We woke up to the buzzing of mosquitoes early this morning. Realizing that having coffee and breakfast here would not be enjoyable, we basically just hopped in the cab and left. We didn’t even make the bed because we knew we’d get to do laundry later that day. Yippee! We stopped for gas nearby and decided to have breakfast at the hotel restaurant connected to the gas station. It was called “Drifters” so we thought the name made sense also. When we sat down Jake noticed on the map behind me a compass identical to the one on the drawer of the truck. Omen! Our breakfast was delicious, our waitress was the nicest (of course) and soon we were on the road again.
Another beautiful day with stunning views! We feel so blessed. We stopped at Safeway to pick up some groceries and then over to Walmart so Jake could pick up a new watch because his had broken. I found the best “burgers” that looked like they would last two meals and would be yum! If they make something like these 1/2 vegan burgers in the US someone please tell me. I made shakes for us in the parking lot and then we hopped back in the car to head to Willows Campground…or so we thought.
About an hour away from our destination we stopped at a Fort Gift Shop and BBQ because I couldn’t hold it. So happy we did! Jake ended up talking with an older man who filled us in on the fishing and wildlife around the area, as well as other traveling tips. I picked up a few things (of course) I just can’t resist homemade organic goods! Natural bug repelling lotion, a citronella and cedar candle, and a mala bracelet made by the woman I was speaking with. They insisted we visit Blue Lake right up the road, and we decided to check it out. We were greeted at the park by such enthusiasm from our new friend Grant, that we ended up staying and having the best evening. We showered, did laundry, and made a 4th of July inspired dinner of cheese burgers, potato salad and chips and dip. After dinner, we took out the canoe to watch the sunset and fish. They certainly call Blue Lake for reason, this campground is 100% worth visiting . We came back to the campsite, folded all of the clothes, and then made the bed. We hopped in to read and enjoy the fire from afar. Clean sheets felt so good.