Feb. 12th, 2013

erynn: Gaelic merman image (Whitman: not all who wander)
I've got all my stuff and things packed. Had pizza for lunch, so there will be leftover pizza for breakfast tomorrow. Folded the laundry and stuffed what I needed in my backpack, put the rest away. Spent several hours pondering the bits that I need and organizing things so that I will have minimal work to do in the morning beyond stuffing things in the trunk and in the passenger seat (juice, a water bottle, a little pu ehr tea, the smaller backpack with my wallet and stuff in it). I have to remember to dry out and bring along the electric kettle for the hotel room. Charging stuff for the iPad and the phone have been stuffed into the electronics bag. The SD card is in there with the cords.

[livejournal.com profile] lwood contacted me today with our room number. Much squee was had by all. Email from the Ashland Hostel confirming my reservation and instructions for getting in if I arrive after hours. I have checked the weather and it looks like there will not be snow in the pass, so that's all to the good.

Dishes got washed. I went over to the Safeway near the AFK to fill up Garuda (I had a .40/gallon discount awaiting me, yay!), and to pick up dog food for while I'm gone, then had dinner at the AFK so as not to generate lots of dishes that I'd have to wash tonight before bed.

Tomorrow morning I'm up at 7am and should be out of the house by 9am, which should put me in Portland/Oregon City by about 1pm, depending on traffic. One of my Portland friends might be joining me and [livejournal.com profile] martianmoocrab at Cedars in OC if she gets the message in time.

I had [livejournal.com profile] gra_is_stor over for a little bit after I got home from AFK and we watched the rest of The Tick with Brianna. And now I am about to head for bed in hopes that I will be able to get a little sleep before I head out.

I'll post before I leave and then again when I get to Ashland. Y'all have a good time without me!

On my way!

Feb. 12th, 2013 09:05 am
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I'm outta here. Next stop, Oregon City.

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erynn: Gaelic merman image (Whitman: not all who wander)
Traffic was smooth today though, as usual, semis were a bit of an issue. I swear they are not paying any attention to whether or not they are even in their own lane. Grar.

Had lunch with [livejournal.com profile] martianmooncrab and got myself on the road again. From Everett to here was a little under 10 hours. The clear weather and leaving an hour earlier than I usually do meant that I wasn't driving here in the pitch dark with snow falling all around (which usually ends up taking closer to 12 hours with those weather conditions). My Garmin was giving me some trouble through the passes. I'm not sure it was continuing to find satellites properly. I found it hideously annoying, as it would re-find the satellites every mile or two and tell me once again to keep driving for X number of miles on I-5 South. That went on for about 45 minutes. I'm thinking it may be time to replace the beast before I head east this summer. I may stop in Medford on the way home and see what they have, since Oregon doesn't have sales taxes. It'll be at least a little cheaper that way.

I'll be off shortly to forage for dinner. It being 7pm, I should have a pretty good selection to choose from. I may go to the Thai place just down the street, but there's a pretty nice pub that [livejournal.com profile] gra_is_stor and I stopped at last year that's more than acceptable as well.

The Ashland Hostel has changed management but is still just as spiffy and inexpensive as it has been in years past. Still a big thumbs up from yours truly.

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