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RV Trip – Day 2

Sunday June 25, 2017

OK, we survived first night! Not sure we’re supposed to fire up the power generator on a Walmart parking lot, so we won’t. That means no A/C. As etiquette demands, we actually went inside the Walmart to buy some snacks, flip flops, and whatevers as a thank for letting us stay on their lot for the night. We have roughly 7 hours to our RV park destination in Jackson, WY.

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Not too bad. We drive for an hour and made a stop in Boise, capital of Idaho.

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It seems like a nice city, with a very pretty downtown. We strolled by the capitol, stopped at a coffee shop for a cappuccino and donuts. Then hit the road again. Trip is uneventful. Wendy took the wheel so I could rest a bit.

Our only stops were for gas and to check out the view.

So in one day we crossed the entire state of Idaho.

About 30 minutes before our destination, we started crossing the Teton Pass, which is quite steep, either going up or down. Views are breathtaking for the passengers, but driver has to stay very focused. We were warned about it by our neighbors, who told us their brakes were smoking after the 3 miles downhill. We finally arrived arrived in Jackson, WY around 6pm. We first stopped at this car rental place to pick up our rental car, and then went to the our first RV campground a few miles down the road. The purpose of the rental car is to roam around easily. Also, RVs are not allowed in some roads in the parks.

The RV park is very nice and well located. We find our spot and park the rig pretty easily. Hookup of electricity, water and sewage is a breeze. Nice to turn on the central A/C in the RV, water heater and pump. It’s a proper house!

Our neighbors are a family from Virginia. We chat briefly. They seem very nice. We pulled out the barbecue grill and Wendy grills steaks. This is heaven. We get the pétanque game out of the trunk and Regis plays with the kids. People seem a little puzzled by the metal balls: they’re more used to see Bocce balls, typically made out of epoxy composite or wood.

We actually lucked out and our spot is at the ed of an aisle, so we have a patch of grass, a nice wood table, a fire pit, and plenty of space for ourselves. To complete the picture, I start a fire, and later we made s’mores for deserts. It’s getting dark and we eventually get inside the RV. We’re all pretty tired, so no movie tonight. Every one goes to bed and fall asleep fast. This concludes a very successful day 2 of our RV trip full of promises.

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