|Beautiful but very cold morning. We have been over 6900 feet elevation for nearly 3 weeks and not nearly as cold in the morning. There was a breeze that more than likely made it feel more chilly. Pepper and I had a nice walk.anyway.
Bob requested an egg and cheese muffin before he reached in the rig and hopefully was able to pull out the waste tube before it broke. Bolstered with this breakfast and good coffee, we set up the operating room. The following is an excerpt from Bob’s email to the Roadtrek cyberrally
“So with my wife, Debby, acting as nurse/physician assistant and me the doctor, we pulled the appendage out of the RT. With my nurse holding the appendage steady, I circumcised the tube and lopped off four feet. Then I reattached the shut off valve to the new head and we have experienced a very satisfying spurt through the newly established graft. Now my poor RT has only a 9 foot tube where as all the other RT’s we see have the full 13 feet. We may have to seek therapy!”
Took a hike to the visitor’s center with Pepper. There really are no services for at least 10 miles. Got a good map, dropped off Pepper for his nap and started down the Salmon Run Trail that lead to the Heron dam (6 miles). Great day for hike as it was in the high 60’s for most of the way around the rim of the lake and interior land. There was little wind and saw only one sail boat on this “no wake” lake. Aside from lot’s of dear we saw an osprey nest with a Mom teaching the little one’s to fly. Mom did not really want us around and was making a racket. Return hike was about 6 miles.
Left overs for lunch. I did some work and cleaned out the rig. Bob did emails and read. Quite cool now in the evening with a breeze..time for long pants and jacket!
Tonight we are having Asian minced turkey in lettuce leaves with hoisin et al sauces. I just realized that the ground turkey we got supposedly has Italian seasoning. Should be interesting and will let you know!
This is the first day since we left that we spent no money. No place to spend it!