Done with Yellowstone, it was now time to catch up with the rest of our plans.
We stopped in Boise for a couple of days, and then started our trek to Newport, OR, for an upcoming fishing trip and to meet up with Nathan’s Sister and her family, as well as some friends.
John and Nancy joined us from Boise.
Chickahominy Reservoir is a BLM Recreation Site. Camping fees are $8 per vehicle, per night. If you have an America the Beautiful Pass, or other Inter-agency or Senior Pass, it’s only $4 a night. There is water onsite, as well as a restroom and a place for garbage. They allow you to stay up to 14 days.
The cell service wasn’t too bad, though AT&T service proved to be sometimes spotty. We averaged about 10mb download and 3mb upload on both Verizon and AT&T.
It was a good place to hang out for a few days. We even got out our bikes and explored the roads around the lake.
During our stay the bugs started showing up and the temps started hitting the high 80’s, so we could tell we were nearing the end of the comfortable weather period before it would quickly become too hot and we’d need to run our AC’s too much to keep up. There were some beautiful sunsets, and a couple of awesome storms.
We did run into a problem after we arrived, though. Something had happened and our wheel skirt on the driver’s side of our trailer had cracked. We don’t know if we ran over something, or something had happened in a parking lot on the way to the reservoir. We just put it on the list to fix when we get back to Seattle for the summer.
Chickahominy is a great cheap place for a stopover. Having access to water, a restroom and garbage makes it worth the cost. I know this won’t be the last time we come here.