Tuesday, May 30 (continued)
In the last installment of RVSue and her canine crew, the crew is made whole again with the addition of Roger, the former Homeless Dog. He and Reggie lead the way around the RV park to the Perfect Tow Vehicle and the Best Little Trailer.
Rogerson RV Park, Rogerson, Idaho, between Twin Falls and Jackpot, Nevada
I pop the pups into the PTV and go into the store.
I had promised Anita I would take a few photos to promote her establishment on this blog. Rogerson Service, Route 93, Rogerson, Idaho, is a gas/diesel station, grocery and convenience store, cafe, and shady RV park located near Salmon Falls Creek Reservoir
Record-breaking walleye are caught at the reservoir. You can get a fishing license and supplies at the store. Grab a hot or cold drink along with a kolache or cinnamon roll, freshly baked by Anita.
Anita told me about a man who came into the cafe.
After receiving a warm welcome and taking a seat, the man watched while Anita cooked him breakfast behind the counter. When she turned around, holding his plate of scrambled eggs and bacon, she saw that the man was crying.
Anita asked gently what was wrong. The man gathered himself together and replied, “One of the things I loved was watching my wife cook for me. You there fixing my breakfast — I miss her very much.”
When you stop at Rogerson Service, say hi to Anita for me.
And let us know that you did!
Rates at the RV park are very reasonable. Reg and I stayed there for a week for $100 plus tax.
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Okay . . . . so I take the photos and return to the PTV.
This is what I see as I walk across the parking lot.
Hoo-boy . . . My crew awaits.
Oh, sheesh, Roger is half out of his harness already! And Reggie — He’s deliriously happy or punch-drunk from playing. What a pair of goofy guys . . .
“Time for us to leave Rogerson. Good memories made here, right crew?”
“Bye-bye, Rogerson. Bye, Anita. Maybe we’ll be back someday. Thanks for everything!”
I drive us north to Twin Falls.
All the way, Reggie and Roger wrestle and play beside me.
At Cheney Road (Route 30) I zip over to Bish’s RV again. My to-do list has become quite long. Many of the items I can’t accomplish right away. Bish’s (on May 30th) is booked up until June 22nd.
One thing I can do is replace the broken anti-sway bar.
Bish’s sells me a new one: $42.79 less discount of $4.28 plus sales tax of $2.31 for a total cost of $40.82. It comes with a ball for the hitch and a ball for the trailer tongue, neither of which do I need.
Whew! One less item on the list . . . .
“Okay, why don’t you two settle down and take a nap while I drive?”
Route 93 takes us through Twin Falls, across the Snake River, and through Jerome to Shoshone.
I stop at Food Lion to pick up a few groceries.
Reggie and Roger find a lovely bunch of iris upon which to relieve themselves. These pals do everything together!
At Shoshone we turn northeast and about six miles past Richfield, we come to the sign for Pagari Bridge.
Across the bridge are two, riverside campsites.
I choose the second one, a pull-through. I could’ve backed the BLT up to the river’s edge in the other site but I don’t want Reggie and Roger that close to the water. This section of Little Wood River is deep with a strong current.
I do let the crew check out our front yard.
I set up camp and crank out the awning. The crew has a chance to patrol around our site.
This is a good camp for Roger to learn our daily routine without the distraction of people and other dogs.
I cook a turkey burger for lunch.
Okay, time for me to relax while Reggie and Roger play.
Under the awning and next to my lounger, I put down an old, folded quilt to make a pallet for the boys to play on.
Reggie and Roger play all day long.
In the PTV.
On the pallet.
In the house.
On my bed.
Way past Reggie’s bedtime the two of them are still jumping, snarling, hopping, humping, biting, rolling around . . .
Until I pick them up and put them in their beds.
“That’s ENOUGH, you two! Tomorrow is another day.”
They sleep so soundly they’re like concrete dog statues tipped over.
Well, we made it through the first day. And here we are at Roger’s first boondock!
NOTE TO BLOGORINO “CAROL IN MT:” Thank you for telling me about Pagari Bridge! It turns out to be a very memorable camp, as the next few posts will reveal. — Sue
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