When we arrived at Buckeye Regional Park we were greeted by Earl and Leslie. They had just been hiking the mountain behind us looking for a beehive. Their dad did some beekeeping as a hobby, so when they had noticed some bees by their campsite, they put out some syrup to attract them. I’m not sure if they also put out water, but they said that when a bee finds water it will go directly back to the hive.
After we settled in, we stopped by Earl’s trailer to take a photo and met Verna. Earl is pictured on the left in his “Don’t Forget My Senior Discount” hat, Verna is in the middle and Leslie is on the right. Leslie is staying in the RV pictured in yesterday’s blog post. Earl and Verna graduated high school together in 1948. All three of them had marriages last 50+ years and all 3 of them are widows. Earl and Verna reconnected at their 60th high school reunion, and now they spend winters boondocking in the south west.
After I took the photo of the trio, I spent some time admiring the solar lights at the end of Earl’s trailer. The following day, Earl realized that he had an extra set of lights and sold them to us at a discounted price of $10!
The ground is a too hard to stick them into, so now we have to figure out how to mount them to the the trailer like he did.
Earl, Verna & Leslie left yesterday, so now we’re all alone.
Again we had 2 really nice meals in one day; maybe because it’s Valentine’s Week or maybe because we’re in the boonies and I’m not distracted by our social calendar.
- Lunch: Grilled Vegetable Wrap. I made extra grilled veggies for a salad later in the week.
- Dinner: Cozy Harvest Risotto. Made with leftover butternut squash from the sandwich the day before.
2013 Cost of Camping:
13 nights paid camping
30 nights free camping
Total spent on camping this year: $400.25
Daily average cost of camping: $9.31