Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Idaho and Wyoming, Heading to South Dakota

We left Oregon and Bob drove 346 miles to Jerome, ID where we always stay at the Elk's Lodge.
This time we hooked up to their electricity as it was very HOT. Went inside for dinner and drinks while the motorhome's AC was cooling it down.

The next day we got in touch with Becky and Lonnie. They took us to Art in the Park where for a $7 donation to the Rotary we got to sample 20 different flavors of ice cream.

Then we headed out toward Jackson, WY.  
Passed by the Crater's of the Moon National Monument.
We came across a beautiful lake, Palasade Reservoir that had a boat ramp. 
Donna noticed RV's parked down there and we made a quick right turn.
 Stayed for three nights free with this wonderful view.
There were white pelicans, ducks and ospreys.
We called our friends Ron and Sharon Mead who were workcamping at a KOA just south of Jackson.
They met us for dinner in Alpine and were so glad to see us they paid for dinner. Now that's friends.
They came out to our campsite and visited for a while after dinner. One day we went to Jackson, grabbed some pizza's and met them at the KOA for pizza, pegs and joker's and a tour of the park.
We continued heading east and passed the Teton Mountains.

Across the Continental Divide at Togwotee Pass.
We came to Dubois where major forest fires were.
Past more red rocks.
As we neared Casper, WY we noticed these signs.
Motorcycles headed to Sturgis for their annual biker rally.
 We spent the night at the free city park in Douglas, WY.
Out to dinner at the Depot Restaurant after a nice long hot shower at the parks restrooms.
Douglas is famous for the Jackalope. A cross between a jack rabbit and an antelope.
We went shopping and got T-shirts and a stuffed jackalope.
We took a road we had never been on thru Thunder Basin National Grasslands.
Arrived at Sundance and went to the Horse Park Campground.
We have stayed here several times and love this particular site.
Enjoyed the view.
The wild animals, deer and antelope are our frequent visitors.
When we arrived there were several horse trailers with camping facilities in them.
Then we were alone until this couple pulled in for one night on their motorcycle.
They were trying to avoid Sturgis on their way to Yellowstone.
Mike and Rachelle are from Steubenville, Ohio so of course we are instant friends.

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