You might be wondering why you haven’t heard as much from as you’d like during the month of May.
We left Florida and promptly covered 5,000 miles - thankfully Saul’s new engine has been up for the task. The travel has been busy and has left little time for writing, editing, or posting. We wake up, make coffee, pack up, get on the road - meet people, take photos, explore, drive, meet people, take photos, explore, drive, set up for sunset, take photos, make dinner, and go to bed. Sometimes we do things like chase cats that get loose in national forests. Other times we do things like realize there are no working showers or bathrooms at an RV park and fish our deposit out of the self-registration box and get back on the road. Mostly we just go to sleep.
Our travels for the past month have involved sleeping at truck stops, campgrounds, driveways, with a friend who “has a hill,” and more. I’m writing this update from an RV park just south of Seattle - a park with a shower that works independently of quarters or tokens and also has wifi - basically vanlife luxury. I will note that the RV park is so large that I got lost on my way to the lodge this morning. On the plus side, I met my step goal by 9:30 am. On the not so plus side, there was no coffee in the lodge.
Our next week or so won’t be any slower - on Saturday we’re taking the cats to Canada so we can attend a wedding. (The humans are attending, the cats are doing their own thing.) Then we’re headed back across the border and taking a ferry to the Olympic Peninsula. From there we’re scooting back down the coast and landing at the Umpqua National Forest, where we will be for several months.
We have a lot of photos for you - a huge overwhelming backlog from places like the Hill Country of Texas, Santa Fe, Salvation Mountain, Big Sur, California Redwoods, Portland, general Pacific Northwest waterfalls and beauty, and so much more. Hang tight; it’s all coming soon!