Typical Johnson family vacation
In case you didn’t notice, I took a few vacation days to celebrate the Fourth of July. My husband and I, our daughter and son-in-law and two grandchildren packed up the RV and went to Boysen State Park near Thermopolis, Wyo. Both my daughters served in the U.S. Air Force and my son-in-law is in the Air Force, so we take Independence Day very seriously.
Boysen State Park is gorgeous and surprisingly not very crowded, which was perfect for us.
We had a camping spot right along the river and the lake was nearby. We spent our mornings sipping coffee and bird watching and the afternoons floating on the lake.
It was a great trip but there were a few hiccups, which is not unusual during Johnson family outings.
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The first was when we were ready to cook supper the first night we were there. The stove in the RV wasn’t working. Supposedly, it needed a new regulator. Luckily we had a propane stove top that we brought along so we cooked on it.
Note to self: Make sure the hubby checks out all the working parts in the RV before we take it out.
The next day there was a nasty storm that produced gale-force winds and hail. We didn’t get hailed on but the propane stove was blown off the table and broke, and our RV canopy was a mangled mess.
We went to Thermopolis the next day to find a regulator but had no luck.
At that point we were relegated to cooking everything over an open fire. Not a bad thing but it slowed things down a bit.
Other than that one squall, the weather was hot and dry, I mean really hot. It was so hot that we spent most of our time in or on the lake.
Now I am slathering on aloe lotion and trying not to itch my many mosquito bites.
But it was great to celebrate the Fourth with my family and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Hope your Fourth was as fun and eventful as mine.
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