Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Ririe Reservoir, Idaho

We are 24 hours into a 3 night adventure 21 miles from home base.  We are in a great State Park campground managed by Bonneville County.  The sites are large, but it makes little difference in the big scheme of things because there is no one else here.  The campground web site says they open May 1st, but when we arrived yesterday prepared to “boondock” it, we were pleasantly surprised to learn the electricity and water to the sites was turned on.  The Campground Host is on the job and we are settling in very nicely. 


I learned to check the location of the power outlet box as it relates to our super humungous slide out.  With the slide fully extended, it “nudged” the power box about 1/4 inch.  Of course I didn’t realize this until we had unhooked and set down all the stabilizers, etc.  We are also adding to our standard camping checklist for all the items we forgot.

There are several nice trails right from the campsite and the puppies are very happy to be able to wander off leash.  Annie is showing a tendency to pick up burrs and other assorted vegetation in her fur.  She also got a cactus needle in her nose and gave us a lot of resistance when trying to remove it.  They did not sleep to well last night because when ever one of us got up for a potty call, they both started whining.  They have their regular beds and should have been very tired, but they did not seem to be able to settle down.


Rosie is getting used to the bigger and better kitchen arrangement.  She prepared a very nice dinner of German Goulash with pasta.  When we pulled out some bread to go with this, we discovered we came without butter or margarine.   Oh well, that is the purpose of trial runs close to home.  My Verizon service is providing both cell and internet access of very good quality.  My business continues uninterrupted even out here in such a lovely, natural setting.


Tonight we are having grilled chicken with roast potato wedges, corn and homemade coleslaw.  I tried fishing in the lake for about an hour this morning with no luck (so what is new about that).  The wind started up early today and is pretty steady, especially coming off the water.  Rain showers are predicted starting about 10 pm tonight.  Tomorrow will be cooler, down to mid-40’s and may be wet on and off.  Oh well, such is the camping life.


Happy trails from Ririe Reservoir in Idaho.

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