The second leg of our adventure took us to Blue Bay Campground at Suttle Lake. We had no idea what to expect, but we were pleasantly surprised when we arrived! We had reserved site 7 which was one of a handful of sites situated on the lake. The site itself was amazing ~ in fact at first glance we thought it was two campsites. The area was tiered, enabling us to park our little trailer at one level, and situating the tent and eating area on the higher level. Both areas had beautiful lake views.
Any reservations we had about purchasing the 16 ft Bambi were completely put to rest after this trip. The panoramic windows in the back provided a “resort” type view which we wouldn’t have been able to enjoy with the 19 and 23 ft models. We were also a bit nervous about the limited power and water storage of the the 16 ft, but running our generator just an hour a day kept us totally charged and water storage after 3 days wasn’t an issue at all! In fact, I was able to shower every day…now that’s my idea of luxury!
Before we left we had ordered an inflatable kayak on Amazon. The boys promptly made good use of the little boat and spent hours paddling around the lake. It was surprisingly fast and easy to put together and take back down. I think that was a purchase we’ll enjoy for many years to come!
All in all it was a beautiful and relaxing few days! The weather couldn’t have been nicer…a pleasant 80 degrees during the days and a brisk 40 degrees at night…great sleeping weather (and did I mention, no mosquitoes!) The boys enjoyed playing games and kayaking while Todd and I divided our time between reading books and backgammon tournaments. It was a perfect first “boondocking” adventure and we can’t wait to do it again!!