The girls packed our gear in whatever space could be found in the RV and stored the rest in Sharon's Prius and headed for Lake Tahoe. None of us had ever visited there in the fall, between the summer and winter tourist seasons and were looking forward to our laid back trip.
It was an "on and off" rainy travel day and I had to use my wipers several times. Suddenly, my windshield wiper "exploded"--I thought perhaps it had been hit by a rock. On inspection, it was hanging on "by the thread" and I tried to reposition it and continue on. Fortunately, it was the one on the passenger side. Unfortunately, it would not stay on so I finally had to remove it and then had a second problem--the bare metal wiper holder would be painfully scratching my windshield any time I needed a wipe.
We stopped at Granzella's Deli, a semi-famous tourist attraction. It has RV Parking, 3 different stores with shopping and other ususual foods and stuff. We ate amongst many dead animals and animal heads that had been positioned on the walls. It doesn't seem like an appetizing decor but apparently no one complains.
However, that morning 60 degree "got me" the first morning--I forgot and put the electric heater on and we made another pot of coffee. Of course, we blew the fuse and had to go out and buy some fuses but still not not get the power back. So, I asked the handyman from the campground to check the power box and he found it was "loose" and replaced the plug. Still...no power. We checked everything we knew how to. Out of options, I called for Mobile RV Service and he had me operational in 5 min. He knew the problem--the inverter had tripped. The inverter is located under my bed. I am $95 poorer but I shall remember to check the inverter in the future.
You can only imagine what the inside of an RV would look like with 3 women and a dog inhabiting it. Marilyn is sleeping in the cabover and though one cannot "sit up", she has the most space to spread out in. However, she does have to climb a ladder to get there. Sharon is on the couch and fortunately, is a side sleeper who curls a bit, since the length is only 67 inches.
Our last day is tomorrow and we have to leave the campground because their rates are ridiculous at $58 off season. Sharon got it through her timeshare points for $3/night. Sharon and Marilyn have taken advantage of her Birthday coupon and gotten a heavily-discounted room at one of the casino hotels. I will also be able to park there and use their facilities though I will stay in the RV overnight with Cassie.