A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

Saturday, August 7, 2021

Taking Chances or Not

 North Shore, Trout Creek, Montana

The first day here I went down to check out the lake.  There was a boat ramp and two docks.  The water looked good and felt right.  I would have to take a dip while here for sure.

A few days later on another walk down to the lake I noticed this on the information board among the two dozen other informational signs.  

Hmm...maybe I need to reconsider the dip.

Gee, it looks nice...
 I decided not to risk the water cooties.

Over the years I have developed a policy at pay-to-sleep camps.  I pay for only one day at a time.  Too often I have paid for more than one day only to regret doing so for some undesirable moved in next to us that very afternoon.  Now then I was stuck with dealing with them or forfeit my paid days.  Here I had some good (quiet) neighbors after I had moved and thought I would live on the wild side (since I didn’t go swimming) so at the end of the week I paid for two days at once.
What a risk taker I am.

As you read this on Sunday we will be moving on westward for Idaho.


Barbara Rogers said...

Good choice! Happy trails!

Vicki said...

Love the water photos, especially the second one, that water is so clear and beautiful! I don't want any water cooties either!

Karen said...

We have swimmers itch in our lake too. A good brisk rubdown with a rough towel after the dip takes care of the itchies