Monday, May 6, 2013


We're now camped in site #19 at Paradise Shores RV Park & Marina on Bridgeport Reservoir. We have a view of the mountains in 3 directions, with the reservoir just in front of us. 

Looking north across the reservoir right after a small hail shower moved through.
We left home around 6:00 yesterday morning, and had a pretty uneventful drive to Bishop. We'd considered stopping in Lone Pine, about 50 miles south of Bishop, but Boulder Creek RV Park sits right on the northern edge of Owens Lake, and the wind was whipping pretty hard through the park. So we kept on going, knowing that we'd be a little more sheltered in Bishop.

In Bishop, we stayed last night at Highlands RV Park, and while it was windy, it definitely was as sheltered as we'd hoped. We finished hooking up around 1:30, and by 2:00 Don was fishing his beloved Owens River. I spent the afternoon watching TV and reading; and Don came back around 5:00. Dinner was our traditional chili dogs - something I started about 8 years ago. (Don't ask me why - but it's now a tradition.) We watched some TV and were in bed by 9:00.

This morning both of us were up pretty early again, so we enjoyed taking our time to have our morning coffee together. After breakfast, we hitched up and were on the road north by 9:00. Don was worried about how the truck would perform going up the Sherwin Grade, as well as Deadman's Summit near June Lake and Conway Summit coming out of the Mono Lake valley. He knew the Dodge would have labored, and since the trailer was loaded for the summer, he didn't know how the Titan would do. It did fine!  I thought the Conway Summit would be the hardest, but we just zipped up it with no problems.

11:00 found us settling in to our site in Bridgeport, home for the next week. Don's getting ready to go down the East Walker River, and is planning some float tube fishing on the lake tomorrow if it's not too windy.  Right now it's calm.  I'm trying to decide whether to sew or read.  Tough choices, huh?!

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