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.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

On the Road Again

Finally! My car and I are reunited. The final bill to the other guy’s insurance company will be about $10,000. We couldn’t wait to get out of Enumclaw, even though we had a very nice time there.

We went down the east side of Mt. St. Helens, which is a lovely, winding drive. The mountain was venting a little steam while I was there. It has been 26 years since the big eruption, and the surrounding forest is slowly recovering. I really enjoyed the stark dead tree trunks among the beautiful flowers.

We’re in Portland now. I have some roots here–my mother was born and raised here and my grandparents are buried here.



Blogger squire said...

I know you are glad to have her back.

6:46 AM  
Anonymous Lloyd said...

That is a great picture of nature in action -- the blooming flowers and green foliage amid the snags and dead falls. Thanks for the shot.

It's great to know that you are back on the road. While in Portland, I hope you have a chance to check out my favorite bookstore -- Powell's.

9:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What beautiful pictures you have taken. Thank you so much for sharing them. I hope to someday travel to such beautiful places and take my own pictures.

5:25 PM  

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