Monday, May 21, 2018

Granite Flat NF Campground – 2018

Granite Flat National Forest Campground, Truckee CA

Granite Flat National Forest Campground, Truckee CA

We first found Granite Flat Campground back in 2015…we stayed there four different times that year.  We had just bought the 2014 the Dynamax Isata due to a RV Storage fire taking out our Jayco, and hoped to go to Alaska in 2015…but ran into some problems with the Dynamax that needed to be addressed, including the rebuilding of our slideout.  Since Sacramento is hot, and Truckee is mild during the Summer, we came up here to test it out, went over to Tahoe, came back.  We came back two more times that year, sometimes staying a day or two, other times staying up to a week.  We did go to Alaska in 2016, and skipped Truckee, but came back last year for a visit on our way to Sacramento.  We just LOVE this park...

Granite Flat National Forest Campground, Truckee CA

Site 54 is our favorite site because as a ADA site, it is flat while some of the others are not.  Many of the sites can be reserved, but they have some that are first come, first serve. 

Granite Flat National Forest Campground, Truckee CA    Granite Flat National Forest Campground, Truckee CA

This time of year, everything is first come, first serve, but reservations start this weekend…and today is like we have the park to ourselves.  The campground opened on May 17th this year, and during parts of the summer, especially weekends, it can be full.  Price is still $11 per night with the lifetime senior discount card that you get through the National Parks for $80 if you are 62 or older…we are lucky in that we got our card back in 2012 when it was only $10 (advantages of marrying a gal just a wee bit older than you)

Truckee River, Granite Flat National Forest Campground, Truckee CA

The campground is right along the Truckee River with access to the water at a number of locations.  Normally we cannot see the river from our campsite, but it is so high this time of year, I got this shot right from outside the front door. 


Granite Flat National Forest Campground, Truckee CA    Granite Flat National Forest Campground, Truckee CA

Only thing about today….too much overcast, even a few showers, so the solar is not putting out as much as we need…but that is why we have a generator, and I doubt we will get any complaints since there is virtually no one around.

Back in Citrus Heights tomorrow…it has been a great three weeks, and we plan to head out from Citrus Heights again around June 11, three weeks from today, for around five weeks in Southwest Oregon, ending up near Santa Rosa California for my oldest son’s wedding.  In the mean time, we have my parents 70th wedding anniversary to celebrate in early June. 

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Tooth-loss in Carson City

At Comstock Country RV Park, Carson City, NV

Comstock Country RV Park

Through this whole tooth ordeal, the only pain that Marcia complained about was “me being a pain in the a**”.  Honestly, she actually said that she had a small amount of throbbing “once in awhile”, and that I have been a perfect angel over all of this.  Now, one of these is a honest statement…I will let the reader decide which is which.

Tooth-Fairy

Got up at 6:45 when our Bubba Alarm Clock went off, got the coffee going, took the kids out for a walk, fed them, and waited for the coffee to perk for the required 20 minutes.  By 7:30 Marcia was ready to get this over with…had to be there by 9:00 so that they could give her some meds due to her hip replacement.  We left promptly at 8:35, arrived by 8:45, by the time she finished her paper work, took the pills, she was called back at 9:15, 30 minutes before her actual appointment time.  I figured they would do X-Rays, and then discuss it…but in 10 minutes she was done.  The wisdom tooth was not imbedded into the bone anymore, so the dentist said, “This will be easy”, reached in, pulled it out, said, “All done!”  $270 later, we were out the door.  This is the second tooth she has ever lost since she lost all her baby teeth a few years ago…

Comstock Country RV Park

After the numbness wore off, she has no pain in her mouth (no telling about the back side that she sits on however), and all is well.

Comstock Country RV Park

I have included a couple shots of us here at the Comstock Country RV Park.  All of the sites have nice trees to buffer between the sites.  Yes, they are a bit close, but the buffering really helps a lot, and the park is dog friendly, and everyone has been so nice.  The empty slot next to us had a young couple from Denver in it last night, they had a baby was fixing to be a year old (that ‘fixing’ is an Arkansas term), and they were headed up to Portland via many National Forest and BLM land boondocking spots.  This was the first campground in two weeks since they left Denver…I wish them well.  Tomorrow we will pull out around 10:30, and drive up highway 50 to Lake Tahoe, around the north shore, and to one of our favorite NF Campgrounds near Truckee for a few days…were nighttime temps are going to be in the upper 30’s, but daytime temps will be in the mid-60’s.


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