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Old 08-21-2012, 02:04 PM   #1
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First long trip report

Mr. M and I took Moby out on our first long trip. We drove 1700 miles over three states in 10 days just seeing where the road took us, up the coast of Oregon, across to Mt. Saint Helens, down to the caves in southern Oregon and back down the coast to Mendocino, then on home to the bay area.

The trip was not without issues. Our kitchen faucet sprang a leak in Newport, OR, so we paused to make repairs. Our basic onboard tool kit was a little too basic, so we had to add a couple of things. And when the kid behind the registration desk at an RV park says the train doesn't come by very often, verify that that he doesn't mean during the day, but it comes by every half hour between 10 pm and 6 am, blasting its horn, no less

I learned that I would much rather drive 101 where it is narrow and winding with roadwork, than any freeway in Portland with traffic. We discovered that the road leading up to Oregon Caves is not recommended for large RVs, is exactly the same width as the RV in many places, and has some very tight turns, but we aren't the only crazy people around, because they have RV parking in the lot at the top, and there was another RV parked there that was longer than our 27 feet. The caves were fabulous, by the way, well worth the white knuckle drive.

Mostly, though we enjoyed ourselves. We very quickly got the hang of parking and setting up. Moby is just the right size for the two of us, and we really enjoyed sleeping in our own bed at night , and making coffee just the way we like it in the morning in our own kitchen, and then tidying up, unhooking and hitting the road. We stopped when we felt like it, ate in or out as we chose and it was easy and comfortable, even on days when we did really long drives.

We had a delightful vacation, learning experiences included. We stayed in some lovely places, took long walks along the shore,and checked out some marvelous landmarks. And at the end of the vacation, we weren't exhausted and ready to go home to our own bed (although it was nice to come home to my shower), we both felt like we could just keep going. I think I like RVing

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Old 08-21-2012, 02:12 PM   #2
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SIGH! I want to retire now. You make me jealous but it was a marvelous accounting. Keep up the good work! I'll just keep working a little longer. LOL
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