After leaving Riverside campground we headed to Idaho Falls, ID for a couple of things. I had to stop in Walmart to pick up a prescription and supplies and Chica needed a pawdicure. She last had her nails trimmed in Mesa, AZ shortly after we found each other.
They were getting too long so we headed to a Petsmart where you didn’t need an appointment. I also mentioned in my last post that she was going to get her teeth cleaned. That was wrong. She was only going to get a breath freshener. Here she is waiting to get her nails down.
It took quite a while and two people to complete the job. I don’t think she was too happy at the time.
On to Gros Ventre
After the pawdicure and the stop at Walmart we made the drive to Gros Ventre campgrounds. It is northeast of Jackson, WY. I figured I may be able to fill up with propane there. No way Jose! Jackson was slammed with lots of traffic, both cars and campers. I decided to head on out to the campground as I had enough propane to last me a few days.
John and Linda had talked to the camp hosts and they were reserving a spot right next to them. The cost of camping here is $21 per night, but only $10.50 with the geezer card. This is a bit more then I have been paying, but they have the beautiful mountains and lots to do as well. It is really a great bargain.
The next day John and I drove into town to fill up my 5 gal. tank with propane. On the way we saw this herd of bison crossing the road. They had been down to the river and were no heading up to graze. Needless to say it stopped traffic.
Kayaking on the Snake River
The following day seven of us decided to go kayaking. It was a long drive to where we started and we had several cars. It was really great fun even though I started off facing the wrong way in my kayak. DUH!!
This is where we put into the water.
John and Linda with all the inflatable kayaks blown up and ready to go.
This is John and Linda on the water.
It was a great time and it gave me a chance to practice my kayaking skills. ???
Farmer’s Market in Jackson
The next day was spent checking out the fabulous farmer’s market in Jackson. John and Linda drove me around Jackson and we walked around the downtown area. The farmer’s market was held in a park downtown.
The entrance to the park was made entirely of antlers. How cool!
On Friday everyone got together for a party with lots of great food and conversation. We invited the camp hosts in our campground as well as Shannon, who is another camp host at Jenny Lake. She and I worked together at Amazon last winter and saw each other at Apache Junction last spring while she was camped there. It was really good to see her again and we had a lot of catching up to do.
After dinner, we all sat around the campfire and Ally roasted marshmallows and made us all Samores. It was a great time. I also saw Tony who I had also worked with at Amazon.
I plan to stay at Gros Ventre until after Labor Day. There is lots of great things to do here and terrific friends to do them with.
That all looks like a lot of fun. Continue to enjoy, Jimbo, as I know you will. So glad you took care of dear little Chica’s nails. 🙂
Looks like you’re having a great time. We always love to read your blog. Makes us feel like we’re along for the ride. Your pictures are great !
Hey Jim. I had to learn to trim Bootsthekitty’s claws myself. Linda showed me how. Not too difficult.