I’m sitting on my bed in our lovely Motel 6 room in Vancouver, Washington. This room is pretty nice, especially for Motel 6. As tired as I am at this very moment, I’d be happy to be sleeping on a cement floor somewhere. My body is still on East Coast time, and it probably will be for the next few days at least.
We had a choice to make tonight. Our first option was to drive all night. We would get to our destination at about 01:00 to 02:00 and find a place to park the car and try to fall asleep right there. Sleeping would have been demanding since we can’t really move our rental car seats back. This is because both Megan and I packed like girls (so much stuff). That would’ve saved a little money, however. I’m sure I would have been in zombie mode all day tomorrow and wouldn’t have wanted to do anything, much less set up camp.
Our second option was to visit our cousin Cindy and asked to stay at her new place for the night. Their family has recently moved from North Carolina to Oregon, and I think we would have been their first guests. It would’ve been lovely to see them. We gave her a call and left her a message. We later found out that she went with her family to a barbecue and had forgotten to bring her cell phone. We finally decided to bypass them and try to get a few miles closer to our destination. Perhaps we can go see them on our way home. Maybe even have a meal or stay the night with them.
We decided it would be best to get a place to stay for the night. This way, we could leave as early as we feel and don’t have to worry about waking anybody up. Also, we didn’t want Cindy to have to make us a meal or anything like that. All in all, it was a good day. We drove about 13 hours, and I think we only have three or four hours left.
I hope tomorrow will be a relaxing day of driving, getting food, setting up camp, and possibly going hiking or exploring around the area. Here are some quotes that either Megan or I said during the day. I will not tell you who said what to protect our good names.
- “It smells like citrus and shame!” (referring to the state of Florida)
- “I’m not averse to the art of courage!” (referring to Megan dating younger men)
- “You know why the other windmills didn’t work? They weren’t plugged in.”
- “It’s tough to pull internet service out of my anus!”
We grabbed dinner tonight at Shari’s restaurant. It was good to eat something a little more balanced, as I’ve been snacking all day on Twizzlers and Tootsie Rolls.