|We're back on the road again. So glad in many ways, yet so sad to leave our families. Yet I can't believe that it is almost July. We left Ely on Wednesday, around noon. We got a really late start, as usual. So much to do at the last minute, including giving Onyx a much needed bath. She found it absolutely necessary to go out & roll around in the grass & weeds. And while we were at it Larry gave the rig a much needed bath & we also took Mom's car down for a wash. So now that we are ALL bathed, we're traveling out here in the middle of a dust storm! LOL
We traveled to Jackpot, Nv (yep, that's the name!) on our first day. Just a few miles from the Idaho border, it seemed to be a good stopping point. One of the local casinos, Cactus Pete's, has a very nice RV park. A self-pay, take an open spot park, $17 a night with full hook-ups. Long pull-throughs. We were too exhausted to do anything but re-heat the enchilada casserole I made for dinner the night before, watch a bit of TV & hit the sack.
We got back on the road this morning a bit earlier. Not much though, as I was on the phone working with Motosat concerning our satellite service. For the past few months we have been having a longer & longer wait time to lock onto our dish. Sometimes we have to raise & lower the rig an inch at a time & search for up to 2 hours to get service. Ugghhhh...very irritating. Makes downloading pictures for this blog nearly impossible also. It seems our software is out of date & will require a 2 hour telephone walk-through with a Motosat tech to get us back up to speed. Something about our current satellite being too close to another one, and interfering with ours. Thought it might be tonight.
But, we traveled over 230 miles today & are currently parked about 15 miles east of Idaho Falls. We lost an hour this afternoon, so we arrived here about 6:30pm. We are staying at Ririe Dam RV park. This park was a Corps of Engineers park, turned over to the county, but retaining Golden Age pass privileges! $18 a night, $16 with our Golden Age Pass. The park is remote, quiet, well-kept and watered regularly, making it very attractive. The sites are huge. In addition, it is on a reservoir with boat ramps. It is one of the best kept secrets around. We highly recommend it, if you can beat the locals here. Reservations accepted.
We will be crossing into Wyoming in the morning. Headed for Jackson & then on to Casper to visit family. Don't know if that will be a 1 day or 2 day trip. The Grand Tetons are beautiful & the last time we were through there it was dark, overcast & sprinkling. So we might just have to stick around for another day. We'll let you know!