Camping Trip – June 9-10, 2018

For our first trip out for the year, we kept it local by going to Misty Mountain Camp Resort.  We’ve stayed there a few times, and it’s always like a mini vacation. 🙂

All set up in site #59.

So nice to sit back and relax. 🙂

Our Scamp, sporting the decorative spare tire cover that I made. 🙂

It was a hot day so we thought about going swimming in the campground pool, but then we met our neighbors!  I’d recently “met” one of them in a Facebook group (and knew she’d be at Misty Mountain), and she introduced us to some of her friends from PA who were camping there, too.  Fun times; you meet the nicest people in campgrounds. 🙂

By the time we’d finished visiting, it was almost time for dinner.  Wayne made a run to a store/deli to pick up a few things, plus we’d brought along some of our homemade soup.  Yum!

  

Later that evening after a few games of pool at the community center (always one of our favorite activities at Misty Mountain), we returned to our campsite.  With rain in the forecast, we opted not to start a campfire.  Instead, we simply sat outside in the dark enjoying our view of the night sky until clouds blocked out the stars.

Shortly after we came inside, it began to rain.  This was the first time we’d been in the trailer during a hard rain, and I wondered if I’d be able to sleep since it was so loud on the fiberglass roof!   Those concerns were unfounded, however, as I went right to sleep!

The next morning we were up early.  We made a quick trip home to feed our cat, then trekked over to feed the feral kitties before returning to the campground.  (Yes, there are advantages to staying close, sometimes!)

We took a couple more pictures of our “little house in the big woods” before getting everything packed up and ready to go.

  

We always test the lights before we get out on the road, and this morning the brake lights worked, and the turn signals worked, but the running lights (marker lights & rear lights) didn’t come on when I turned on the car lights.  Not good….  This wasn’t an immediate problem since we were driving home on a sunny day, but it was still worrisome.

When we got home, I started “Googling” to try to diagnose the problem.  I found a diagram that showed what each “pin” controls, so we knew the “where” of the problem, but still not the “what.”   We checked both the car and the trailer connectors, and there didn’t appear to be any corrosion or water in either….

 

Another Google search suggested that there could be an issue with a fuse, so that was our next step.  We opened up the hood of the car, located the fuse in question, and pulled it out.  It appeared to be okay, too.

After pushing the fuse back into place, we connected the cords again–and everything worked!  Of course we have no idea why the running lights didn’t come on earlier, and absolutely no idea why they did–and that’s still worrisome!

At least for now, though, our little trailer seems ready for its next adventure as soon as we are. 🙂

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