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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Riding and Rain

On Monday we moved northeast of Coeur d’ Alene to a boondocking spot in the middle of nowhere!  And it continued to rain up until Wednesday—best day we’ve had since arriving in Idaho a week ago!

Monday afternoon friends from Manitoba joined us—Elmer and Henrietta making us a gang of eight people, two dogs and five ATVs.  Tuesday we got a little damp—at our lunch spot the skies opened and dumped—not nice!Sad smileBut, we all have rain gear and stayed mostly dry.  Geri, Larry, Henrietta and Elmer saw a moose on the trail—exciting—Geri even got a photo which I will borrow when we once again have internet.  It rained most of Tuesday night but Wednesday dawned with blue skies and warmer temps—by afternoon we were shedding all those coats/jackets we had been wearing.

Mike and Cathy’s pooch Jasmine is prone to car sickness and has never gone on ATV rides with us—rather than leave her in an unattended motorhome in a campsite in the middle of nowhere, Jasmine got to go—they’ve created a monster just like our Emmi—every time the rig starts, Jasmine thinks it’s time to go!  And so far—no car sickness!


We’ve ridden some beautiful trails—tall trees, lush green undergrowth and vivid wildflowers.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen Indian paintbrush in colors so bright!



Today we are moving south to the St. Joe river area—new country for all of us.  Mike and Cathy are heading into Coeur d’ Alene to await the arrival of a part for their RZR then will re-join us on Friday.  Chores are waiting—dumping of tanks, laundry, grocery store—and posting the blog. 

IMG_5380IMG_5387The only wildlife we saw on Wednesday!Smile

I would think no one living in this neck of the woods needs a cell phone—service just doesn’t exist!  We spent time yesterday afternoon trying to gain enough elevation so we would have a cell signal—Mike W. needed to contact a RZR dealer to order his part and I needed to touch base with the family—Mr. Chuck has taken a small step backward and has been sent to a hospital from the rehab unit.  It’s a common thing when recovering from an insult as great as the one Chuck had—hopefully it’s a short lived hospital stay and he will be back to taking forward steps!



  1. Clouds and rain really put a damper on things. Glad it finally cleared for you. Love the flowers:)

  2. Hi Janna, we have had some good rain riding here on Northern Vancouver Island too. A ride in the rain is better than no ride though, isn't it?

  3. What great scenery... I love the wildflowers. Also happy that the pooch isn't getting motion sickness. I know how that makes a critter/person feel :-(

  4. Your weather is not conducive to typical summer values with the recent rains. But the upside is that the mountain air is clean and smoke free from forest fires. The wildflowers look great too.

    You guys seem to be having fun. How nice that is!

  5. I can't find your email address. I wanted to tell you that what happened to your CanAm happened to our neighbor's. He and his friend had just reached the bottom of a hill. Fortunately, no one was hurt.


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