Thursday, May 18
Today is the last day of the week that we paid for upon arrival at Rogerson RV Park in Rogerson, Idaho. We made our camp at the RV park in order to “ride out” a week of early morning low temperatures with the assistance of electric hook-ups powering the Best Little Trailer’s heat strip.
High water at the dam, Salmon Falls Creek Reservoir
The plan has been to move to nearby Lud Drexler Campground, located next to Salmon Falls Creek Reservoir. Based on weather forecasts, a week with electric hook-ups will carry us to warmer temperatures and no more need for turning on a heater.
Reg and I motor out to the reservoir.
The snow is gone from the fields. The air is fresh and, when we stop for this photo, a meadowlark sings from his perch on a fence post.
The recent snowfall highlights Brown’s Bench and the mountains beyond.
Here’s a bit of history regarding Brown’s Bench:
“In 1888, an outlaw acting alone robbed the Jarbridge-Idaho stage near the site of present-day Salmon Dam. The bandit was quickly overtaken and killed by a posse but the gold was not found. Many believe that the outlaw buried the strongbox somewhere on the east side of Brown’s Bench, a large flat mesa, about 15 miles west of Rogerson, Idaho.” — legendsofamerica.com
The campground is nearly empty.
That will change, of course, when weekend comes. I hear there’s a walleye tournament set for Saturday, which will draw a crowd, for sure.
I park the Perfect Tow Vehicle in the same campsite (below) that we had when we were here in 2015. This is my favorite site.
Reggie and I wander through the campground.
Most of the wooden shelters have been replaced with metal ones. Fortunately, Reggie is too occupied with marking every clump of grass and bush to consider that The Popping Monster may be here, too.
The trees wear new leaves and blossoms.
“Okay, let’s go home. I’m ready for some lunch!”
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A neighbor comes over to our site at the RV park.
Word has gotten ’round the park that our propane heater is unusable because of a leak.
And so . . . Kevin shows up at our door: “I hear you have a propane leak.”
Soon thereafter Kevin is lying on the floor of the Best Little Trailer.
With one hand he shines his flashlight into the interior of the Wave 3 heater, and, with the other hand, squirts soapy water from a spray bottle. He finds the location of the leak. A shiny, silver supply tube inside the heater is cracked!
He offers to drive to Twin Falls (40 miles!), locate or fashion a metal tube replacement, and then install it.
You have got to be kidding. I’ve heard of good neighbors, but this is too much.
“No, no, no. That’s very nice of you to offer to do that, Kevin, but I’m not going to let you. It’s enough that I know exactly where the leak is. Now all I have to do is drive into a service place. I can point to the location of the leak and have them fix it.”
Gosh, awfully nice people around here . . . .
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Friday, May 19
I’m at my computer table involved in blogging when there’s a rap on the door of the BLT.
It’s Anita and she has Roger with her!
“Look who’s here, Reggie!”
I clip the squirmy-happy Reggie Man onto his tether. All the while Roger hops up and down and around, happy to see his friend again.
“Oh, and look at you, Roger!” He jumps on my legs in response. “You look like you BELONG to someone!”
He’s wearing the orange harness I adjusted to fit Reggie.
(I snipped out my stitching to make if fit the huskier Roger.)
The canine pals are ecstatic!
As soon as I let go of Reggie, he and Roger commence a friendly game of “Who’s the boss?”
“Good morning!” Anita announces with a smile. “I thought you were leaving this morning.”
“I was,” I reply. “Until I saw the forecast is for two more cold mornings. We’ll stay until Sunday. It’s supposed to be much warmer then.”
(I could’ve gone to Twin Falls to have the heater fixed this Friday morning, but I don’t feel like it, which is an all-purpose excuse I employ quite regularly since I retired.)
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Coming up in the next post:
Reggie and I move to Lud Drexler Campground.
Also an update on Roger’s adjustment to his new home!
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