2015 Trip 2: a little electrical work...

Silver Lake PP - May 2015

Like Cedar Cove is our first weekend, Silver Lake PP always seems to be our May long weekend destination. It is relatively close, within 2 hours, and we get to visit Helen & Paul at their nearby cottage.

 Traffic was slow, totally expected, given it is a long weekend. Did not eyeball many trailers on the road, only a few, perhaps they are not as brave as us this early in the season.

2015 Trip 1: season 6 begins...

Cedar Cove, White Lake, May 2015

The opening weekend, one of our favourite times of the year. Again we are headed to Cedar Cove, as it is a nice campground, and offers the services we like to have when opening or closing. We always try to snag our favourite spot down by the water.

 For the beginning of May, quite a heat spell this week, every day around 30C or above 80F. A welcome change after the long cold winter we just experienced.

Adding a little storage

We have contemplated the front storage cabinet for a while now. I was concerned how it would visually affect the smooth flow of the curved ceiling, and the outdoor reflections. We did realize the extra storage would be handy over the long term, so figured it was time to take the plunge. The cabinets usually come with laminate on the doors, but we thought that if the doors were covered in aluminum, it would retain some of the reflectivity I like so much. A quick communication with Safari Condo confirmed the doors could be covered in aluminum, so we placed the order.

We had it shipped to us as it looked to be an easy install, and it would save us a drive to the factory. It came assembled, and was indeed a simple install. It has a length of LED lights underneath, which can be quite bright, so I added a 12v dimmer into the circuit. Now the intensity of the light can be adjusted to suit the need.

We primarily want it for clothing, and on the first trip out, we found it real handy to have a few items of clothing so readily available.

Adding a little comfort

We have always found the bench foam a little too firm for sleeping, great for being a bench though. We have tried a variety of things to try to get a little more comfort for us while sleeping, even a few memory foam pillows that Dale would perch upon. Not overly conducive to a nice relaxed sleep. We figured a topper was the ultimate solution, but always wondered what to do with it during the day. They are not overly storage friendly. Then we saw how Lissa stores their topper as a bolster along the back window, and figured we would give it a try.

We found a nice 2 1/2 inch thick topper, a nice coordinating duvet cover, pulled out the sewing machine and started sewing. With a little pressure applied when rolling, we can get it down to a good size. It seemed to do the job the first weekend out, a nice comfortable sleep, and when rolled and used as a bolster, it is an awesome back rest. We are thinking we have found our solution for a comfortable sleep.