Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Ah well... What's a lil' Rain...

Yeah... I warned 'em... a couple weeks ago... I was heading this way... expect a wet/cold summer up there in Idaho and Montana...

So far... I was on the nail head accurate...

Spent the night before last alongside a National Forest Road above Georgetown. Pretty little spot... to sit... in the Rain! :) and, being that the cost is zero dollars... helps to defray the $4.19 diesel and the errant dis-mounting of antennas...


Moved on a little more yesterday... and settled in at Mckay Reservoir, in a BLM campground. Now, this place ain't free... but, for $5 bucks a night for a dinged up ol' vet?... it'll work... and that puts it a whole buck under budget! :)

... that, and I'm pretty leary, in this sort of weather, of pullin' back into some narrow, soft canyon... tryin' to boondock... this is one of those times for; "Patience, grasshopper."  I don't want to be That guy... whose rig they find, floatin' down the Snake River... bound for the Colorado! :)

... or a couple thousand years from now... some archaeologist... in a silver bio-hazard suit, rootin' around in some dig... uncovering what they identify as a... "Primitive Travel Pod" ... and shouting; "Lord! It's one of those rare Jayco's! Only the second we've ever found! and it includes one of the even rarer two wheeled escape pods!" :)... buried under the silt in a canyon bottom! 

We'll spend another night here at least, while this latest storm passes... It's not a bad place. sites are spread wide. Some nice views... and, if the sun don't come out and I don't want to run the generator to catch up... it's only $9 bucks for the site with power... @ 50% with the 'Access' card.

The only thing... flat out breaking it's budget just now is... Propane... Didn't figure to still be HEATING... in Freakin' June!!!! :)

'course... I could still be down in Arizona payin' a lot more to try and run the air conditioner... and keep the fiberglass on the rig from melting. :)

... and, chokin' on smoke...

Sheesh... go south and ya burn... literally... go north and ya better be able to swim... go east... and the twisters are wreakin' havoc...

I guess you can pick your own brand of torment this summer...

While I was takin' my first sip O' Joe this morning... I looked up and found the sun tryin'... for a few seconds... to break through over the mountains to our east...

*From Mckay Reservoir*
*A nice Vision to have at the first light of a day*
... and then the clouds closed it all back off, like a grey curtain was drawn across...

You see some curious rigs along the way as you roll... and ya'll know I'm kind of partial to the folks that make do with what ya got...

I'm guessin' this guy was a trucker? :)

*Sprinter Van/chassis + Semi Sleeper + Pickup Camper*
Ya take what ya got... put it together... and roll! :)

Supposed to rain another day... I may just cheat... and pay the extra $4 bucks for power... there ain't enough sun to run my flashlight today. Four bucks for electric... or... nigh on to four bucks for a gallon to run the generator... hmmm.... carry the two... times the six... add the four...

...uh... I think I should swallow my "boondocking" pride and just plug in the wire... don't you? :)

... and to think... If I wasn't so stubborn about my wanderin' ways... I could settle around the Green River Rendezvous... in a sweet lil' resort cabin! 

*Handyman Special! Awesome views, rustic charm, good ventilation!*
Maybe... sitting here in the rain... with decent signal... un-needful of my Antennae gone AWOL... I might even learn a little more about editing a video! :)

Till the Next Time
Brian

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4 comments:

Ed said...

"I don't want to be That guy... whose rig they find, floatin' down the Snake River... bound for the Colorado! :)"

I doubt that they would find you bound for the Colorado if you were in the Snake. I'm sure you meant to say the Columbia River.

I'm sitting comfortably in a campground at the confluence of the Weiser and the Snake at this time. Have had some rain but a lot of sun also - rather nice after a very wet a dreary May in Burns, OR.

Janet said...

We kept using up our propane too. Hadn't expected to be HEATING well into the end of May in Kansas!! Every time we had a couple of nice warm days, we would think the cold was over and put the heater away. Every time we put the heater away, it got cold again. We would take the heater out for a couple of days, then it warmed up.......
You get the picture:) Finally, it's been warm, actually hot and we've been using the AC:)

Enjoy your northern journey. We'll be that way in another year, headed for Lopez Island, WA as our destination:)

JanC
(Snackmaster and Jan)

judysquiltsandthings said...

If the ranchers here in Kansas find out you are the 'bringer' of rain they may come looking for you. Just talk to one guy baling brome hay and he said the patch they baled usually gives them about 500 small bales and they only got 310 bales and may not get any prairie hay this year.

Brian said...

Hey Ed... uh... oops! your geography is better then mine! :) guess mine must have gotten wet... I don't want to float my 5er on the Columbia either!

Janet... I may be heating in July!

Judy... If I get weary of this stuff... maybe I'll bring my "black cloud" that-a-way :)