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On the Road Again

TrackTown, USA: Elvis has left the building!

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 RosyCakes 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 produce!

...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 RosyCakes a 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 was raining.

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 storm.

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.