Bishop CA Round-Up…And A Few More Thoughts On The “Dark Side”
Well hot dang, people really DO want to hear about the dark side! My quick little post yesterday has already tagged my highest all-time views and lots of interesting comments. I guess in a way it’s comforting to hear things aren’t all roses and rainbow-farting unicorns (I have to thank Technomadia for coming up with that most excellent visual). Fulltime RVing, like any endeavor in life, has regular boring old day-to-day chores, difficult challenges and transitions, positives and negatives. For those of us who do it the call is strong, like zombies to the night…and the bonus is we get it all with a backyard view of our chosing. Others prefer the comforts of home and really don’t see the point. And in the end thank goodness for that! If we all wanted the same things in life, it would be a boring world indeed.
I am particularly thankful for that as I sit today in my new, super-secret FREE site surrounded by sweeping views of the Alabama Hills and the soaring Sierra Nevada Mountains. There is no pool here, and I haven’t had a proper shower in 3 days, but the view is outstanding. I’ve actually moved a few blog posts ahead of myself (when there’s so much good stuff to write about I can’t help it, darn it), have introduced Lu & Terry to their very first honest-to-goodness right out in the boonies boondocking experience and have even met the lovely RV Sue (we stumbled onto her campsite yesterday as we were biking around the hills).
But alas I must rewind and get back on track. A quick round-up of our past week in Bishop, a campsite review of the lovely Horton Creek BLM and THEN I’ll be up to date. Honestly Bishop ended up offering far more than I expected. Donna from Travels In Therapy is practically a Bishop native and gave me a bunch of pointers for the area (sorry Donna, we didn’t manage them all).
This little town on the northern end of Owen’s Valley, enclosed on one side by the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the other by the majestic White Mountains really packs alot in. Besides the hiking, and the Ancient Bristlecone Forest there’s a fabulous petroglyph tour along Fish Slough Road (multi-hundreds are strewn across the rocks in the area), eye-dropping photography from one of my favorite nature photographers EVER, Galen Rowell at the downtown Mountain Light Gallery (I went twice) and some reaaaaly, reaaaly decent food. For gluten-eaters Schat’s Bakery gets great reviews. Not much there for us I admit, but we did find outstanding Thai food at Thai Thai out by the airport and some excellent authentic finger-likkin’ Texas-style BBQ at Holy Smoke. Yum, yum, yum…
All-in-all a great week in the area, and we’ve already decided we’ve got to come back to see the many, many things we didn’t get around to. But time to move on to our next adventure….see you in the boonies, my friends…
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