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On the Road (Finally)

Left Shelton and headed South

overcast 65 °F

I ran more trip errands this morning, then installed the 12V inverter and a few other things afterall, so we didn’t leave until 5 PM. But we did leave (Grizzly and I)! I figured even if I only got in a few hours tonight, it would be a few hours off the end of the drive (to LA).

So here we are all hooked up and ready to pull out:

RV & Tow Behind - Ready to Go

RV & Tow Behind - Ready to Go

My co-pilot took his seat and off we went (he was so well behaved today, I wonder if he's sick?):

The Co-Pilot

The Co-Pilot

It was a lovely day for a drive, overcast in WA and mid sixties. We only encountered a little road work in Centralia. The only wildlife we saw was a hawk and a deer (eating grass right next to the freeway – hope it had the sense to stay off to the side).

Passed three trains (or they passed us?) – a freight train headed southbound, double decker but I didn’t identify the railroad (RR) (OK, I like to play games when I travel). Then passed a UP train Northbound, also dbl decker, and an Amtrack, also northbound, which was a very sleek looking train.

All in all, not much happening, which isn’t so bad! I am reminded again how beautiful the Pacific NW is, loved the rural scenery, trees, water, low hills, farms. I'm also reminded how many things there are to see and do in my own backyard - that I haven't done yet, or recently. Hmm

Well, since it is a slow day blogging wise while we're just travelling, thought I'd take a minute and give you a glimpse of the RV'ing lifestyle(?) The little book is my trip log, thought it might be kind of fun to keep on this time. Haven't set up the laptop yet in this shot. The mess on the forward seat is stuff I just picked up for the trip this morning, so haven't gotten it all put away/installed yet. Not the lifestyle for those who need lots of space, but I guess that doesn't apply to me since I'm pretty comfortable here.

RV_LR_Evenings.jpg

Btw – if you don’t like driving slow, probably should find another ride! The RV handles better if I drive just under 60 – above that it just bounces around too much.

btw2 - my quiet evening just got a little more exciting, the alarm company called that the motion sensor in the garage went off. I didn't get to the phone quickly enough, so they went ahead and called the sherriff. I called the neighbor, who had just gotten home from taking his wife out for their anniversary (I owe them a really nice dinner). He checked out the garage, nothing. I called the alarm company so hopefully they were able to cancel the sherriff before any real emergancies came up. Probably some sort of animal got in the garage while I was working on the RV this afternoon. Ugh! Too many of these false alarms, so will have to rethink my setup when I get home (probably set up video in the garage so I can cancel the alarm myself when animals trip it). Maybe I just have too much stuff....

Posted by jl98584 22:24 Archived in USA

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