We finally got out of town on Wednesday about 2:00 p.m. Lots of small things that needed to be taken care of before we could leave town.
And this is why Montana is now burning up. The only good thing about it, is that the fires are lightning fires not man made.
We went 160 miles to Lake De Smet, WY. We stayed here on our way back to Montana from Arizona and just love this park. However, some people had taken over our lake front site. Darn them. But we were just spending the night and this is what our site looked like.
I talked to the Ranger the next morning and he told me that last year they had $1500 in use fees (camping is $10 – no hookups) and so far this year they have over $15,000. They’ve been making some major upgrades to the camping sites and plan to put in some electric for next year. Probably a really busy place on week-ends but during the week just perfect.
I need to confess something. I don’t do well after sitting in one place for very long. I forget important things. Like when we were supposed to leave town. I do all of the navigating and Jim just goes when and where I tell him to go. Somehow, I got my days all messed up.
As we’re toolin’ down the road, I get a call from the RV park in Sundance, WY where we’re going to spend Thursday and Friday night before we go to Gillette to Escapade. No problem – we’re only about 150 miles from them the next morning when we head out. But!! We were supposed to be there Wednesday and Thursday nights. It is almost 6:30 and there is no way we’re going another 150 miles. So I apologize profusely and the park owner is really gracious about it. I also got a call from Jan wanting to know where we were and I had to admit to her I messed up on the days. This getting old is for the birds.
Thursday morning we head to Sundance. It was a nice easy drive. I really like Wyoming because they have many parking areas that are just perfect for letting the girls (all three of us) make a bathroom stop and get a drink of water.
We get set up at the Mountain View Campground and the place is packed. Everybody is on their way to Escapade in Gillette. This is where we are meeting up with the rest of the group that we are going to park with in Gillette. We all need to arrive together and will caravan to the Camp-plex. We have six rigs traveling together.
Bobbie and Vern – didn’t get a picture of them at all.
I didn’t get pictures of couples because at our happy hour everybody took turns sitting wherever and visiting. So these are what I took.
Tomorrow on to Gillette and I’m back on the right time schedule.