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Monday, June 1, 2015

Traveling New Roads

While moving to a new and hopefully exciting location in Oregon we took a gander at the weather forecast for that particular area.  It wasn't ideal but I was willing to tough it out.  As we drove north we had excellent weather.  When we reached Weed, California we started on a new road never traveled by us.  As we gained in elevation it definitely got cooler but the skies were still blue with big white puffy clouds.  We stopped at Wal-Mart in Klamath Falls, Oregon for a few supplies because by this time the forecast at our destination had worsened.  So on the fly I decided to continue on to yet another new location.  We finally settled in our camp just south of Newport, Washington.  As we passed Redmond, Oregon this wind picked up quite a bit.  It fatigued me a lot the rest of that day and into the next.  I have a bad shoulder anyway which with having to fight the wind aggravated it more.  Two days previous I had fallen while leaving the rig.  It seems that one foot didn't move from the step the way it was supposed to and I landed on my knees on the pavement. 

We were on the road 5 nights.  Stayed at 4 casino parking lots and a rest area.   

 Cookie feeding the sea gulls.
 Casino in Spokane
 Well we've been here about 2 weeks now.  I am really enjoying it.  We're having trouble with the front TV.  It won't come on unless the sun has been hitting the back of it for a little while.  When it does come on the picture is distorted until it is warm even then it's not as good as it should be.  I guess it's time to buy a new one.  A lighter flat screen that will fit in the hole.  We only watch movies since we cancelled our satellite service.  Got tired of paying for channels I didn't watch or want. 
We leave here on Sunday headed east.  Let's see how far we get before we can't stand the humidity any more.