04 September 2017 | Culver OR
Pat and Melodie
Today is Monday August 21 and we saw the Solar Eclipse this morning!
We’ve stayed in this camp site for 8 days now. We haven’t been out on the highway since Tuesday, so we don’t know if they traffic is as terrible as they say.
On Tuesday 8/16 we drove over to Smith Rock State Park and when for a walk there. It’s another volcanic area and was neat to see. It’s a popular spot for rock climbing and we saw many people climbing up the rocky cliffs.
The week was quiet. We had limited Internet. I got a chance to complete many projects on the camper. I installed a new roof vent in the bathroom. I replaced two inoperative light fixtures on the exterior. I cleaned and waxed the front of the camper. And I cleaned a few odds and ends. I find it’s always easier to buy the replacement parts than it is to install them. Anyway, the camper list is really short right now.
We stayed in our campsite for the eclipse this morning. It was spectacular! We had the solar glasses and got to watch as it got progressively darker and cooler. We were in the Path of Totality and got about 1 minute 40 seconds of totality. There was a 360 sunset, we saw stars and a planet, and Mount Jefferson to the west got dark. We saw the leaves make crescent shaped shadows (photo). The crickets started chirping and the geese were honking. It was a successful viewing.
This afternoon we put the camper back on the truck (only 20 minutes this time!). We drove a mile and half to the KOA nearby to dump our waste tank and get propane. They wanted $20 to dump, so we only bought propane. Tomorrow we will head south, most likely staying at Lava Beds NM again. Then we land in the Bay Area for the annual Snakes to the Lake Cobra Run! Yeah! Looking forward to seeing friends we haven’t seen in a year.