Rock Eddy Bluff has been a quiet, out of the way place to spend the past month. Nights are dark and quiet, quite unlike most RV parks. There’s definitely no road noise, since we are half a mile down the driveway from Maries County Rd. 511, which is unpaved. No street lights invade our bedroom because there are no streets!
What we do have is a few strutting tom turkeys, several whitetail deer and more hummingbirds than you can count. Oh, and squirrels, some alive, some with a death wish running across the road in front of our vehicle and many, many dead in the middle of the road. Gray ones don’t seem to be any smarter than red ones. They all wait for your car to approach and dash into the path of the speeding car!
We found out about this place in an online forum for Frugal RVers. Tom and Kathy Corey were looking for someone to come and stay on their property while they take a vacation. Since the cabins and B&B suite are closed down for the vacation period, our duties would be light, just feeding the hummingbirds and pets. We visited in May before we went to Colorado just to be sure we would be a good fit. Tom and Kathy put us up in the Tree House, a three-room suite in the upstairs of their house. Unlike Aunt Phoebe’s Perch and the Line Camp, every amenity is waiting for you, cable TV and wifi included. Surrounded by antiques, you just feel at home. Even the tiny balcony is inviting!
So Tom and Kathy liked us and we liked them and we set a time to come back in August so they could head out on the road. In the meantime they lost their cat and these last few days the hummingbirds have almost completely migrated on, so Ike is just about the only one we have left to feed, except for each other. The next thing you know, Corey’s will be home and it will be time for us to move on again.