Okay. Let's get this out of the way right at the beginning.
You know that satellite TV problem? Well, I'm an idiot. :)
I had convinced myself that there was some major technical problem. I even got the ladder out and climbed up on the roof this morning to check the TV receiver arm on the dish. All looked fine there.
But what is the first thing everyone says when you are having problems with an electronic device?
That's right. Check the connections!
The satellite cable had come loose on our main TV DVR. I would have known that had we turned on the bedroom TV. But nooooooo. I was certain it was a bigger issue, so of course neither TV should work. Wrong. :)
I figured all this out after explaining this baffling problem to a couple of experts. How embarrassing.
So now I'm confessing so others won't feel so bad when they do silly things. I think that's why we have lots of readers - they can count on me to make them feel better. :)
Well, I promised some pictures, so here we go.
How about a sunrise over the lake on our side of the campground?
I took that one before Linda got up. Then I got up on the roof to check the satellite dish and finally mount our cell phone amplifier antenna. We had service, but it was shaky. Now it's good.
Linda got up and went through her usual routine. I found her playing her Ball Lines game. I needed to shut down the internet, so I waited until she finished. And I waited and waited.
I ended up sitting down with her and we tackled the game together. Sheesh. We played that stupid game for a couple hours.
Finally, we got out and ran to the closest post office to mail some bracelets. We picked up a map of the lake on the way back to pick out some potential launch points for our Foldcat inflatable pontoon boat.
We then got on our bikes to ride around for awhile. I took some photos of various campsites (per requests).
We came upon these two motorhomes on gorgeous sites.
There were tell-tale signs that they were full-timers. Escapees stickers, satellite internet tripod, South Dakota license plates, etc.
Naturally, we introduced ourselves and they invited us to sit and chat. Bob & Carol have been full-timing for 8 years and Ken & Bonnie have been full-timing for 7 years.
Every once in awhile, their paths cross and they travel together. We listened to stories, and Linda joined them in an early evening kahlua and cream.
We enjoyed our time with them. Sitting out and talking with fine people on a beautiful lake with the cries of the loons across the water - it just doesn't get much better.
We left them when the sound of my stomach growling was louder than the loons. :)
By that time, the sun was starting to set. I snapped a couple of shots of the sunset on the opposite side of the campground.
Back home, we started a fire and had a little Halloween chili for dinner.
I leaned back in my lounger and stared up at the stars through the gap in the tall trees. With technology issues behind us for now, I am really enjoying this place.
We talked about our schedule for the next month. And I was thrilled when Linda agreed that we would stay here a total of two weeks.
This just may be our favorite campground yet, and you know we have been in some great ones. :)
So, even though I tricked myself, the treat of staying here has made it a very Happy Halloween indeed. :)