LOCATION: Near Dillon, Montana – in southwest part of state
CAMPGROUND: Lonetree Campground, part of Clark Reservoir. Bureau of Land Management land – so FREE! Only 3 RVs here, so we are all lined up with great lake views. The best vault toilet I have ever experienced. Nice shelters, firepits, and picnic tables. Potable water available. 5 stars out of 5
DRIVE: 2 hours
We awoke to a real thunderstorm at Georgetown Lake – lightning and thunder booming around us. After it cleared, we packed up and were on our way to the next adventure.
So far this trip, we have driven about 7500 miles. We are now heading south, then east, then northeast slowly toward northern Minnesota – via Idaho, Wyoming (the Tetons), Colorado, and South Dakota.
It was an easy drive – mostly on Interstates 90 and 15. We were meeting Retama Village friends Sarah and Richard Shong (whom we had met up with in Missoula) who are camping here. They had found this miracle spot last year and are spending a week here, in the beautiful and peaceful atmosphere. There are tons of birds.
We lined up Joy with a view of the lake, next to one of the nice shelters.
George and Richard shared lots of RV tips….
They have the cutest little dog named Dixie. So well-behaved and loving…
As we started to cook dinner, the skies opened up and we got a downpour. After it cleared, we got together for dinner – sort of an informal potluck.
DINNER: I made something like a gumbo with rice. To make the gumbo, I first sauteed butter, leftover sausage, and garlic. I added some broth and okra (already cooked). George grilled a few shrimp on the grill, and we added them at the last minute. I also brought a potato salad as a potluck addition. The Shongs grilled shish-ka-bobs and brought salad and a cilantro/lime 3-bean salad. All great!
After dinner, we sat around the fire. The wind was chilly and strong. We all were bundled up with lots of layers…
The sun then set over the mountains, and we called it an early night.