Monday, February 27, 2006
OK, I really didn't consider BEARS being in the forest. How stupid is that? When I reserved the site, I thought it had electric and water hook-up. Most state parks do. Not this one, it is a National Park! I was lucky to get in before it got dark, and I did have a nice paved pad to park on. Nothing to hook up, thank goodness I had replenished my fresh water tank, so I had 37 gallons to flush the toliet and take showers. My travel trailer is self contained, so I can run the lights and water pump on battery. The water heater, furnace and stove run on propane. The waste water has a 37 gallon holding tank. It is nicer to have an electrical hook-up and water, but I can deal without it. I dropped my son off at band camp, and was back about 8 PM. It was a long, dark night. I heard something outside, but I didn't want to look. I knew if I saw a bear, that I would be up the rest of the night! I figured if a bear wanted to eat someone, there were plenty of people in tents all around me. I even saw some tasty looking children down by the lake! There are bear-proof hidden latch handles on the trash cans that bears can't open! I had trouble sleeping because it was so dark and quiet. My thoughts drifted to my "bloggies" and I wondered what all of you were doing! I started figuring out what time it was in Japan and Australia - and wondering what the weather was like there. I guess if I travel this summer, I will have to get wireless internet!