When we got to the campground we plugged into the 50 amp power, but it would not power the coach. Oh dear, what is wrong now. A workamper and the owner of the park came over to check the power and even our inside breakers but could find nothing wrong. Then they went off and brought back a room air conditioner and set it up on our kitchen table so that we would be cool. The temp was about 90 by now. By fiddling around with our electrical panel, we managed to get it working.
Then a fellow camper in front of our site, Ron and his wife Jan, he came over to ask if we needed any help and he is a whiz with electricity. He said he would come over in the morning and check all our screws and wiring because something must be loose. This campground has very high water pressure, over 100 psi which would bust pipes in our rig. Well, we put on our water regulator to keep the pressure down. However Ron forgot too. At 4am his wife went to the bathroom and stepped into water, his whole coach was flooded, the pressure broke his ice maker line for the fridge and it all seeped in. So he spent most of the morning mopping up and drying out his area rugs. To get back to the electrical problem we had, then he came over, shut off the power and DID locate a loose wire in our breaker box, that came off when he touched it. He tightened everything up and now we are good to go. These folks we meet on our travels are so wonderful.
We decided to go the the Oregon Trail Interperative Center so we got in the car and it refused to start, what now. One of the campers gave us a jump and we went to a tire and battery center up the road and it was discovered the battery was no good, so we got a new one. So off we went to the Center. It is high up in the mountains and tells the whole story of the Oregon Trail, I took lots of pictures. If you take a 2 mile hike you can see the original wagon wheel ruts, but with the temps so high we decided not to do that.
Then we went food shopping and came back to the rig for our afternoon snack. I also did two loads of laundry while we were here. Not bad for only two nights.
This evening we went to a gorgeous historical hotel in town for dinner. It is from the 1880's and was owned by a gold mine owner. It is a beautiful place. The dinner was wonderful, Joel had the ribeye steak and I had hazelnut encrusted tilapia with a lemon blanc sauce. I loved it. It is the first time I have ever eaten fish when we go out. Now we are back to the rig and relaxing. Joel is putting the car in the trailer for tomorrow we go about 2 hours up the road to Pendleton, Oregon to the Koa. Enjoy the pics. Joel also put in a water softener in the bay, what a difference!
The pic above is where the original trail was
All these pictures portray the hard hard
journey the pioneers had to go through.
So many lost children and parents on this trek
The pic below is after Joel finished the great
dinner we had, a well satisfied look