Thursday, January 26, 2012

At last…we are going camping tomorrow!

There is a brief window in the weather coming up out at the Oregon coast.  We decided to go ahead and pack up and leave in the morning for an overnight at South Beach State Park south of Lincoln City. 

I am glad we did not have an audience when we were initially setting up the systems in the Casita.  Tom brought the trailer from the barn up to our garage and plugged in the power.  I was out there vacuuming up all the construction dust from the our modifications when I suddenly noticed a LOT of water on the floor.  I dashed out and turned off the spigot as fast as possible.  Next came trouble shooting.  The water seemed to be coming from the reefer (refrigerator) and we were wondering what was going on!  Turns out we had forgotten that we had left all the spigots on and wood tray that fits in the kitchen sink was in position.  The water was cascading down the cabinet instead of going into the sink. 

Next we noticed a runny water noise from the bathroom.  Investigating that revealed water dripping from behind the toilet onto the black tank.  Tom had installed a water cut off valve behind the toilet and there was a defective plumbing elbow.  That meant a trip to town for Tom to find a replacement part.

Meanwhile I decide to make the bed.  First I have to lower the folding table into the bed position.  The table doesn’t fit into the space!  It is about an inch too long.  Once Tom returns from town we decide to use the original table for this trip. 

After that there were no more problems.  I tried out the TV and it works great—lots of channels with the Casita’s antenna.  We are about 40 miles from Portland as the crow flies and we are high enough to get Portland stations with rabbit ears.  The Casita’s antenna seems to pick up quite a few channels, although a couple of mainstream channels are missing.

Tonight we are going to a lecture in town about the risk of a major subduction earthquake in the Pacific Northwest.  It is probably going to scare the socks off of us about camping on the coast.

Our trailer looks so nice on our driveway.


And the inside looks cozy, too.



  1. Enjoy your weekend! It looks ready to rumble down the road!

  2. Thanks. We really did enjoy it. Just love that little trailer. Nancy