Traveling and camping items are spread all over my living room and kitchen and I wonder if it will all come together by next weekend. Add to that all the little things I need to do this week and calls to make, I worry I'll be rushing at the last minute.
I finished off some ice cream tonight so I just have 5 Klondike bars left, and they will be gone in 5 more days! Still don't know what I will do about dinners for the trip as I don't want to cook, but I need to eat in order to maintain my weight.
I'm making trays of ice cubes as fast as they can freeze, so I will have at least the first day or so covered. It looks like I'll have to take my big cooler and I don't mind because it has a valve to let out the ice melt and will hold much more than the smaller plastic cooler. I think I will just keep my Brita pitcher in it as well as I hate to buy bottled water for the entire trip. I might get a 6 pack or so, but will just fill a water bottle or two from the pitcher most of the time.
I really like my camp stove - a one burner butane stove. It is so easy to attach the butane cannister and there is an electronic ignition so no matches or lighter are necessary. It brings water to a boiling point very quickly, is lightweight, and takes less room than the 2 burner propane stove.
We stopped at the Dagoba chocolate factory in Ashland, OR and I bought 3 large bars of chocolate, one of which I'm enjoying right now. They have a huge selection and provide samples of each. Jeannie was insistent we stop at the factory on our way to the Coast, and I'm sure glad she was.
I hope I can get more accomplished tomorrow than I did today, although I suppose I didn't do too bad today, and I even managed a quick walk this evening.
Lastly, I want to amend something from yesterday's blog. I mentioned meeting a woman in Weaverville who was the wife of the pizza restaurant owner. For all I know they own the restaurant together, and for me to assume he is the sole owner isn't right. So I am correcting that assumption.
QUICKLY RETRIEVING MY FROG-CATCHING NET
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