|Signs like this are all over the OR and WA coast|
|Plenty of room at this campground, |
this is my office view for the next couple of weeks
|Lance changing out the jacks solenoid|
Since the electronic troubleshooting tools were out, we installed the stereo we bought last December. We selected one that picks up bluetooth too, so the passenger of the day can push audio books and stream music while we cruise down the road - that should make the upcoming long drive days across the plains a lot more fun. This is a project we've been putting off because one look behind the old dead stereo revealed dozens of wire nuts - Lance's personal nemesis - and so he just closed the dash back up with a sigh and promised to deal with it "after the holidays" and they've been lurking under the dash mocking us since then. Now armed with the right tools and visions of audiobooks just out of reach we waded into the rat's nest... a couple hours and a few burnt fingers later all the wire connections were refinished properly, the kindle and phone successfully paired, and the stereo blaring some truly terrible local station to which I was singing at the top of my lungs much to Lance's dismay.
|The final stages of installing a new bluetooth stereo.|
This project was house destructo level 7.
The great National Parks we're heading to next typically book up months in advance. Foot drama kept us from making real plans until everything was sold out; so we're going there anyways during their busiest time of the year with no reservations at all. I've been doing my homework and have lots of information on public lands nearby in case we can't stay in the National Parks, but all the same it's a little worrisome. All fingers are crossed, hoping we luck into some great spots.