Back to civilization

LOCATION:  Alpine, Wyoming, about 50 miles south of Jackson
CAMPGROUND:  Wapiti Village RV Park.  Like most commercial parks – full hook-ups, nice bathroom with showers, laundry, and wifi.  Unlike most RV parks, it kindly provides campfire rings and picnic tables.  Some trees.  $50/night.  Seems like a lot but is a bargain around here.  The KOA in Jackson is about $130/night.  4 stars out of 5.
WEATHER:  Same as last few days – cold in AM warming to 90 in the afternoon
DRIVE:  1/2 hour

We slept really well at the Harvest Host farm.  Our Joy is very happy here. 

We took a walk around the pasture for some exercise, then headed north, only about 20 miles to Alpine.  We will spend the 2 next two nights at a commercial park. It is time to do laundry, get our battery charged up, and prepare for the next string of dry-camping nights.

Consequently, I spent most of the afternoon doing laundry while George did some tinkering on the Airstream. 

Then, happy hour!  We haven’t visited a brewery for awhile, so it was a treat to visit the one here in Alpine.

It was really hopping.  All the Wyoming restaurants seem to offer only outdoor dining, so the patio was full.  There were a lot of young people – I think they were quenching their thirst after a day rafting.

As an added treat, a guitarist sang.

Back at the campground, George got a fire going. We cooked dinner in an iron skillet right on the fire, as there was no grate. 

DINNER:  Bay scallops sauteed in butter and garlic, with mushrooms.  Side was a Greek orzo salad with some of the fantastic sourdough bread we bought yesterday at the Harvest Host farm.

BOOK:  “Next Year in Havana”  by Chanel Cleeton.  It is #1 of a trilogy of books about Cuba that an online travel-lovers book club recommended.  4 stars out of 5

Then, a special treat.  We get one TV channel here, and it is PBS.  How lucky!  We watched two old BBC comedies, then the Canadian show “Red Green”  What a fun way to end the day!

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