Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Heading North

Blackfoot, ID   High 81  Low 50

We have not done any sight seeing on this trip. So there won’t be much to blog about until we finally get to Montana.

We headed up Highway 93 towards Caliente. Highway 93 is a long stretch of straight road. I really enjoy this route.

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We lucked out and were able to get a pull through site at Young’s RV in Caliente and we didn’t have to unhitch the truck. Jim wanted to watch the NASCAR race and the one station we could not get was FOX which is where the race was shown. Bummer. The town also lost power for about two hours and it got quite warm. A couple of folks turned on their generators but we survived just fine.

Lots of snow still on the mountain tops.

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Our next stop was in Ely. We stayed in the Hotel Nevada and Gambling Hall parking lot. We were joined by a few trucks for the night but it was quiet and very safe.

We had a lilac bush right outside the door and Jim picked me a flower. I love lilacs. Brings back memories of my Grandma’s back yard.

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The next morning we headed further north to Jackpot where we parked in Cactus Pete’s parking lot. They have an RV park right next to the parking lot for $22 a night but we just wanted a place to park for the night. No antenna TV but the park offers a limited cable.

skittlez1When we were in Las Vegas, we put up a fence to keep Scooter contained so she wouldn’t try going up and down the steps to the bed without us there. That had a consequence we hadn’t counted on. Skittlez tried to dig into the crate to get to Scooter. This is what her nose looks like from digging. That pink spot on the top of her nose isn’t supposed to be there. It’s all supposed to be brown. Not sure what we’re going to do but we’ll have to figure something out.

Tonight we are in one of our favorite RV parks. Fairway RV Park in Blackfoot, ID. This park is actually part of the fairgrounds. It’s $25 a night for water/electric with a dump station. But the sites are level and the girls love running through the grass. It’s never busy even though I’m sure it’s packed during the fair.

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We are going to spend two nights here because it is supposed to be windy tomorrow. Friday we head into Montana.

18 comments:

  1. Your site at the Fairgrounds looks lovely - so flat with plenty of room to maneuver, and all that green grass. The girls should enjoy a couple of days of it.

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  2. I wish I was following you we are going to hit 112 this weekend.
    Nice campground

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  3. Safe travels! It looks like the fur babies are in for some fun.

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  4. You are making good time, enjoy the journey and travel safe.

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  5. The girls just want to do there own thing. Is Scooter having back trouble again?

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  6. I love the delicious smell of lilacs too!
    Oh poor Scooter. Hope she is feeling better today.
    Safe travels dear friends.

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  7. I wish I was heading to Montana but it's not to be for a while!

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  8. That pink spot will just remain pink. Carmeh has a smaller pink spot on her nose where Caeli scratched her when she was a playful puppy. I also hoped it would go brown agian but it never did.

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  9. Rest well, friends! Separation anxiety is so hard on our fur babies.

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  10. Staying put because it's windy is good. Staying put because you can use a day of rest is also good. Hope the rest of your trip is uneventful.

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  11. We are headed to Bigfork, Montana from Salt Lake City, Utah. Will you be anywhere around Kalispell or the Flathead Lake area by chance? Would love to meet you in person.

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  12. Poor Scooter, hope she heals quickly (and learned her lesson). :c)

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  13. Great pictures, thanks for the share. Love reading your blog.
    Khloe

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  14. I love Lilacs too. My mom had some beautiful bushes. Wish I could go gather some from her bushes.

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  15. We've been seeing a lot of lilac bushes also. Reminds me of my youth and May Day. They sure smell wonderful!

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  16. We've been seeing a lot of lilac bushes also. Reminds me of my youth and May Day. They sure smell wonderful!

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  17. Poor Skittlez - but it's great that they want to be together that much. Sounds like a good trip so far - Fairway's a good looking park - large sites! It's nice that the dogs can run. Safe travels. :)

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  18. Lilacs are a reminder of growing up too. Dodging the wind is a reminder of our recent travels. Be safe

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