…as in keeping it real and honest. Until now, we have posted mainly happy photos and fun discoveries here on The Great Wander. Do you want nothing but sunshine and buttercups blown up your hind end? Hmm, go watch a Disney movie, only not Toy Story 4 because that’s supposedly a tear jerker. The last thing this big kid needs is more tears. To all the people we meet who say they’ve always wanted to travel the country in an RV and how amazing it must be, sure, sometimes it’s great. No, it’s not all gleeful, wacky Hollywood schadenfreude spectacle. Now and then, usually on travel days, the bad thing happens to you, and that’s not so funny, is it chucklehead?
Today’s RV adventure is electrical. We arrive in South Carolina (state #19 – whee) on a 90 degree day at a camp wooded with majestic pines and a wonderfully long and level pull-thru site reserved for us. We’re only staying one night, but we have full hookups with 50 amp electric. The dog park beckons, and we have fresh peaches, tomatoes, and cobbler in a jar bought this afternoon to entertain us before a long drive tomorrow. Great! Michael hooks up electric and water, Susan pushes the Auto Level button, Fay does her magic, no problem. Turn off the air conditioning units, let the generator run a couple more minutes to cool, check for 50 Amp Service on the monitor panel in the cockpit, then switch the cool air back on. Thump! thump-thump—thump. Nope. No Service. An hour and 20 later, after phone calls and Internet searches, we got nothin’. Stay tuned to hear how tonight’s adventure ends.