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Happy Fence Friday
Lost Creek Lake
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Lost Creek Lake Campground

Pictures for Pam, Day 181: HFF: Bridge & Steve

Pictures for Pam, Day 181: HFF: Bridge & Steve 

Steve and I are back from our trip to Lost Creek Lake! What a great time we had. It's hard to believe that such a lovely campground is a mere 45 minutes from our house. It really felt like a place for the elite and well-to-do, and yet, it was a state park! We paid only $24 each night, what an incredible deal!

After lunch yesterday, we planned on going on a long photo walk, but as we were about to leave, our plans abruptly changed.

RVs have three tanks that need to be monitored: the fresh water tank (50 gallon), the "grey water" tank (42 gallon) and the "black tank" (26 gallon). "Grey water" is from the sinks and shower; the "black tank" is just what you are thinking it is! There's a gauge that gives a readout on how full each tank is and they are notoriously inaccurate. Still, we have no other way to read the amount, ugh.

We were surprised to see that our grey water tank was nearly full at mid-day on our second day. Then, when we were about to leave on our walk, Steve checked it again and it was reading full. ACK! That put the brakes on any other plans and became our top priority.

Not that it was a huge deal. The campground had a dumping station that was only a couple of minutes' drive from our site, but it did mean hooking the trailer back up to the truck and driving it over there and back. Our initial thought was, OMG what a Pain In The A**!! But it only took a few minutes to stow anything that might fall over. I put a few things on the picnic table--including Pumpkin in her travel cage! Before we knew it, the trailer was hooked to the truck, the wheel chalks were out of the way (in case there was any slope, "chalks" anchor the tires to keep the trailer from rolling) and Steve left me to guard the fort with Molly in her outside pen and Pumpkin on the picnic table. We were all happy as clams. The last detail was our walkie-talkies! We have a pair of very powerful walkies that are sensitive to more than a mile away!

I chilled out in our super-comfy bungee lounge chairs while Chicken chortled at all the things she saw. I was working on a crossword puzzle when I heard Steve over the walkie..."I'm done and heading back!" It had been just 15 minutes! WOOT!

A couple of minutes later he was backing the trailer into place and soon we were all settled. Hooray!!

We decided that dinner was in order so Steve fired up our grill for a pair of burgers and I set the table with all the condiments a person would want—avocado slices, onions, mayo, ketchup, spinach leaves and just in case, dill relish! The burgers came covered with melted cheese to die for—and we'd forgotten what grilled burgers tasted like! What a delicious meal we had. This camping business seems to suit us I think. :)

With our hunger out of the way, we rounded up our gear, stowed the chicken (Pumpkin, of course!) and Molly in the camper and headed off for our little hike.

We ended up heading out to the same area we'd been cycling on our first evening and it was just wonderful. I was hoping to get some pictures of three things:
1) I'd found some plants that had tiny white flowers sitting in a bed of great big green leaves.
2) There were some plants with lovely stalks of white flowers that I wanted pictures of.
3) Ferns!! I saw lots of them on our bike rides and hoped to get some pictures

In the end, I was 100% successful! And then some! Steve and I had such a wonderful time. We strolled along, enjoying the incredible beauty of this place and I got so many lovely images! We had marvelous conversation as we went and soaked up the soothing atmosphere aw we went.

The funny thing is that we both knew and enjoyed this place in the past. But it was only as a very temporary visitor. As a several-day resident camper, we could know this place at a different capacity. It was so much more. Both of us could see what it was like as a drive-in hiker...it was like a watered-down cup of coffee compared to this new experience. How amazing to have a new understanding of this place. And the revelation that, as RV campers, we would have deeper connections with all of the places we stopped at in the future. Something to think about...how awesome.

Today's picture is my choice for Happy Fence Friday! It's really a "double fence". Ok, it's a pedestrian bridge, starring Steve! We went on a walk from our campsite and down to a view of Lost Creek Lake. There was a beautiful little bridge nestled in a deep forest of ferns and thick woods and I asked Steve to walk to the far side and pose for me. Voila! My Happy Fence Friday picture! :)

Pam, I did a search for "fence" and found some of your "ice storm" images...this one with ice-laden branches and a fence in the background were just right for a HFF image but still...*shakes head*….what a shame. I hope that you had a good day. Thank you so much for your enthusiastic comments about our trip. *BIG HUGS* You're the best! :)

Explored on 5/10/19; highest placement #9.

Eve, Jenny McIntyre, Rosalyn Hilborne, trester88 and 37 other people have particularly liked this photo

44 comments - The latest ones
 J. Gafarot
J. Gafarot club
HFF to you Janet !
Enjoy May . . .
13 months ago.
Kawasirius club
Une superbe randonnée il semble ! Bon week-end Janet !
13 months ago.
 Karen's Place
Karen's Place club
Such a fun story to read, Janet. It sounds like a great time.

HFF to you. Awesome image!
13 months ago.
Anji. club
HFF, Janet, et bonne fin de semaine !
13 months ago.
 Erhard Bernstein
Erhard Bernstein club
HFF, Janet!
13 months ago.
neira-Dan club
HFF Janet
13 months ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club


13 months ago.
 Richard Nuttall
Richard Nuttall club
Excellent Janet!! HFF and have a great weekend to follow your trip away.
13 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Looks like a very nice place for a walk.
HFF and a nice weekend Janet.
13 months ago.
 John Cass
John Cass club
HFF Janet, have a nice weekend.
13 months ago.
Annemarie club
Wish you a marvelous weekend:) JANET!
HFF also:)
13 months ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Superb shot!

Admired in:
13 months ago.
Jolie compo !!
13 months ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Lovely image Janet
HFF and a great weekend
13 months ago.
 Peter Castell
Peter Castell club
A lovely area to walk I hope you both have a HFF and a nice weekend
13 months ago.
 Colin Ashcroft
Colin Ashcroft club
HFF - looks like some wonderful light
13 months ago.
 Eunice Perkins
Eunice Perkins club
It looks like a wonderful place to camp and explore! No wonder you enjoyed it so much. I used to love camping when I was younger. Still have the urge...but not the physical energy. Getting old is tough on an adventurous spirit. You don't age inside!!
13 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
HFF, Janet ! Have a very nice weekend !
13 months ago.
tiabunna club
A beautiful image, Janet. Glad to read that your camping trip is so enjoyable. HFF and best wishes for the weekend.
13 months ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
Lovely shot. *****
Have a great weekend
13 months ago.
 Percy Schramm
Percy Schramm club
Seems to be a wonderful region to take a trip ... HFF, have a fine weekend, Janet !
13 months ago.
Reyk club
Das sieht richtig schön aus und die Schatten im Vordergrund passen gut ins Bild.
13 months ago.
RHH club
So happy all is going well with your trips and that you have another trip already planned. Always takes a bit to iron out the wrinkles but you and Steve seem to have managed that well. If this photo is a hint of what you are going to be enjoying the rest of the spring and summer, you have a lot to look forward to and some very relaxing times to enjoy.

We arrived home at about 8:00 last night. Stopped for groceries on the way home since there was nothing in the house. Now it's catch-up time. Lawn needs mowing, flower beds need weeding, mail needs sorting, etc. Busy day today but it's good to be home again. Three weeks was a long time to be gone.

Spent a night and two days in Yellowstone on the way home. Not as busy as at other times, but still busier than I like and very busy considering that the park is only just opened. Already bus loads of Chinese and Japanese tourists there! Some roads and areas were not even open yet and we had some light snow while there.

Tell you more later. Have to cook some Shakshuka for breakfast and get at the lawn.
13 months ago.
 Fred Fouarge
Fred Fouarge club
HFF..Janet en Heel Veel Dank voor je Mooie Commentaar bij mijn HFF foto--ik wens ook jouw een prachtig weekeinde toe...veel liefs....Fred
13 months ago.
 Fred Fouarge
Fred Fouarge club
interessant verhaal onder je foto...en lang,,!
13 months ago.
 Joe, Son of the Rock
Joe, Son of the Rock club
Lovely composition with strong diagonals. Great play between light and shadow too. The figure is perfectly placed to comply with the rule of thirds. HFF and a great weekend to you, Janet. Cheers, Joe
13 months ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
A well composed and taken shot Janet................the light is heavenly and yes, I noticed the lovely dappled shadows. Such a gem of a find!

Good to hear you're back home safely...............ready to start planning the next trip! Looking foward to seeing some more images from your photo walks too. Take care :-)

HFF to you.........and have a great weekend.
13 months ago.
 Nora Caracci
Nora Caracci club
lovely trail and little bridge, beautiful light in the greenery !
13 months ago.
FotoArt club
Genieße die Zeit so wie sie Dir zur Verfügung steht. Immer und jeden Augenblick.
13 months ago.
 Susanne Hoy
Susanne Hoy club
HFF, Janet! The wooden bridge seems to lead into the paradise. I like the way how the sunlight makes the leaves shine.

It must have been an unforgettable time at time at Lost Creek Lake. Have a great weekend!
13 months ago.
cammino club
I really would like to walk this hiking trail! HFF, Janet!
13 months ago.
 Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac club
HFF. Très belle photo. Nicole.
13 months ago.
 Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra club
looks like a great place to like
13 months ago.
RHH club
Commented on the previous photo.
13 months ago.
 Jenny McIntyre
Jenny McIntyre club
What a great picture - tell Steve he's posing perfectly!! I do love the dappled shadows too. It sounds as if it's been an absolutely wonderful break away. The burgers sound gorgeous, certainly better than my ham salad I had tonight!! That hike sounds great fun, especially if you've managed to see and photograph all the things you wanted to. I know what you mean. I noticed that there were some lovely flowers just appeared at the top of my driveway, but I couldn't go out to see them today as it's raining!!! Hopefully tomorrow the sun might just come out and I'll go up there and find the flowers
13 months ago.
 Boarischa Krautmo
Boarischa Krautmo club
beuatiful, HFF!
13 months ago.
 Dave Roberts 2014
Dave Roberts 2014
Nice composition with beautiful dappled light and shade Janet!

13 months ago.
Ecobird club
Cool. leafy and beautiful Janet. I love the dappled sunlight on the path. Well captured. HFF and have a good weekend
13 months ago.
 Gabi Lombardo
Gabi Lombardo club
nice shot! wish you a great Weekend!
13 months ago.
sasithorn_s club
What a lovely place, Janet! I can see why you & Steve enjoy this camping trip so much.
Have a fun weekend!
13 months ago.
 Luciano Favretto
Luciano Favretto club
Bello il racconto della vostra vacanza,e al povero Steve toccano i lavori "sporchi" ..ma in vacanza tutto e permesso..
13 months ago.
trester88 club
Ein schöner Wanderpfad! Einen verspäteten HFF und ein schönes Wochenende!
13 months ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
I love dappled sunlight!! It looks a very inviting walkway!
A belated HFF and wish you a good new week ahead.
13 months ago.
stopmaster club
Thank you for sharing on Waldwege Group.
13 months ago.

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