We had the rig docked at the GF’s grandparents’ workshop in Estacada, OR, for a few days for repairs and deep cleaning before rolling to our current spot in SE Portland.  We stayed up most of the night (coffee) doing all the laundry, vacuuming, scrubbing, sorting and repairing the furnace.  There’ll be a lot of work to do come spring with repairs and such.  The bedroom needs a new floor, some walls need new wood, and we’ll hopefully have a solar panel system to put in, but for now it’s pretty much ready for winter.

A thing of beauty is a joy forever.

I explored around the Columbia gorge daily this past summer, heading up into the hills each night and coming back down to go to work in the morning.  I don’t do RV parks.  I’m most at home all by myself out in the woods, but I will search far and wide for a good view.

Despite being highly visible in the middle of a clear cut, this was one of my favorite spots, looking down on the Columbia River Gorge.  There’s Stevenson, Cascade Locks, Bridge of the Gods, and Bonneville dam in the distance.

Greetings friends.  I’m back from a 7 month tumblr absence.  Current digs are a 1984 Itasca Sundancer that I picked up in August.  Spent the late summer and fall out and about in Oregon and Washington, but now that winter is here I’m relegated to Portland as the gas fund has seasonally converted to the heat fund.  Rather than moving out the decision was made to overwinter in the rig in Portland.  The GF and I are parked at a nice house that backs up to Powell Butte, one of the big nature parks in SE.  We’ve got electricity, shower, laundry, etc, making things a bit more comfortable.  It’s been a little chilly, but not too bad.

The 3rd photo is me recovering in the bedroom a day after the Pretty Lights concert in Portland a couple of weeks ago.