We did have a little unexpected challenge first thing in the morning. For the past week and a half or so, we’ve been having some issues with our fridge cooling while on electric. We’ve played around with settings, tried switching it back and forth, and on Tuesday we came to the conclusion that it just was not working on electric. Harry went out and took a look behind the vent cover on the outside of the rig. He observed some kind of yellow powdery discharge that was all over inside the compartment. So yesterday he called the place where we’ve had all our previous service done, and as soon as he described what he was seeing, they said right away, sounds like the cooling unit has failed. They were not sure why it was still working on propane, but strongly recommended that we turn it off, as they have heard of fires starting when the unit is run after that yellow powder appears. So….time for bags of ice. Luckily, we do have a good sized cooler, so we were able to fit all of our perishables into it. We had to throw out a little ice cream. And we’ll be “roughing it” for the rest of the week. We have an appointment to bring the rig over next Tuesday, and then they will order the part. In a couple weeks we should be good as new. And, the best part is, we’re still under warranty until next June (and have an extended warranty after that).
So that took up the beginning of our morning and then after that, it was time to get about the business of enjoying my birthday.
Right across the road from the campground is a bike path, so we decided to check it out. It’s a nice path, but I would like it to be a little longer. We went all the way in one direction and then came back and went all the way to the other end. Altogether, its maybe three miles long. Ten or twenty would be even better.
We had a great table right on the porch looking out at the sidewalk. The nice thing about being here in the offseason is that it’s easy to get a table anywhere. I had a delicious drink called “Shipwreck Punch”. Yum.
After lunch, we walked around some more, and back to the beach. I love walking in the sand where the waves are coming in.
We had one more stop to make – the Cape May lighthouse.
There’s also a bird sanctuary there, which is very nice and peaceful.
We had a great day, just walking around and enjoying nature. I can’t think of a better way to spend my birthday.
Oh, and last evening I got a nice birthday present! A text from the agency letting us know that we have a showing scheduled for Saturday! So that was a great way to end the day.
Looking forward to more of the same today…