On the Road Again
TrackTown, USA: Elvis has left the
I can hardly believe it myself.
After staying home so late this winter, of course we chose to leave during one
of the worst storms the west coast has experienced in several years. Dang, y'all
know I just love The Great State of Oregon - but winter here just Bites the Big
One. It is 75 degrees in Indio. Hold on, palm trees, we're a'comin!
Before I get too caught-up in today's adventure, let me brag a bit on my
friend, Rosie, of
Bakery. Rosie's hubby (Terry, DT's college room/team mate) turned 60
this weekend, so Rosie arranged a big party and baked up a storm.
I could not get over the variety of pastries, candies and sweets Rosie can
...and deserve some sort of award (with a statue) for only having one small
cookie. Divine! If you live in the Portland/Vancouver area, give
call. Her bakery also makes wedding cakes!
Dave was in meetings downtown Portland much of Monday and Tuesday, so it was up
to me to schlep things to the RV in preparation for our return to the desert.
Everything had to be transferred in a downpour. It just won't stop. Remember the
photo from the other day of my empty RV pantry?
No longer true.
The Magna Peregrinus left for another epic adventure at noon today. It
We didn't get very far, as tomorrow the MP will have her annual
lube, oil & filter at Cummins. This one-day delay may be very good
weather-wise. The Willamette Valley is supposed to have major winds
tomorrow. Up to 60 mph gusts are expected. Good day to have your RV in a
protected service bay. Our plan is to continue south in the afternoon - but
if the wind is still howling, we will hunker-down for another night. A
twelve-plus-foot-tall, 45-foot-long motorhome is just a sail in a wind
So much for that "red sky at night" rule:
RV park sunset - with a vista to the lovely interstate
Until my next update, I remain, your soggy correspondent.
RV PARK: Premier
RV Park. I-5, exit 199. Large paved pull-throughs. Back-in sites line a
small lake. Laundry, fitness center, club house, bath housed, recycling, small store. 50 amp, free wifi.
This park is very popular with campers in the area for repairs/maintenance at
the many nearby RV facilities. We paid $48.07.
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