Friday, June 17, 2011

What We Done


So, I was supposed to be spending the next month or so in trial- a long, messy, difficult case to put on. A lot of folks had put a lot of work into it, not least of all myself. A good case, solid, but just an enormous pain to put in front of a jury.

Last second, the guy took a deal. 

Soon as the ink was dry, I ran into my boss's office and told him I was taking the next week off. 

Next day, we hit the road.

On The Road Without Jack Kerouac


We hit a few spots on the beach, up and down the coast.

Let me tell you, it were a blast.



Had a little ocean front home there for a few days. Read good books, ate good food, went for lots of long walks, lazed around a whole lot, and generally had fun. Learned a little bit more about our rig, and what we need and don't need, etc. Fine-tuning as we go. I gotta say, that woman is a hell of a traveling companion. Even-keeled, unflappable, generous, kind, happy, and just fun to be around. Her little dog, too.

It was deeply good. Restorative.


And speaking of restorative:

This is how she sits as of this morning. We spent yesterday on the demo of the entire back wall, and the ceiling in the back half of the Nomad. The previous owners had done some bad things to her that left her open to the elements along the roofline and other places, so she had gotten some serious water damage.

So off came the skin, and out came the rotted walls and ceiling.

Today we'll find out if we can put her back together in somewhat better shape.

Lots to learn.

But I'm having the time of my life.





Blogger Elizabeth said...

Sounds wonderful. I can smell the salt and hear the surf. And I'm jealous of your rig -- that you're living a fantasy of mine (that also includes surfboards on the roof).

8:21 AM  
Blogger Ms. Moon said...

Now that just makes my heart happier than all get-out. You all need to travel on down to Florida and pull up in my driveway. You will be greeted with great and honorable gusto.

8:56 AM  
Blogger 37paddington said...

Lord, what a dream, the sort you can make real with a good traveling companion. You are a lucky pair. I'm so happy for you.

9:45 AM  
Blogger Mel said...

Yes sir! The photos made me feel better on the inside, I can only imagine what the trip did for you. I hope you have a blast refurbishing your camper. I'm a wee bit envious, but so very happy for you.

10:08 AM  
Blogger Radish King said...

Yes Sir. Good to hear from you. I just before I sat down here popped a postcard in the mail for you just a hello. Hello!

ps. I'll be there too on the central Oregon coast come July. Me and a fire and a stick and some peanut butter and coffee and my wee tent. I can't wait.

11:27 AM  
Blogger james said...

just terrific. my mother's third husband was a mauser dealer, and they traveled all up and down the east coast in a rig just like that. so envious of the adventures you're having.

12:10 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

makes me think we need to get at least a pop-up trailer/tent. i miss the water a lot. glad the guy cut a deal and you got out of town.

7:06 PM  
Blogger deirdre said...

Look at you! Yum. I'm so happy about this. I'm smiling right across the ocean and the continent.
love, d

9:57 PM  
Blogger I'm Katie. said...

Fantastico. Restorative sounds lovely, and a Nomad sounds like just the ticket. Excuse me while I go hit craigslist...


10:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a mobile fort! And you get to be 11 years old again - except this time, Y is by your side. That's good stuff - even having to mend the metal and it's innards - you're giving it and yourselves another beautiful chapter on highway 101.
namaste primo, Mary

8:25 PM  

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