Written by ralph on 22/02/2010. Posted in Ivan's blog

I am currently sitting in the car park of a “Fabric Store” in Portland, Oregon which is the first opportunity that I have had to connect to the web. It is 14 degrees celsius and the sun is shining with a light breeze.

Day 1 was from Horsefly BC to Arlington WA a distance of 689 kilometres.  We left Horsefly in dry grey overcast at -2 celsius. Just North of Clinton on highway 97 the skies cleared to reveal bright sun. By the time we arrived in Arlington it was 15 degrees. After overnighting with Mark and Terry Harris we all attended the Dodge/Cummins Rally that they were hosting. About 35 trucks turned up and we had a ball carrying out all sorts of fixes and bombs. For the uninitiated B O M B stands for “Better OFF Modified Baby”.  Nobody who is anybody drives an unmodified truck.

The weather stayed great with warm sunshine all day, more like April than February. Greta weather, great people, great fun and a great BBQ.

We left Mark and Terry this morning in the same great weather for Portland OR (500 kilometres)where Liz is currently buying up half the huge fabric
store that she has long wanted to visit. It is currently 13:25 and I expect to leave here in the next couple of hours ( I hope??) to find a motel sufficiently far enough South on Interstate 5 (I5) to be clear of the morning rush traffic into Portland tomorrow (Monday)morning.

By tomorrow evening we should be well into Southern California if this great weather holds.

So far I have used under half of the VO in my rear tank foe a total distance of 1140 kilometres. My computer shows an average fuel consumption for the journey so far of 29.96 miles per gallon cruising at 65 mph on the Interstate. More follows!

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