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Sunday August 14- Travel day, Henry Lake State Park, West Yellowstone

We pulled out of Riverside RV Park at 8:35 this morning and drove east on I-90.  On the east side of Butte, we ran into road construction. They had cones lined up, moving us to one lane over Elk Park Pass, for almost 10 miles. Since it was Sunday, there were 2 people working on the east end of this, in the last ½ mile. Now I know, there had to be a reason for this craziness, but we couldn’t figure it out!

We turned south at exit 256 onto SR 287. We took this all the way to MT 87 which took us into Idaho on ID 87. We turned south onto US 20 W for 2 miles in Island Park ID to the entrance road to Henry Lake State Park, our destination and home for the next week. There is only one campground with hook-ups in Yellowstone, although there a number of campgrounds with no hook-ups in the park.  The full hook up park  is Fishing Bridge RV Park and costs $69 per night!

We have a 50 amp site, without water or sewer, for $21 per night. The park does not have sewer hook-ups, but does have water. When we made the reservation, we could not get a site with water. Turned out when we pulled into our site, after adding water to our tanks, we actually did have a water hook-up. But that is okay, we only have to worry about the gray and black water tanks.

We settled in to our site, putting up the dog pen and since our picnic table, which for some reason is a handicap table in the sun, we put up our screen tent to cover it. Bob put a lot of stakes down to hold the tent in place , which turned out to be a good thing, as the wind picked up.

We left at 6:15 to drive to the town of West Yellowstone to have dinner with friends Debbie and Tom Abernethy at the Three Bears Restaurant. We are staying about 15 miles from West Yellowstone.  It was a scenic ride across the continental divide.

We had a nice dinner visiting with our friends. Tom and Debbie are part-timers ( they travel most of the time in their motor home, but still have a house in Maryland). We will be seeing them again for lunch on Tuesday and in Gillette WY in 2 weeks.

We returned to the motor home, walked the dogs, and went to bed.

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