Sitting here in the outer limits and away from nearly any kind of mechanical sound I hear the sounds of birds calling to each other as the sun is about to rise above the hills to the east of our campsite. Gold Bar can be a place of relaxation especially during the middle of the week when the vast majority of folks here are what we call "live-ins" and they enjoy their peace and quiet as much as we do. Bring on the weekend and the whole tempo of the place changes as many of the 1200 hundred members and their guests pack into the facility to enjoy camping and using the facilities. The weekend, especially holiday weekends, are the best times to be gone from here.
When we got back on Sunday I spent the majority of the afternoon setting up the trailer and making sure we were ready for our two and a half month stay. We went to the local Mexican restaurant, La Hacienda, for dinner. We have never been disappointed with the meals we have gotten. Then it was off to a night of sleep.
Monday we went shopping to replenish our stock. Since we are sitting still and not traveling long distances everyday we will forego restaurants and fix our own meals. I got the outside food preparation station out and set it up alongside the trailer. No heat allowed in my trailer during the summer months with a small oven and Weber Q we do nearly everything outside. We had steaks with potatoes and creamed corn for dinner followed by a fire and smores.
The trailer will need a bath and I expect to take at least a couple of days cleaning the outside. There are bugs everywhere there is a flat surface facing towards the front of the unit. The AC housing, covers for the vents, the front of the trailer and the arms of the awning. There is a lot of maintenance to be done after a long trip such as ours and before we take it out again we will need to have the bearings and brakes inspected and repacked. I plan to check out all of the lap joints for cracks to make sure we catch any issues caused by moving down the highway. Looks like we will have perfect ninety degree weather for me to accomplish this over the next week or so.
We had one minor issue when we returned to our site. It would appear that someone wanted into our new barn that we had built last summer. They tried to remove the door hinge screws in and effort to get the door open. Apparently they failed to be able to remove some of the screws but the did damage several of them by breaking the heads off. Some are missing but I can see remnants of the threaded portion still in several of the holes. I am going to find some security type screws today and make the necessary repairs.