Project Discover Week #20
Hello from Indy! I arrived in Indianapolis on Wednesday evening for BlogHouse, an annual travel blogging mastermind weekend. I’m going to write a whole post about my experience so I will leave you with the rest of this week.
It was nice to be on the road again. Somehow it felt like momentum. After 13 months of constant moving, the fact that we had been stationary inside the RV for 5 months in Portland was driving both Mr. Misadventures and I a little insane.
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It was raining (what else is new?) when we left Portland on Friday and it rained most of the six and a half hours of our drive to (Caldwell, Idaho) Boise where we stayed the night. We stayed at an RV park that we had previously been on two separate occasions. Once on our way to Dayville in Central Oregon and the other was our stay in January on our way to Portland where we drove across a snow/ice pile that caused $3500 worth of damage to our cargo door. Good times!
Our one evening in Boise was uneventful and we left early Saturday morning for Provo. We hit a little snag. When we got to the interstate entrance it was closed. Luckily we were able to turnaround in a gas station parking lot and we got on the road going the opposite direction a few miles before we exited and got going the right direction. RVs just don't make U-turns!
Idaho in the summertime is gorgeous. Utah too. We enjoyed driving through them again and we really enjoyed the dry heat!
When we got into Springville Utah (just outside of Provo) and got settled in for the night I decided to cook a real meal since we'd mainly been picnicking for the previous 2 days. I took spinach and feta chicken sausages that we grilled our last night in Portland and sliced them into coins that I heated up in some Trader Joe's Alfredo sauce and put that over some Miracle Noodles. We were carbon loading on comfort food without the carbs!
Sunday morning we left Provo heading for Las Vegas. I absolutely love Utah. As I mentioned in my Project Escape recap a newfound love for Utah and New Mexico came as such a pleasant surprise.
We started hitting the 100-degree mark at around 1 PM just past the Utah/Arizona border in the area before you pop back into Nevada. We aren't going to see anything below 100 for at least a week (although I'm getting a reprieve the 5 days I'm in Indiana.)
It was 109 when we arrived in Vegas and we closed all the shades and hibernated in the bedroom. We can only have the AC running in 1 of 3 zones otherwise we trip the electricity and have to go outside to reset it. We unplugged absolutely everything. We only left the RV to get dinner at the adjoining casino. You would have thought that the buffet would have been Atkins-friendly, but we had a tough time. But as long as I didn't have to cook in 100+ temps I wasn't going to complain too much.
All in all, it was again uneventful. Especially compared to our last visit to this same RV park when we had electrical issues.
Arriving in Phoenix on Monday after a 4-day sprint marked the real end of our RV (mis)adventures. There was Project Escape and Project Discover and now there will be Project Reboot starting next week.
We didn't waste any time on Monday and immediately started prepping the RV for selling. We ran some errands and woke up Tuesday morning at 5 AM and worked until 1 PM packing boxes, suitcases, and containers and moved them to our storage unit with our other household goods. As you might have seen on the news the temperatures were absolutely insanity – 120 on Monday, 122 on Tuesday.
The RV will be emptied by the end of the weekend (thank you Mr. Misadventures) and we are having it detailed inside and out (by someone else, I'm not crazy enough to do it in 100 degree weather) and then we are selling it, the end of an era and onto the next chapter. Once I've had time to finish digesting our experience I will be writing a lot more about the pros and cons of RVing.
Project Discover is my weekly series inspired by my 2017 word of the year, discover. Besides looking for a job I am focused on three things:
- Discover(ing) Portland
- Discover(ing) Exercise
- (re)Discover My Blogging Mojo
You can follow along every week in my Project Discover Weekly Updates.
Project Reboot will have similar goals to Project Discover. Priority 1 is securing my next work opportunity. On top of that, I will be continuing to restructure my lifestyle to emphasize health and fitness as well as finding my blogging mojo.
That’s been my week, what have you been up to?
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It sounds like a great adventure. I have really enjoyed all your stories and picture. I have been vacationing thru your blog in my mind. Thank you so much and God Bless
Andi thanks for the adventure! I’ve loved reading it every week. I have a good friend in the headhunting business in Tempe. Her speciality is IT. I don’t know if this is what you are your husband are looking for, but if it is PM me and I will give you her contact info.
Good luck on your job searches. Nancy N has moved over to work for Robin S again; I don’t know the company’s name.
That’s some crazy temperatures.