Well we moved camp today, but not because of the noisy folks. They actually had THREE generators running at the same time (??) but shut 2 of them down at 11 pm. The one that was left running though was a massive 8000 watt thing with no noise suppression at all. Finally at 1:25 a.m. I heard a big truck go past and then talking, so I went out and confronted them. What was I THINKING??!! I don’t think it’s very smart for a little old lady (that’s me) to go have a Come to Jesus meeting with 6 or 7 huge black guys!! And I didn’t even take my pepper spray with me. The guy who came to the door said they had to run the generator because it was so cold in their camper, “we can see our breff”. I didn’t have any heat in my camper, and it was 65 degrees inside, which means it was about 55 outside, certainly not cold enough to see your breath! So we chatted back and forth a bit and he REALLY didn’t want to shut it down, finally I said that if they didn’t, I would call the police. So in a couple minutes, blessed silence! Ahhhhh. But of course I had a ton of adrenaline rushing through my system because I am NOT confrontational, and I suddenly realized what a stupid risk I took, so it took a long time to get to sleep. They got up early in the morning, packed up and left. Yippee! They also left soda bottles, styrofoam cups and candy wrappers behind. I’m thinking if you have to have THREE generators going, you probably should be staying in a motel.
But what got me was this awful weather…..rain all night, and another big moat all around my camper. The camper battery was down to less than 1/4 which is awfully low, and according to the weather report, there was not going to be any sun for at least 2 more days. So I decided to break down and go get a campsite with electricity. We’re at Twin Lakes Recreation Area near Clemson, SC. $39 for 3 nights and we’re in a nice pull-through site overlooking the lake. And I’m again a Happy Camper! Electricity is such a marvelous thing, isn’t it?