We were sitting inside last night watching the first episode of the tv series, 24. Being nosy rv’ers, like we are, we happened to notice a motorhome trying to back into a campsite. There were no cars in the road and there were 4-5 empty sites. It should have been an easy site to settle into.
As we were watching him back up, it seemed that he was going about it all wrong and was going to have difficulty. We continued to watch, wondering if he had some secret way to flawlessly back into a campsite. If so, we were watching and learning.
We thought it was odd that his wife stayed inside and didn’t get out to help guide him. Wow, he must really be good, so we definitely needed to watch and learn.
Soon, it started to become apparent, that maybe he wasn’t an expert after all. He backed up to the site all wrong, and ended up very cockeyed in the site. I wondered how he would even be able to get out without taking something with him. About this time, his wife finally came outside, but before we knew it, they had pulled out of the site and were gone.
Now…Al and I being the nosy ones we are, decided to take a walk and see if they needed help.
We found them tucked nicely into another campsite. Okay, maybe that one was easier to back into. They appeared to be just fine. I don’t know how they could so easily have gotten into this site when the first one was such a disaster.
A while later, we noticed staff from the campground walking around the first campsite. Lots of people, lots of golf carts. We figured they had either hit the water or sewer and a check of our water faucet, revealed the water had been turned off. Yep, the guy had hit something and that’s why he took off so fast!
It took 5-6 guys over 3 hours to get it fixed and the water restored. I wonder if they are going to charge him for his carelessness. I understand accidents happen, but to not have a spotter out when one was available, is just plain dumb.
So….this just reaffirmed to us to always keep some water in the fresh water tank. You just never know when something like this is going to happen. We didn’t know how long it was going to take before we would have water again.
We’re planning on leaving the Tampa area a week from tomorrow. I even broke the news to Mom! I have been getting a bad case of hitch itch. We’re planning on a being gone a couple weeks, barring any issues with Mom.
We had thought about going to Wekiva River State Park, until we realized they only have 30 amp sites. That just won’t do right now, because it’s hot enough that we need both air’s available. We wanted to go somewhere we hadn’t been before and we plan to stay in Florida since we won’t have too much time. Now, I know some of you could travel clear across country and back in two weeks (Paul and Marti)……but not us!
For us, we need something fairly close. Al remembered a newer state park called Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park. They have equestrian sites that have 50 amp hook-ups, but the regular campsites only have 30 amps. I don’t understand that one. It is south of us, and towards the east coast of Florida. It’s far enough inland that it’s going to be really hot. It’s not the best time of the year to go there, but it’s in the middle of a huge wilderness area and we really need to see some nature and wildlife. It might just be a good place to spend a few days. We will then head over towards the beach. Of course our plans are written in jello and we won’t know until we get there!
Since I didn’t take any pictures of the parking fiasco, I’ll have to post a picture from the past….and what’s cuter than a baby kitten?