Oh, That’s Just Wrong!
I guess I’m officially an old curmudgeon now. Out for my morning walk, I passed a park sign that announced a “Christmas in July” celebration today, complete with an alleged turkey dinner (bring your own sides). That’s the thing with campgrounds that bill themselves as resorts. They have to offer amenities and manufacture social events to justify the cost of staying there. Some folks just love this kind of stuff as a way to have fun, meet new friends and socialize. For me, it’s offputting to even think about trying to enjoy being in a roomful of complete strangers and sitting down to eat at a bench and table. I prefer meeting people one-on-one, like the couple who were in back of my site that were full-timers. Very nice folks. They recently left for a month to head for Wisconsin to see the kids and grandkids, and will return after that. Anyway. walking on, I saw the above holiday tragedy of inflatable characters. Some were animated. It just seems so bizarre. Is it just me? This is fun?
Over in the “seasonal” section, the RVs run the gamut. These folks park their RVs there all year, and return when they can. Winter is off-limits, but anytime else is fine. About 1/4 of them are there now, and the rest await their vacations.
The weather is once again heading into the low 90s, complete with high humidity. I’ve broken down and now run the A/C off of shore power to survive. That’s not as idyllic as it sounds, because everyone else is running A/C too, with the result that line voltage is often down to 100 volts, which is very tough on electric motors and compressors. It’s a race to see whose unit burns out first. Everything else in the Enterprise is now running off either solar or propane to try to limit the ridiculous cost of AC power, and limit the potential damage of such low voltage.