Back in the Saddle

Back in the saddle again

I just today realized how nice it is to have great Internet.  I finished up my workamping contract with Hoodoo on Friday and hit the road on Saturday where I spent the first night in Ellensburg, WA.  Then I drove to Redmond, OR the next day where I stayed in Crooked River Ranch at the River Rim RV Park.  I have stayed here many times so know the area and besides it is a Passport America park so saved some money to boot.

Tuesday morning my destination is Alturus, CA and finally arriving in Reno, NV on Wednesday.  I have checkups with my doctors in the area so will probably even get down to Fernley, NV.  I may even get to see some of my friends who worked at Amazon in the previous years.  Of course I have already decided to NOT work at Amazon this year.  I don’t want to go through another winter like last year.

Life without GOOD Internet

Since I arrived at Panorama Point on Baker Lake back in May I realized that Internet or cell phone usage can be very frustrating.  I was able to access the Internet using my Wilson Sleek booster, but I was only able to get a poor 3G signal.  I could not upload or download any pics and reading other blogs was out of the question let alone post my own.  Besides I was working, which took up a great deal of my time.

The worst part was when it rained.  Then I had absolutely no Internet even with my booster.  Yes, it does rain quite a bit in the Northwest.  I had no cell phone usage either unless I utilized my booster.  Sometimes in certain areas I could receive a 1 bar signal which at times would be enough to receive a text message, but not enough to make a phone call.  So communication was very poor.  At least I had a booster unlike the other hosts, who had to drive 10 miles just to make a phone call.

More to follow

I have many pics of my summer I would like to share once I stop traveling and can put together a post.  I just wanted my readers to know that I am fine and enjoying not working at this time.  I am not sure where I am headed after Reno, but will figure that out soon enough.


11 thoughts on “Back in the Saddle

  1. That wouldn’t have worked for me – you sure have a lot of patience. But, now your Fall is free and you can go wherever you want. Looking forward to seeing you at the Quartzsite LD gathering. 🙂

  2. Nice to hear from you. We are on our way to (leaving Sat.) for a 5 day cruise from Vancouver BC Canada, a stop in Seattle, then Astoria, OR, and arriving in San Diego on Friday. We have a close friend who moved up to Seattle when her husband passed away a year ago, so we are looking forward to catching up with her. Enjoy your travels! Ann & Chuck

  3. Hi,
    I enjoy your blog and it’s nice to see a new post. Be careful going to Reno, the air quality there is very poor right now because the smoke from the fires in California is blowing that way.
    Take care.

  4. Glad to hear you’ve rejoined the ranks of the wired. And sheesh…c’mon! We had a dry summer. The weather person who reported today that we had our wettest 7 out of 9 months eever was just kidding…well, maybe not. IThis year has, however, been our hottest ever! Take good care.

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