Maiden Camping Voyage!!!

Today is the day we head to Fallen Leaf Campground in South Lake Tahoe to meet up with about 23 other families from our son’s school for the Holiday weekend.

I know we’re not quite ready yet, no brakes on the trailer, awning isn’t tested yet, and don’t have the darned giant bubble recipe made up (thanks Peg)!  But damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!!

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Pretty uneventful trip to the campgrounds.  I think everyone is staying home because of the fire in Yosemite.  That makes it perfect in Tahoe…less crowds!  And the smoke is worse back home than it is here!

Several people stop to ask about our camper and I get to show it off a bit.  After setting up camp, Mike and I put the awning up for the first time, and IT FITS!  YEA!  And all my worries about the door not going to be able to open without lifting the awning….no worries!!

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After a couple days of relaxing and playing in the lake, the maiden voyage comes to an end.

Bike ride to Angora Lake

Angora Lake

Angora Lake

 

 

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Now to get the brakes hooked up…

Inside coming along nice!

Vicki just sent a picture of Joe’s progress. They received the fridge and microwave last week, and I brought in the little heater Vicki found on e-bay and I bought.  They have it over the new wave heater to hide it.  Decided to modernize it to make it comfy (and SAFE) to camp in.  This baby has to last another 67 years!  So a few more drawers, and doors, and some upholstery and THEN I get to take it for a spin….

Where too first?  Backyard camping?  Walmart?O_Dell_-_Fridge_In-942x1236

Trying to get the Year of Manufacture Plate!

I always heard what a pain it was to get the “YOM” plate, but now I know….it’s all TRUE!!  On February 25th when I went to the DMV and got the new registration and plates, I mentioned I’d like to have my year of manufacture plates put on the camper.  The lady gave me a new form (imagine that!) to fill out and told me to take a picture of the plate and send it in with the form to an address she put at the bottom of the paper.  On February 27th, I sent it all in and kept copies.

Fast forward to today and I still don’t have word on my request to use my vintage plates.  So I called, and an hour later was told they don’t have my request!  Two months waisted!  So I went down to the Folsom DMV (again), and waited an hour (again), and was told I did it wrong (again!).  I have to bring the plates in to the DMV office with the forms and more money!  GRRRRR!

So a quick trip (HA!) to Nevada City to grab the old plates off the camper and off to the Roseville DMV (I was told it was less waiting there).  And a chat with Eddie and yes, I let him touch the vintage plates and take more pictures of them and measure them and write all about them on the form…and another $45.  And he told me, okay!  Now we’ll see if downtown gets the request and I’ll have some sort of tracking record (and yes, I got copies)!

Thanks Eddie!

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