Under the Weather

As with most full-time RVers, we like to follow nice weather and manage to do that most of the time. Of course, there are those sudden high-altitude blizzards and sand storms etc etc (if you’re a regular reader, you remember those episodes).

Our month at Henry’s Lake was no exception. We sat through some amazing thunderstorms…

… and witnessed enough hail in one storm to coat the ground like snow (this was July!):

Avoiding viruses and foodborne illnesses and other health hazards on the road can be just as tricky as side-stepping nasty weather.

We don’t eat out a lot and when we do, we pick the restaurants with care. We loved the boysenberry pancakes and apple bratwurst at the Campfire Lodge (see previous post) and the prime rib at Island Park Lodge in (where else!?) Island Park, Idaho, was some of the best we’ve had!

The pizza in West Yellowstone at Wild West Pizzeria was well worth the 20-mile or so drive (plus road construction delays) — and it gave us a chance to stock up on the supplies and groceries we couldn’t find at the local general store.

The general remoteness of Henry’s Lake didn’t keep us immune from various ailments, unfortunately. Ellen spent a few days curled up on the sofa with some unknown bug (it gave her a chance to read Jane Eyre)  — which Bob inevitably caught — and of course there was that twisted ankle. Bob struggled with what we think are allergies and suffered a shoulder injury… No, we weren’t immune!

Ice cream and rental movies helped us heal, but the biggest factors of all? Being able to get out and around for local hiking, and when we were too much under the weather for that, there was a great show just outside our windows.

After the lawn was mowed, a variety of birds collected to gather the seeds, from the common American Robin…

… Chipping Sparrow…

… and Brown-Headed Cowbird…

…to the more locally familiar Pine Siskin…

… to the always fun-to-find fledgling…

…and the always hard-to-photograph Momma Robin feeding the fledgling:

Though a nuisance to local ranchers, who claim their hole-in-the-ground homes cause cattle to break ankles, prairie dogs are a never-ending source of amusement:

In a place where there wasn’t much around, there sure was plenty to do!

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About Ellen

Fiction writer and photographer, I travel the country with my sweetheart of a husband as a "full-time RVer."
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