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Day 43 – Moving On

Yesterday was a very laid back day. We woke to cool temperatures and a beautiful day. This pond is right out the back of our trailer.

Ken washed and waxed the front cap on the trailer to remove the bug juice it had collected during our trip. Now that were in cooler weather things like that can be done without passing out. Other than that most of the day was spent sitting, watching nature and reading. Here are some of the observations from around camp.

They have a bunch of really pretty Yellow Headed Black Birds.

The squirrels are use to being fed by passing campers and this one was no exception. He especially liked potato chips.

There is a lot of farmland around the area and this crop duster was “dusting” the fields. He made his turns right at the edge of camp. Hopefully we didn’t eat his dust!

We walked around the pond that’s behind our camper and noticed a bandstand. Apparently the campground caters to large groups and some of them bring entertainment. Ken plays in a big swing band and thought this would be a good gig for the group 😉

We walked down to the Snake River that runs along the campground. The water was high and the campground owner said that it had gone over its banks a month ago.

Late in the afternoon we had a small thunderstorm come through which cooled things down a little.

It was gone by the time we fired up the “barbie” for dinner.

While this is a nice place we still don’t feel like we are camping as we are close to the highway and all day long you get the constant roar of traffic. It’s not overbearing but it’s not peaceful either. We’re going to drive another 300 miles northwest to Mountain View Holiday RV Park in Baker City, Oregon. It sounds like a lovely place and if it is we’ll spend several nights there “camping”.


2 Responses

  1. We’ve camped a number of times overnight at the Farewell Bend Park right at the Idaho/Oregon border… and a fun side trip is up to halfway in the Wallawas…

    Buen Viaje…

  2. What a trip you have been on. Something that everyone would love to do. The pictures that you have shared with all of us are just beautiful. What a great trip you are on and so many good memories. You are getting closer to home. Enjoy the rest of your trip…

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