Sunday, November 4, 2012

RV'in and mushroomin!

My cousin Liz, after she sold us the travel trailer, got a Pay-it-forward motor home! LOL Yes she got if free, from her boss, with the stipulation that when she is done with it, she give it to someone else. She is and oldie! Circa 1976, but in really good shape, it is a tank! but runs good!

LOL She is so happy with it! LOL Trying to do" YMCA" letters for RV'in! LOL
 On the road to go find some Chantrelle mushrooms.
 We drove through the Government Mineral springs, because Liz and Deann have never been there.
It is so beautiful up there. I love it!
 The girls exploring!
 A trail head marker, alas these are for foot traffic only, no horses.
 Liz and Deanne in front of their new rolling house!

 I have blogged about these little cabins before, they are so cute and you can rent them from the Forest Service.
 It was vacant, so they had to go and peek in the windows!
 Closeup of the sign out front.
 At our first place we wanted to mushroom hunt, the mushrooms were not poking there little heads up yet! But I did get a pic of an elusive mushroom hunter! LOL LOL
We walked down to the Wind River, after we didnt find any mushrooms. I spotted these perfect Maple leaves.
 The river.
 Love the sound of the rushing waters.
 A Woodpecker stump.
 We finally found a few mushrooms at our second and third stops. I forgot to take pics of one in the ground!
Then on the way home we stopped here to eat!
 This modest little restaurant, has the best food!!!
 Hubby and Liz.
 On the way home I spotted this cloud. It looked like it was on fire! This is in the Columbia Gorge! Near Bonneville Dam.
 Beacon Rock.
 Beacon Rock can be rock climbed on this side, they have to suspend climbers during the mating and chick raising season of the Peregrin Falcons. The Falcons dive bomb people and make it very dangerous. There is a walk way all the way to the top on the other side. Beacon Rock is a cinder cone, a plug out of a volcano.
 View out the rear view mirror, why? Just because! LOL
 They are widening and straightening the highway here! Will be a big change, and make a much safer corner here!
 The road is moving to the right and will have a much gentler curve.
 And the view coming into our little town on the way home. The smoke plumes are the Mill where Hubby works.
Here are the Chantrelles we found after all our searching!! Liz and Deann found most of them.

It was a great day!!


  1. Looks like a good weekend...a little wet out there in the woods, but still pretty colors. Glad you found a few shrooms, love them!!

  2. Wow! How cool that you can hunt for your own mushrooms. We don't have Chantrelles or any other edible mushrooms here that I know of. I would think you'd need lots of moisture for them to grow well, which we don't have. Heck, it's not rained here since August.

    It looks so lush and wet there. But at least you have a lot of green and growing things.

    Those little cabins are adorable. How fun it would be to camp in them. But even more fun to camp in that RV...and free, too! How fun!



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