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Terry & Dave Taylor

On the Road Again

Canyonville, Oregon: Most Sincere Apologies for being so quiet over the past week. Imagine having to get ready for a winter away in a week... hosting several dinner parties... attending several parties... and meeting with family and friends to say "so long for a while"? It has been a bit frantic.

I also spent time organizing between the kitchen in our house and the kitchen in our RV (not to mention our new kitchen in Indio) and stocked-up on a few pounds of organically-grown animal flesh from my favorite butcher at New Seasons Market. My Hanukkah brisket is frozen and vacuum-sealed in preparation for a delicious meal in December. Hairs are cut. Teeth are cleaned. Toes are pedicured. Flip-flops and bathing suits are packed. New running shoes! Since you just really never know where we/this bus will head next, our passports are also on-board.

Time to get out of Dodge.

Or, Portland.

Magna Peregrinus
Rest stop along I-5 near Cottage Grove, Oregon

When we returned to Oregon thirteen days ago, the trees were glorious - filled with orange and gold leaves. Now the leaves are falling. Like it's their job. With the time change, it is now dark by five o'clock.

I am happy to report we left our house only thirty minutes past our ETD. Our housesitter, Brandon, is in charge of The Manor assuming he returned from his weekend in Los Angeles for the Oregon v USC football game for the winter.

In my next life, I want to come back as our housesitter.

While we were driving today, we completely changed our travel plans. This is the advantage of traveling in your own house. We had an idea of heading to Berkeley for the Oregon v Cal game next Saturday. But game time is now scheduled for 7:30p and I just really, really, really, really hate do not like the ancient (built by Caesar hisownself?) stadium in Berkeley (porta-potties!) and have just never had a positive experience at that venue... even though we won every game I attended. Now, we really don't know where we are going - except possibly Indio, California. We know a campsite there that is pretty dang sweet. 

Magna Peregrinus

As the sun was setting, we pulled-into our usual 4-hour-from-home spot, Seven Feathers RV Resort.

7 Feathers RV Resort

Things have certainly changed around here over the past two weeks - the trees are nearly bare.

I made a lasagna last night for us to enjoy this evening. I made my usual RV Lasagna, but this time I tested the new oven-ready spinach lasagna sheets - made in Italy by Delverde.

RV Lasagna

It was good, but I can't report an amazing difference between regular v spinach lasagna sheets. It was a delicious, vegetarian and super-easy dinner for our first night on the road. (I also have many-many sheets of spinach lasagna noodles in my RV pantry for future experiments...)

I have named this tour after a Jimmy Buffett song - Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes. Latitudes is easy to explain. Attitudes is hoping DT can finally relax as his work with the 2012 Olympic Trials is nearly finished, his daughter has married... and then there is a certain little Washington Redskins fan we need to visit...

Leo is 15 months old

Until my next update, I remain, your Don't Forget to Vote correspondent.

RV PARK:  Seven Feathers RV Resort. I always say this, but Seven Feathers is one of the nicest RV parks in the country and we usually use it as an over-night stop as it is only 4 hours from our house. Everything is top-notch here - especially the indoor heated pool and spa. The resort is across the interstate from the tribe's casino, hotel, convention center, theater and restaurants, and is about a quarter-mile up a hill, so no freeway noise to interrupt your slumber. Canyonville is really small, but has a decent grocer and a few good restaurants if you want to stay away from the busy casino. There is also a full-service truck stop/coffee shop. We paid $35 - a great deal - for a paved pull-through 50 amp, full-service site. Their wifi is fast.



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