OK, so I gave up...go ahead, spank me.
I hit my wall while camped in a nice little USFS campground on the east side of Hayden Lake just north of Couer D'Alene ID.
When I pulled in it was hot, humid and thousands of flies and skeeters, but a guy can take that for a while. I spent the afternoon in the shade, reading and brushing away flies.
Along comes the RV from Hell and pulled in two spaces over, idled his diesel engine for about a half hour, switched it off eventually and then fires up his generator. I never saw the owners but a couple teenage kids went outside, played catch for a while and then had a big fight while screaming at the top of their lungs. Time to get the earplugs out.
Well about the time the bozo shut his genset off...11:00 PM....I heard the rain start and I had to jump up and throw the tarp over Dina and the rig...I was in my Hennessey hammock and had the rain fly up for that, already.
When I woke up in the AM it was still raining, the sky was totally socked in and I realized that I was in for another 5 days of this kind of existence...rain and cold alternating with hot, humid buggy campgrounds with idiots in RVs and who was to say it wouldn't rain all through the rally I was waiting for.
I must say that it was a bottom for me. It took me back to the main reason I moved from Alaska...this was standard for summer bike touring there. Maybe if it hadn't came after nearly a month and a half of the same-o, same-o rain and funky weather.
I packed up the gear, hopped on the bike and even though I had paid for another night, I sped south.
No regrets today as I sit at my netbook in Durango having made it here for Kit and my 27th wedding anniversary yesterday.
So there you have it. No more trips to the Pacific Northwet on the moto.
More later when I have some perspective on it all. I will be here about a week and then be back to my main computer where I can download some photos and put them on the blog.
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- well, I am a 70 year old married man with a couple of sons and 4 grand kids and am currently wending my way around the planet in any way that I find interests me. I am a retired mechanic, certified motorcycle nut, ride a sidecar rig and practice living in the moment. I am a 31 year friend of Bill and Bob and have lived a life beyond my wildest dreams.