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
Time to get out of Dodge.
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
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.
As the sun was setting, we pulled-into our usual
4-hour-from-home spot, Seven Feathers
Things have certainly changed around
here over the past two weeks - the trees are nearly
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
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 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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