Thursday, April 16 (continued)
In the last episode of RVSue and her canine crew, Bridget, Reggie, and I settle into a campsite along the reservoir. This is a Nevada state campground ($12 Nevada residents/$14 non-residents.)
The information at this website states RV length is limited to 30 feet. I assume that’s for the main campground on the east side of the reservoir (that we found closed for repair). The campgrounds on the west side of the reservoir consist of a road parallel to the shore and RVs of any size can park in the sites.
Bridget and Reggie hop around, excited to be out of the Perfect Tow Vehicle and at our new home.
“Okay, how ’bout we take a walk down to the boat ramp . . . . “
This day which began with leaving our camp on the other side of the Ruby Mountains is delightfully fresh, warm and calm.
No one is near the boat ramp area.
The ramp is above the water line (as shown in a previous photo).
Reggie is on his leash, of course. I let Bridget follow along at her own pace.
A few people fish from boats. Others fish from the shore in front of their campsite.
People catch rainbow and brown trout here, as well as bass.
A fisherman cleans and filets his catch at the water’s edge.
The crew and I return to our campsite.
I hook Reggie to his new 20-foot tether line.
It allows him to go from the shelter to the edge of the embankment, but no further. He sets to work sniffing the perimeter of our camp.
Bridget loses interest in participating in a sniff-patrol. She takes a seat in the doggie bed by the picnic table. Together we watch the birds. Several black American Coots float and dive. Hmm . . . I wonder what kind of ducks those are . . . .
I can’t see them well from this distance.
I zoom my camera lens on one of them.
Here’s a photo of the reservoir along with a cute scene-stealer.
Gee, it’s two o’clock and I haven’t eaten since coffee and toast at dawn!
I bring out the fixings for a salad, including a bowl of water to wash the vegetables. I make the salad, topping it with slices of hard-boiled egg and shredded sharp cheddar.
It’s such a beautiful day!
Two Canada geese honk as they fly by.
I stab my fork into the salad and lift it to my open mouth.
“Wha?” OH NOOO! Not a generator! Damn!
I look to my left and watch as our neighbor steps inside his trailer, shutting the door behind him. Sure. Go watch tv. Grumble-grumble.
I eat my salad.
Unable to stand it anymore, I take the crew inside the Best Little Trailer. I close all the windows and the ceiling vent, too. It’s kind of warm and stuffy, but we’ll be okay.
“C’mon, punkins. Let’s take a nap.”
About an hour after we wake up, the generator noise stops and we go outside and enjoy the rest of the day.
Friday, April 17
After the usual morning routine with Bridget and Reggie, I sit down at the computer at the table by the back window. I want to read and reply to emails, skim over the news, check Amazon, respond to blog comments, and make a new post. Gosh, it’s good to have internet again!
Reggie will not leave me alone!
“Reggie! You’ve had your breakfast and a long walk. I’ve played with you. That’s enough. I have things to DO, honey!”
He persists. Positioned on the bed beside me, he grabs my shirt in his jaws and yanks, emitting a few whiny growls.
I can’t put up with this.
“Okay, power ranger. You’re going outside.”
I return to the desk and try to accomplish those computer tasks.
Of course, I feel guilty and often peek out the side window.
“Bridget, go out there and keep him company.” She gives me her you’ve-got-to-be-kidding look.
After a while, I can’t stand it any more and step outside.
“Okay. You win. Exile’s over.” I unhook Reggie from the tether and put him on the leash. “We’ll go for another walk.”
A jubilant puppy pulls me into the campground road, and away we go with Bridget trotting behind.
Later, as soon as I finish blogging, I break camp!
We make it to the gas station without running out of gas. I fuel up, drive us through Elko without stopping, and board Interstate 80 to Wells, Nevada. We go north on Route 93 in search of the next place to call “home.”
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