"If only I had pants."
Trip Start Dec 20, 2009
51Trip End Mar 27, 2010
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Where I stayed
The Lodge at Clear Lake
On the way back to Newport, we stopped at Beaver Creek for a pic-nic lunch. The kids climbed trees and played hide and seek – until Adam knelt down in dog poop. So we had him strip his pants and started the drive back. As we passed Walmart (Adam’s favourite store) with his Christmas money in hand, Adam yelled, "WALMART!..
That night during our school session, when Nicky was asked to fill in one of the ‘worksheets’ that I had prepared (a bit like a structured journal entry), he declared, “But I didn’t learn anything today.”
I’ve developped a win/win way to deal with Jeff’s back-seat driving. Well, it’s win/win for me anyway. Whenever he back-seat drives, he has to pay me $1. So far I’m only up $4 so I think it’s working.
One of the mandates of our trip is to NOT purchase any bottled water. We’ve brought along a Katadyne water purifier and it is our intention to purify the Mexican tapwater - we’ll see how much we stick to our guns when the first case of the runs kicks in. But in the meantime, we’ve been filling up our water bottles each night. So far, the water has been pretty good – in Newport it tasted great until the after-taste, then it tasted like it had been used to rinse corn-on-the-cob.
We enjoyed our cheese from Tillimook so much (I think this is even the third time I am mentioning it in this blog) that when we saw a sign on I-5 for “Rogue Creamery – handmade cheeses” we pulled off. We’ve already completely blown our cheese budget for this trip. We’re addicted to fresh curds.