have some very nice neighbors both next to us and across and the site is very large but the river view is wonderful.  I’ve always wanted a home on the water and now I have one.  Whooopie!!!!

We had our first encounter with low voltage here and thankfully our Winnebago Power Management System cuts off the power at less than 104 volts.   We got hooked up and turned on the water heater so we had it, one AC unit, the lights and the refrig running when the power cut out.  Turned off the AC, began to investigate, no codes on the EMS system but the voltage reader was low.  After this happened a couple more times we determined that we could have either the air conditioning OR the hot water.  At 88 degrees with 98% humidity we opted for the AC.  We let the park know but the couple next to us say Georgia State Parks are famous for this potentially serious problem.  Although we had no problems at all running anything we wanted including the hot water heater, the hot pot for boiling water for coffee and two Air conditioners at Skidaway so clearly not ALL Georgia parks have this problem but beware if you are in one that you may have a problem.   Don’t remember reading about anything about electric problems from Howard when he and Linda were here.

We finished getting set up, got an early dinner and hopped on the bikes to take a tour around.  We checked out the trail heads, the boat ramp and the miniature golf course ($3 to play as long as you like it appears).  We could hear the thunder as we pulled up in time for sunset over the river in our outdoor chairs.  But nothing to see with all the clouds and the rain soon forced us inside.

Not sure what we’ll do on a rainy day but it will be wonderful sleeping to its sound on the roof.  A first for us………..rain on the roof of the Brave.   Life is Definitely Good.

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