Pictures don't come close to explain how bad the winds have been lately! 30 to 40 Miles per hour with gusts over 60! Looking at the weather map on TV at night this Colorado River Valley area definitely gets the worst of it each day and off course we're right there!
Everything is covered with fine dessert sand inside and out, I've pretty much given up dusting things off, not that I did much of that anyways lately.
We're rocking and rolling so much in the RV that it feels we're at sea sometimes, something that freaks out Sadie but lulls Merlin to sleep. It must be the same when we're traveling because that's all he does when we're on the road.......sleep.
|...Oh Grand(ma)pa,..what big teeth you have... !|
Well, we're approaching the end of our stay here and so before we go James, as always, is doing a mad dash to accomplish everything he was supposed to do here at the campground.
One of those things, that really wasn't in his original scope of work but added on later, was improving the WiFi system.
As at a lot of other campgrounds it really mattered in which space you were to get some sort of a decent signal here and there were areas that basically didn't get any. You had to go to the rec room or the office.
James felt he could improve this significantly, got the go-ahead of the owners, and set out to costume-make a better system by adding 3 new routers.
Lots of measuring, drilling, cutting, gluing, clasping and muttering...........
|...and spray painting...because you're either a perfectionist or not...|
After putting everything together it (they) had to go up!
The ladder needed some 'dead-weight' at the bottom so he got several people to volunteer, amongst which was me, on whose head he than proceeded to drop his mobile phone .... ouch ...!
I came away with a cut inside my bottom lip (nice fat lip that was for a while), thank you very much ....!
Everybody has a fantastic reception now, 4 bars or more, so we have very happy costumers at the moment.
It is a pet peeve for a lot of people to be promised free WiFi and than not getting any reception and I can't blame them!
Other than windy it has also gotten much, much warmer lately. The temperatures have been hovering around 90 this last week and they're predicting triple digits by next week!
Time to get out of dodge!
|The flowers love the heat.|
Which we're going to do by Sunday if everything goes according to plan.
We both worked our last days for the campground last weekend so we're off (Yahoo!) and James has one more day at the golf course to finish tomorrow.
I've put together a tentative, very slow, route North, mostly depending on the weather.
We've been in contact with Steven from the West Yellowstone KOA who has informed us that although they've had a lot of late snow and they still have some snow flurries now and than it's also rapidly thawing everywhere. They expect us around the 7th of May so we'll take our time to get there.
We're working on our bucket list of things to do before we go. One of them involved going to the Spirit Mountain Casino and have their Fish & Chips and Fried Shrimp specials for $5!
I'm not doing so well with deep fried stuff but keep forgetting when I'm hungry so this was another "I can't believe I ate the whole thing" -thing!
When do I ever learn.... sigh..?