I woke up with a slight sore throat but attributed it sleeping with the window open in the cool wet weather. The next morning I again woke up with a sore throat and some congestion….oh oh. But off we went….. first stop one of our favorite campgrounds and fishing spots Ditch Creek Campground near Deerfield Lake.
|Away we go!|
|We met these guys on our way to the campground.....|
|… and pushed them for about a mile before it was wide enough for them to get off the road|
The next morning Guy and I were up bright and early to head to our favorite fishing hole. It did not disappoint and I was able to land several nice size rainbows but Guy took the trophy with a nice rainbow around 17”s!
Here it is mid-June and this cave still had ice in it!
|This picture was of the roof of the cave|
|Still ice on the floor of the cave as well|
You just never know what you are going to find hidden in the hills......
The next day it was time for us to move on to our next location but as we were packing up I noticed it...…. a flat tire. Ugh! Not a fun thing on a normal day but having the camper on the truck added another element. I pumped it up enough with our portable air compressor so we could move to a more level site then we had to take the camper off so I could access the crank to lower the spare from under the truck. Once that was done, I loosened the lug nuts and jacked up the truck.
The next challenge was that the old tire would not come off! Pry, pull and pound I could not get the duallys to separate! I have a big pry bar in our big rig but not on this trip. 20 minutes later Barb walked over to another camper to see if they have anything that would help and she comes back with a wedge for splitting wood. I put it between the two tires, pound it a few times and finally they come apart. I quickly (ok, maybe not so quickly) change the tire and we are back on the road.
Since Barb did not get out fishing yet we stopped by Ditch Creek for an hour so Barb could catch a few trout.
D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery. We love stopping by hatcheries, besides the fact that it is interesting to see how different hatcheries operate, we love seeing big trout!
|Me and one of our grandaughters one day......|
Overall, although the trip did not go exactly as hoped but we did learn a few things about the camper:
It does not have vent covers so you need to close the vents in case it rains when you are out to dinner (guess how we learned that one!)
- It does not look like having the two dogs will be an issue as Dakota found a home under the dining table and just lays there
- It is no fun not feeling well in such tight quarters
- The freezer holds ice cream! (our big rig freezer does not)
- There is a lot more storage than we expected
- We need to put carpet on the outside stairs as Dakota got a paw nail stuck in one of the holes