Just for the day. So it was 9 miles down the mountain in 2nd gear. .
I had a laundry-list of chores - including laundry. After 3 weeks on the road, it was time.
You know, I’m old enough to remember traveling before the advent of the internet and GPS. But, for the life of me, I just can’t remember HOW we did it. All the services I needed today were located with minimal fuss.
What a savings in time and gasoline!
Leaving my most of my wardrobe happily dancing about in the dryer, I stepped around the corner to browse. Don’t you just love a good thrift store?
I came away with 2 George Winston CDs for .99 each.
It was a day of chores not unlike a typical day at home. But accomplishing all this on the road injects adventure into the routine. I wonder if all these full-timers I’m surrounded by have as much fun as I do going into town to do laundry? Readers?
Another advantage to traveling: you never know what you're gonna see out the window.
My to-do list completed, I had plenty of time for a brisk walk along downtown's Deschutes River.
My walk began and ended at one of Bend’s many dog parks.
Dog Fancy magazine voted Bend the dog-friendliest city in the U.S. Doris would love it!
My last stop was to top-off the propane tank. I still had half a tank but a shortage would mean deep discomfort. The initial forecast of sunny + warm has not materialized. The overnight lows have been barely above freezing so the furnace is critical.
Here's our windblown camp before sunset.
Yesterday was rainy, gray, and just so unpleasant, everyone hunkered down in their rigs.
The GDB furnace does a good job but still .... the past few nights have required sleeping inside, rather than atop, the sleeping bag.
However, the highs are predicted to return to the 60’s over the next few days.
The view out my window this evening.
I do not miss my television.