Saturday, May 21, 2005

Setting up in Soap Lake

Our move this week was huge; 33 miles from Moses Lake to Soap Lake! Normally we travel anywhere between 100 and 250 miles per move, but since we've never been to Washington we're stopping at a lot of our member parks to explore the area and enjoy the scenery. I see in the tourist brochures that Soap Lake has contracted to buy an enormous lava lamp that had been a display on Times Square in NY and now they are soliciting donations to be able to permanently position it somewhere in town. Too bad we're here too soon to see that! Shades of the early 70s! I guess the lure of "healthy" waters and mudbaths aren't as alluring as they were in the early 1900s so they have come up with the lava lamp as a "hook".

We really had to fight to find a spot through the trees to get our satellite system set up so we'd have Internet access. I like trees for the ambiance and shade, while Denny hates them due to the difficulty they cause in pointing both satellite dishes (TV and Internet) as well as having to worry about whether tree branches are going to interfere with the slide outs on the fifth wheel or scrape the rubber roof. Normally it takes us about 15-20 minutes to set up the equipment and get online; this time it took 2 1/2 hours. We needed a Happy Hour after that!

Mom apparently is suffering no further effects of her knock on the head as she writes that she's back working on her sale and finding more and more "stuff" in all the nooks and crannies of the house. Which is good as the more she sells, the more commission she earns. Darby, our son, may stop by to see her this weekend, so I'm sure I'll hear from him how bad her face looks. I think Denny and I know deep inside that when we stop our RVing lifestyle, it will be because I have to return to Ohio to care for Mom and not because we have tired of the life.

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