The Transnistria parliament building with a statue of Lenin out front. In the city of Tiraspol, Transnistria. Photo taken December 9, 2016.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Tiraspol, Transnistria...the country that doesn't exist.

Where are they going next? Northern Moldova. Arrive December 11th.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Three drunks and a fire ring

Wow, busy day yesterday. And the campground is full. We got everybody checked in okay, with one exception. Turned out okay, but it could have been a pain.

So this one lady checked in to a tenting site that she had reserved. She asked for a load of firewood to be delivered, but when Russell went to drop it off, he said the site was empty.

So he asked if I had the right site.

Hmm. Pretty sure that I did, so I went for a drive on the gator to see what happened to her. She had been checked into T9, and I found her and her group all set up in T5.

I remembered the conversation from when she booked. She had said it was the tenting site furthest away, and that can only be T9, so that's the one I booked her in. She says "oh, well I meant this one".

They had four tents and all their gear set up in there. Would have taken them an hour or more to move it all, so I said that it would depend on the people who were supposed to be in there and see if they minded being in T9 instead. Turned out those people never showed last night so we'll see if they arrive today. I don't expect it to be a problem.

I walked around at 11:15pm or so and there were lots of people out enjoying their campfires.

I did the same thing at 1:45am and came across a group of four young people making a ton of noise in the middle of the roadway. The girl disappeared right away, but the three young men didn't. I took two open beer away from them. Two of them were pretty drunk as it was, the third was still pretty coherent.

I asked what campsite they were from and they said they weren't camping, just visiting a friend who was camping. I explained it was time for them to head out, and the two drunk ones didn't like that idea. For a minute or two, I thought I was going to have a problem. The third guy was a voice of reason to the drunk ones though and he talked them into leaving.

Still two or three campfires going on, and I reminded one group to keep their voices down. They were all being pretty good though. As I was walking away, I tripped over the next fire ring. Didn't fall down, but put a good gash in my leg! It's pretty sore this morning.

All in all, not bad. Hopefully tonight goes smoothly. Big fireworks show this evening, so that should be fun.

I do like seeing the campground full, and everybody enjoying themselves though.

Our Amazon deal of the day isn't in itself a great "deal" as such, but it is something that every RV'er should have in their tool kit.



I always have a roll of this stuff handy. Never used it for over five years, and then in April of this year while down in Mexico I was glad that I had it.

My kit. As with the one in the link above, I had the 4" wide by 10 ft long version.

You can buy them in various widths and lengths, although I thought that the 4"x10' size would be sufficient for emergency use.

Somehow, a branch had caught on my roof and put a tear in it.

But I was well prepared with Eternabond and had the problem fixed in no time!

16 comments:

  1. Taking on three young drunks takes a bit of courage. Happily it all went well. Hope your leg will heal soon.

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    1. Bravery and stupidity sometimes are the same thing. Yes, it ended okay so that's the main thing. Leg still sore...

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  2. Never know what you'll come up against when it comes to a couple drunks. In my younger days I've chased down "dine and dash" types, and never gave it a second thought. Not sure I'd do that these days though. I don't look all that great in orange.

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  3. Eternabond has come to our rescue a few times. Like you say, every RVer should have some. Mine is a 4" X 50' roll. That job of yours goes on into the middle of the night! You need a good Union, you should be on double time! ;)

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    1. Totally happy with the contract that I negotiated on my own. And no union dues to pay!

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  4. Eternabond is fantastic stuff. I even used it to repair a 1" hole in a polyethylene water tank where nothing else worked. I agree that 4" x 10ft is the ideal size for most RVers. Unfortunately the cool 4x10 kit that Kevin has is no longer available. The suggested Amazon deal gives you 10ft for $22, but they just cut 10ft off a 50ft roll and that's all you get---the important instructions not included. By far the best Amazon deal is the 4" x 50ft full roll for just $60. What to do with 50ft of the stuff? Well, if you have an old leaky roof, lots! Otherwise cut it up into 10ft lengths and give them to your best RVer friends for Xmas.

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    1. cut it up into 10ft lengths and give them to your best RVer friends for Xmas.

      Great idea!!

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  5. Ugh...I would not want your job. Late nights and dealing with drunks? You are very easy-going, as one would have to be to deal with that. I'd be really stressed out. Good for you for taking it in stride!

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    1. That is the only part of the job that Kevin really doesn't like. I would be stressed out too, in fact even though it's not me going around I am still worried about the noise and any complaints that we might get about it.

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  6. Well it's an attention grabbing title. I was expecting "Did I ever tell you about the 3 drunks and the fire ring". Glad you didn't hurt yourself and that they were willing to head on out. I'm so impressed with a campground that has someone come around 11:15 and at 1:45 AM. When do you sleep?

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    1. He didn't hurt himself badly but he did do a bit of a number on his leg and it was sore the next day but he was lucky it wasn't worse. He slept in between 11:15pm and 1:45am and then again after that. I think he also managed to get a nap in there too for a short time yesterday afternoon.

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  7. Messing with drunks was never fun, glad there was one that was reasonable enough to get his friends to listen to you. Phew!

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    1. It helped when he mentioned that if they didn't listen to him then they would have to deal with the RCMP and that wouldn't turn out as well for them.

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  8. Really not too bad with only the one rowdy group of drunks, at least all went well for you eventually.

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    1. No, it wasn't too bad but it could have been worse. We will be happy when the weekend is over.

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