Monday, May 08, 2017

Final Night with Earl and Mary

We started our week buying plane tickets for Michael and I to fly to Alaska. We will fly up next week and attempt to secure a house for ourselves and those participating in the upcoming migration. 
Our favorite bobble head dash dog
 Then, we buttoned up Uchi and headed for Earl and Mary's. Yuuki is our guide! We moochdocked one more night in their driveway. I enjoyed the  lovely view from my windshield.

I LOVED looking out the window as I worked on dinner prep to see Stacia and Alex walking the perimeter of the back acreage. This confirmed for me our decision to take a smaller house with some land, over a mini-mansion in a subdivision. It makes me a bit nervous as we've lived in environments that are fairly uniform these past 22 years....but it's the right choice for us. I'm excited to get up to Alaska and be able to LOOK for the place that will become home.

Stacia and Alex enjoying the space

Michael went to take some things to Earl on the jobsite. Stacia made cookies. I made a roast and roasted a couple of pans of veggies....and we all enjoyed dinner and great conversation  - probably too late into the night.

Yes, if all the Gherkins weren't moving to Alaska, we'd be content to retire in Colorado.

Murphy's Law of RV'ing

For the past six days we've stayed at a dry campground. There is no water at the sites at Buckley AFB Fam Camp....this worked fine for us. They had a hydrant where we filled fill our tanks upon arrival.

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We ran out of water this morning. This is also fine, we don't want a lot of water weight as we drive. However, we discovered Murphy's Law of RV'ing....
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As soon as one knows there is no water to be had in the area, one is instantly both dehydrated and in great need of a restroom. How can you be both at the same time?  πŸ˜’πŸ˜“πŸ˜° Several of us reported this phenomenon.