Sunday, May 22, 2011

On the road again!

Last night was the last time we were in our own bed for the next month or two!  This morning we begin our trek to the west coast.We hope all the loose ends have been tied up! Being out of town for 6-8 weeks takes planning! The most complicated item has been at the HUD Project Rachel manages.  There have been move-outs (tenants going to nursing homes), redecorating apartments and then the move-ins.  After yesterday all is in order, so I am able to leave worry-free. 

It was 10:00 this morning before we left home, a little later than we had hoped, but...  We stopped in Des Moines at the bike shop for a few items before continuing west of I-80. Tonight we are in Kearney, NE. We have thought of  only an item or two that we have forgotten - nothing major. It was a beautiful day, sun shinning the whole way, beautiful fluffy clouds, and the temperature was perfect. The newly planted corn fields are turning a hue of light green.  The plants are sticking up 1-3 inches. When we return the fields will look completely different. 

For those who are interested in the price of gas - at home we are paying $3.86, Des Moines it was $3.57, and here in Kearney, NE it is $3.94!!  We don't expect it to decline as we travel farther west.       

Cal has included a map of the State of Washington and has outlined our route in orange.  I hope this way you will have a better idea of where we are traveling - along the northern part of Washington

Route is in Orange, SR 20, across the top of Washington State Starting in Olympic Penninsula
 Tomorrow we need to be on the road early and drive a full day, so we are in western Oregon by Tuesday pm.

1 comment:

  1. I'm so sorry I'm just now reading your's been a crazy week or two since you sent me the link. Yes, there has been a lot of snow in the West. We want to plan a camping trip at Mammoth (CA) in August, but we're not sure we'll be able to, because there might still be snow on the ground! I will definitely be watching your blog now that I know you're on the road. So cool!