First night of camping

Trip Start May 02, 2012
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Trip End Jul 31, 2014


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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Well, the adventure has begun. Set out from Salt Lake this morning. Pumped gas ourselves - no "pompjoggie"! And watched TV while doing so ...little television screens at the pump! Took the Interstate North ( not without a few uncertain moments as to which road we were actually on!) and headed for Bear Lake. We were supposed to stop along the way at Bountiful to buy a bucket for our sink outlet but missed the turnoff. I just love the names of the various little towns.... We went through Wellsville, Clearwater, Clearfield and Providence....��
Interesting that all along the highways there are always food signs.. Lots of food places in the US! Stopped at a grassy rest area where people were breaking their journey by playing frisbee. Saturday is apparently a big day for yard sales, so all along the way in the smaller towns (and also in Salt Lake suburbs) people had all their stuff for sale out on the lawn and were sitting in fold up chairs waiting for customers! Then we turned off the highway and headed East to Logan. What a beautiful area/ big university town.. We drove all along the Logan River through the Logan Canyon surrounded by towering, tree-clad mountains with patches of snow still lingering. At the top of the mountain was a lookout point over Bear Lake - 20 miles long and 8 miles wide and a beautiful turquoise color created when the sunlight reflects off suspended particles of calcium carbonate in the water. The first people to live in this area were an Indian tribe called the Shoshone tribe. Bear Lake was named after the huge population of bears that lived in the area. Garden City close by to our campsite is famous for its raspberries so we plan to get a raspberry milkshake on our way out tomorrow! Our campsite is right at the waters edge and we connected up with electricity and water and are set for the night. ( It almost has a feel of camping at Lake Malawi - except that there are no hippos to come through the camp!) Very organized with tables and benches and braai areas. We come rather unprepared so we scavenged some left over logs from a vacant braai area and picked up kindling from around the shore and may manage to start a fire without Blitz. The office for the campsite was unmanned so it is just an honor system of paying - you just take an envelope and put the required amount in it and "post " it in the box. We don't have meat to braai tonight so just heating up a tin of beans of some sort! Will have to up my game in the days to come! Have the dearest little stove kettle, so tea and coffee are available.... Andy is sitting outside and the fish are jumping... Probably Cutthroat Trout that are abundant in this lake.Looking at the map that is given with this blog and "they seem to be going in the wrong direction! We went North!
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