This weekend was our second trip this year to Ashland, OR to see the Shakespeare Festival plays. We saw most of the plays this spring, and now was our chance to see the three outdoor plays, plus one indoor one that had started late in the season. So we took the Caravel
down there and camped at Emigrant Lake again.
Everything went well with the Caravel
, except the fridge and toilet were giving us trouble. The toilet was running constantly, so we had to keep the waterpump off if we weren't using it, else the bowl would fill up. I'd debug it, but I'm ready for a new one anyway (it has a couple other problems as well). It's the last annoyance in the trailer, since everything else has already been updated.
The fridge, which is brand new, wouldn't get cold. I had it running on 110v, but came back a few hours later and it still wasn't cold. I thought I had the knob turned the wrong way, so I turned it around, got up in the morning, still wasn't cold! Finally my husband was brilliant enough to realize that we weren't plugged in! We were plugged in, but the 30 amp plug had a fuse on the campground box, and it was off! So I threw the fuse, things started charging up, and the fridge started working. First time that has happened! Since most everything in the trailer is 12v
, there's not really any way to know the 110v isn't working.
Oh, and the heater wasn't working, until I turned on the propane! Duh! I haven't had to use the heater since last winter, so I forgot that step!
So anyway, we saw a few plays on Thursday, Friday. Friday morning I looked out the window to see a new 16ft AS had pulled into the park! Unfortunately we were busy, so I never had a chance to go say hi to them. I would have liked to peek inside and see how they were getting on in one of the few trailers even smaller than mine!
Saturday we drove to Yreka and visited with NorCal Bambi and CaddyGrn (Don & Claudia). They were so kind as to give us the tour, show off their projects in progress (like the FC), and their wonderful home.
That afternoon we headed to Medford and picked up an 85 2.3L 4cyl Turbo engine from a thunderbird, which I am going to put in my Mustang I am restoring/modifying. Our friend Chris, who bought my SVO Mustang, hooked me up to buy the engine from a friend. So he was there too and we all got to visit as we worked together to load the motor. We tied that down in the back of the van.
Saturday night was our last play, and as we were sitting there, we hear a familiar voice say "excuse me" as they are stepping past us, and we realize it's a friend from Portland - one of the fellows who acts in our theater group! Well, we were amazed at the odds of travelling 300 miles from home and having someone you know very well sitting three seats away from you! So at intermission we were chatting when a lady comes up to me (and this is outdoors, so we were all bundled up in coats and hats because it was cold), and says "are you Stephanie with the Airstream?" Yes, I answer, with a blank look - thinking, who is this? "It's Frances!" Oh my gosh, well, those who went to Beverly Beach know Frances! She was down to see the plays too, and she spotted Dave and I, even all bundled up (I guess that's how we look at Beverly Beach every year too) all the way across the theater! So we chatted with her, she was at a nearby campground with her Airstream! So, the odds were long enough that we would run into our theater friends, but then to run into Frances too! (BTW, she says sorry she can't make BB this year, maybe next time).
So that was our wonderful weekend, visiting with Airstream, Mustang, and Theater friends, unexpectedly running into friends, and bringing home heavy car parts. Oh, and we saw some great plays too.