My husband and I have this little adventure thing we do when he’s home off the road.
We hunt rocks. Little ones, big ones. Crystals, quartz, amethyst, coral, vesuvianite- that I actually chopped out of the mountain myself!
When he’s on the road all summer, I usually go with a rockhounding group or drag my daughter or my grand kids with me.
I wrote a previous post about my adventures here, but this trip is the first with our new (to us) 5th wheel we bought last year.
I know it seems like a lot but if this would have been a hotel trip, this would be just the cost of the hotel. Plus, since this was our first time in the rig, we needed ‘stuff’.
Here we are on the way up the canyon over state highway 6. It’s quite a long drive but each end of it has some beautiful views- better in summer of course. This highway used to be one of the most dangerous in the US for accidents.
Finally we hit the other end of the mountain. This is coming into Helper, an old coal mining town with so many old wooden and brick buildings that I can’t wait to go photograph soon. Here’s some pics of a ghost town close by that my daughter & I visited last year.
For now though, it’s time to fill up the 5 th wheel with fresh water. These guys at the oil shop were kind enough to let us use their hose. After, there seemed to be a strange dripping tho- but we wouldn’t discover this until a couple of hours later.💧 🌊💧🔧
A quick fresh brewed coffee hits the spot as the air is already feeling cooler.
It’s getting late in the day and we still don’t know quite where we’re camping. We’re headed to The swinging bridge campground but we’re unsure how tight the roads get and if we can find a half circle campground for our long rig.
Later & later as we see the many camping spots already taken.
Finally we found a beautiful spot, but it would be an hour trying to maneuver the 5th wheel & the 16 ft trailer holding the Razor into the soft sand.
Easy fix right? Not without any materials. My husband is a mechanic so he had plenty of tools but he’s not a plumber so he didn’t have a bunch of extra pipe or hose tucked away.
Ahhh time for bed. As we roll out our new memory foam mattress (remember the $345? We were surprised to find it ripped from inside the undamaged plastic in the undamaged box.
Despite all that, the morning views were spectacular even with plastic on the wet carpet.
Now we were off to adventureland. This sparkly mound was full of selenite. Looked like a diamond hill when the sun hit it.
The razor ride was amazing!
A nice wind down sunset for the day.
This is after we found ANOTHER water leak under the water heater which soaked the other side of the carpet!