Thursday, May 10, 2012

A very blustery day

Gopher: If I was you, I'd think about skedaddlin' out of here.
Winnie the Pooh: Why?
Gopher: 'Cause it's "Winds-day."

We can remember reading that story to the children years ago.

The weather guessers say the winds are a steady 20 to 30 mph with gusts over 40mph.
The camper was really rockin' this morning so we moved to a more protected area. 
This is a very large BLM area. There are several designated camping areas plus disbursed camping.   We moved to more sheltered area where we could park facing into the wind. A big improvement. Our site: 42.53321 -113.97939 elevation 4,122' This site is large enough for three RV's and  even has a small wooden boat dock.  All this for $2.50/day.
This BLM area will go down as one of our favorites. 

The new computer is all setup.  I called AM Solar. The earliest they could get us in was June 6 so we'll be there.

In the morning, we'll continue west to Twin Falls for the weekend.

Our new camping area

More wagon train ruts.

Traveling the Snake River in an RV is a very pleasant journey. Here is a quote from the journal of Amelia Knight Stewart, 1853 Oregon emigrant.
"day traveling to day, no grass, water very scarce, stopt at noon to water at a very bad place on Snake river, 1 1/2 mile or more a steep bank or precipice the cattle looked like little dogs down there, and after all the trouble getting the poor things down there, they were so tired they could not drink and was obligated to travel back,and take the dusty road again, we are still traveling on in search of water, water"
Esther Belle Hanna, 1852. "This day is excessively hot, almost melting, and dust blinding, O for more patience to endure it all."

Once again, we seem to have the entire area to ourselves.


Russ Krecklow said...

Nice to have the whole place to yourselves, isn't it? We sure enjoy it when that's the case. Certainly a lot easier for us to travel across the country now days, isn't it? Those early pioneers were a hardy lot, and about as tough as they come!

Donna K said...

That dust storm looks like some that are rolling through Phoenix, AZ. Nice camp.


Having an entire area to ourselves is nothing short of pure bliss for us. It just doesn't get any better than that:))