And…..We’re outa’ here!
Finally the day is here. Tomorrow we leave, and begin our journey south. Hallelujah!
This blog post had the potential for so many different names. Good Bye, and Good riddance. Or how about, Escape from Alcatraz.
So after 2 months in what apparently has been an unusually rainy time, we finally get to dry out. There are parts of the RV and the truck that haven’t been dry for 2 months. There is mold growing on places of the RV that I never ever would have thought possible. The one pair of levis I have been wearing since we got here, are toast. Yes I have washed them on laundry days, but I saw no point in ruining more than one pair of pants, so they are gone. I’m sick of all the mud and rain. Torrey is filthy, furry and needs a bath and trim really bad. Roxy is tired of being wet. Al is tired. Basically, we’re done.
There have been some positives though.
Al had a wonderful time working with his two boys again. They all worked together for many years, and to have the chance to do that again was really awesome for him. He got to see what they are doing, and to just spend time. That is the number one positive thing about this whole trip. That, and he learned that he is pretty happy being a self employed guy.
The people that we met at the Eagles club were we stayed on Vashon were friendly and helpful. Any questions we had, they helped to answer. We greatly appreciate them letting us stay in their RV space.
I found enough sea glass to keep me happy, and busy for a while. It’s probably the only chance I will ever have to collect sea glass, so yes Al, I do need to take all this with me.
Yesterday I went for one more sea glass hunt. The sea glass gods were smiling on me, because I found some good stuff. This is part of yesterdays haul.
I got to spend time with Jessica from You did what with your weiner. We both started blogging at about the same time, and have met in person a time or two at conferences, but this was much much better. Hanging out was a lot of fun. We went some fun places, and just had a great time being together. Thanks Jess.
We are going to head for the 101 near Aberdeen, Wa. and will take the coast all the way down. This is a trip we have always wanted to do, and since I highly doubt we will come back this way, we thought we had better do it now. We are pretty excited to see the coast, and are looking forward to this leg of the journey. I’m really excited to see the ocean again. It’s been too many years.
So 2016 starts out with us on the road to a new adventure. Seeing new places, and meeting new people. Our goal is to make 2016 an excellent year. An excellent year for travel, art shows and sales, and my own personal goal, to improve my photography.
It’s not starting out so great for Torrey though. She went running after a dog the other night and came up limping. The vet looked at it and said she has a partial tear in her ACL. So she has been on restrictions since Wednesday, and after a week she will at least get to go for walks. I was hoping for one last good beach day with her too. Poor thing, this is going to be a very long 6 week period to try and get her at least kinda healed and strong. My nightmare is a full tear, and surgery. So we are doing what it takes to help her get healthy.