We started this day with a hike on Storm Point Trail. This trail was 3 miles from our campsite. It was a very scenic 2.3 mile hike.
The trail is a loop, but it culminates at a rocky point called “Storm Point.”
We saw very few people on our hike, probably less than five. However, we did see two people sitting on the rocks at Storm Point. They were just sitting there quietly, looking out. They were not talking and were within our view for several minutes. They chose a perfect place to sit in silence and reflect. I could do this, but I’m not sure how long Dan could go without talking.
After Storm Point, the trail goes back through the forest. This trail is sometimes closed in spring and early summer due to bear activity. Yikes! I didn’t know that at the time, but we did bring bear spray with us.
After our hike, it was time to do some laundry. I’m sorry to tell you I did not take a picture of the Fishing Bridge laundromat; although, it was very nice. There were plenty of machines. Everything looked new and was in good working order.
Two points to note. The washing machines were front loaders. Each machine had a large sign that said, “DO NOT USE PODS.” We were told the pods get stuck in the front of the machine, and the soap does not get dispensed. Of course, we had brought Tide pods, so we just bought some powder detergent from a machine on the wall.
My second point is to note the cost of doing two loads of laundry. Including the laundry detergent, our two loads cost a total of $14. Just so you know.
A shower area is also located right near the laundry room. I guess if you spend $14 to get clean clothes, you’ll want to shower before putting on any fresh clothes. When we checked into our campground, we were given a card for free showers. I think our card allowed for 20 showers.
Otherwise, showers cost, and I’m sorry again because I do not recall how much. But I think it’s fair to say, it ain’t cheap.
Since we had full hookups and a shower in our travel trailer, we donated our free showers. We gave it to the shower desk, and asked them to give away as the attendant saw fit. This way, some people could take a shower but not get taken to the cleaners! Ha Ha
Later on, we went to Lake Lodge where we had heard wifi was available on the front porch. Woo hoo! I had written a post and just needed to add the pictures. At the lodge, we saw a sign with the wifi password, but the wifi was so slow, we would have needed reservations for several more days in order to connect to the internet. We headed back to our campsite.
In the early evening, we saw a rainbow. Even though I know the scientific explanation, I still like to think of a rainbow as a divine symbol of hope. It was a good way to end this day.