We are still here in Chehalis, WA, having decided to stay put until after the Labor Day holiday. I had a travel plan in place, but I decided to ask if I could stay longer than the stated limit of seven nights. The Camp Host said it would be no problem. I could probably stay as long as I want, but after seven days, it's his call, I think. So, I don't have to worry about being on the road during the holiday weeks, and after Labor Day, the parks should have more available sites and more parks will allow Passport America discounts.
It's pretty mellow in this park. Nothing really special, but no negatives, either. And close to town, a short drive across the I-5. There are only 29 campsites, three of which are for tents only. The tent sites are across from me, and all three are taken today. They are having a Garlic Festival in Chehalis this weekend, and then Labor Day next weekend, so I'm figuring we may have more sites taken than usual.
It's been very quiet until yesterday when my neighbor next door came in. He's really loud, "MAX, GET OVER HERE. MAX! MAX! MAX! GET OVER HERE RIGHT NOW!" His very sweet Yellow Lab isn't leashed, and is very friendly, so he tends to wander. Instead of getting up, he YELLS at anyone not right next to him. "HEY, BABE, BRING ME XXXX." Good Grief, these are small, narrow sites, he doesn't have to YELL! I keep telling myself what I read another blogger say, "I need to remember this is my life, but it's their vacation. And they will be gone on Sunday." That is so true, and a good thing to remember. Calmed me down right away.
I've been really lucky so far to have nice quiet neighbors, considering I've been on the road for three months now. And this guy isn't that bad. They settle down early. Sorry for the rant. : (
My e-mail friend, Fred, left earlier in the week, heading south - Hi Fred - I hope you got settled in and are enjoying the new park. : )
When this trailer pulled in, it looked like a regular pop-up trailer. When I saw it later, I was surprised to see it is a regular size traler when it's "popped up." The young man who owns it said it was given to him, he just painted it black and now is going to work on the inside. This is the second weekend they've taken it out, and it looked like they were really enjoying it.
There are blackberries ripening all over this area, Oregon, too, and I got a little bag full during one of our walks. They are really sweetening up. These will be great on my cereal tomorrow morning. : )
Last night Katie took a chew toy to bed, she's never done that in The Palms. It was fun watching her decide where to hide it:
I think Katie is getting the idea that this is home. She used to lie in the sun on the carpet in front of the patio slider. The back of the couch has either the morning or afternoon sun, and she just found it. I was surprised it took her so long to find this warm spot.