Sunday, August 12, 2012

Trekking and Trying

I love to trek out into the hinterlands trying to find wildlife and birds.   Since moose are indigenous to Vermont, I figured I'd make an attempt to find one.  Hubby and I spent most of the day up in the wildlife refuge.  Didn't see one single moose!!!   We saw about five sets of fresh moose tracks, but not one moose!!   It had rained the night before, so we could easily tell the tracks were very fresh.   

We loved the day out, though.    We took a picnic lunch and something to drink and off we went.   Had our lunch on the tailgate of the truck.   After we left the refuge, we just went exploring the area.

Earlier in our stay, we went over to the Victory Bog which is the origination point of the Moose River which runs behind our campsite.  

This place reminds me so much of Alaska.  

We didn't walk any of the trails that were there, but that's another story. 

We have enjoyed our stay up here, but it has not been all sunshine and roses.  Hubby experienced some medical issues that resulted in an ambulance ride to the ER and then a couple of weeks of uncertainty and anxiety, including another visit to the ER.  Thankfully, he's doing very well now.  

We've also experienced some mechanical issues with the RV.  We suffered a burned out motor on the front awning, which is still under warranty.  Finally got the motor replaced, only to have that one promptly burn out too!   Turns out the manufacturer was supposed to send us a new switch at the same time, and they didn't.  So, it cost them another motor and the second time they sent the new switch.  So far, its working okay. 

Now, if we could just say the same for the awning over the slide outs.  The spring in it broke. We got it replaced and thought it was working fine.  However, Hubby was worrying whether it would wind up properly, so we did a test.  Didn't work.  The spring needs to be tightened up.  The repairman who has done all this work does a good job once he gets here, but getting him to show up is enough to make you pull your hair out.   Says he'll be here at 9 a.m. and you're lucky if he shows up that day at all!!   Heck, it might be two or three days later when he shows up.   He's the only game in town for on site repairs, though.   Try dealing with that kind of aggravation at the same time as Hubby is having health problems.  A very trying situation. 

Y'all take care.  


  1. First, glad Hubby is feeling better. You took some good photos, even with all the aggravations and such with the RV. Take care. - Karen

  2. Your pictures are gorgeous! My hubby is scheduled to preach in Vermont in Sept, but I don't think we'll go along...not this time. We are pretty worn out from traveling. I have friends in Vermont though, so we've been before. It's a beautiful place.

    So glad your hubby is doing better. Hope you don't have any more problems with the RV. Be safe and enjoy the rest of your trip.

  3. Glad your hubby is doing better!

  4. I had no idea that Vermont is so beautiful! Even with the shy moose, who only let you see their footprints, this area is magnificent.

    Glad your husband is feeling much better.

  5. What a beautiful place... I'd love to see a Moose...none in Australia !!!!! Hope your husbands health stays well now xx

  6. These photos are lovely, such pretty scenery! Jean

  7. Oh my, I sure hope everything has taken a turn for the better for you. I will keep you in my prayers.
    It is very beautiful where you were camping!

  8. (your dream porch header made me laugh!) i wish it WAS yours. :)

    love that beautiful countryside. thanks for finding my blog and leaving a comment yesterday. really appreciate it!