Daily Archives: May 21, 2017

Day 30 – Bishop to Mono Lake

May 21, 2017

The next morning involved stopping at Pupfish Cafe the next morning for breakfast. The food was awesome. I would highly recommend going there for breakfast or lunch. 

Unfortunately, the bookstore in front of it, Spellbinder, is closed on Sunday mornings. 

Pupfish Cafe in Bishop, CA

We stopped at Erick Schat’s Bakkery for some bread. Definitely safer going there when you aren’t hungry.

We stopped for groceries and gas and headed north on Highway 395.

The highway runs North – South on the east side of the Sierra-Nevada Mountains.

At this time of year with a higher than normal snow pack, most of the mountains still have snow on the tops. It is a very scenic drive.

We stopped for the day in Lee Vining, California. We found a great campground, Mono Vista. We chose a commercial campground because sometimes you need the amenities.

Mono Vista RV Park

In this case, it included the RV dump, potable water, laundry facilities, internet access and a site with electricity.

Between the shopping and our need to do laundry, it was a relatively low mileage day.

The campground was really nice. Our site looked out on Mono Lake. 

Views of Mono Lake

We visited Mono Lake a number of times in the past, so we didn’t feel any great need to stop there this trip.

There were lots of birds around. The swallows were doing their best to decimate the mosquito population. They fly too fast for photos.

It turns out that a lot of the great birding locations are that way because there are lots of insects around for them to feed on.

We found a robin’s egg fragment.

The laundry room was clean and all the machines worked. So I spent most of the afternoon working on that. Jon worked online to get caught up on the books and finances.

We had enough laundry that we hung a little up at the campsite.

After laundry and work was finished, we took a walk into Lee Vining. The commercial zone isn’t much more than about a few blocks. It turns out that the Monday before Memorial Day weekend is not a good choice if you want all the Tourist related businesses open. We did walk by one very interesting sight.

How often do you see a vintage single wide trailer? Especially with a sign that says FREE?

We went back to the camper for dinner since there were almost no restaurants open.

We had a nice quiet evening. We are heading North on Highway 395 tomorrow.

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