09-07-2008: Love of Camping
Camping feels so great! A weight has been lifted off of everyone’s shoulders. The dogs are acting younger, they’re playing like I haven’t seen them play in a long time, Dan is back in his element, and I feel calm and at peace. We still have a lot to figure out for our bike trip. We need to cut back on a lot of our stuff, we have too many books and clothes. I need to finish the website and we need to figure out a good way to keep at least a small flow of money coming in, so we don’t use up all of our savings.
Today is overcast and cool. Dan worked on his book for a while this morning, he is concerned about getting it done while we are on the road, but I'm sure it will work out fine. Yesterday we took the bikes out, it was the first time I took the long haul trucker out on dirt roads. It handled pretty well, but I will have to get used to its narrow tires. We rode over to the east end of Clayton Lake to check out the dinosaur track fossils. The tracks were neat, but it doesn’t seem like the park is doing much to preserve them which is too bad. At Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park in Nevada they have an immaculate display of the Ichthyosaur fossils and they go to great lengths to preserve the them.
Dan’s allergies are acting up, there are a lot of grasses in bloom and he doesn’t have any of his allergy medications with him – poor thing. In Florida his allergies didn't affect him, so it's hard for him to deal with the allergens here. Speaking of Florida, I wonder how Hurricane Ike is doing, I wonder if it is going to his south Florida or not. Before we left Florida, the models showed that all paths lead to South Florida!!! Will it hit, did it hit???