When you come to southwestern Utah to experience Zion National Park, be sure to drive the few miles to Virgin and go up Kolob Terrace Road.
Not only will you pass my boondock site alongside North Creek, if you continue about 25 more miles, you’ll go in and out of Zion a few times and arrive at Kolob Reservoir. The crew and I went up there the other day. What a drive. What a place. We’re going back.
I’m not going to show you photos of Kolob Reservoir today.
Why? Because my camera would not work. I think it needs a new battery. No amount of charging seems to help. Once I can take photos again, we’re going back up there. It’s a steep climb with switchbacks, but it’s worth the white knuckles. I’d better not get started about how beautiful it is. When I have some photos to show you, hopefully tomorrow, you’ll see what I mean.
This morning the crew and I go to Hurricane.
Our laundry has really piled up. One of my quilts is filthy. Spike went for a dip in the creek, covered himself in sand, and then jumped into the BLT to dry himself off on the bed. That’s okay, Spikey. You were fine until the last step.
The laundry proprietor kindly lets the crew come into her laundromat. Spike naps on the cool vinyl floor while Bridget follows me every step I take from washer to dryer to folding table.
While folding laundry, I have a chance to chat with Dianne, www.travelwithwhippets.blogspot.com. It’s a small world!
At Wal-Mart I buy a digital camera.
The price is $99. Oh dear, I’m spending money this month like a drunken sailor. Well, I want to have a back-up camera. I’ll need a new camera someday anyway. I’m just buying it a little early, that’s all.
It’s a Nikon Coolpix L26, similar to the Sanyo I already have. (While in Wal-Mart I could have bought a lithium battery for the Sanyo, but at the time I didn’t know that was the problem.)
Back at the BLT, I try the new Nikon and it rejects my memory card.
“Memory card is write protected,” whatever the heck that means. So now I have two cameras, neither of them working. Well, I can take some photos with the new Nikon but I don’t think it will hold all the photos I want to take on the way up to Kolob Reservoir.
Our days are numbered here at Zion Creekside Camp.
The toilet is in control! Every day I expect the black tank to fill up necessitating a drive to a dump station. I’m hoping I’ll make it until Sunday.
The fresh water tank is already empty, but I have drinking water in gallon jugs. I keep a jug of water in the bathroom for flushing. One of my two propane tanks is empty.
The route to our next camp goes through Hurricane where I can empty the tanks, take on water, put some more air in the BLT’s tires, and purchase propane. Then the crew and I will be all set for our next camp!
Recently this blog met another milestone.
A few days ago the site meter clicked on past 200,000! As I write this, rvsue and her canine crew has almost 350 followers! Bloggers may say that the numbers don’t matter, and maybe they don’t to some. For me it’s encouraging every time I see another person has pushed that button to follow, or when I see the site meter numbers continuing to rise. I appreciate every person who comments and every person who lurks in the shadows of the blogosphere. Thank you very much!
Lately I’ve been questioning the direction of this blog.
I look at my posts and think, “For heaven’s sake, me, me, and more me. Of course, the blog must include some content about me. I mean, look at the title. I want to continue keeping a record of the daily happenings in my life and in the life of the crew, including photographs of places we go.
But is rvsue and her canine crew missing something?
I notice men aren’t commenting like they used to. I miss you! I hope the next time I’m in a quandary about something, you men will come to my aid again. Often a man’s point of view saved my bacon in the past. I’d hate to lose your priceless input!
I want this blog to be helpful. So I added a record of my out-of-pocket expenses, put up a page on my solar set-up, and another one for RVing products.
What kind of information are you interested in? Some of you are dreaming about becoming a fulltime vagabond. Others are making definite plans. Some are already fulltiming. I’d like to know your thoughts on how I can improve.
So . . . What would you like to see on this blog?