Jamul, CA - our summer adventure has come to an end! We our goodbyes to our friends in the park and then had a fun send off dinner with friends at McKenzie Grill in Polson on Tuesday night. We loaded up and headed south on Wednesday morning, drove 243 miles and spent the night in Dillon, MT. This is my first time towing anything, as well as driving a long distance. Granted towing a 16' boat is like you're not towing anything, but I was a bit nervous about it, especially driving in heavy traffic.
Someone recommended eating at Sparky's Bar and Grill in Dillon. After we parked the boat and trailer, we drove to town and gassed up the vehicles and stopped at Sparky's for dinner.
Dinner was served on metal trays, cornbread with honey butter and we had delicious BBQ brisket.
Thursday morning we loaded up again and drove 329 miles and spent the night in Ogden, UT. So far we have been driving in smoke, no blue sky, due to all the fires.
Friday we planned to get an early start and wanted to miss traffic in Salt Lake City, which can be really bad. We are driving 442 miles and staying the night in Las Vegas. We finally saw blue sky outside Ogden, but there were a couple fires in the area. We had thunderstorms in Vegas in the evening, luckily Jim planned ahead and drained the tanks Friday night instead of in the morning in the thunderstorms.
Saturday we got up very early and we're on the road at 5:30am and again hoped to miss Vegas traffic, which turned out to be not too bad, but there was a lot of road construction on surface roads and the freeway. Driving west we had quite a show of huge lightning and a couple good downpours. We drove 355 miles and arrived home around 1pm. The worst traffic was San Diego County.
Its good to be home and can't wait to catch up with family and friends. Of course first we have to unpack and put things away, wash vehicles and get used to lots of elbow room. Fixing dinner last night I totally blanked on where the pots and pans were! 😲
We have a couple short trips in the works and we plan to return to Montana next year. Stay tuned until next time.