Monday, October 5 and Tuesday, October 6
Much to my surprise, we find a fellow camper and reader of this blog is here — Jack, whom we met last spring at Ward Mountain near Ely, Nevada. He’s the guy who told us about cleaning up campgrounds and establishing a positive relationship with forest service office people, and, in so doing, earning longer (and free!) stays at forest campgrounds.
I tell Jack that we’re here for the electric hook-ups due to the propane heater not working. After I share details, he says the problem is probably caused by a thermocouple needing replacement. I agree.
We have scattered showers for these days and nights.
A few people come out to the reservoir to fish in various small watercraft.
People with tents and gear spill out. They’re conservation volunteers. I knew they were coming by the reservation signs on the shelters. Tents pop up all around.
The next photo shows what the campsite looks like with the Best Little Trailer’s interior light and outside door light on, along with the light above the picnic table. These shelters are in good shape with fresh paint. They even have cupboards!
Wednesday, October 7
Bridget, Reggie, and I step outside to a bright, sunny morning. Immediately I see a large flock of pelicans on the shore of the reservoir.
“Hang on! Let me get my camera!”
The three of us make our way toward the reservoir until I’m within range with my zoom lens. By this time the pelicans are in formation. I count over one-hundred-thirty in a line!
To learn more about the American White Pelican and to hear their sound, click here.
“Okay, time for breakfast and my coffee, and then we break camp!”
“Ready to find a new home, Reggie Man?”
NOTE: As several of you know, today, October 15, is my birthday in real time. This blog post is a week behind. In order to get the happy birthday business over with now instead of waiting until I catch up the blog to the 15th, I’m going ahead and sharing a photo of the much-anticipated birthday cake. It was all I hoped it would be. Sweet!
Thank you for sending me wishes for a happy day. The crew and I went on an outing to a special place in order to make this birthday memorable. We had fun! I’ll be sure to post about it soon. Thanks again for the “cyber-party.” — Love, Sue
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