When we were so close to our destination (South Jetty in Florence, Oregon), my engine's light warning disappeared. Just like that. Aside from the wallet and being short on cash issue, it was like an entire world rolled off of my back.
Last night, we had a "meeting" to discuss on whether we should stay another night at Scotia or just suck it up (mainly, ME) and head for Florence, Oregon. It'd be around 7 hours drive for me. We voted to wait til morning to see how we felt. This morning, we wanted to GO. So, off we went. But first, Finder deserved devoted attention and the boys wanted to help. Eitan and Aidan were super helpful, Oisin? He was more hyper than a popcorn bag in a microwave.
Most of the ride consisted of views that were full of smoke. I admit, it was beautiful. The hazy colors of amber made everything green pop out even more.
The drive was uneventful, other than trying to save bucks and eyeing my cash as I filled up the tank (once today). I pulled over to fill up for gas near Florence and they were out of gas. I have to be selective with my gas stations- they have to be accommodating to my size plus easy for entrance/exit. When they [gas station peeps] told me that they were out of gas, I was like... okay (and aargh), and proceeded to leave until one of them flagged me down by waving to get my attention. The gas attendant walked over to me and pointed at Finder. I was seized with panic, and thought "pleaseeeeeeee no, don't tell me something is awry with Finder." He started talking and I couldn't lip read, all I thought was "great, something's wrong with damn tow again." He pointed at Finder and said "pain..." (huh?). I decided to get out of Mer to see what he was talking about. Oh duh, chains. There was one chain loose, that's it. Sweet Jesus, relief flooded through me.
We arrived at our resort a bit earlier than expected, thanks to my Day 2 experience of driving (yesterday moving time averaged at 29 mph, today? 45). I had to unhook my Note (our black car), and of course.... the battery was dead (I left lights on in the car), thank goodness for our super duper friendly RV community, help was everywhere. So with those two little incidents, this trip has been relatively uneventful comparing to yesterday (for freck's sake).
We ended the night with our very first family dinner in the RV and now, the boys watch Harry Potter movie as I type away this blog, me and my delicious and well deserved IPA.
just a mother who fled from society's constraints and is super excited to wake up to the outdoors, remain braless daily and teach her boys the art of boredom and discovery.