As I type this right now, the power is out in our whole loop of the campground! We are fine with our batteries and inverter, but the other folks all around us are out of power. Many are gone to the fireworks celebration in town, and don't even know their power is out.
We drove up to Door County through all those cute little touristy towns, which were jammed with people. No thanks. We didn't even stop or shop anywhere. Steve had some work-related meetings to attend. Once we got where we were going, I let the dogs out for a bit of a walk along the beach and snapped some pics. I drove around for a while to keep the AC running in the Tracker... and keep us cool.
It sure is a pretty area of the state! Steve was done with his business and we headed on south, hoping to get back to our campground and motorhome without running into the horrible holiday traffic. We cruised past this drive-in, once Steve took me and the kids here. I said pull in while we ate some sub sandwiches we picked up for supper. What a fun place... and still running today!
This is one of the last nine remaining drive in theaters in Wisconsin, the Skyway.... http://www.doorcountydrivein.com/about.html
We got home in good shape, and the dogs were happy to get back too. We took a walk around the park tonight and ran into another couple from Oconto! Geesh, go 80 miles away to camp and run into people from your own home town of 4,000 .... We had a little chat and then headed on back to our motorhome for the night.
We are still waiting for the power to straighten out, they must be working on it. It flicks on and then off, each time resetting our EMS power management system. So we just unplugged our cord from the post totally now. I am thinking the added strain of the newest rigs that pulled in today have lowered the available power to our section. We think some folks are trying to run 2 air conditioners on the small 30amp hookups. We will leave ours off and unhooked till they get it sorted out.
Glad we are self-sufficient with our batteries and inverter and solar panels. But tomorrow is going to be in the high 90's again, and I hope we have power available. After all, we paid for an electric site. If not, they are gonna have to "bend the rules" here and allow us to run our generator in the park (No generator usage is in the rules) It's pretty quiet compared to some, and we can still stay cool. Otherwise we will pull stakes and head on home a day early.
Have a cool night, folks!
(P.S. added Wednesday morning--- the power is staying on steady now and we have our AC on. It's already hot hot hot and humid and over 90 degrees already at 10am. If the power goes out later today, I think we will turn on the generator and let them come "talk to us" if need be. LOL)