Returned from Ashland, OR
Hi all, I just got back from our annual trip to Ashland Oregon to catch some plays at the Shakespeare Festival down there. Excellent plays as always. Without a doubt my favorite was Much Ado About Nothing, which I just adored. I went into it with no idea what it was about, and it actually turned out to be a very sweet romantic comedy. Who knew?
We stayed at Emigrant Lake again, and were surrounded by giant white boxes and monsterous diesel pusher motorhomes. No one said so much as a hello to us. We said hello a few times when we had a chance, but no one seemed much interested in talking. I don't know why not, I think I'm a friendly person!
For the first time every everything in the trailer worked. Well, mostly worked. We got the trailer leveled correctly using a level on the top of the freezer coil in the fridge, and so the fridge worked better than ever, but still couldn't keep it's cool. As the temps outside rose close to 90, the temp in the fridge crawled up to 60 (even with the new cooling fans running all day), and then dropped back down to 20 in the evenings. The water heater worked great, and it's new reignitor kept it lit even when it got very windy. We heard the reignitor kick in and relight the pilot a few times. I even got the city water hooked up so it wouldn't leak in the trailer, so we had a constant source of water. In the year we've owned the trailer we've only had water from the freshwater tank, so having city water was nice. I was still paranoid though, and turned it off whenever we left the trailer for a few hours to go see plays.
So I had a wonderful week of sitting in the shade of a tree by the airstream, reading a book and watching people play on the lake (I can't swim, so I don't actually play on the lake, I just watch). Saw an Osprey catch a fish! I brought my bike along, but the first morning I crashed and tore up my elbow, and didn't much feel like biking around after that. We did spend a day at Oregon Caves National Monument, and enjoyed the cave tour and a little hiking around there. It's way out in the middle of nowhere, but it was a pretty neat cave to visit, so worth the trip. All in all, another great week spent with our airstream!