|Lake Lincoln from our Campsite|
We are currently sitting in Lincoln State Park at Wesson, MS. We have a great lake view and it is very peaceful and quiet. Left Buccaneer State Park on the coast on Wednesday and drove here - about 165 miles and plan to stay until next Wednesday. We have been busy just getting things done like some housecleaning, laundry and bill paying. Our electrical system is giving us a headache. Yesterday we discovered that our converter was no longer working and our batteries were all dead. Spent a lot of time on the phone trying to find one to no avail. The soonest we can get one is Monday and we're going to have to drive 40 miles back south to McComb, MS to pick it up and it's only a 65 amp. Our broken one is an 80 amp but it was the best we could do sitting here in the middle of Mississippi. Oh well! So, to have 12 volt power we took our portable battery charger and hooked it up to our house batteries. So far it is working.
We have a very good friend hospitalized in North Carolina and ask for Prayers for him. He's been there 2 weeks already and they really can't pinpoint his problem.
Next week we will be traveling to Arkansas but haven't decided where our first stop will be as of yet. Any readers got any suggestions?
That's about it for now. Haven't cranked our truck since we got here.
Now, Bob wants to add his take on all this.
On 4/1/10 he said, well it had to happen sooner or later. We had our first semi-major brake down, our converter. I think it fell victim to a close lightning strike the night before we left Buccaneer State Park in Waveland, MS.
Judy and I had a big laugh the day we returned from Biloxi. Because of the bright sunlihgt and the very bright, white sand beach along US Hwy 90, I had put on my very dark tinted sunglasses and when we arrived back at the RV, I went in to turn the A/C on and said to Judy, I think we have battery trouble as the light on the thermostat is very dim, ditto the overhead lights. I then looked at my phone and the same thing, I couldn't see it. I pulled the glasses off and "wallah" I could see again.
When we arrived at Lincoln State Park we had dim lights, then dimmer and dimmer. This time it was without dark glasses and after an almost all day investigation, I found our converter was not putting out. Judy got on the phone trying to find someone to overnight us a new one without much luck. We called Montana Customer Service and they put us on one of their dealers about 40 miles from us but he could not get one delivered to him until Monday. So, I have my battery charger hooked up and we are learning to conserve anything on 12 volts.
This has not discouraged us much as we are having a great time here. We had planned on this stop to be one of work and getting our act together reorganizing the storage areas and some cleaning up and we are getting some of those things done. We are on the park's longest pull thru site with a great view of the lake. We are planning on doing some hiking here on Saturday as they have a hiking trail. Then we'll go to church and rest on Sunday. Then Monday, we'll have to pick up the converter and do Wally World..
With all of this said, I think I will go to bed.