A Stormy Day on the Road
Canyonville, Oregon: I am sorry to report that we have had to
cut our leisurely trip home extremely short. Weather! A big snow storm is
predicted to blow-in overnight Friday, so we wanted/needed to get over the pass
on the Oregon-California border before we couldn't get over the pass.
My Poor Driver had a very stressful drive, as we met bad weather and it was
beginning to snow as we crossed the Siskiyou Pass. Luckily, DT had no trouble in
the slush and we sailed over the mountain. Just as it was getting dark, we found
ourselves at Exit 99 - and so will spend the night at the very wonderful
RV Resort - across I-5 from the
Seven Feathers Casino.
We only made two shorts stops today. The first was for lunch at a rest stop
where we parked next to this fabulous vintage
The owner (from Salem, Oregon) was very friendly and we chatted a bit about
his beautiful RV. He said his "real" RV is a Country Coach Affinity... this
FMC is just his toy. Later in the afternoon, we passed this FMC along the
freeway (see video below).
Our second stop was to the famed Liquor Expo just before the Oregon border.
I was looking for a bottle of
Hangar One Kaffir Lime Vodka
as I am planning to
create a lime-ginger cocktail with all those key limes Gina and Steve gave
us last night.
After setting up camp, I made a very easy meal. Remember those low-fat Swedish
Meatballs I made a few weeks ago? The recipe made dozens, so I froze some for
this trip. All I had to do was throw some rice in the rice cooker and heat the
meatballs and their gravy in a saucepan. Gina provided organic mixed greens and cherry
tomatoes for a lovely salad. We watched the UCLA v Washington game on TV and
just relaxed. Lisa was watching the same game with friends in Los Angeles, and we texted back and
forth. Modern fun!
Our last night on the road... for this week.
I put together a strange little video (available in HD) of our drive today and set it to music.
(Francis Ford Coppola is not envious of my film editing skills.) For all you
non-Oregonian viewers, there is a little snub to the Oregon State Beavers in
this video - as the Powerful Magna Peregrinus easily passes a
Fine Foods truck. The
Beaver football stadium is sponsored by Reser's
Until my next update, from home, I remain, your "take it easy"