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Saturday, September 16, 2017 - Page Springs BLM Campground, Frenchglen, OR, Day 7, 0 Miles, 678.9 Towing Miles For the Trip

Another cool night - down to 32°F towards morning. When I packed for the trip I decided to throw in a full sized blanket, and rather than take one out of the closet (I have a full sized bed at home), I dug one out of a storage bin that was at least 20 years old. Bad idea! It looks like a microfiber blanket, but was made years before microfibers were available. It is a cloth mesh with fuzzy felt like material attached to both sides. Nice & warm, however the years have taken their toll. Large chunks of the surface material are flaking off. I've been cleaning up red fluff every morning for the last couple of days. This morning I gave up & tossed the blanket. I have a couple of my Viet Nam era poncho liners that are just a bit smaller than a full sized blanket that I used to replace it. We will see how they compare tonight!

During my morning walk around the campground I found three sites where people have already left. Most of the good sites still have RVs in them. Those that are staying for the weekend move from the poorer sites to the better ones as people leave.

AT&T let me down this morning - no connection using the Mobley, even with the amplifier, at least for data. My phone worked fine for a connection to my son in Oswego. I switched to my Verizon Jetpack and had no problems listening to my favorite Phoenix NPR station.

Since I'm heading out tomorrow, I packed up the entrance rug, and started putting stuff away. It is amazing how much "stuff" gets set out where it is more convenient while parked for a week that needs to be stored for travel!

I went for a walk along the river trail & took some more thistle photos. I'm not sure what fascinates me about them, but the symmetry is interesting and the way back lighting makes them glow.


Before taking down the hummingbird feeder, I got a few images. They didn't come around for the first 4 days, but there are at least two females that now visit:

A Hummingbird

After that it was back to the trailer to process the photos & take a shower. I hope I have enough water left. It looks like it - all I need (after the shower) is enough to do the dishes and flush the toilet a few times overnight. I'll probably add some water to the fresh water tank on the way out of the campground. I'm not sure where I'm staying tomorrow, but there is another BLM campground without hookups along the way.

Dinner was the "T" bone steak & mashed potatoes.

Until next time -


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