Saturday, April 4
Our camp on Ward Mountain ten miles southeast of Ely, Nevada, is delightfully warm today after a few days of cold and snow. The crew and I walk around all three loops of the campground and not one other camper is here!
Bridget, Reggie and I wander around a group site.
I’m sad looking at the empty picnic tables imagining my extended family of four generations (five, including Auntie!), sitting on the benches, laughing, talking, passing big bowls of salad and bags of potato chips . . . excited children chasing each other around the cedar trees, the smell of meat on grills . . . .
As I walk past the vacant benches, I hear their voices . . . . “Who wants another hot dog? There are plenty left!”
“C’mon, doodleheads. Let’s see what’s over here.”
The campground has a horseshoe pit, a place to play soccer, many marked trails, and an amphitheater.
Ward Mountain Campground is free in the off-season (might be cold, too), but good for an overnight stop, or longer if you are like me and enjoy a private camp in the woods. The campground is easy in and easy out.
I saw a national forest service pick-up drive by our campsite again today.
I think someone checks the campground every day.
This tells me that when a campground is listed online as “closed,” it may mean closed to reservations, the water is turned off, and there isn’t a camp host, yet camping might still be allowed. Something to consider when traveling in the off-season . . . . However, if you see a “closed” sign at the campground or a barrier, of course, do not try to camp there.
I finish Deep Storm by Lincoln Child. Gosh, it’s an engaging story which surprises me, it being science fiction. I don’t usually care for science fiction.
Some of you have asked for my book recommendations. I recommend this one. (As I type this the Kindle edition of Deep Storm is only $1.99!)
We go into town to do laundry.
Soak n’ Suds is a big, clean, modern laundry in Ely. It’s also the most expensive, at least for me, because I need single-load washers, and all they have is double or triple load. I like to wash my shirts in cold water and other things in warm and still other things in hot.
It’s nice to have all the clothes and bed covers clean and sweet-smelling again!
Sunday, April 5
A sunny day, but very windy!
Thank you for your kind Easter wishes to Bridget, Reggie, and me, and to each other. You touched my heart that you took the time from your Easter Sunday to write a note.
Unfortunately, for me, I did not have the peaceful day you wished for me. I felt it necessary to monitor my blog to protect it from possible fall-out from being tarred and feathered on the internet.
Which brings me to say . . .
I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings with what I write, but sometimes I do. I’m sorry for the times my tone is harsh or my words are snippy. Recently I took a comment “the wrong way” and gave a poor response. I have apologized three times. What more can I do other than pray that all will turn out for the best?
Monday, April 6
A new day! Thanks again, dear readers, for bringing your goodness here for all of us to enjoy!
THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING AMAZON FROM MY BLOG!