Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Not All Who Wander Are Lost
June, 2019 - Mount Denali, Alaska

Monday, April 23, 2012

Cool Weekend

Our first weekend camphosting in the park was a cool one. Temperatures were in the 40s to 50s during the day with a cool east wind and near or below freezing at night.

Kevin actually had to turn the outside water faucets to a trickle to keep them from freezing. We certainly don’t want any pipes to burst. We’re just grateful they turned the water on for us.

There were two sites occupied over the weekend. Both had RVs. On Saturday morning one of them told us how they had problems on Friday during the night with their carbon monoxide detector going off. They didn’t know what was causing it so they turned off the furnace. It sure must have been cold in there!

We’ve always had an electric heater in any camper we’ve owned just in case there is a problem with the furnace or the propane should run out. And when the electric is included with your site, why not use an electric heater and save on the propane cost.

On Thursday Kevin hauled out the push mower to cut the grass on our site. He got the part in front of the door done before it ran out of gas. It sure was long.


As you can see, he was quite optimistic and still wearing shorts. He has since switched to long pants. Then we took a walk before the rains started. It rained all afternoon and most of the night. Today he will be out on the big mower all day before the grass gets any longer.

On our walk we saw lots of lilacs and crabapple trees blooming. I can’t believe how early everything is blooming this year. In other years, we would be lucky if the lilacs were in bloom by Mother’s Day. They sure are pretty.


The park entrance sign was repainted over the winter. It looks nice and bright again.


Our son Korey is coming from Minnesota this weekend for a short visit. He can only get away for three days, but I sure am looking forward to seeing him and am very grateful that he’s making the nine hour drive. Tomorrow we’re going to our son Eric’s house and taking him to a Brewers game. I can’t wait for hugs from my boys!

We went to my mom’s on Thursday to see her and pick up our car and some stuff we had stored at her place over the winter. She sure was happy to see us, and it was great to have some mom hugs.

Just a reminder that when you see a post on my blog with stars * before and after the title, that is an advertisement post for Blogsvertise. It’s up to you whether you want to read it or not.

I also have updated our travel map and campground reviews page. I find campground reviews from fellow RVers to be very helpful and hope my reviews may be of value to others.

We may have a surprise later in the week. We’ll have to see if it all works out!

Don’t wish upon a star – Reach for one!