|On Sunday, April 18, we all moved to Beavers Bend State Park. It was a good day for a move, not much traffic, and good weather. It had rained earlier in the day, but by the time we were ready to travel, it was dry. Rollin Hubbs and Motorhome 05 went early to hold some spaces for us and Tom and Diane and Snackmaster headed out about an hour later. The campground we prefer doesn't take reservations and we have learned to arrive on Sunday about noon when most of the "weekend" campers leave for home. The campground was full, but we found four spaces that would work and set up our camp. It was raining while we were setting up. I tried to get Wes to just park and take a nap etc. until later, but he wanted to get it all done in spite of the rain.
It's pretty difficult to get a satellite signal in the rain, but we got everything else hooked up and working. We turned on the heat to dry out a little, too:)
It has become a tradition to have dinner at the Park restaurant on arrival day, so we headed there as soon as everyone was ready. Good food, but the prices had increased some. We didn't think they were bad, because we are used to eating out in Denver. So far, no restaurant prices have equalled that:)
Everyone just "hunkered down" for the evening, keeping warm and dry:) Monday morning and for several days, Wes just didn't feel good, so he slept a lot and kept warm. Finally about Tuesday, he was back to normal. Wet and cold just seem to "lay him low" these days.
Monday was warmer and the sun came out. The fishermen/women in our group were out early catching those big trout. Everyone had their limit very quickly. The fellas went in to town and ordered a "ric" of firewood, which was delivered later in the day. Sure beats going out and gathering it up and the cost is minimal when we all contribute.
Wes worked really hard finding our satellite signal and finally got it located and locked in. The internet was working fine, but we could only get one TV satellite. This area is basically a forest and with the trees all leafed out, he just has to keep trying to find a "hole" to aim the dish at:) He has become very good at it and can usually find some kind of signal, even when no one else can. Our Verizon service is zero here as well. Once we get out of the park and toward town on the highway, the signal is strong. So, this two weeks is pretty "disconnected" for us - no cell and minimal internet.
On Thursday, we did get an email from home, telling us a hail storm had caused some damage at the farm. Wes went into town and called Shan to get the details. Just a few broken/cracked windows. Thank goodness. We were considering going home to take care of things, but talked to our insurance agent and to Shan again several times and were able to get everything handled long distance. Thanks to Shan and Myra who keep a good eye on the farm for us. There was no inside damage and all the repairs can wait til we get home.
Wes has needed a haircut for a couple of weeks, so we got that done on Saturday. He looks much better now:) We've had a wonderful week with friends in one of our favorite areas doing some of our favorite things - gathering around a campfire, roasting hot dogs and marshmallows, listening to good music, enjoying the outdoors and great fishing. Doesn't get much better than this:)