Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Lakes, Rivers and The Little RV has Some Reservations

We ended up staying at Bear Lake State Park for an extra day.  Rob was really tired yesterday and just needed a day of rest.  Around noon Grant and I went down to pay the rent for another day and dump the garbage.  Then we decided to go and check out the water temperature in the lake.  I waded in and when Grant decided I wasn't coming out he came in with me.  Grant has only been in the water a couple of times.  The first was when he fell into Rob's Sister's pool and the other times were at the beach in Florida and he wasn't too excited about the waves.  

This water was different here.  It was warm and there was no current or waves.  Once he figured that out he was romping and bucking like a colt. 

The summer camping and tourist season is coming on fast and places to park this beast of an RV are getting hard to come by.  I had to break down and plan ahead for the next couple of weeks.  So, I spent yesterday morning researching State parks and making reservations for campsites. 

This morning we moved to Massacre Rocks State Park.  We have reservations at two more State parks here in Idaho over the next couple of weeks.  One of the parks even had full hookups.  Very exciting!  

Massacre Rocks SP overlooks the Snake River and was a rest stop on the Oregon Trail.  Register Rock, where many emigrants inscribed their names as they passed through, is located in the park.  

Our site has wonderful views of the Snake River.  I took these while standing in the doorway of the RV shortly after we arrived.  Can you imagine crossing that in a covered wagon?  Pass, thanks!

6 comments:

  1. How did they get the covered wagons over those hills after they got across the river? They were the first RVers and didn't have a lot of conveniences. A tough groop, those who traveled in covered wagons.

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    1. Never thought of a covered wagon as an RV but you make a fair point. I guess they didn't have hookups. I'm hoping they crossed where there weren't cliffs in the way but who knows.

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  2. Good idea to plan ahead - lot of folks vacationing on the road now!

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    1. I do love the school season! Oh well, only three months and it starts again.

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  3. Wow, it is just beautiful! Thank you for sharing your pictures!

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    1. It feels good to be back in the northwest! Glad you enjoyed the photos.
      Juley

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