Monday, July 24, 2017

Day 80 - Mead, WA

Today was one of our longer mileage days while pulling the trailer. About 379 miles. This is also the beginning of our trek back to Alaska. The B.C. fire website was reporting a number of brush fires along our normal route north so we are heading east before heading north. Tonight, we are staying at another Harvest Host site on a farm with a fruit and vegetable stand. We arrived after they closed but they described where we should set up and left the gate open for us. Tomorrow, we will visit the stand. I hear they have home made pies!

One of the animals on the farm. I don't think the dogs quite know what to make of them. They just stare at each other. It's looking like we may get a nice sunset from our location near the top of the hill. BTW, even with the hill, only two bars of AT&T but 5 bars of Verizon.

Tonights dinner was made completely off of battery power. Even though I could've used the propane stove, inside the trailer was kind of on the warm side. It was 93°F today. So electric rice cooker and induction burner for our chicken stir fry used about 5% of our battery capacity. This is one of the staple meals on this road trip as Costco had vacuum packaged chicken and pre-shredded cabbage. Add some slice onions, celery and some random frozen vegetables and it's done. My kind of simple cooking.

Tomorrow is another 300+ mile day to Helena, MT. According to Google, the distance from Corbett, OR, to Fairbanks, AK, through Helena, Calgary and Edmonton was about 3,050 miles. We have 12 days and I like to get some longer days in near the beginning of the trip. Then back off on the daily distance.


7 comments:

redlegsrides said...

Good sunset pics! Sounds like your continuing to be "in the groove" in terms of RV living.

Turns out if I want more than -23dBm gain from my weBoost system, it's not a matter of a better or higher antenna, but need to upgrade to a more costly unit that can reach up to -50 dBm. sigh. But at least, I realize it now. Not sure I'll go that route, since one is still dependent on what kind of access to the Internet the particular cell tower one is connected to has as well. I've seen a 4 bar connection and meager data throughput.

Trobairitz said...

That is a long journey home through Alberta. At least you have good company.

Did you get pie?

RichardM said...

Yes, we picked up a huckleberry-peach pie. It was frozen and needed to be baked. It was delicious!

RichardM said...

I think that I'm going to miss being on the road once we are back in Alaska.

Isn't the WeBoost considered a business expense?

redlegsrides said...

hah, I suppose it could be, but there's a minimum threshold of total expenses before one can write things off....

Lynne Goebeler said...

Wow, that is a long trek home, but hopefully some of the 12 days were leisurely. If you are anything like us, you will definitely miss being on the road when you get home! And we were only gone about two months...I have enjoyed reading about others' trips though.

RichardM said...

After the first couple of days we backed off to around 250 miles/day. A much more reasonable number.