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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:12 pm 
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First wedding of this trip done.

Our grandson's wedding was well orchestrated, held in a great venue, a former Seattle Ferry docked on Lake Union with the Seattle skyline as a back drop, but it all was paled by the bride and groom. They really appear to really have it together and should make a great couple. Two more weddings to go, I hope the results are equal.

We are now on the Olympic Peninsula in Chimacum, WA, the home of Evergreen Coho Escapee Park. We're staying for a month. The price is right, $495 and it includes electricity. We had not planned to stay so long but our grandson asked us to stay so he can spend more time when he returns from his honeymoon... happy to do it.

We had another age related failure. The power plug at the rig end failed this morning, melted down on the hot lead, I assume a high resistance contact situation. It melted the male portion at the rig and the female portion of the cable at the hot pin. I probably should have noticed this before it totally failed. Fortunately we had a second cable so we went to Home Depot and purchased a Male end for the rig and replaced it.

I have never liked how the AC connects to the rig and had been planning to make a solid connection at the rig end when we returned. (On our rig there is a stubby cable about a foot long with a male plug on it. I don't know it this is standard or not.)

As I've sat here each evening I've been thinking about adding additional storage space, not because there's not really enough but rather for additional convenience. For example we could use something like a desk drawer. I used to have one on the front dash in front of the passenger in a former motorhome, as well there's an appropriate location fpr a drawer under the cabinet to the left of the door.

As well the space above the door could serve as storage space. Possibly a storage shelf for hats and gloves, a flashlight or .....

There is also funky unused space between the front cabinets at the front roll bar (we have the over cab cabinet option) It appears this space could easily add a book shelf on each side of the rig.

Lastly I like pull out under the couch storage. The first , most rearward storage space is a drawer that we use for pots and pans. We are considering making the middle storage space a pullout drawer as well.

As to the shelving of the Bathroom closet that has worked well. One thing we could have used was a small steamer for my dress coat.

We have added two Command hooks to the back f the shower to allow us to hang our rain coats. After all we are in the Sunless Northwest, virtually rain every day at this time of the year.

Though we have had this and that issues, the Born Free has worked well. All critical systems are working well.

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 Post subject: Re: Newbie
PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:20 pm 
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Tulips.

I should have mentioned we went to Mount Vernon, WA for the Tulip Festival. It runs for the month of April. Acres of tulips, looking like a Van Gogh landscape, an acre of reds, yellows, purple, ... just amazing. Well worth the visit. If you time it right you can also see acres of daffodils. We went to lunch at the Kiwanis, they do a fund raiser lunch for the entire year, in its 66th year. BBQ grilled Salmon, baked potato, coleslaw, drinks and dessert for $15.


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 Post subject: Re: Newbie
PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:58 pm 
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Members in Chimacum, WA

Someone in Chimacum WA recently purchases a Born Free. If you are a member of this site please contact me. Thank you.

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 Post subject: Re: Newbie
PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:04 pm 
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Ginny read through all the posts I've written and people respond to on the site. She found the person who owns the Born Free here in Chimacum. I'm now in my first park with two Born Frees. Progress

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