Bridget, Spike, and I take off from camp in the Perfect Tow Vehicle.
We don’t go far, just up the road a bit. I park at the start of a spur road. This is why I like being able to leave our house behind. For little, spur-of-the-moment jaunts such as this, the crew and I can jump into the PTV and off we go.
The above photo isn’t very good, but I post it to show you how great campsites can be found. This site is small and sits on a point from which you have about a 260-degree view of the lake. No trees. That’s why an awning or some kind of shade cloth or shelter is good to have. It’s late morning while we’re here and it’s warm standing in the sun.
Looking over the site, I conclude that I wouldn’t bring the Best Little Trailer here.
I could do it, but it’d be a devil to level and turn around. A truck camper, van, or other small rig would do fine.
From the site I look to the southwest. The boat ramp and cow beach are over there somewhere. The lake changes color, depending upon the weather. As you can see, today it is a bright blue to match the sky.
This guy is here to fish . . .
“You’re doing great today, Spikey! Let me carry you the rest of the way, honey.”
I want to keep him active for as long as I can.
The ol’ guy tends to constipation if he doesn’t get exercise. A high point of our walks is when Spike stops, squats, turns in a circle, and delivers. I usually respond out loud with “Way to go, Spikey! Good job!”
(There are several reasons why it’s best we camp away from other people.)
Here’s another view of our campsite:
However, a few touches make it comfortable and homey.
I took this photo in the morning when it’s sunny on the back side of the BLT. This is where we relax in the afternoon when it’s shady on this side.
I usually don’t park with the door/refrigerator side facing directly west. Since I don’t like to have my door open to the road, putting the door/refrigerator side to the west was the only good option, considering also where it’s most level.
The awning shades the refrigerator even in the late afternoon when the sun is low, but it can’t block the sun from where one would sit. That’s when we move to the other side where it’s shady and cool.
Or we go to the beach!
I bring my Paperwhite and camera. The blue camp chair stays on the beach. It’s a rare occurrence to have a passer-by.
Look closely at the photo above. What is that black contraption between the man and the dog? I see the same thing in one of the previous photos, too. And what is that gray thing in the water — a bait bucket?
I wave to the guy. He doesn’t wave back. Well, maybe he’s in a mellow zone . . . . That’s okay.
The mood of the beach changes with the weather.
This photo shows the beach right before dusk on one of the recent, cloudy days. The wind created waves on the usually calm lake.
I usually look out the windows before opening the door — always a good idea to check for critters.
This morning I step outside not realizing the grouse are a few feet from the door. With a great flutter of wings, they take off over the hill of sage in front of our camp, and I kick myself for startling them. I like having them around.
As for other wildlife . . .
The chipmunks are tiny here! Mini-Me chipmunks about four inches from nose to the base of their tail. I see them scampering about, playing together, pulling down a long blade of grass to chew the seeds at the tip. Very cute. Not so cute when they hitch-hike in the PTV which one or more will surely do!
Next I’ll look for a more mountainous camp, a place in view of the spectacular Wind River Mountains perhaps.
I like it here. We’ve been fortunate not to have any mosquitoes or biting flies and the weather, overall, has been good. I was glad one night when a cold air mass moved over the state that we weren’t at a higher elevation.
For now it’s sage brush and sage grouse, chipmunks and cows, lazy sojourns at the beach and wandering about with the crew . . . and, of course, checking in with you!
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