Sunday, June 1, 2014
Summer… Finally? Maybe? Almost?
We are loving our summer location, and grateful that we are now seeing more blue skies and warmer temperatures. It is much greener here now than the header photo shows, and the campground trees are leafing out. Tom is watering now, and will need to begin mowing soon! It seems that summer is trying to arrive, though the clouds and wind still come and go to tease us!
Our first project… as those of you who know us well understand, we love to have a labyrinth to walk. At our stick-and-brick houses, in Colorado and New Mexico, we built a labyrinth in each of those yards. Well, with the rocks we found in abundance here, it just had to be done! So, we hauled rocks and hauled rocks… and, created a labyrinth in “this yard” for our use and to share with our campground guests. I must say that, though it is rustic, it is truly lovely!
We have settled in, had at least one rig in our campground most nights, and as many as three. Mostly, we are a convenient, peaceful stop on the way to and from other places. Our “day use” area sees more activity as people stop to use the restrooms, picnic and use the dump station. We understand that once the river settles down this will be more of a fishing destination. For now, it has been good to ease in slowly and find our rhythm.
Before we moved to the campground, Nancy & Dave stopped in the area on their way to their summer job at the visitor center in Jackson, and we enjoyed a visit and dinner together. Have popped in to say hello a couple of times when we went to Jackson… it is very busy where they work!
Tom has taken two fly fishing classes, and thoroughly enjoyed the learning and making some acquaintances to talk fishing-guy stuff with. He had hoped to have caught fish by now, but learned that this must wait until conditions are better. It WILL happen!
Alice & Robbie arrived on May 27th and stayed five days. So special to have them as “our” first campground visitors. We had a great time with them here… numerous chats and catching up, and took a drive one day together “up river” to check out the camping and fishing areas in the Warren Bridge Recreation Area near our campground. We feel honored that they made time to come by for a visit! Here are a few photos…
Other neighborhood news… we met a couple who live nearby and have greenhouses, as well as chickens and pigs. They sell a variety of items at several area farmers markets, so we are set for produce, eggs and pork this summer. Yum! For additional shopping needs, we have learned that we can find anything needed in Jackson, an hour away.
All in all, we are off to a good start and enjoying our location. It is peaceful here! We are watching a Killdeer nest for eggs to hatch, a pair of Osprey on a nest are a delight to see, the Pronghorn frequent our campground and one female appears ready to drop soon… twins? she is huge! We’ve seen only a couple of moose (and know to be careful of them!), a pair of swan fly over now and then, and there are lots of birds. We enjoy the wildlife and wide-open views in all directions!
Now, if summer would just arrive and the wind would quit!!! :)
Our best to all! Hugs, Dianne & Tom
“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” Douglas Adams