The unofficial end of summer started with a cool blast.
Tuesday we both had to be back in the city for work and early appointments so we could not stay over Monday night, which we would normally do. To enjoy as much of the Labor Day weekend we decided to head up to Home d’Pug RV on Thursday night. By the time we arrived, it was already dark. It was quiet and peaceful. This is what we love about our spot in the Poconos. We settled in and relaxed a little before turning in for bed.
I had to get up early in the morning and drive down to my office for a short day. We had no water in the rig until late Saturday morning. (More on this a little later). So I got up early, went to the shower house and got dress and left for work. The pugs did not get up with me so Rachel and the pugs got to sleep for a little while longer.
About the cool blast. After weeks in the 80’s and 90’s with high humidity, Friday morning was something we were not accustomed to. When I awoke it was 41 degrees. A very brisk way to start the day. This made things nice for the pugs, especially Casey Jones and Maggie who both have collapsing larynx.
Holiday Weekend Officially Starts
The unofficial tradition at my day job is that we get to leave early on Friday between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Generally, I can get out of the office by 3:00 in the afternoon and be with Rachel and the grumble by 6:00~6:30 depending on traffic. This Friday the boss closed the office at 2 and I was up to Delaware Water Gap / Pocono Mountain KOA by a little after 5:00.
Our campsite is next four sites that are generally rented by the night. This means we have different neighbors every weekend. Often, two or three or even all four sites are rented to an extended family or group of friends. This weekend, all four sites were rented to a related group. Well, things did not get off to a good start. They did not show up until very late – sometime after 10 pm. They were tent campers. This means that from 10 pm until almost 1 am they were making all kinds of noise setting up their tents, blowing up air mattresses and shining lights into the windows of our RV.
They were an annoying group for most of the rest of weekend, but we did not complain. Not wanting to start any issues with them, we tried to let it slide. Maybe we were wrong in not saying anything to the group or management. Will have to think about how best to handle this type of situation going forward.
No Water To Start The Weekend
As has been noted in earlier posts, our campsite has water and power, but no sewer hookup. This means two things. First, we have to manage our gray and black tanks levels, and, second, have the tanks pumped out. Normally, we can get through the weekend without overloading the gray and black tanks. However, when we get pumped out or dump our tanks in a sewer connection, the gate to the gray tank would drip a little. We were told about this a couple of times by the guy who does the pump outs. Being as the Tiffin Allegro is an older rig, I was afraid that I would run into something I could not handle. So this weekend we called our mobile RV repair guy to come and replace the black and gray tank gates.
While he was there, I had him replace the water faucets in both the shower and bathroom sink. While these were not major changes, it makes things a little more useful. Our old shower head had a fixed mount. You could point it in any direction within the shower, but could not get everywhere. With the new faucet, we also installed a hand held shower head. This makes rinsing off both yourself and the shower walls so much easier.
The bathroom faucet head was too long for the size of the sink. Would wash your hands or brush your teeth and water would splatter everywhere. The new faucet has a shorter head and the splash stays within the sink for the most part.
These were not major upgrades. However, they make life at Home d’Pug RV a little nicer.
Hope you enjoyed your Labor Day Weekend.
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