We left the Silver Cove RV Park in Silver Lake, WA on Friday for an easy 61 mile drive down I-5 to the Elks Lodge in Vancouver, WA.
While at Silver Cove RV Park we visited Mt. St Helens National Monument. On May 18, 1980 Mt. St. Helens erupted killing 7 people, destroying 250 homes and also destroying thousands of acres of woodlands. In the 33 years since the disaster mother nature has rejuvenated itself.
Because of a forest fire upwind, the pictures are a little hazy.
So here we are in Vancouver, WA. waiting. About six months ago we found that the outside rear dully rim was bent. I had it balance and it wasn’t bad. After the new tires were put on the vibration became worse. I did some research and found 2 places in the Vancouver/Portland area that said they could fix the rim but would have to look at it. I went and had the spare put on and the the tire taken off the rim. Alas, no one in the area had the equipment to repair the rim. My only alternative was to replace the rim. I called Ford, they wanted $980. I think NOT. I took out my trusty computer and went to work. I found a used rim on ebay for $242. So here we sit in Vancouver waiting for it to arrive. Just hope it is the right rim.
We just had lunch with the “Bernstein Bunch,” Alyssa, Mike, Emma, and Lucy. They came to Portland (fyi, Portland is only across the Columbia River from Vancouver) for Mike’s brothers wedding. We had a great time visiting.
In the meantime, Ann has been looking for a couple of books that are not available for the Kindle. She has been looking for them at all the used bookstores we have come across, to no avail. She has refused to buy them from Amazon until she has exhausted all her sources. So, after lunch, we headed to Powell’s in downtown Portland. It is a big used/new bookstore (like the Strand in NYC). It took her about 15 minutes to find what she was looking for. Ann has warned me that we are going back there so she can check out the cookbook section!
Life is Great on the Roan Road….