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.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Life Off the Open Road

Eighteen days in Enumclaw, WA so far, still waiting for Diana’s car to be fixed. We’re getting the chance to live the settled life. What do normal folks do? Well! So far, we’ve rented 17 movies. Randy’s gotten into bicycling every day. Diana, ever fascinated by mountain trails, went off several times to Mt. Ranier to hike. Once we went to the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in Tacoma. It wasn’t huge, but the animals they do have are unusual and the displays well done. (That’s a Beluga whale in the picture.)

From there, we went across the Tacoma Narrows Bridge to Gig Harbor. This was the site of the famous span they always show on Engineering Disasters. It vibrated so badly that it came apart and fell into the ocean in 1940.

We crossed its replacement with nary a wiggle. A duplicate is now under construction. Gig Harbor was lovely and touristy. Traffic in the whole Seattle area is maddening. All in all, though, we’re happy and, surprisingly, not the least bit bored.


Blogger the peripatetic poodle said...

"Randy is riding his bicycle every day?" My gawd, after all his travelling, his books, his poetry, his gatherings, his Stealth RVing, he has finally ARRIVED at true spiritual perfection? Better late than never.

8:41 PM  
Blogger Bob Parker & Donna Huffer said...

From Bob
I got Donna riding a bike not every day but she did the Hiawatha trail had to get a new seat after that ride.
Hope all is well keep up the riding.

9:44 AM  

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