A Hot Day, Finally...

Trip Start Jun 04, 2011
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Trip End Oct 21, 2011


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Where I stayed
Beebee Bridge Campground
What I did
Basked in the Sun...

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Sunday, July 17, 2011

We left Jim and Lisa's on the Pend O'Reille river at about half eleven, as it is said somewhere else.  We followed Washinton State Highway over the mountains to Kettle Falls.  It's an amazingly beautiful drive, the road curvy and climbing up to a high, at Sherman Pass, of nearly fifty-eight hundred feet.  We encountered very little traffic and at times it seemed we were the only rig on the road.  At one point, Lynn mentioned that in the next six miles we should see a deer, since the sign inferred that they were there.  No deer, per se, but a larger of the same species crossed the road not a hundred feet in front of Shorty.  You bet, it was a bull Moose!  He was either too quick or not feeling photogenic, since he quickly disappeared into the underbrush.  He was as big as I've had the pleasure to see in the last few years.  A real treat and a great surprise.

We stopped for lunch at a pull-out near a quarry and checked-out the remainder of our route here.  I'd found this Campground on my usual resource, rvparksreview.com.  What I do, is send the CG's website to my phone, or in lieu of that, send a map from Mapquest.  This gives us double opportunity for confusion or assistance, depending on which works.

We encountered much ore traffic as we started down the Columbia River.  And, it got much hotter.  I checked our elevation on the way and we were at about eight-hundred and fifty feet.  Here, we're at less than seven hundred feet.  As you must know, I'm very heavy into weather and such.  The Droid surely feeds this addiction...er...um...I mean HABIT.  Yeah.

We covered about two hundred miles of interesting country today.  Lynn is relaxing in her collapsible rocker out in the shade and I'm where I am.  I took one photo and a short video of the park here and will add them to today's edition.  Thanks for checking in.  And a special thanks to our hosts in Sandpoint and at the River.  It's great to have friends and family.  As I've said before, it's ALL about people and again, it's ALL good. 
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mnoble61
mnoble61 on

Ah, camping along the Columbia. Wave to Lewis and Clark as they pass by. Pretty sure I have been at that campground but sometimes, all my camping is a blur....but suffice to say, I have camped at several locals on the Columbia. It is hot here at home too...90s but you guys probably know that. Sounds like another great trip for you. The neighborhood was full of families as mine were all here as were Chris and Maggies---must have been 50-60 of them. Great weather though. Take care
Mike

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