Tuesday, July 18
Best Little Trailer nestled in a campsite at North Shore Campground, Noxon Reservoir
This is our second day at North Shore.
First thing this morning, as the crew and I head out for our morning walk, we come upon a man walking his dog. I compliment him on his beautiful dog.
He tells me the dog’s name is Bandit.
Bandit is part border collie and part Australian shepherd.
That’s an energy-packed combination! It may not look like it in these photos, but Bandit is constantly in motion, excited to meet Reggie and Roger.
Talking with Bandit’s owner, it’s obvious he loves his dog very much and is very proud of him.
Reggie seems to be thinking, “Wow! So much fur!”
We continue on our way to the reservoir.
We stroll along the shore and then we head back to camp. I’m ready for a second cup of coffee!
As we pass the boat ramp and dock, someone notices us.
“Hey, crew. . . . Here comes Bandit to see you again!”
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Wednesday, July 19
We break camp and travel northwest on Route 200. On the way we pass the bridge to Noxon. I park the Perfect Tow Vehicle and get out to snap a photo.
From this point onward, Route 200 runs alongside Cabinet Gorge Reservoir.
A few more miles and we arrive at Bull River Campground. The day is still young because we only moved about 20 miles from our last camp.
A turn to the right takes us into shady and quiet Bull River Campground.
“I like this! Let’s find us a great site!”
We coast around the upper and lower loops. Children ride their bikes on the lower loop’s paved road.
I’m happy for you, kids, but I don’t want you for neighbors. Ha!
I find a pleasant, quiet site in the upper loop and back the BLT into it. Immediately I put out the crew’s quilt.
Reg and Rog didn’t have much of a walk this morning and they need to play.
Bull River Campground’s camping fee is $10 regular/$5 with senior discount pass. I do appreciate these inexpensive, National Forest campgrounds in Montana!
Reggie, Roger and I take a check for $5 to the self-pay station.
I insert it in the envelope, write our information on the outside of the envelope, and drop it into the iron ranger. I put the stub on our site’s post.
The camp host lady rolls up in her golf cart.
Camp hosts are usually delightfully friendly people who enjoy meeting their “guests.” This woman is no exception. She proceeds to share helpful information about the campground.
“Did you look at the loop over by the pavilion?”
“No, I didn’t. I didn’t know there’s another loop. I only saw a sign for the upper and lower loop.”
“You may want to take a look at it. We get mosquitoes up here because there’s a pond back in the woods. We put tablets in it which helped a lot. The loop by the pavilion is shady and very nice.”
“Thanks for telling me about it. I’ll drive us over there.”
“Take your pay stub with you. That way, if you find a site you like, you can put it on the post.”
It isn’t apparent from the signage that there’s a third loop.
This is a good thing!
Only a few sites are occupied. We find a nice one, much better than the other site.
We can see Bull River from our outdoor room and from the back window of the BLT.
For lunch I make myself a turkey cheeseburger without the bun. Food tastes so good when eaten outside among the cedars and pines!
NOTE: If something in the post gives you “deja vu all over again,” that’s because I got ahead of myself in the previous post. I had to do some rearranging in order to include the rest of North Shore Campground pics.
This is what happens when you blog in your vehicle on the side of the highway, otherwise known as “blogging by the seat of one’s pants!”
I hope you are enjoying your summer, wherever you are! — Sue
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