Originally Posted by Aldercrest
What, no stop at the cheese factory?
Too touristy? This opens a can of worms about traveling with a significant other. Maybe worth it's own thread. I went crazy with her standards of what is too touristy. I want to do them all.
Even more annoying was avoiding all Wal-marts and McDonalds. It is not that I am a big fan of all this, but on the road the convenience is amazing. I drove all night because every stop was not good enough. Walmart parking was quiet but noooo, a Trader Joe loyalist can't be seen even in the far end of a Walmart parking lot. So then a rest stop at an Oregon I-5, world renown for their beauty, but once a trucker decided to idle all night I was back on the road. Hat Creek look out was closed so I found a quiet place on the dirt road, but nooo, the boogie man might get us. I was home before it was OK to stop.<<rant off>> I love her.
As a young man I lived all summer in a trailer traveling the good ol' USA. Things are so much better now. Sleeping in a Walmart, coffee and internet at the McDonalds inside, taking a big dump in a clean bathroom rather than behind a tree, then picking up supplies before getting back on the road could not be dreamed of years ago. Not to mention not getting rousted by cops every other night.
Here is the trailer my Bronco dragged over logging roads until it shook itself apart. The best story was a washboard road outside of Bend Ore., Pine Nut mountain I think. It looked intact so I took a shower. When I got out of the shower, the trailer was on fire. The vibration wore a small hole in the propane line and the hot water heater lit a flame at the hole. Then the couch caught fire.
Ah the memories. I just had to dig out a picture. Looks good from this angle.
But on the other side the door hinge has beaten itself up. Vent door fell off. Front seam split. But heck the swamp cooler on the top vent still worked and that was all that was important.
Up front the damage is from the airport parking at Salt Lake. Something about my girl friend of the time trying to leave me there by driving off in my car but jacknifed the rig and got stuck. Good to remember this one, makes me happy with Francesca.
I will shut up now.