We almost sold it!

1st – Day 1-4, Sept 4-7, 2020 On the way to Craters of the Moon. Idaho

It was so hard to wait for Kevin to get off work because we were both so excited for our first camping trip in our new trailer. The second he was done, we were out of here. As Kevin was driving, the truck would seem to float and at some times seemed like it was picked up and when the front came down, it might almost be in a different lane. It was really bad when the road was rough. The ride was so bumpy. He had to slow down quite a bit. I thought we would just have to camp very close to home because it was so hard for Kevin to drive and almost made me motion sick. We were both disappointed. Maybe we just need to sell the trailer?!

Charla, staying out of the way!

We stayed at Aspen Grove Campground in Tremonton, UT. We pulled into the campground and was shown to our site. It is fairly new so the trees weren’t grown. No campfires allowed. I guess because it is in the middle of the town and maybe people would not like the smoke? I don’t know. But that was fine with us. Kevin got electricity and water all set up and I did my job…stay out of the way!

Why do I need to stay out of the way? Well, how do you ask someone on the other side of the trailer to do something when she is deaf and can’t hear? HAHA It is easier for him to do the set up then run around, find me, sign (American Sign Language) to me, and then go about what he was doing. 🙂 Once Kevin had the hoses, cords, chocks, and stabilizers all set up I was able to set up inside. This being our first night out in our trailer I had made a pasta salad at home and put in the fridge. We ate outside in our camp chairs. After supper, we decided to go for a walk and look for geocaches. Downtown Tremonton has some neat old buildings. Because of Covid, we weren’t able to go into them but hope to at some point down the road. I was able to take a picture of a very old building. The center park was pretty. We only found one of a chain of geocaches but that was fine with us. We enjoyed the walk. Went back to the trailer and sat outside as it got dark. Our trailer bed is a queen and so so so comfortable! I couldn’t believe it. We both slept great.

The next morning, after bagels and coffee/hot chocolate, Kevin emptied the black tank (holds stuff from the toilet) and gray tank (holds the water from the sinks). He noticed they were very full for how little we used them. Then we were on our way. Immediately we could tell a difference in how the truck felt. It turns out…the gray and black tanks were full! The RV place had filled them to check for leaks but didn’t empty them and didn’t tell us. THAT is why it was such an uncomfortable ride!! HAHAH Whew, we were so relieved we were giddy. We don’t have to sell it!! The rest of the drive was smooth and we could go faster.

Next stop…Idaho.

I wonder what this building used to be used for. Tremonton, UT

1st camping spot. Tremonton, UT.

7 thoughts on “We almost sold it!”

  1. I was relieved you figured out why the truck/camper was so hard to drive! Whew! Talk about a bit of a scary beginning.
    I had never heard of geocaching before. I’d love a little more detail about how you locate a geocache. What did the first geocache consist of?

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    1. Hi! geocaching is fun! I will put a link with a ton of details below, but in a nutshell, you use an app on your phone that ties to a map. You look for “caches” hidden on trails, roadsides, in trees, etc. The caches used to be boxes with trinkets and toys in them. you would take one, and leave one. Now, a lot of them are smaller – pill bottles or altoids tins. Almost all of them have a notebook for you to jot your name down and date. It is fun to see how many other people found it! It is a fantastic way to get out into the outdoors, and a great way to get to know a new area. I hope that helps! It sounds very complicated, but actually once you do one or two, it is a blast!
      https://www.geocaching.com/about/history.aspx

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  2. YAY, I’m so happy for you two and excited for the Nooriala Family who can now follow you around the country on your adventures!! We’ll live vicariously through you and learn about the best places to visit once we are able. Happy Camping!

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  3. Oh my goodness, what a crazy beginning!! I love your job, “stay out of the way,” I got a good chuckle out of that! I would like a job like that haha!!

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