As RVers will tell you, there are driving days intended to get you from Point A to Point B and sometimes those days can be calm, scenic and uneventful. Today’s drive was wet, involved lots of traffic, and required the driver’s full attention.
Then there is Moi, sitting in the co-pilot's chair with laptop running off our Aircard-equipped router. I had multiple internet screens opened while I checked out Facebook, Blogs, my emails, and as the co-pilot and navigator, I was also busy following the live traffic cams and local weather radar. Now, fully informed, I could report back with confidence to Luke that we could expect heavy showers just about the time we hit Portland and, not surprisingly, the traffic would be be slowing, the trucks would all be in x-lane, and little cars would be cutting in and out trying not to get stuck behind RVs. [I said you would not be surprised!]
Then it hit me… maybe I could see OUR rig on the live traffic cameras!!!! I realized that IF I could see us, then I would only have a second or so to Right-Click on the image and then scroll down to “Save Picture As…” in the pop-up menu that would appear. It took me a couple of tries but…
TA DA… That’s our Itasca Horizon just making the curve…
I was also able to actually get Frank and Gloria King’s Montana 5th wheel in the same location before I got our picture. You can see us back a ways in the next shot.)
Now, is that COOL, or what? They don’t call us the CoolRVers for nothing!
I was still gloating over my live cam photos when we pulled into the Kelso, WA Elks Lodge. We were going to meet up with Boomer friends, Ed and Hazel Mazurowski, who had just arrived in the area to visit family. The weather was still wet but we pulled in on either side of their rig for an extended happy hour and then dinner at the local Red Lobster.
NEXT: Boomer Fixes on the Road