Yellowstone National Park

Tuesday, September 5

After filling fresh water tank and emptying gray and black tanks I head north to Yellowstone National Park.  I hope that I can drive the 125 miles to Norris Campground in time to get a site there.  This campground is first come first served, so I have a shot at it. Read More

Gros Ventre Campground

Monday, Sept 4, 2017

On Labor Day Monday I leave Granite Creek early and drive thru Jackson to Gros Ventre Campground in Grand Teton National Park. I had thought I would spend a couple days here.  But after my trip into town last Friday, when I saw how smoky it is, I decide to only stay one day. Read More

Monday, Aug 30 to Sunday, Sept 3, 2017

It’s a nice sunny morning when I pull out of Craters of the Moon continuing east on Hwy 20 to Idaho Falls. I find a Fred Meyer grocery store where I shop and get gas. Continue east on Hwy 26 through the Swan Valley – a very pretty drive.  Read More

Craters of the Moon cont’d

August 29, 2017

Whew, it was very warm last night. This black lava rock really absorbs the heat during the day and then releases it at night. It only cooled down to about 75° inside, that’s warm!  The lava rock also emits a strong sulphur smell. Read More

August 28, 2017

The campground at Craters of the Moon is first come, first served.  I thought there would be more sites available if I arrive on Monday instead of Sunday.  So that’s partly why I stayed at Silver Creek West last night. Read More

Free camping at Silver Creek West

August 27, 2017

I arrive at Silver Creek West Access near Picabo about 10 this morning.  This is a fishing access site that permits camping, no fee.  There are several sites around a loop.  I back in to a site that is right on the creek and get set up.  It’s nice to arrive at camp this early in the day! Read More

Where to go in Idaho?

Running around Boise..

August 26, 2017

Saturday morning I board I-84 and cross into Idaho.  I’m going to stop at Boise to buy some things that haven’t been available in the smaller towns I have passed through.  As I’m traveling along on 84, I see a Camping World store. Read More

Sightseeing around Ontario, OR

August 24 – 25, 2017

The next couple days I need to do some chores such as laundry, shopping, cleaning.  So I take care of these things and also do some sightseeing in the area. Read More

Wondering what traffic will be like on Tuesday?

August 22 – 23, 2017

Tuesday morning after the eclipse, I break camp and head east on Hwy 26.  I’m pleasantly surprised there is very little traffic along this highway.  The three units of John Day Fossil Beds National Monument are along Hwy 26.  I plan to stop at the Sheep Rock Unit. However when I arrive at the visitors center it is a zoo!!!  Read More

Just hangin’ out

Settled in for the week

August 17 – 21, 2017

For the next week I am just hanging out at camp, relaxing, reading, etc.  It’s nice that I have good cell service here so I can get internet.  I do start getting antsy after a few days without being able to get online. Read More