Just 3 miles away from the Alabama Hills is the Tuttle Creek Campground. The lower loop gets AT&T and Verizon, so we moved here on Sunday.
Unfortunately, to get the best cell service, we had to go with a spot next to another rig that had all of the tell tale signs of a bad neighbor. Lots of stuff outside of their rig, including a gigantic generator and a huge wood pile.
I was on day 2 of a cold and didn’t have the energy to drive an hour north to Bishop and hunt for campsites. So after leveling (4 blocks high again), we settled in and I finally got to lay down.
It was warm, but comfortable with the windows open and fans going. Some of you may have seen my rant on facebook, but as soon as I got comfortable, campfire smoke started blowing into our trailer. A huge pet peeve of ours, nevermind that it’s hot out and I’m sick.
Lucky for us, the wind blew in the other direction for most of the day and we were able to dodge the smoke by closing our door and one of the bedroom windows. That was Sunday. Yesterday, they didn’t have a fire. We’re crossing fingers that the rest of the week stays smoke-free.
Oh, I forgot to mention. We’re paying to be here. !!! With our National Parks Access Pass, it’s $2.50/night, normally it’s a whopping $5.
Dinner Last Night:
Beluga Lentil & Farro Kale Salad. I couldn’t find enoki and bunapi mushrooms at the Whole Foods in LA, but figured there was enough going on in this salad that I could skip them. This recipe make a ton of salad, we didn’t miss the mushrooms and Brian asked for seconds.
2013 Cost of Camping:
20 nights paid camping
99 nights free camping
Total spent on camping this year: $505.75
Daily average cost of camping: $4.25