Life on the Open Road (April 2006 - May 2008)

The continuing saga of a single fulltime RVer who travels the western US. This is part one of my journey, from April 2006, when the blog started, to May 2008, when the blog continues at

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I have been a full-time RVer for 18 years, primarily "boondocking," camping free without hookups, in the Western US. I am connected electronically with the world via satellite TV, phone and internet. My batteries are charged solely by solar panels. I welcome your comments and emails.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Hiking Up High and Underground

Friday, Diana went for another hike at Mount Rainier, this one to Pinnacle Peak. Another hike on the side of a cliff with a beautiful view of the mountain. She just never gets tired of it, though.

Then on Sunday, we went to Pioneer Square in Seattle to go on the Underground Tour. It’s a historical, humorous walking tour beneath the sidewalks, through subterranean passages that were once the main roadways and first floor storefronts of the city before the Great Fire of 1889. After the fire, the road level was raised 7 to 22 feet to help level out the hilly city, and make the streets less muddy, and apparently, the toilets (then called crappers) flush better. High tides had been a real problem.

Later, walking around Pioneer Square, we saw this sign on a hotel. Randy thought the price was right.


Blogger the peripatetic poodle said...

"She just never gets tired of it, though." I hope she never does.

7:46 AM  
Anonymous Lloyd said...

Great picture of your most recent hike.

7:17 PM  
Blogger the peripatetic poodle said...

It is remarkable how much the foreground adds to that picture of Mt. Rainier. I guess that's how it usually works for landscape, doesn't it?

9:23 AM  

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