Friday, October 9 – Tuesday, October 13
I like a camp that offers several different choices for walking the crew.
At Baker Dam Reservoir Campground one choice is to follow the trail that winds away from the day use area. That trail is a maze and one “arm” reaches our campsite.
It’s like our own, personal trail!
There are so many berries they look like garlands draped on the boughs.
I never see anyone here. It seems people don’t go for picnics much any more. They either go camping or do other things, I guess.
I photograph the morning light on the tree tops. The Santa Clara River is somewhere among those trees.
Bridget knows the trail so well that sometimes she turns around and goes back to camp to wait for us from underneath the Best Little Trailer. It depends upon how she feels on any given day.
“You still with us, Bridgie?”
Another choice for walks is to cross the dam.
Few campers are here during the week.
These folks come well prepared.
At any rate, these campers are protected!
Even the really big rigs slide in among the junipers.
These are for the short walks of the day, originating from our campsite. We also board the Perfect Tow Vehicle to go places where we can take longer walks, such as in the Pine Valley Mountains which I’ll show you in another post.
Update on core battery fee:
I have a bad habit of not checking cash register receipts at the time of purchase. When I bought a battery at Wal-Mart’s automotive department in Richfield, Utah, I didn’t look at the receipt until later, when we’re at our next camp several miles away.
You may remember me mentioning the $12 I was charged for “core battery fee.” Huh?
Readers explained that this is a fee refunded upon turning in an old battery.
Well, I didn’t have to turn in an old battery because the old battery was kept at the shop at the time the new battery was put in.
I call Wal-Mart automotive in Richfield and explain the situation.
Since I paid with a credit card, I figure the $12 can be credited to my card. Not so. Not over the phone. Against Wal-Mart policy. I have to come into the Wal-Mart with the receipt and my credit card in order to receive a refund. I’m nowhere near Richfield in order to do that.
I ask to speak with the supervisor.
Lindsey, the supervisor, readily suggests a solution. Take the receipt to any Wal-Mart, produce my credit card, have that Wal-Mart call the Richfield Wal-Mart to confirm, and I’ll receive a refund.
Before ending the call I make a suggestion to Lindsey and she seems agreeable to it.
“I never heard of a core battery fee. I’m sure there are others who haven’t either. All of this could’ve been avoided if someone had mentioned the core battery fee at the time of purchase. Maybe make it standard procedure to inform the customer?”
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