Friday, June 12, 2009

6/12/2009 We've Got BEAR!

We saw our first bear last night! We went out to the same road we covered the night before and drove out 19 miles. On the way back, about three quarters of the way back, I saw a bear along the side the road. The land sits a little lower than the roadway and it was just by chance that I saw it. I told Bob I saw one and he stopped and backed up. The bear was watching us at this point and started towards the woods to hide but not before I got this picture. So we've seen our first, a black bear. Pretty good size too.


When we got back last night we were surprised to see almost every space here in the park filled. That hasn't been the case this week. For the most part its been a few rigs coming in late in the afternoon and clearing out in the morning leaving us and the couple next door who are the workampers. We had heard there was a mudslide further up north and that the road was closed for a few days. Seems like word has gotten out about this closure and people came in here to spend some time. We also heard that small rigs can get through once in awhile, when there is a break in the clearing I guess. One such rig came here today. Look how dirty it is! That isn't shadows you see on the front of the rig, that's dirt and truck isn't a light colored truck its navy blue.


Its the road we'll be taking but we're supposed to be here until Monday so it didn't really affect us. It would be open by the time we need to travel. Now that has all changed. Bob looked at the extended weather forecast and it may rain by Monday. We don't want to get caught up in that area that is already weakened so we're pulling out of here tomorrow. We heard this afternoon there is one lane open and they are alternating traffic so it will probably be slow going. Luckily, we're only traveling 190 miles to our next stop.

Today brought our first cloudy, overcast day that we've had in quite awhile now. We did go into town to go to the museum but it wasn't open. I really was disappointed that the "toaster museum" was closed too. I took the pictures of U.S. - Canada border monument and the storehouse, today in fact. I was in the States a whole four minutes.

Other than that short trip, updating the blog, watching TV, playing online poker and making dinner we didn't do much of anything today. Oh yeah, I did make a banana walnut bread and burned it. Burned it bad. I was able to cut the top off and its now edible. New toaster oven, what can I say, I need to learn the ins and outs of this one.

So that's our day in a nutshell. Nothing exciting, just another day.

Travel day tomorrow, don't know if I'll get a chance to post or not. The campground we're going to is suppose to have WIFI, let's keep our fingers crossed.


SkippyMom said...

congrats on your first bear! I know how anxious you were to see one.

Have a safe trip - can't wait to see more. :)

Wendy and Rick Fury said...

The pics are great. Hope you see a lot more bear. From a distance. You do have zoom???? LOL!!! Be safe and have fun.