I've gotten the Bigfoot
into usable condition again and as of yesterday have a week of vacation staring me in the face, so I've booked a week at a campsite by my favourite lake and am heading out tomorrow morning alone for a week of trying out the trailer, relaxing, and being just downright lazy.
This will be my first time out alone with a trailer and I'm looking forward to it. However, since I'm new to this and I'm sure there will be some teething problems I've opted to make it a short trip to an area with lots of amenities (parts stores) nearby.
I'll spend the week mending any faults I come across in the trailer, detecting in the lake and at various other spots, snorkelling and swimming, taking pictures and of course.... reading my way through a large stack of pocket books I bought for the trip.
The groceries will go in tomorrow A.M. along with my detectors and camera gear and it's off on the road I go. Heading south about 2 hours to Sylvan Lake, Alberta and checking into a full service r.v. campground. Unfortunately one with no trees and open camping but with a late booking I'm happy to have gotten in anywhere. Also it turns out to be the one an old friend from Idaho spends his summers at in his motorhome so I'll have the benefit of his advice on hook-ups etc etc. and someone to share my beer with. Of course if he finds more loot in the lake than I do I will be forced to dunk him in the lake, but with luck he may remain dry.
So ...there you are folks. Fair warning! Look out for a bigfoot
5th wheel somewhere between Edmonton and Sylvan Lake and if it's backing up... Run for your life! That reminds me, I'll have to stop after I pull clear of the fence I stuck it in and nail those boards back up before I go....
I'll report back on the adventure should I survive and return...then again if I like it..I may just stay and retire early.