THIS FISHERMAN HAS A QUIET CAMPSITE ON LAKE MEAD
Despite Wednesday night’s heavy wind gusts trying to blow us right off the top of the Mesa I was surprised at how mild it was. I was actually outside without a shirt on when I took Max out about 10. Was careful to make sure none of our distant neighbors could see me. Didn’t want to cause panic amongst fellow RV’ers & start a stampede of fleeing vehicles.
Unfortunately we have hit ourselves a spate of inclement weather here in these parts & this morning we had us some ground fog with visibility down to maybe a mile. Not the best for photos in a place known for it’s fiery sun drenched rock formations.
Kelly packed up a lunch & we headed out under cloudy sky’s about 10 o’clock. First stop was a place called Stewart’s Point. A few readers had mentioned this place as a possible boon docking spot so thought we would check it out. Road is a little rough after the pavement ends & it’s a about a mile before reaching the shores of Lake Mead. Because we will only be here a few days we decided to stay at the Mesa. Nice view over Lake Mead from Stewart’s Point though.
Headed on into the Valley of Fire with our eyes on the sky & fingers crossed the clouds would part & the sun would ignite the fire in the Valley. Alas, it didn’t happen. We spent 4 hours in the Park doing some small hikes & driving every road we could find plus had a look at both camp grounds.
Even without the fire this is a totally beautiful Park & once again beyond description. The wide diversity of rock formations are concentrated in massive multi color formations like nowhere else we have seen. Every shape the imagination can think of is here. Time & time again we commented to each other….if only the sun would come out & set this beautiful Valley on fire. I didn’t take a lot of photos & with each shot I I knew I was not capturing the magic & the color that lives here in the rocks. By 2 in the afternoon the clouds had become thicker & it was obvious they were going to stay, so we rather sullenly headed back to the rig. Checked a couple weather sites for this area & it was a mixed bag of information as to what the coming days will bring. If we wake up to sunshine Friday morning we will get Jeeped up & head right back into the Park. We so much want to see the fire in the Valley.
Had a note from vacationing friends in Costa Rico wondering if McDonald’s has added Lentil soup & Spinach sandwiches to their menu. Not to worry folks, McDonald's is still based on good old burgs & fries & I don't think anything like Lentil Soup or Spinach sandwiches will be making it into the McDonald food chain any time soon. I write those little tidbits in pure Jest:))
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GROANER’S CORNER:(( And here are a few cooking terms for you ‘Foody’ people.
Calorie: Basic measure of the amount of rationalization offered by the average individual prior to taking a second helping of a particular food.
Microwave Oven: Space-age kitchen appliance that uses the principle of radar to locate and immediately destroy any food placed within the cooking compartment.
Oven: Compact home incinerator used for disposing of bulky pieces of meat and poultry.
Porridge: Thick oatmeal rarely found on American tables since children were granted the right to sue their parents. The name is an amalgamation of the words "Putrid," "hORRId," and "sluDGE."
Preheat: To turn on the heat in an oven for a period of time before cooking a dish, so that the fingers may be burned when the food is put in, as well as when it is removed.
Recipe: A series of step-by-step instructions for preparing ingredients you forgot to buy, in utensils you don't own, to make a dish the dog won't eat.
Tongue: A variety of meat, rarely served because it clearly crosses the line between a cut of beef and a piece of dead cow.
Yogurt: Semi-solid dairy product made from partially evaporated and fermented milk. Yogurt is one of only three foods that taste exactly the same as they sound. The other two are goulash and squid.
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