July 13, 2018
We saw the most amazing sunset the other night over the lake at our campground. We have been thoroughly enjoying this lake. I kayak a few times a day to check out the wildlife along the shore. Regis went snorkeling for awhile again today. I like to go out for an evening kayak and sit in the middle of the lake and watch the swallows feed and drink.
The night sky here is brilliant. You can see the Milky Way and you can see stars almost to the horizon. The limited lighting in this area makes for a beautiful view at night. We just need to avoid the rattlesnakes when we are out and about in the middle of the night enjoying the stars.
We drove around the area yesterday checking it out and saw great views of the Cascades from around Oroville. Regis wanted to check out some property in the area and this picture is a view from that vicinity.
I saw an adult quail with a bunch of small quail this afternoon. The young ones are so small, they must have hatched recently. Momma quail is very skiddish, so it is tough to get a good look. We’ve seen A LOT of quail around and some of them are young ones, but the ones I saw today where very tiny.
It’s been warm yesterday and today (in the 90’s). It’s nice when you sit outside in the shade because there is a breeze. Because they continue to shoot cannons to scare the birds, we can’t let Dart sit outside with us. He doesn’t like it. I keep trying to get him outside because he generally loves it out there, but as soon as he hears a boom, he’s done.
I went to the laundromat today and then the grocery store. When I got back, Regis put the groceries away while I put the clothes away. We ate lunch and then I tried taking Dart out to sit in the shade. That’s when I saw the little quail. After the third boom, I took Dart back in the motor home and decided to get some of the ice cream I just bought. I bought two kinds, but could only find one kind in the freezer. It hit me, I left a bag in the car. I rushed out to the car that was sitting in the hot sun since I returned and sure enough, the ice cream was in there and totally melted. It didn’t leak outside the container, so I put it in the freezer to see if it could be saved. I mean, it’s Tillamook limited edition Waffle Cone Swirl. It must be saved.