And time flies…
Trip Start Mar 27, 2010
99Trip End Ongoing
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Where I stayed
600 E Park Ave, Olympic National Park, WA
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
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.