Morning musings from Forest City, NC
Trip Start Aug 19, 2006
55Trip End Oct 30, 2006
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Where I stayed
foothills family campground
Ray Kutos, btw, is the guy Chris photographed a year ago in Pass Christian, MS who lost everything but his son, Dorian. They had family in Charlotte, but no way to reach them, so I got his family's number from Chris and called them to let them know that Ray and Dorian were alive. Their church group sent a van of volunteers to go get them, and last I heard, Ray and Dorian were safe and sound in Charlotte, NC, unsure if they would be staying or going.
We spent the night at the Foothills Family Campground in Forest City, NC last night, $25 per night with wifi, a pool and air hockey in the game room. Small but clean but get this, the wifi access is PC only!!
Now, for an update on the "pooh powder" solution. Please skip the rest of this entry if you have no desire to read a review of the WAG system for biodegradable bodily waste handling.
As some of you know, before we left, I decided that using the toilet in Bokeh would require more cleaning and maintenance than either Chris or myself was cut out for. Know your strengths and weaknesses, I always say! And besides, I grew up at horseshows using port-a-potties, I've done back-country camping and I can handle campground bathrooms. Chris, being a guy, well, he's comfortable anywhere.
My mom, several months ago, suggested we look into portable toilet accessories. I remember seeing these products on Campor.com and after some research decided that it was a viable, although expensive, solution. $1.25 per dump to be precise. The system comes with a garbage bag of sorts, pre-loaded with what the manufacturer calls "pooh powder." I believe the (tm) is pending if anyone's interested. You put the bag in the toilet (as long as the toilet does not have water in it), spread the bag over the seat and well, you sit down. I thought the best trial run of the product was to test with liquid and not solids (I am struggling here to be both informative but not terribly graphic so bear with me). Rule #1 would be to read the directions and not assume that you know how it works. Apparently, you put the garbage bag, with its pre-loaded "pooh powder" in the provided Ziploc waste storage bag before you use it
"honey, you've got something on the back of your thigh."
"What is it, dear?"
"Oh nothing, just a little pooh powder..."
Anyway, I'm still of the mind that pooh powder today means no maintenance tomorrow, and I know that at least a few of you out there wanted to know how it worked out, so I hope I've handled it in such a way that no one feels queasy.
Okay, we're done with the poop talk...