New Rugs and Table top

New rug and tabletop

 

I didn’t like the cheap brown rugs I had originally bought for the trailer.  So yesterday we went to Target and I found some really pretty ones.  I got one for the little dinette area and another for the front entrance.

They feel good underfoot, and the one in the rear covers the hole in the floor where the original table post went.

I also found the 20″ glass table top I was looking for at Hobby Lobby.  I love this size.  It’s big enough for us to eat at, but small enough to maneuver around.  And when I move the table to the side, it gives us even more walking around room.

When we were at Petersburg campground last week, some days and evenings were too chilly to enjoy.  If we could have kept a fire going the whole time, it would have solved the problem.  But firewood is expensive when you buy it by the bundle.  And although I don’t mind occasionally smelling like woodsmoke, I don’t want to reek of it all the time.

So I ordered the Firedancer propane campfire today.  It has a 5 star review at Amazon.  The propane will be less expensive than buying bundles of firewood, there’s no smoke, and we can turn it off and put it away when we are ready to go inside for the evening.

The Firedancer propane campfire

I’ve wanted one for a couple of years, even back when we had the Aliner.  But I was too cheap to spend the money for one.  Last week made it clear to me that if we are going to camp in cool weather, the campfire has moved from the luxury to the necessity category.

Also, we’ve been doing with a tarp as a a rather unsatisfactory patio mat.  So I ordered a camper patio mat to help keep the mud and leaf litter out of the camper.  I’ve heard good things about this one.  It’s supposed to be lightweight and easy to hose off and clean.

Reversible acrylic patio mat

 

 

 

Rainy Night in Georgia

We had planned to spend a few days fishing at Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park after we left Florida.  We arrived at the campground on Thursday, April 8th.

Rainy night in Georgia

Rainy view from our window

We only make reservations when it’s absolutely essential, preferring to stay flexible about where and when we go.

This was one time it didn’t pay off.  We didn’t realize this was spring break weekend, and every campsite was booked solid Friday through Sunday.

Also, while we were here, our water heater went on the blink.  It would light and stay lit a short while, then would go out, but the propane wouldn’t shut off.  So after relighting it and smelling propane very strongly and having the propane detector go out twice, we finally realized we were’t going to have hot water the rest of this trip.

It’s not a big deal for Ron, as he likes using campground showers.  They are much bigger and the water pressure is better.  But I like showering in the trailer, because it’s cozy, I know it’s clean, and everything I need is in easy reach.  In fact, having a bathroom and shower is the main reason I wanted this model Aliner.

So I took a cat bath with Wet Wipes.

Rained in, we spent the evening reading, surfing, and doing crosswords.

We left fairly early the next morning for home.

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