Sunday, August 9, 2015

Day 27 - 28: Lakeview, OR

~ Just the Facts ~
Camping:  Base Camp RV Park, Junipers Reservoir RV Park

Driving between Summer Lake, OR and Lakeview, OR, we had a little trouble on the road.  The FMC lost power and we ended up having to do a repair in a gas station on the side of the road.  Luckily, the gas station owner was very nice and admired the FMC and offered some tips and tricks.  We eventually got it going again and then headed on to Lakeview.  We had planned to camp 10 miles outside of Lakeview at a very cool RV park in the middle of a huge cattle ranch.  With the FMC having electrical issues, we decided that wasn't a good idea.  We found a park right in Lakeview.  Greg and I drove out to the cattle ranch and decided that if we could get the FMC fixed, we would definitely stay there for the next night.  

It happened to be Ruth's 17th birthday, too.   Wow.  We had homemade Pho for dinner which is Ruth's latest favorite food.  Then we went into town and had dessert there.  No cake for my girl, she had french fries dipped in chocolate shake -- her personal favorite treat!

In the morning, we took the FMC to a repair shop in town called Max's.  He quickly diagnosed the issue and helped us come up with a temporary fix that would safely get us home without worry or hassle.  What a great experience (for comparison, see the nightmare that was Wells, NV).

We drove out to Junipers RV Park and settled in for the night.  The park is absolutely beautiful.  We drove through the ranch to get to our site.  We could often see cattle in the distance.   There were birds everywhere.  After we settled in, Greg, Ruth, and I took a drive around the ranch on roads open to guests.  There is a huge reservoir there with tons of geese and shorebirds.  We saw rabbits and hawks.  It was really beautiful.  

In the evening, we had dinner before kicking back to watch this sunset with cold drinks in our hands.  

We will be back.  What an amazing place.  We couldn't help but wonder how many other unlikely RV parks there must be in the US.  

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