Sunday, July 24, we took another ATV ride in the Fish Creek area—twisting, turning and going around in circles, never backtracking but it sure seemed as if we were!
Sunday evening we enjoyed a ridiculously decadent dessert—giving us all a sugar high—not something you want to do every day but once in a while is OK. Mom used to make these apple dumplings and when Geri saw the recipe on Facebook, I volunteered to cook—it was a hit!
Monday morning July 25, the entire gang headed to Grangeville for breakfast and to say goodbye to Mike and Cathy who are heading home to Washington. Back up the hill again we loaded the rigs and started down the road toward Elk City, Idaho. Construction in Grangeville on Highway 95 is a nightmare and it took us a while to maneuver around the blocked streets. The drive to Newsome Creek just outside Elk City is stunning with the highway hugging the river making every turn and curve. The crooked road makes for slow miles and so did the highway construction we found—UGH—it is summer in the northwest!
We found another outstanding boondocking spot beside Newsome Creek—just our three rigs, no one else!
This bird was dancing on the creek rocks then would dive below the surface of the water—a water ouzel—Judy???
It was a little warmish when we arrived so we sat in the shade beside the creek—the tall grasses tickled my legs and when I told Larry we needed a lawnmower, he brought me one—note the fingernail clippers! He’s such a pain!
Note the burned area above Gary’s head—the fire embers started this fire on the lookout tower—Gary said he started making phone calls for help rather quickly! He was rescued and the tower was wrapped in fire retardant materials, surviving the 7000 acre fire.
Here on Thursday, July 28, we are heading to a spot even more off the grid!! Thirty miles past Elk City, Idaho—an end of the road community with an absolutely fabulous grocery store with reasonable prices.