Rain Drops Falling
8am - Last nite while watching the movie “A Star Is Born” starring Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristoferson, rain began falling.
The rain drops on MsScampy’s roof reminded me of a time many years ago when I was on a river trip. It was nite then also and I was inside my tent. The rain falling on that tent made a “tit tit tit” sound that mesmerized me.
I stopped watching the movie so that I could better listen to the rain drops. As I was listening it dawned on me that the sound of rain drops is more entertaining to me than the movie! Amazing!
The rain continued for about 20 minutes. Then slowly, the rain drop sound faded and then was gone. After the rain sound was no more, I lay in bed listening to the silence for awhile before watching more of the movie.
The rain started and stopped falling many times during the evening. And each time the rain began, I stopped the movie. After a few hours of mostly listening to rain drops on the roof, I put the movie away and tried to sleep. But it seemed that wished to hear rain drops on the roof more than I wanted to go sleep.
The next thing I knew, it was morning. And the rain had gone away. A new day and a new year had dawned. Bringing a gorgeous bright Sun.
1pm - MsScampy's Fresh Water Tank
We knew that the fresh water tank was very low. We paid it little attention! Because we now had the Camco Water Bandit [link]. We were positive that for sure there was fresh water available at the South Shore Boat Ramp where we Nite Camped.
However, we were wrong! The Water Bandit is likely only workable on a standard hose bibb. The thing is, very few places where RVs camp have standard hose bibbs. If they did have standard hose bibbs, who would need the Water Bandit?
Piped water sources are:
- Sink faucets
- Some shower heads
- Park water bibbs which have no threaded end for a hose
Also, Water Bandit does not hold the metal male threaded end very well. In our failed attempts to use it, the metal end blew off! Same with the rubber end. Water Bandit is just bad news.
Note: Why didn't Camco field test their Water Bandit product?
If Camco had field tested, they would have come out with a hose adapter that worked with the water sources that are actually available in the field!
We made our own hose adapter back in our early MsTioga days. And it worked great! Click this [link] to view. Actually we carried two of our own hose adapters. The one shown in this story made from 1/2" water hose. And another one from 3/4" water hose. Two are necessary because of variations in the configuration and size for water sources.
3:30pm - John & Mimi's home
We have traveled from last nite's camp near Sea World to John & Mimi's home.
John and I are going to play a round of electronic golf. John has a neat set-up in his garage!
PS: John bested me by 2-strokes on the Pebble Beach Golf Course.
5:30pm - Supper tonite
- Fried chicken
- Baked beans topped with cheddar cheese
- Fried squash
- Fried sliced red potatoes