Back in the Home Corral

Trip Start Dec 31, 2012
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Trip End May 04, 2013


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Saturday, May 4, 2013

We got a call from the RV place and they made an "insulting" offer for our beloved Shorty.  I made a semi-serious counter offer and we went for a hike.  

The area hasn't greened-up much yet, but this IS Montana, where spring springs at its own rate.  The area looked to be excellent moose habitat when it gets it's act together here.  The trails are narrow and go through various trees and bushes, so a moose surprise would be a real thrill.

We got to the Madison River and stopped for a bit to watch the waterfowl and various other birds.  There were several magpies, which we haven't seen for quite a while.  They frequent our yard at home and are one of our faves.  

We had a bit of lunch after hiking a bit over two miles.  This is a great spot for a drive if you've never been here.  Lewis and Clark camped nearby in 1805, so it mustn't be too bad.

Just as we were driving to I-15 the sales guy called me and upped the ante some $500 with lots of explaining about how difficult it would be to sell our rig.  I thanked him and that ended it.  Shorty sighed.

The rest of the trip on US287/12 was a nice ride.  Traffic was decent and we had a chance to soak up the view of our favorite summer state.  In no time we were pulling up on the south side of our property.  Our neighbors, Joe and Joleen, were there, once again, to greet us.  It doesn't get any better than that.

After a partial unload, we're settling in in our home without wheels.

I'll post a few more photos of the campground area on http://www.flickr.com/photos/ralphieboyo tomorrow for you to check out.  I'll continue to put my summer photos there as we travel and just enjoy our time at home.  Our next major trip will be in August/September when we go out to see our daughter, Lisa and her husband, Rich for salmon and blackberries.

Many thanks for traveling with us and helping us to enjoy this great land of ours!
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Debbie Shea on

Enjoyed the journey with you, probably as close as I will get. Welcome home.
Cousin Deb

photodon
photodon on

Thanks for letting me tag along. It was a great trip. Glad you are home safely. Lookin' forward to more pixies.

photodon
photodon on

um... pixies = pixes = images ;0)

Rob on

Welcome home. Glad you guys had a safe and memorable trip.

Dennis on

Glad you, Lynn, Shorty and Scooby made it back safely. awesome trip,we all took.

Mary C. on

Aaaaaaah..... nuthin' like your own house and your own bed.....I'm so glad you're home safe and sound.

ferdie on

Better late than never! To bad about the low all offer...something will come around! Bet it is good to sit on the back deck in the clear morning air! See you soon! Thanks for the adventure!

Tom on

Just caught the last three, but found them quite interesting. Learned a few weeks ago that RV values plummet faster than a meteor in Russia. Instead of the old adage of driving off the lot, I think half their value vaporizes as the door closes.
Nice observations on your stops. Look forward to seeing you this summer.

Sus on

Well I sure enjoyed the trip.....I bet I saved more money on gas! And I can hear you sayin......can't take it with ya! Loved every pic and I can't wait to see ya in person. I will drop in soon. Love yas

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