We hit the road this weekend and I am so looking forward to it. I’ve had a crazy few weeks at work with deadline-after-deadline and even though I am very thankful for my career and enjoy it, I am also very, very ready for a road trip vacation. We’re taking our Silver Girl to the mountains of Leavenworth here in Washington State and then onward to some dry camping over Blewett Pass and a riverside spot we scored at Salmon La Sac that is close to our property in Roslyn, Washington. I’ve got a serious hankering for some catch-and-release fly fishing, a cracklin’ campfire and some relaxation along with some down home cooking in my silver kitchen.
My Silver Girl is all ready to go and I thought it would be entertaining to share with you some quick snaps of how she looks before we hit the road. I’ve gotten a lot of, “Where do you stow everything when you travel?” questions over the past few years which inspired me to create this post. So here I go.
Everything you see here in my kitchen, stays put while under tow. The cutting board, the spices in the magnetic containers, the iPad and even the rolling pin. It all stays put. If we hit some serious hard bumps, those salad servers you see there hanging on the white magnetic board go FLYING – somewhere – and I end up calling in search and rescue (aka “B”) to find them (because I love them so) and they are always found, thankfully :) But other than that, everything stays put.
My coffee maker, salt pig, soap dispenser, mini pedestal fruit/veggie stand and milk frother get the royal treatment and get wrapped up in a big fluffy towel (like snug bugs in rugs) and placed in my big round sink for protection. Just like you see there . . . oh and do you see the faucet hovering above? That is a danger zone if you do not turn the water pump off before towing. Trust me. If you have the same unit as I do, one small bump will send the handle upward and open allowing water to flow freely into the sink happily filling up the grey tank and emptying your fresh water leaving you with ZERO water and a full grey tank upon arrival. This lesson for me was hard learned when arriving at our dry campsite in Yellowstone National Park a couple years back. Never again. The words, “Did you turn off the water pump,” are the first uttered out of hubby’s mouth before we even turn on the truck to leave. Now, I can kind of laugh about it (kind of).
My little table from Ikea lives on the sofa and my FatBoy lamp sits on the pillows tucked in safely. That’s about it.
In the bedroom, there’s not much to protect here except for lamps/lanterns that sleep on the bed and enjoy the ride . . .
So there you have it. That’s where I keep all my things while under tow. It takes me just 5 minutes to set everything up inside, and if search and rescue comes in to find the salad servers then it’s, “Just 5 More Minutes,” and we’re set :)
Before I go, I wanted to share this with you. This Sunday is Father’s Day and I designed this card for the special father in your life. It’s a free PDF download and it lives on GoRVing’s blog — The Scenic Route. You can find it here if you’d like to use it. Simply print it out on a color printer and fold into quarters. I’ve left a nice big blank space inside for your very own special note. This is going to be my card to hubby this year ❤
Wherever you may be this Father’s Day, I am wishing you the best one ever :)