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A chance for some alone time

sunny 55 °F

Bear cans had to be returned to the Interagency Office and who better to take care of that than the 2 of us. Besides, we needed a little away time!
We decided that we’d catch some cool air, and decided to camp at June Lake.

We got away late so didn’t get into the Lone Pine area until late. Then we drove up to the Lone Pine campground and couldn’t really tell which sites were easy to back into. We ended up camping on a sloped pull thru.
After dropping off bear cans we started the drive up to June Lake. We’d had a biscotti at the campground and thought we’d make it to Shat’s in Bishop for a snack.

I was driving when I drove thru Big Pine. The speed limit is 25mph and since the air was cool I put the windows down. As I drove we caught the smell of BBQ. We passed this little place, it appeared to be an old coffee kiosk. But some people were there, in line and some eating. I made a U-turn and back we went. We split a tri-tip meal that was the best I’ve had. We were so full and happy!!!

After a stop at Shat’s for Macaroons and danishes we were off to June. Off to the cool air! But be careful what you wish for, it just might come true. We found June so cold and windy, low 50’s with wind gusts up to 45mph. Thank goodness for down coats and thermals.

We were able to get a campsite, one that was long enough, without a reservation. After parking, we set up the RV only to find that our fridge wasn’t working at all. The food in the freezer had thawed and food in the fridge wasn’t very cold.

Dale called the RV repair that we go to for everything and the owner said that because we’d parked overnight on a slope, the fluids had mixed. He said for us to turn off the fridge for 4 hours then try to restart. We were not happy thinking that now here might be another expense. Especially, as we are leaving this weekend for an extended trip. UGH.

We did as directed. I used as many veggies as possible with our defrosted shrimp. We drank our not so cold champagne. But enjoyed the view anyway.

After 9pm I reset the fridge and we hoped for the best.

Posted by Miss Chris 14:06 Archived in USA Tagged road_trip nature camping rv outdoors lone_pine june_mountain

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