Friday, July 16, 2010

Grand Tour Summer 2010 Day 14-15

Day 14
Moab to Ogden Utah Log 274 Miles 2884 Miles total

We plan our stop here primarily to see our long time friends Karl and Emily from South Louisiana.  Karl is retired, but doing some consulting work for companies that build electrical substations.  They have been in Ogden since February and will leave next week.  So it is great that we were able to catch them here.

We park at the Century RV Park and Karl and Emily arrive shortly after.  After a visit in our motorhome, we head up the mountain for a drive and dinner at a local eatery.  The Oaks is a perfect setting to continue our visit and experience the excellent climate at this time of year.  We have a table overlooking the river that supplies Ogden's drinking water from a reservoir above this location.  Lots of foliage and the pleasant sounds of rushing water.

Back at our RV we get a good nights sleep and plan our next day.

Day 15
Ogden Utah to Island Park Idaho Log 272 miles 3156 Total

After leaving Ogden, we cross into Idaho and start to see the Tetons off to the East in the distance.  Lots of snow still on them.  Soon we will see them up close.

We arrive in Island Park and are shown to a spot in the Valley View RV Campground and Laundromat.  Our large grassy spot overlooks Henry Lake, a prime fishing spot in this part of the world.  Our friend Bob passed through here a few days ago, so I am sure there are no fish left.

After getting settled, we go to the cabin David and Patti are remodeling on the North shore of Henry Lake.  They have a new Golden Lab that came into their lives after Jake's cousin Gunner died a few months ago.  Annie and Jake pick up right where Gunner and Jake left off when they came to visit us in Port Isabel over New Years.  Dogs are wonderful, they became BFFs immediately.

After filet Mignons on the grill for dinner we say goodnight to rest for a full day of sight seeing tomorrow.

Walldog, Willie and Jake 

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