Saturday, May 03, 2014

What Should Have Been Paul's Place

This is a house in Poulsbo, Washington.  We were planning on bobtailing into town - according to Wikipedia, this town has a long history as a destination for immigrants from Scandinavia, particularly Norway and Finland - and has a cute little downtown area that I was interested in seeing.  I thought it would be a great place to take pictures and have lunch.  Honestly, I don't even know what kinds of foods lunch would consist of, but I was interested in finding out.

Unfortunately, every street leading to where we wanted to go had signs restricting commercial vehicles over five tons.  And that would be us  What gets me, is that if you're in an RV weighing over five tons, you can go anywhere willy-nilly.  But slap a commercial registration on the exact same vehicle, and you're banned.  Our Freightliner chassis is exactly the same chassis many RVs are built on.  And we're smaller than most RVs that would be tooling around the area.  Well, nothing we could do about it so we left.

We didn't have our bikes since we dropped the trailer (which is where they're stored), and it was raining anyway, hard, off and on, and I didn't really think I wanted to ride in the rain anyway.  Especially downhill on wet pavement - we saw a sign warning trucks of an 11% grade.  That's what you'd call a "holy shit!" hill.

So, we went to the grocery store and picked up some mandarins and strawberries, got a movie - "Labor Day" starring Josh Brolin and Kate Winslet - and parked at the top of a hill with a great view, listening to the rain pounding down on the roof of the truck where we'd spend the rest of the afternoon.

As for the photo - that was taken in a neighborhood where we turned around.  The strip of blue flowers is what caught my eye, so I quickly snapped it.  I love the lush green of this area, the vibrant colors of the flowers, and the house that reminded me of something I might see back in New York.

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2013: At The Drop Of A Hat
2012: Passing Up A Little Afternoon Delight
2011: Annnnnnd…It’s Back On!
2010: Rise Early. Work Hard. Strike Oil.
2009: It’s All Connected To The Pigskin
2008: The Sorriest Team Drivers You’ve Ever Seen
2007: Ooooooo, A Contest!
2006: Modern Convenience
2005: Sorry, no post on this day. The blog didn’t start until May 2005!

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