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Harry and Judy's RV Trip
No Photos 17th May 2011 - 19th May 2011 - Summer 2011
Days 31-32-33-Not Much Going On

Day 31-WOW-The sun is out and it got to 63 today! The sun is warm but dry and once it goes down it gets cold again.
Did laundry this morning, got to Skype with Heather. Evie was in bed (there’s an 8 hour time difference) and Martin wasn’t home yet so we got to talk the two of us which was nice.
Harry fixed the caulking on the front door of the RV-it had gotten old and dried out. Now we don’t have any air leaking.
Went into Spokane Valley, the little town we’re in east of Spokane and got haircuts at Clip Shots (a franchise out here). We really needed them. Then found a Super-Walmart and stocked up on food for another few days. Had to buy another portable electric heater, ours gave up last night. Good thing it happened before we went to bed. It just sparked and then blew a fuse but the cord was old and worn. Got the propane tanks filled at a gas station down the road from there. Everything we need is close here, it’s a busy little place.
After dinner had our first campfire of this trip. I can’t believe we’ve been on the road for over 4 weeks and this is our first fire. We’ve always been either too busy or too tired or it’s been too hot or too cold.
Decided to stay here another day.

Day 32-Beautiful day, sunny, warmer-up . to 69 Did another load of laundry, then read for a while. Went into town, actually the town is called Greenacres, to Best Buy and finally found a camera we liked, a Nikon. Then decided to go to a movie, not much playing, so we saw Thor, mythology gods and all that. It was entertaining as long as you knew what you were in for. Looked at a map and checked temps along our way. Decided if we continue the way we’re going we’d head right into the Rocky Mountains and colder weather and snow, down to 30 at night. So when we leave tomorrow we decided to go back southwest to Oregon again, right over the WA border to Pendleton, OR.

Day 33-Left camp about 10AM. Drove 200 miles to Hermiston, OR , arrived about 2PM. Gorgeous day, 75, sunny, warm! Backtracked through WA on I-90 to 395 South. A lot of this is the Lewis and Clark Trail and I-84 is the Oregon Nat’l Trail. We feel like explorers, especially when we look at a USA map and see how far west we still are. Much nicer here, lower elevation, no mountains, no snow. After setting up looked at a map and decided to go to Boise next leg, probably Sat. and then to Craters of the Moon, Idaho. Might stay in Boise a few days, we heard the prison there is interesting so we might go see it. Then the plan is Yellowstone and Grand Teton but only part of the road is open in Yellowstone and the campgrounds don’t open ‘til tomorrow. I called one and they said the temps are in the 20s and 30s and there’s still snow on the ground. Didn’t come all this way to NOT see Yellowstone, though.

Next: Day 34-McNary Lock & Dam
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