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Setting Up Camp for a Family

semi-overcast 80 °F


Blogs have not been published for a while because there was no cell phone service or internet in the mountains. We were off the grid almost completely. We did have our inverter in the truck so that phones could stay charged for quick photos and the computer charged to write when there were quiet moments like our 1st morning early.

I feel a little badly because I told my supervisor from Boston that I’d be able to handle any follow-up work while on vacation, except for the time in Canada. Well, since Canada we had little service and then no service. I do not know what I was thinking when I told him that but I suppose I’ll deal with any issues once we leave the mountains.

We made an error also when we left Fresno in that we did not completely think thru our conditions for dry camping. We did not drain our holding tanks completely and did not fill up our fresh water tank to the top. Also, one of our propane tanks was empty, but we just started our 2nd tank. We were in too big of a hurry to get out of the heat. There wasn't a dump or any services within an hour drive.

For now we are going back to the ways of our early days of camping. Using the water from the campsite faucet and washing dishes in the big sink behind the campground bathroom. We also fill a big pot with water at the campground faucet then heat it on the stove.

We could not find a group site so took the campsite next to ours for our son Justin and his group. We thought that we’d just put the 2 tables together from the 2 sites. We put up our screened room in a level place with the fold-up picnic table for a play area for kids.

Justin found us and all was fine.

Posted by Miss Chris 12:44 Archived in USA Tagged nature travel driving camping national_park rv outdoors grandkids kings_canyon

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