Travel Log – 8/29/2007
The parts arrived, the wheel fixed, we were on our way by 3:00pm and finally felt like we were rolling! We stayed the night at a nice RV park in Post Falls, Idaho, about 15 miles east of Spokane WA. We treated ourselves to “army showers” (our new vocabulary for a non-navy shower).
Wednesday morning started with a scare that not all the parts were mailed. the shipment was mislabeled as 2lbs instead of 50. Given we needed 15 parts, including a heavy rotor, we prepared ourselves to be on hold for another day. The parts arrived at 10:38am (thank you UPS!) and it contained everything we needed! Mark, our new found friend who owns the Cascade Diesel and RV Repair in North Bend, promptly fixed the wheel, double checked the caulking job on the roof leak, and gave Rick instructions to tighten and test the wheel. Meanwhile, Lisa joined the Oklahoma Steering Committee meeting during which they gave a “Go” for the Move to Production!
What excitement to finally be on the road! We stopped to check the wheel in 30 and 100 miles as directed, studied the map countless times to gauge our evening destination, and worried each time we heard or smelled something strange. “Did you hear that?” “Do you smell something burning?” One time we were passed by a trailer of cows and the manure smell stayed with us for 10 minutes. That’s when we realized that the smell was clearly not from our vehicle, we laughed a bit, and relaxed even more.
We crossed the Cascades to the farmlands of eastern Washington and arrived in Spokane about 7:00pm. Rick really wanted to make it to Idaho. When we called the RV park in Post Falls and they had a Pull Through site with 50 amp power, we knew “this must be the place”. This morning we tried the AM workout routine (see photo of me sitting on an exercise ball beside the RV) but we needed a bit more setup.
Good initiation to life on the road.
– Lisa and Rick
Post Falls, ID
Post Falls Facts
- Population: 21,000
- Elevation: 2,150 feet above sea leve
- Location: On I-90, 8 miles west of Coeur d’Alene and 20 miles east of Spokane, WA
- Terrain: On the banks of the Spokane River, surrounded by mountains on one side, and open to farmland on the other
- Climate: Four distinct seasons, with temperatures averaging 80 degrees in summer and 30 degrees in winter