Thursday, August 4, 2011
I haven't posted since Dawson Creek - so here's what happened from there:
Saturday: Burning Embers Campground and Resort in Edmonton, Alberta. 292 sites. All full due to the holiday weekend and a bluegrass festival about 5 miles away. We lucked into a site after someone cancelled it because it was muddy. We were actually given a wooden pallet to use to walk on between the truck and the trailer door since it was so muddy. The drive from Dawson Creek was fine - the roads were in great condition and flat.
Sunday: Riverside Resort in Lethbridge, Alberta. Huge campground, which was at about 99% capacity since it was a holiday weekend in Alberta. It's also WAY overpriced. We paid $54 Canadian, which turned out to be over $58 US. We were in a section called "Arizona," which is called that because it's all gravel and no grass. There is a swimming pool, but it had dozens of people (mostly children) in it due to the holiday weekend. One good thing about this night was that we met Jim and Joanne in the next site and had several hours of friendly conversation. They're full-timers who spend summers in Alberta and winters in Yuma, AZ.
Monday: Countryside RV Park in Dillon, Montana. Very nice place. We pulled in to a nice pull-through site just in time to get set up before a major wind and thunderstorm hit. This is a pretty park, and if we go that way again we will stay there again. The owner/manager is a very nice woman, who really wants to give you information about the area. The shower and bathroom facilities are spotless.
Tuesday: East Bay RV Park in Springville, Utah. This is the second time we've been there. I recommend it as a place to stop along I-15. You are given a long pull-through site with full hookups. There's a pool and some very nice shower/toilet rooms. The park is nicely kept, and they only charge $28. That's a little more than HALF what we paid for a not-as-nice place in Lethbridge.
We learned from our daughter that while we were gone a wood rat got into the house - and then drowned itself in our toilet. She was up here to do her laundry and water our plants, and discovered it in the toilet. Gross! Luckily it didn't clog up the toilet when she flushed it away. We'll now keep our eyes and ears open for signs of more. We can't figure out how it got in. I haven't seen any signs in the kitchen or anywhere else.
This will be my last post on Wanderlust for a while - I'll be back on my other two blogs, Cookin' With Cyndi and Just One More Stitch, until we take the trailer out again.