My sore back was much better and I was determined to keep it that way. First, I began using a back support in my chair, and second, we made more rest stops so I could walk and stretch. That seemed to do the trick, because I haven’t suffered anymore back pain.
At our first rest stop, I had to do a bit of parallel parking. I had a wide berth, but if I had known it was not a pull-thru configuration, I probably would have avoided it. Live and learn.
|Parallel parking? Sure, why not?! Linda handles the big rig like a pro|
|A novel mode of transport|
|Now this is downsizing!|
The first time we filled up a few days earlier, it was a scheduled stop that we had thoroughly discussed with Laurie and Odel, right down to the number of gallons we would probably need. Steven went inside he told the gal he wanted 60 gallons of diesel, but when he returned, he informed her it took only 48 gallons to fill up. A woman standing at the counter said, “How did you miscalculate that so badly?” He replied, “We’re newbies and this is our maiden voyage.” She squealed. Yes, actually squealed. She said she and her husband sold their house five years ago to go fulltiming and they have never looked back. She was very excited for us.
When we decided to fill up again – unscheduled!! – we pulled into the station and followed the big trucks. Steven went inside to pay first, and after some discussion, the gal behind the counter got out her calculator and suggested $150. Steven said no, he thought $135 would do it. The total came to $135.38. Even the truckers were impressed. It was only after we pulled out that we saw the sign pointing to the RV section. We had gone to the trucker section. If I had seen that sign first, I would have been too intimidated to go with the big trucks, but it turned out well, and filling up was zippy fast!
|Still running with the big dogs! At one of our scheduled rest stops.|
|Traffic was heavy as we approached Wilsonville|
Our friends Glenn and Kris arrived just after dinner for a tour of Scoopy and some wine. I had not seen them since our cruise to Alaska last summer and it was great to catch up.
|Kris and Glenn demonstrating....well, we're not quite sure|