We spent the last four days/nights at Dworshack State Park, somewhere we had never been before. We were again in a cyber hole with only the state park Wi-Fi to keep us semi-connected. We had satellite service by just barely having room for our “dish” in our driveway, and just barely getting around the trees for a signal. We set out our Bronco flamingos (Thanks Sheri and Chip!) to call attention to the area so a driver didn’t accidently clip it.
The satellite dish and the flamingos were conversation starters with a variety of people in the park. Fortunately for us, they started a conversation with our neighbors Dee and Fred. They are from San Jose and were at Dworshack on a fishing trip. Dee was really interested in World Cup Soccer, so we invited them over to watch the US-Portugal game and they invited us to dinner. It was a nice afternoon and evening. We hope to have many of those type of experiences with people we meet on the road.
The road going into Dworshack has 2 miles of steep grade and hairpin turns. Randy didn’t love it going in – although I liked that there wasn’t a cliff on my side like highway 64 – and we had some smokin’ brakes when we got down the hill. Randy did go back out one day with the truck to tour the Dworshack Dam, but he still didn’t like the road. Coming out was much less adventurous than going in. We had a quiet trip to Farragut State park, one of our favorite repeat stops. We are here for 4 nights and will likely take a few hikes, play disc golf and go to the Brig Museum.