My month long odyssey started today. A long awaited trip up along the coasts of northern California, Oregon and Washington with a stop-over in Portland and the Columbia River Gorge.
At 8AM a deluge of rain poured down on me as I broke camp: disconnected electric cord, water and septic hoses; connected car to RV. A 9AM appointment for the RV kept me on task rather than leisurely waiting out the rain.
Totally soaked through to the bone, I changed clothes, hung the wet ones in the shower and got on my way. An hour at the garage got fresh oil into the RV and corrected tire pressure in all 6 tires plus the 4 on the Subaru.
Highway 1 was a pleasure to drive the 25 miles to my first stop: Westport Beach. My camping site for the next couple of days is right next to the sand dunes. The ocean waves thunder onto the shore a mere hundred feet away.
I will sleep with the cadence of the waves tonight.
I am so thankful for the open road, for pleasant, peaceful places to rest and renew….