Being back at “Home Base” with my “Coach’s” first visit has been great. During the past week or so I have been relaxing, reading a series of “Barnaby Skye” novels that were recommended sometime back by RV Sue and Crew. I have enjoyed it, especially since it revolves around the pre-pioneer and pioneer days in the area I now call Home Base. Also, I have been doing some cleaning and general maintenance on the Coach.
As a side note: Home Base is the first camp that upgraded my electrical hookup to 50 amps so I could run my air conditioner when we have additional family members join us here in Montana later this Summer. I feel pretty special here!
The house remodel is finished and I moved in last week. I will be here until next Tuesday when I pull my Coach to Missoula for some more warranty work, about 50 miles away. My refrigerator “electric” mode died about a month ago and I have been using the propane mode since. Also, a drive pin sheared off my rear Lippert electric stabilizers and made them inoperable. Fortunately, this happened when I arrived here at Home Base. I need to get everything back up to speed before I head out in September for more adventures. After the repairs are completed, however long it takes I will come back home for more R & R and some family time.
Only a few days since arriving at Home Base, have I ventured out for any exploration. However, we did go for a drive and check out a couple of future “short trips”. One was the National Forest Land at Bear Creek. Partially developed in one area requiring a drive back in the forest on dirt roads too rough for the Coach. The other area was a campground with some pull-through sites, but very tight for me. I didn’t take any pictures 😦 it was so crowded. All the spots were full and several RVs were still circling the wagons, but no space. We moved on.
Later in the week I drove to Lake Como with my sister. It had a nice campground. Very small, I think 16 sites mostly pull through with electric. I may go here for a week or so later in July or early August.
Jagger has made remarkable improvements in his obedience training. Most of the time he is “leash free” here on the property, which I might add doesn’t have any retaining fence. It’s been a blast to watch him run and chase a Frisbee. His agility is remarkable. Walking on the leash has also improved. He really has learned a lot in just a few short months with me, under very unusual circumstances of moving all the time. I have him signed up locally for some classes starting in July. The class is really for me 🙂 – don’t tell Jagger though.
Safe travels until next time, Gary & Jagger