TALES OF OUR TRAVELS AND OUR LOVE OF ADVENTURE

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Three More Nights

Three more nights and then we're on our way. Tomorrow I'll be taking most of the cold food down to the trailer, and then Saturday we'll do our last-day preparations. Our daughter will be here, and the three of us will go out to El Mexicano so I don't have to cook or clean the kitchen the last night.

Then Sunday we'll go to Lone Pine for one night, and then go to Bridgeport for nine nights. We have reservations at Paradise Shore RV Park on Bridgeport Reservoir - a place we've stayed at before and liked. Don will be able to fish the East Walker River, the West Walker River, Robinson Creek, the Virginia Lakes, and a few other nice fishing places in the area. I'll get some last-minute sewing done and do some reading, too.

Then on the 15th we'll make our way across Nevada and into Idaho, with stops along the way, and end up in Gardiner, Montana on the 19th. Our summer home will be site #19 at Yellowstone RV Park in Gardiner, right on the Yellowstone River. I report for in-processing in West Yellowstone on the 20th of May.

Don and I had our usual pre-trip "discussion" about what I take along in the way of food. I take as much as I can, including condiments - I like to cook - and he thinks I should take the bare minimum and then do a big shopping trip when we get where we're going.  I just don't see that as a feasible way to do things. All the things I'd have to leave here would spoil, and it would cost a ton of money to stock up later.  I'm talking about things like ketchup, mayonnaise, eggs, cheese, lunchmeat, jelly, butter, salad dressing, biscuits, flour, sugar, coffee, and so on. Needless to say, I "won" the discussion, but I know that the first time the truck labors as it's going up a hill, he'll blame me for it.  For those of you reading this who take long trips, what do you do?

5 comments:

Merikay said...

First, I want to say thanks about the suggestion we go to Valley of Fire. It was beautiful. But where did Don fish?

I take tons of food because I'm trying to pack like we are full timing. Craig like a lot of different foods and wants everything along. At the house we have two fridges. I let the freezers et pretty empty, and toss a few thngs before we go, but the avings of shutting them down while we are gone balances the cost of fuel to carry them along. I doubt there are any good stores where you are going. Ifyou bought replacements, you would ae to toss a lot when you gt back.

Merikay said...

Sorry about the dropped letters, doing this on my iPad while in the R V!

Teri said...

Since I do not have a house, I don't worry about having doubles of condiments. I have a tiny RV refrigerator, so I have learned to cut back on things that require refrigeration after opening. I multi-purpose those types of ingredients. I always have salad dressings because I eat a lot of fruits and veges. I use a tart honey mustard salad dressing on hamburgers. And I use a good quality sweet onion salad dressing in place of mayonnaise.

Judy and Emma said...

My philosophy is you can never have too much food with you. It makes it easier to have a varied menu. ;)

Rod and Loyce Ivers said...

It takes 18,000 to replace the truck engine..... so that is why Don has his opinion..... He is thinking of a much broader scope...