Saturday, September 26, 2009

All Forward!

Well, it's Saturday and we leave on Monday! This may be the last time we update before we hit the road. We have a semi-set route (anything can change!) and it goes a little something like this:

From Lake of the Woods, head to the Oregon Coast. Drive up the coast to Cannon Beach and Astoria (Goonies!), then around to Portland.  From Portland, cruise up to Olympic National Park and Seattle, then off to Spokane, Glacier National Park, and back down to Big Sky! (Plus lots of potential side trips!)

If you're going to be anywhere close to any of those places during the coming month, we'd love to stop by and say hello :)


I thought I'd post some more pictures of life at the lake before we say farewell ...

Bus outside of Klamath Falls

Our awesomely shaded parking spot

Hollow logs

Zach installing our new power inverter (we can run on batteries now! another step closer to solar!)

Hearty tomato plants!

Zach cooking with our tomato bounty

Jade loves sticks (and I love taking funny pictures of her!)

Cool building built by the CCC in the 30's

Chasing and digging

That's not a dog, it's an ostrich!

Wednesday Night Ride comes to Lake of the Woods! (We really enjoyed having you guys!)

Morning after

Couldn't do this without him :)

There's some fungus among us

We'll be sure to post while we're on the road ...

'Til next time!

Kelly and Zach

Friday, September 11, 2009

2.5 Weeks Notice

The summer season is over at Lake of the Woods and our time here is drawing to an end. We have 2.5 weeks of work left (last day being September 27th) and when we're done, we're going to hit the road for up to a month as we travel back to Big Sky, MT. We haven't decided which route we're going to take and may end up doing a bit of random work along the way to help us ramble on. During our last days off, we took a mini-trip into town with the bus and changed a tire (ouch!) and filled up the 90 gallon tank (ouch again!). We're just getting ready but was good to pretend to be on the road for a couple for days :)

Our mobile-garden is currently very confused because it was below freezing last Sunday night and now it's 80 degrees today. I've had a hell of a time trying to keep the zucchini pollenated ... but our cherry tomato plants are weighed down with green 'maters, so we expect a nice harvest from them in the next few weeks. I know it's really early to be planning for next year, but I'm so excited about all the food that we can grow in containers while we travel!!! I picked up an amazing book entitled "The Bountiful Container" and cannot stop reading and dreaming and planning! (HIGHLY recommended!).

Life in a bus is better than I could have ever imagined. Every day I am thankful that I am such a lucky person ... to be living my dreams with the best companions in the world is more than I could have ever hoped for. Thank you all for being so supportive, encouraging, and just plain cool :)

As ever,

Bus, Us, and BD