We enjoyed our stay in Grand Marais, MN. We got lucky upon our arrival. They have reserved sites and non reserved sites. We had reservation for 3 days, but we wanted to stay at least a week. I figured as big as the place was I would be able to, upon arrival, wangle a spot of some kind. One of the lake sites which are non-reservable had just become available. I was asked if I wanted a water spot, and my reply, "if I have to" :). While the smallest of the sites along the water, it had a beautiful view.
After two weeks were going to have to move so we decided to head on down the road towards International Falls. We had to go all the way to Duluth to stop by Walmart and get our meds renewed. All went to plan until I pulled into the Walmart parking lot which was within a mile from the Int Airport. My MCD shades went haywire and wouldn't respond and my direct wired windshield night shade went 2/3d's the way down and stopped and wouldn't do anything. I thought the batteries had gone out so I went in to get new ones. That didn't fix the problem. Called MCD and after about 30 minutes he asked me if I was next to an airport and I said yes, the map indicated one reasonably close. Seems that some airport frequencies will override the wireless controls to the MCD shades and when we move away they will start responding. That would not work with the windshield shades as they are direct switch wired. The closest dealer for MCD was Anoka, MN which is about 2.5 hours south. A couple of calls later I had a place to stay the night and headed that way. After a few miles I tried the wireless shades and they were working correctly.
Upon arrival and unhooking the truck someone, I think at Walmart, had backed into the MH. I was a little perturbed.
We arrived about 9:30 and my part had just arrived. I was parked on the street, and the Svc Mgr said he would be right out. :) When he arrived we were standing outside on the curb talking when a pickup pulling a brand new trailer pulled out of the Dealership. I immediately started saying and yelling he was not going to make it and was turning to sharp when he hit my DS front mirror.
We got our shade motor replaced, it had completely come apart and he had to dig gears and such out of the tube. We motored on to St Cloud, MN about 50 miles away and are waiting to hear from his insurance adjuster. Maybe Wednesday or Thursday we can go on. Anyway we have full hookups and there is a little to see around the area. The fulltiming lifestyle allows for instant changes like this and I've had to react to similar changes throughout my working career. So it is no problem. Also, the leaves are turning, we'll do just fine. :)
When life throws you a lemon just make lemonade and watch a sunset. :)