Thursday, July 28, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Monday, July 18, 2011
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
I do not like to shop for myself. I was ready to go directly back to the car but DJ decided that I needed some extra clothes so we went to check out the sale rack. I needed a couple of golf/polo shirts, a pair of cargo shorts and tee shirts. The original retail prices/sale prices of what I selected were as follows: 3 polo shirts - $26.00 each/ on sale for $2.97 each; 1 polo shirt - $25.00/ on sale for $9.99; 1 tee shirt - $20.00/ on sale for $3.97; and, cargo shorts - $45.00/ on sale for $19.99. The really cool thing about all the purchases was that all of the items were styles and colors that I would have chosen even if they weren't on sale.
Total regular price - $168. My total was just $40. and change. As an added bonus, there is no sales tax in Oregon!
Dod is ready for the open road and some boondocking. We will leave Pendleton around noon today and head into the Umatilla wilderness area in search of the perfect spot to spend a few days. As of two days ago our plan was to stay 2 or 3 days on the first trip but last night we came to the realization that we don't have put any time limits on our trips. We can be just like the "Energizer" bunny and keep going and going and going!
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Friday, July 8, 2011
Being solo for the past 7 years, with the exception of an odd girlfriend (literally and figuratively), I ate most of my meals alone. At Rick's house there were always other guests and family members at the dining room table enjoying great conversations, jokes and just a good time in general.
Rick and I settled into a comfortable schedule of working on Dod during the day and playing the "Do you remember?" game long into the night. I don't know how many times we each said "Do you remember?" but each time the question was asked, we did remember. Memories that had been placed deep in the backwater of my mind came rushing forward and , good or bad, I enjoyed reliving each and every one.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
After the first 200 miles I filled the tank and did the calculations to determine the mpg I was getting. Yikes! I only got 7.4 mpg on that stretch. I immediately thought about my budget and how far I could realistically travel averaging 7.4 mpg. Then the light bulb above my head flashed on! How much better would my gas mileage be if I drove a little slower? (Duh!) What was my hurry anyway? I have nothing to do and the rest of my life to accomplish it!
The next 200 miles I tried to stay around 55 mph with the occasional 60 mph to pass a truck or another RV. My mileage improved to 9.5 mpg. What a relief! As I traveled north, the scenery improved and it was much easier to take it slow and easy.