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The CoolRVers are actually a couple of retirees, Judy and Luke Rinehimer and our 5 year old German Shepherd Dog, Miss Shady Lady. We are "extended-time" travelers with a home in Cool, California. Thanks for following along with us as we travel North America in our "rolling condo", enjoying the RV lifestyle. Your comments are always welcomed.



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Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Trip Continues

Thursday was another driving day that took us I-5 from the Escapees’ Timber Valley Park in Sutherlin, Oregon, around Portland on I-205, then back on I-5 to the Kelso Elks Lodge.
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-TripCheck Logo--CLICK to return to Road | Weather entry page.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…

Rinehmer Live Cam on 205

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.)

Kings Live Cam on 205

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.  WA Kelso Lodge 1482We 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

11 comments:

Judy and Luke Rinehimer said...

TEST... People are reporting they cannot post. Settings are correct so will explore more....

Anonymous said...

What a great looking rig in the middle!!! We had a great night with you guys. Have a great trip and we will look forward to our next meeting.

Ed & Hazel

Linda said...

Aren't you the clever one? :)

Judy and Luke Rinehimer said...

Comments started to post this morning. I did change the Comment Form to a pop-up window and this also worked.

JerrieLea said...

You are sooooo Cool. Safe travels - can't wait to read your adventures in AK.

John and Cathy Robnik said...

thats a cleaver idea, the thought never crossed my mind to try it, you can bet I will tho...

O. B. Sirius said...

We got our rig in a traffic cam once. Fun!
Zoe

Sue and Doug said...

you are so clever!..very impressed!!

Sharon Del Rosario said...

Definitely Cool!

Bear and Butterfly said...

Thanks for taking us with you

Fran Says said...

new tricks to try. thanks for leading us on your journey.