As we mentioned in our last update Friday morning (4/15/16) was another travel day. It was time to move away from Washoe Lake State Park and head 180 miles north to a little town called Likely, about 85 miles north of Susanville California on HWY 395.
We pretty much just had to get on 395 and stay on it all the way to the town of Likely and then head out of town just a few miles to our destination at “Likely Place Golf & RV Resort”.
Wow, what a great find, this park has 3 tiers of sites with the upper tier having OK sized sites with grass between them and all have great mountain views. Plus the campground s nestled in the middle of 500 acres and the 500 acres is surrounded by pretty much nothing but country so it’s as quiet as quiet can be. Of course the park wasn’t scheduled to open until April 23rd and we rolled in on April 15th so the place has been pretty much empty during our entire stay. SCORE!!!
The only down side to being here now before the scheduled opening is that he kitchen is not open and we have heard they make a great breakfast and a mean bloody Mary but I guess we are fine with the tradeoff of fending for ourselves food and drink wise for the empty park.
We have certainly been lucky with our last few stays, all having views of snowcapped mountains and lakes from our site’s. Other than being a little cooler than we seem to be able to “or want to” tolerate things have been perfect.
There is a nice 1 ½ mile nature trail that curves itself just inside the golf course that offers some great mountain view’s between the tree’s (HEY we are in tree country again!!) and meanders by a few very pretty small lakes that are active with wildlife.
Speaking of golf, we played 27 holes on Sunday. Well Diane and I played 18 and then Diane drove the cart wile played 9 more.
It cost us $30 each to play all the golf we wanted with a cart. The course was in pretty good shape other than the greens, they had just been plugged & sanded so not great to putt on.
As far as scores go, well I shot a 2 under……. 2 under bogie golf that is!! I shot an 88 and Diane shot an 8. Yup an 8, that’s the score of the only two holes she would let me write the number down for LOL!!! I don’t feel too bad because we have only played about 3 times in the last 12 months. Actually I did better than I figured I would. Diane is going to take lessons soon, there is just no way I can teach her, it just won’t work out. I’m sure you can relate. (Hey Harry, I got a par on hole #4)
This place is so kicked back that we just loved it. Heck when we checked in the computers were down and we were here 3 days before we ever paid for our site and no one was worried about it. When we played golf they just said play all you want and keep the cart as long as you need.
We only planned to stay 2 nights but enjoyed the spot so much we opted to stay 3 and it will be high on our “return to” list is passing through the area. It’s only $500 per month and because there are no meters on the pedestals I figure that must include electricity, I could almost see hanging around and playing a bunch of golf and doing some hiking but that may be a stretch.
But it’s time to move on, we will lift our jacks and drive 220 miles northwest on Monday.
Now for a side note about the Instant Pot. I’m sure it never happens to you but one day during our stay we asked each other what we wanted for dinner, and of course we didn’t take anything out of the freezer. (This happens SOOO many times with us).
We decided to give the Instant Pot a true test and see if it really worked as well with frozen food as claimed. So we took 3 chicken breasts “the big thick ones from Costco” out of the freezer and tossed them in the Instant Pot with 2 cans of Cream of Mushroom soup and a small can of sliced mushrooms and 2/3 cup of water and closed the lid. We set it to pressure cook for 20 minutes and when the time was up we had a nice tender chicken dinner, along with a can of corn we did on the stove.
Note: normally when we have chicken dinners Diane will only eat ½ a breast because she’s not real big on chicken BUT after eating her usual half she was up and getting the other half out of the pot!!! What!!! That is a testament of its own.
Next time we would probably only use 1 can of soup because we had a bunch of gravy left. Not wanting to waste the gravy we put in the refer and the following night we took a frozen pork chop and tossed it in the Instant Pot along with the gravy and set the timer for 15 minutes of pressure cooking, (we had 1 chicken breast left from the night before that I was going to eat).
Once the 15 minutes was up Diane had a very tender chop smothered in mushroom gravy for dinner. This darn Instant Pot is so far living up to the hype and is starting to win over our hearts.
That’s it for now,