Sunday, October 20, 2013

On The Road Again!

Yes, we were humming one of Willie Nelson’s tunes as we pulled out of Tollbridge Park this morning at 8:45 am.  A short downhill run to Hood River and then on to I-84 eastbound towards Idaho.  The weather was exceptionally nice this morning, crisp and clear.   We could see Mt. Adams over on the Washington side like it was just up the road a bit.  Unfortunately, we forgot to put the camera in the truck so we missed an opportunity for a picture.

I had not realized how many energy windmills have been put up on the Washington side of the Columbia Gorge.  At a million bucks a pop, there is a lot of money invested over there.  The ride today was how I like it, mostly flat and straight.  We had one long uphill grade and one shorter downhill grade.  I had set Barbie, our GPS, for our destination, but she missed it by a lot.  She wanted us to get off the Interstate about 20 miles early.  I have no idea where she wanted to go, but I have sense enough to realize you don’t get off the Interstate for a State Park until you see a sign for the State Park.  That is the reason I don’t blindly go where Barbie tells me to go all the time, especially with 7 tons of trailer hooked up behind me.

After 308 miles on the road we arrived at Farewell Bend State Park.  This is our first time here and we found it to be very pleasant.  The sites are big, if not exactly level, and have electric (50 amp) and water hookups for $17 a night.   After getting set up we took a walk down to the Snake River that runs on the edge of the campground.  Sammy apparently got to close to the edge of a bank and fell in the river.  It was over his head in depth, but minimal current along the shore and he managed to swim out pretty quickly.  So now we have that wet dog smell in the camper.  As we were standing there I kept seeing something rising out of the water in the middle of the river.  It stayed in the same general area for about 20 minutes, but I couldn’t figure out what it was.  My guess is a very large catfish, but ???.  I got a zoom picture of it.  Do any of you have any ideas?


Rosie and I were thinking that it will be strange not having people knocking on our door asking for firewood Winking smile.

Thanks for stopping by.

1 comment:

Roger Amick said...

From the size of that fish it's lucky Sammy didn't end up on the menu. See you soon.