Saturday, October 20, 2012

Disappointment Turns To Joy

When we arrived at our target campsite, LePage County Park, Friday afternoon, we discovered it was all booked up.  Turns out the Steelhead are running in the river and the campground is next to the river and the fishermen had reserved all the sites.  It looked so good when we pulled in about 2:00 pm; until we saw the “Campground Full” sign.  The attendant in the entry shack explained the whole situation, then referred us to Maryhill State Park about 10 miles down the road and across the Columbia River in Washington State.

To get there we had to cross this bridge:

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How many of you know that Rosie is deathly afraid of high, long bridges?  Well, she just took a deep breath, closed her eyes and said “Let me know when we are on the ground again”.  What a gal!  So just across the bridge is this wonderful State Park with large green lawns, mature trees and full hookups.  That is rare; full hookups in a State Park.  A little pricey for us at $28 a night, but what the heck; once in a while you gotta splurge.  The whole park is first come – first served and it appeared to be about 25% full.  We drove around the loop and found a great pull through site overlooking a large grassy area.  As soon as we settled in, we agreed this was the kind of place we would like to stay an extra night; so we are.  Great benefit of the RV lifestyle; you can change your plans at the drop of a hat.

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View from our dining room.                                              Large green tent camping area.

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     That is the Columbia River in the background.                                   Our site.

After we got all settled in Rosie started on dinner.  Our friends, Gary and Julie Butler, from the Snake River Campground in Idaho Falls had given us a fileted Cutthroat Trout they caught at Henry’s Lake in Idaho; so we breaded the filets and fried them up , added some oven roasted potatoes and green beans with almonds.  Yummy!

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Doesn’t Rosie look great for someone who suffered 6 broken ribs and 2 cracked vertebrae 3 weeks ago?

Thanks for stopping by.

5 comments:

TexCyn said...

Rose, you do look great!!! Wow, amazing & I'm very happy to see that! Really nice space you found there, yes, a little pricey, but I agree that full hook ups are nice to get at a state park. Love your nice big kitchen area too...can I have it? Want to trade kitchens?
;-)

TravelBug-Susan said...

Nice to see you looking good and up and about.

I was noticing the big kitchen too and the "Pampered Chef" apron. The dinner is beautiful. Yummmm!

Happy you found a nice place to camp. Are you close to the Maryhill Museum and Stonehenge Replica honoring veterans? Worth a visit if you are.

TravelBug-Susan

Jim and Rosie Sathe said...

Thanks TexCyn and Susan. The kitchen was one of the attacting features of this fiver when we looked at it.

Susan, how is your recovery going?

Laurie and George said...

Rosie, you look fantastic! Glad you made it over the bridge without too much trouble :)

Donna K said...

We've often talked about staying at Maryhill but so far have never made it. I like the looks of it from your pictures so think we will have to give it a try.