Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Stops #14 and 15

Stop #14. We stopped in Buffalo, Wyoming days for 6 days at Deer Park RV. It was a real nice park with large pull thru sites. The town was real nice too.
This was our site at Deer Park.
 We had a flock of turkeys come in the park one afternoon and we also saw some deer in the park.
 A little Rainbow action one day.
We had lunch at the Occidental Hotel in downtown Buffalo one day, The food was good. The barmaid told us she moved to Buffalo from Key West! I think she was crazy to do that.

Stop #15. We're at Elkhorn Ridge RV Resort in Spearfish, South Dakota. This is one of the nicest parks we've stayed this year.
 We have a huge pull thru site with room for all our toys.
Patty and Joe pulled in the day after we got here. Last time we saw them was at Oktoberfest two years ago. So we've been cooking out on the BGE.
 Patty made Ribs one day. The next day I made a Brisket. I think that was the best Brisket I've ever made on the BGE.
So we've been doing some site seeing. Here we are at the Boars Nest. This Bar has a little stream running right next to it. 
Very scenic.
We did one of my favorite trips to Needles HWY. This is one of the coolest drives you can do.
The eye of the needle.
Patty, Joe and Hannigan.
This is a picture of Peggy and I way back the first time we rode Needles HWY. Maybe in 2005 on the Big Dog.
There was a rescue going on up the road so this ambulance had to squeeze thru the tunnel.
 Taking a pit stop at Miners Brewery in Hill City. I had the Mango Cream Ale. It was real good. 
George's profile on Mount Rushmore.
We road the Iron Mountain Road. This is also a nice drive. 
You go over 2 Pig Tail bridges. 

BGE Picture of the Blog.
  Patty making Ribs.

Live Happy and Always Go Big.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Stop #12 and #13

Stop #12 was in 2 Bar Lazy H RV Park. It's not one of our favorite parks, but it's close to Butte, MT. We like Butte. It has lots of old history. We only stayed 3 days. I didn't even take a picture of our site here.
Butte has a lot of old copper mines. Some are hard rock mine and one giant open mine right in the town. The open pit is so big that it has taken some of the houses out to mine more copper. But most of it's no longer mined. 
 This is a picture from up above the town of Butte.

Stop #13 is at the Billings, MT KOA. We don't really like KOA parks because of their high cost. Our site here was $85 a night. That's way over our budget. This is the original KOA built in 1962. 
  We're only going to stay 2 nights here so I didn't unhook the big truck. We have a nice end site.
The site has a nice picnic table and a fire pit that we didn't use. 

A funny thing happened at Stop #11, 93 RV Park, in Twin Falls, Idaho. The park put in new power hook ups. A new motor home came into the site right across from us and he couldn't get the 50 amp service to come on. I was sitting outside watching the show and the maintenance lady came over, so I went over to help. I plugged him into the site next to him and it worked. So we took the power box apart and the 50 Amp plug didn't have the ground wire on it. So the maintenance lady went and got some wire and I wired it in and plugged him in. Yea! It worked good after that. She asked me what I charged. I told her a 12 pack of  Bud Light would take care of it. 20 minutes later she showed up with a 12 pack. So that was fun and got paid for it.   

BGE Picture of the Blog.
Me and my new BGE handle.

Live Happy and Always Go Big.

Friday, July 26, 2019

Stops #9, 10 and 11

I'm a little behind on the Blog, So here we go. 
Stop #9 was in Burns, OR. for one night, at the Burns RV Park. We've been there before and the new owners have made lots of improvements. They even have 3 Teepees that you can rent.
Our site at Burns RV Park. Didn't unhook. Ordered a pizza from Glory Days Pizza shop and it was really good.

Stop #10. Ambassador RV Resort in Caldwell, Idaho. Another park that we've been before. It's a real nice park with huge pull-thrus.
They have a nice dog park. Katie met Matilda, the cute, 4 month old English Bull Dog. They had a ton of fun running and playing. 
 This is the only picture I have of our site. But you can see how nice the park is. It got real hot one day, 107 degrees. That's the hottest weather we've ever been in. By closing up the garage and running two air conditioners, I could only get the inside down to 80. But that didn't feel too bad. 
I saw in Yuma, it has been up around 114. Now that is HOT!

Got the big truck hand washed and of course the next day it rained on and off all day. Peggy would go out and wipe it off and an hour later it would rain again. But it still looks good.

Stop #11 We are at 93 RV Park in Twin Falls, ID. I made the reservations here and I must have screwed them up. We only have power and water, no sewer! Good thing it's 50 amp. I hate that when that happens.
The sites are big pull-thrus. It's a little cloudy today but still nice and warm. 

Katie is almost 8 mouths old and doing great. Here she is on the look out in her pen. We love the pen set up.
 Oh, got this picture from Bill and Marsha. They're in Alaska. Looks like they're having a great time.  

BGE Picture of the Blog.
Peggy and I in Newport. Cooking brats for some friends here in the park.You can see it's a little cool here.

Live Happy and Always Go Big.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Stop #8. One of the best.

We've moved to Crown Villa RV Resort in Bend, OR. This is what some people call a "High Roller" RV Park. The sites are huge, back-ins with paver bricks, double wide. We like this park and have been here before. 
Bend is a nice, growing town with lots of thing to do and see.
Our site. The only thing I don't like is my satellite doesn't work here. They have these huge pine trees that block the satellites. I did give it the "One Beer Search". After we get plugged in and the water hooked up and the slides are out, I turn the Satellite Dish on and get a Beer. After the Beer is gone if the Dish didn't find any satellites, you turn it OFF. That's the "One Beer Search".
 Bend has 28 micro Brewers, We're going to try to hit them all.(;-) So far we've got two down. We're trying to find the one with the best pretzel. This is the pretzel at the Good Life Brewery. It was pretty good. But so far the pretzel at Immersion Brewery is in the lead for the best.
The pretzel at Immersion Brewery was so good we didn't get a good picture until it was gone.
At Good Life Brewery and Distillery
 they make some good Gin too.
Oh, before we left Newport an airplane crash landed on the beach not far from our park. Luckily no one was badly injured.
I think I finally fixed our pantry door from coming open when we travel. This should stop that for good. It was a one hammer job.🔨
  Katie loves this park.
She got a new toy at PetSmart, Flat Squirrel. She loves toys.

BGE Picture of the Blog.
36 pound of Pork Butts. Good job stacking those Butts, Joe.

Live Happy and Always Go Big.  


Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Having fun on the coast

We're still in Newport, OR. On Monday Dennis and Linda rolled in on the site right across from us. We met them here last year.
We're on site 49; the best site in the park. 
We've had one day of rain, otherwise, the weather has been pretty good for being on the coast.
The park had a customer appreciation day with a free weenie roast. A nearby animal sanctuary brought in some exotic pets. 
There was a 9 month old baby kangaroo. . .
   And this huge desert tortoise. . .
And a smaller one hiding in the dust pan. 
We're right next to the Rogue Brewery. Here they are smoking some Barley in this old smoker outside of their barrel works.
It was Hawaiian day at the Rogue Tap-house on the water front. If you have your Hawaiian shirt on it's only $3 pints. Now that's a good deal. Peggy, Dennis, Linda and I at the bar. Dennis lent me one of has Hawaiian shirts. After we went to Szabo's Steakhouse and got the Rib Eye special $12.95 for a delicious 14 oz steak.

BGE Picture of the Blog.
Bill cooking some Halibut on his Mini-Max Egg in Valdez, Alaska. Looking good, Bill.

Live Happy and Always Go Big.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Stop #6 and 7

We stayed for 6 days in Winchester Bay, OR. The funny thing is, I was just going to get my chair out and watch our new neighbors set up when the park host came over and asked me when we were going to leave. I said tomorrow, he said no, you're not on this site tonight! The people next to us have friends coming for our site. So I looked at our park check-in paper and he was right! So, holy crap, we needed to pack up fast and get off this site. Check out was at 11:00, it was now 12:30. That was the fastest pack up we've ever had to do. But now we know we can do it in an emergency.
It was a real nice site! But we had to go.
I rode my bike up to the Winchester Bay lighthouse. I rode 10 miles that day and had real bad monkey butt.
View from the Lighthouse.
We had a nice lunch next to this great brewery. The beer was good.
Defeat Brewery. Nice small brewer.
Next to the Brewery was the Rusted Star Wood-fired Pizza place. Peggy had a Chicken Caesar Salad and I had a wood-fired Pizza. Both were good. Most people order pizza here and take it to the brewery.
In the park it was a Bostonfest! There were 5 of them.
So after they kicked us out of Winchester Bay RV Park, we moved 75 miles to stop #7, Newport RV Park, in Newport, OR. We like this little town. It has a lot of good places to eat and drink. The first place we always go to is the world famous Barge Inn, down on the old water front. They have the best Bar Burgers. 
No Uber available here, but we can take a cab from the park to the bar for only $8! There's no parking for the Big Truck on the water front.

BGE Picture of the Blog.
     Bacon, Pineapple wrapped Shrimp with BBQ sauce on them. On the BGE skewers Heidi gave me. 

Live Happy and Always Go Big.