Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Day three of the 'hunker down'......

8:20 am - Tuesday - June 9th - Island Park, ID - 36° F, 98% humidity, 10 mph out of the southwest......feels CALM here.  Heavy cloud cover still today with a forecast high of 53° F.....today is moving day.....I think. The view this morning.......


Day three of our three day hunker down was blustery, snowy, and rainy.....it snowed for a few hours, but never stuck, and then rained on and off for several more hours.  Our Newell was rocking every electric heater available, including the water bay electric heater.  Mid afternoon the skies began to clear.......


.....and we made plans to drive into West Yellowstone around 5 pm (about 14 miles away) for dinner at the Slippery Otter Pub.  We ate there almost exactly three years ago as we were heading to our job working at the Mammoth Hot Springs General Store for the summer.  The only thing that has changed since then is the Corona Virus, which means there are fewer tables available for the foreseeable future.  Glenn and Laureen who managed to snag a spot a Henry's Lake State Park (they arrived a day earlier than we did) joined us.

West Yellowstone at this time 3 years ago was 'hopping'.....very busy, and parking was hard to find.  This time around we parked right in front, and the town felt like it was mid October, and the end of the season.

Glenn and Laureen have their site at Henry's Lake until Wednesday, however, our reservations here at Valley View RV Park come to an end Tuesday morning.  Claude and I have been checking out local boondock sites, and I found a county park on the west side of Henry's Lake called Bill Frome Memorial County RV Park where you can camp in your RV free for up to 15 days.  There are no hookups, but there are defined sites, picnic tables, and pit toilets, as well as a boat launch ramp.  On our way home from West Yellowstone we drove 6 miles up Idaho 87 to County Road 055 for another 3 miles......






......the road is paved for all but about 1/8th mile, which makes access super easty.  It looked perfect to us, so I think that is where we will head Tuesday.

As the day came to an end around 9 pm I could see the skies finally clearing.....



.....and how much more snow there was on the local mountains......is it winter, or summer?

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