And we’re off after a bit of goodbye
We now have internet access, sleeping kids and a minute to sit – on our way to Grand Coulee Dam in eastern Washington, to rest and play for a day or two and find a good site before the crowds of the Fourth.
We have been fixing the camper up to our needs and liking. It was owned previously by people who camped only at full plug-in sites and we have been busy assembling the puzzle pieces to make it dry camping-worthy. Deep-cycle house batteries, solar panel, generator(s), inverter (Thanks, Ed) have had us both busy researching and Trent busy installing.
Not to mention the work on the truck beneath it all – alternator, 10-ply tires to hold the load, cooling system work, chassis batteries, and it goes on. Next on the list is shocks, thermostat, the fuel conversion to run veggie oil.
Trent also installed an awning and ripped out the overhead entertainment center, installing windows so it’s now a lovely bedroom for the kids, thanks largely to Mom who sewed, painstakingly and without swearing audibly, beautiful curtains that now enclose the kids in a cozy den so dark they sleep solid.
Huge thanks to my parents in Columbia Falls for great company and help during a few weeks of houseguests or driveway neighbors, and to Gary and Becky for use of the Potomac land and shop and gracious fun, and Finn for his sweet little cabin.
This is pretty country. Mazie Jane wants to camp in a field of wheat. We’re all hungry so I”ll go get something together. More soon from the rest of us.