Conrad's Bed & Golf
Travel Blogs from Ione
ok so for a day or two I noticed Shima starting to shed for the season. I also noticed her acting weird lately. Hiding a lot and not coming out to socialize like she usually did. I thought she was just smelling a mtn lion or something which usually made her hide in the camper. The day after she started to drop fur I took a brush to her and a whole strip of fur came out almost down to the skin...then ...
... out of line. Our theory about cranky people working at the remote border crossings still holds. The agent took about ten minutes to ask us questions, look at documents, and inspect the car and trailer. That hasn't happened in a while. We were glad to be past the border and into Washington. Home was getting closer.
A few miles south of the border in the Collville National Forest is Sullivan Lake with a couple of campgrounds. We drove through ...
... sun. We tried to ride it out and have some funs till
but we were all bummed that the bright warm sun had gone away. With
it also went the warmth and brought in a cool breeze. Not the most
ideal conditions for a day on the lake. After waiting as long as we
could we decided to call it a day...and only about 2pm. We headed
back to Elkins and docked the pontoon and then decided to just go
hang out at my buddy Andrews cabin.
... before. Not a lot but it only takes a few for
me to feel it in the morning. I heard the guys outside my camper and
decided to be a man and go climb that mountain. On this adventure
were Kolby, Jay and myself...and Shima of course. We headed a few
miles north past Grandview. We then turned down a gravel road and
drove 2.5 miles up the mountain. We had to keep our eyes open for
the trail which is unmarked. We found ...
... or two below the surface. I instantly panicked and popped up above the water. I saw all my items in the water right below the surface but I was more focused on grabbing the kayaking and righting it up. As I did this I saw my beach towel sink and also my digital camera start heading towards the bottom of the lake. I knew they were a lost cause because this lake tops 300 feet deep. I also saw my Nalgene water bottle floating away. At ...