And time flies…

Trip Start Mar 27, 2010
Trip End Ongoing

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Where I stayed
600 E Park Ave, Olympic National Park, WA

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Sunday, May 30, 2010

My last post was many days ago. I got side tracked on another website project that is trying to suck the soul out of me. I remind myself of a juggler who is just starting to learn and thinks they’re ready to book a show.

Despite the absence from blogging, Jake and I have been diligently working to make progress every day; it seems as though the clock is spinning faster and faster. Here’s what we’ve gotten done recently:

Finally got our will done
Listed the house on the rental market
Finished trimming out the windows in the garage
Hydro-seeded part of the lawn (that was a wasted $250)
Sold Dutch’s boat
Continued to down-size
And lots and lots of other things

We did give the Tundra and the camper a test trial at the Sol Duc Campground a couple weeks back. It was a chilly, dreary weekend, but it was perfect for us and we just really, really wanted to get out and play with our toys. And practice. I remember scoffing when I read a book about full timing and the instructions to the reader were to get out and practice a few times before hitting the road. I mean, come on…Jake and I are not newbies! But there was wisdom in those words, I now understand.

 First of all, you need a really long match or lighter to get the propane lit. It’s a bit unnerving to know that the propane is on but you can’t figure out how to get it lit. Second, the bathroom is much smaller sitting down than standing up. I’ll let you think about that one. Third, the awning is spring-loaded and WILL break the red reflector if you just let it slam up against the camper. And lastly, yes, Jake can handle dealing with black water without throwing up. Tough guy that he is, his gag reflex is that of a teenage girl.

The other really big thing that we figured out on the trip is that camping in organized campgrounds for a year will be far too hard for our dog, Kanela. We didn’t know that dogs are not allowed on National Park trails and of course they must be leashed all the while in the campground. Kanela is not that dog.

Added to the “To Do” list:

Find a loving family that can tolerate a dog that sometimes thinks it’s a human, can’t be left alone in the house, happy, happy, happy dog.

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