We wanted to get out for a walk in the Wildlife Management Area before it got too hot, so at 9:15 we headed out with cameras and binoculars...wow, two mornings in a row and we are up and out around 9 a.m.!
We started out walk down the main road...this is a view of the Simplot Silica Production Facility across the highway.
We found a gate that was before the actual entrance so thought we'd take a look. After a quick look, we decided to go back to the main road and start down at the entrance...there's bound to be maps of the area there.
We were walking back along the road and all of a sudden I could hear water rushing...well, we had been wondering what all the white things lining the fields were. Time to flood the fields, I guess...
About an hour and a half later we were back home...time to relax in the shade, it's getting very hot out! And that's basically what we did all afternoon. With the temperature reaching 84F/29C in the shade, we just didn't want to do anything else! Steve captured these little guys playing at the edge of our site.
While we were sitting outside, a fellow stopped by to see the truck. Tim is a supervisor here in the Wildlife Management Area and had noticed our truck and trailer setup. He is retiring in a year and had all sorts of questions about our full-timing lifestyle. He chatted with Steve for a while and then asked when we were leaving and if he could bring his wife over.
We were next door chatting with Doug and Toni later on in the afternoon when we heard a truck pull into our site...it was Tim and his wife, Lori. So we let Doug and Toni get back to their game of Scrabble but before going back to our place, we said our goodbyes to them. They are leaving first thing in the morning, starting their four day trip back to BC.
We sat chatting with Tim and Lori for about an hour and a half, answering lots of questions as they contemplate what they want to do when he retires....it's always nice meeting new people who are interested in the RV lifestyle.
We decided to leave on Tuesday so that means we have one more day here to get a few errands done before we head a little further north.