Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Saturday, July 4, 2009
The one down side this location is the darn, pesky misquitos; they are everywhere. Which means we either wear long pants and long shirts; or load up on repellent. There is a bridge on the edge of the park to an island in the river. The owners have cut a long path/trail in the tall grass. Sammy and Annie are happy to be able to run off leash over there. It is really funny to see Annie bouncing up and down or standing on her hind legs to try to find Sammy in the tall grass.
I have seen an eagle fishing in the area (he is better at it than I am) and I keep the binoculars at the ready. Met some nice people from California, Arizona and Wyoming so far. Will probably meet more tonight at the grill party.
It has been a good trip. It was great to see our daughter, Michelle, and meet her 4 legged traveling companion, Loren. She, and her friends Michelle and Randy Vincent, were great companion campers at Deception Pass State Park in Washington State. After we parted company we had a great drive across the northern edge of the Cascade Mountain Range.
Once we arrived in Idaho, we spent Thursday night at Winchester Lake State Park. I did manage to catch 3 trout in this beautiful setting. The camp sites are in the woods and the lake is surrounded by a forest. The trip between there and here was over 100 miles of mountain forest and river driving. I never thought I would get tired of forest and river scenery, but yesterday I got tired of forest and river scenery. We stopped in Hamilton, MT for last minute food supplies and got here about 4:00 pm. It is good to be back in the Mountain Time Zone again. Tomorrow we are about 4 hours from home. It will be good to get back.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Now back to our trip; today we traveled into Washington State, just past Spokane to a great place, Peaceful Pines RV Park. There is a large area nearby where we can let the puppies roam free; which they really enjoy. Annie continues to be excited about this new experience. She slept in her bed under the dinette table last night and did not bother us one bit. Today was a very pretty drive along I-90. Jim has been to Spokane on business before and has seen the panhandle area of Idaho a couple of times. Tomorrow we will be heading west on I-90 to Seattle; a route neither of us has been down before. At one point today, Michelle called us and she was about 350 miles ahead of us on I-90. Tomorrow we will catch up to her at Deception Pass State Park.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Rosie prepared a scrumptious German Goulash with pasta. I am so stuffed. Tomorrow we will get a late and leisurely start to our next stop in Cheney, Washington.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
As is typical for winter in Idaho, we are buried in snow. I pass the winter months planning for summer trips and am taking this opportunity to update family, friends and blog readers of our RV plans for this summer.
In early June, we will make a short (5 day) trip to Devils Tower area in Wyoming to meet with family members for a early summer campout at Keyhole State Park. We will probably travel through or near Yellowstone and Teton Parks on the way to and from Keyhole.
After about 3 days back home we will head out on a 3 week adventure through Oregon, Washington and Idaho. We plan spend a lot of time lake side and oceanside. Our travels will include Lava Lake, Loon Lake, and several state parks. We plan to end up in Waggonhammer RV Park north of Salmon, Idaho at the end of the trip.
In August we will leave for Colorado to visit our old friends and former neighbors; also spend a few days with Jim's brother near Eaton, CO. From there to Yankton, SD to visit Jim's mom and another brother. We will stay at White Crane, a beautiful South Dakota State Parks campground near the Gavins Point Dam on the Missouri River. From there to Colome, SD for Jim's annual family reunion weekend; followed by a few days in Rapid City, SD, then home to Idaho.
We have acquired a new addition to our family, a little female terrier mix we rescued from the Idaho Falls animal shelter. We hope she adapts to RV life as well as our other pooch, Sammy.