Sunday, May 6, 2012

Full Timers At Last!

The house is closed.  The extra car is sold.  All the stuff we want to keep is either in storage; or with us in the truck and/or camper.  I think we are officially full timers. 

We are currently in the middle of a month long rental at Snake River RV Park and Campground in Idaho Falls, Idaho.  This is a really nice park.  A former KOA, it has tent sites, RV sites, and cabins.  The owner is active on the site and there is a staff of 10 or so working diligently to make our experience here a good one.

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We have a 30 amp electric site with water.  The monthly rate of $400 includes a honey wagon that dumps our tanks every Tuesday and Friday.  There is a flat $75 charge for electricity for the month.  The daily rates are in the mid $30 range.  The sites are gravel pull thrus and grassy back ins.  The sites are level.  We selected our site in early April.  It is on the end of a row of pull thrus, which means we have a large grassy area with two trees and no neighbors on our street side. 

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We are the very last site on the row on the right.     This is the front of our site.  Note the neat fire ring.

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                                                     This is the view from our front door.

We are about 100 yards from the Snake River, but there is no direct access from the park.  There is wildlife in the area including a variety of water fowl, squirrels and what appears to be either muskrats, marmots, or beavers.  Every time I try to get close enough for a picture they scurry off to the river.   Here is a picture of one of the resident squirrels watching me with some degree of curiosity:
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We have hosted friends at our site and the staff has no problem with guests parking on the grass in empty tent sites across the road.  Overall, a very pleasant place to spend our first days of our new life.  However, we are anxious to hit the road. 

A final note on the significance of this day.  Forty five years ago, in a small apartment on Olympic Blvd in Los Angeles, California I was fortunate enough to wed the lovely lady that is sharing my life today.  We hope this adventure will take us through the next forty five years.

5 comments:

BJ said...

Happy Anniversary! what a way to celebrate. I hope the next chapter of your life will be as wonderful as the first 45 years.

Me and My Dog said...

Congratulations! Your campsite is wonderful, I'd love one like that. The trees, lawn and critters will be great to look at from your camp side chairs.

Happy Anniversary, too! 45 years is quite an accomplishment.

Welcome to full-timing. :)

Anonymous said...

Jim and Rosie. You two are truly blessed. My love to you both. Roger and Lydia

Rick and Kathy Rousseau said...

Happy Anniversary with many more to follow. Now you can truly enjoy them with a much simpler lifestyle. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It's about time.

Joe Hayes said...

Congrads on your "New Bride". I really see that life is good for you.
Joe