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July 18, 2009

2009 Father-Son Road Trip: Day Three

Filed under: father-son roadtrip — chuck goolsbee @ 2:13 pm

We awoke very early at our campsite and showered before most of the other campers were awake. We timed it just right as most were waking up by the time I fired up the big XK motor and idled out of the campground and south on US 101.

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July 17, 2009

Quick Update from the Road.

Filed under: father-son roadtrip — chuck goolsbee @ 2:13 pm

Chris & I are in Ventura, CA, having a lunch by the beach in a funky surf-shack sort of place.

My Internet access over the past two days was either very spotty, or I was too tired to write, so I have not been able to sit down and provide you with updates on our progress, sorry!

It has been a great trip so far though and I’ve just uploaded some photos on this open wireless network I found. Here’s a few teasers to hold you over until I can write up the tale:

Camping on the Oregon Coast in the world's smallest RV
Camping on the Oregon Coast in the world's smallest RV
Summertime on the North Pacific Coast!
Summertime on the North Pacific Coast!
Among the Redwoods
Among the Redwoods
Following Jerry Mouton through the Palo Alto Hills
Following Jerry Mouton through the Palo Alto Hills
Elephant Seals on the Central California Coast
Elephant Seals on the Central California Coast
Casting a shadow as the sun sets in the California hills.
Casting a shadow as the sun sets in the California hills.

See you again soon!

July 15, 2009

2009 Father-Son Road Trip: Day Two

Filed under: father-son roadtrip — chuck goolsbee @ 7:35 am


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Day Two started with the Evergreen Air Museum in McMinnville, Oregon. While we’re blessed with proximity to Boeing’s Museum of Flight in Seattle this museum, literally centered on the Hughes Flying Boat aka “The Spruce Goose” is amazing in its own right. Chris & I ended up spending the entire morning there.

The Spruce Goose.
The Spruce Goose.

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July 13, 2009

2009 Father & Son Summer Road Trip: Day One.

Filed under: father-son roadtrip — chuck goolsbee @ 11:25 pm

Today we drove from our home in Arlington, Washington to McMinnville, Oregon.


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(damn Google maps! Zoom out to see our route)

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(not)Car Photo of the Day: Name that (not) Car!

Filed under: Car Photo Of The Day — chuck goolsbee @ 10:35 pm

OK, so it is by no means a “car”, but it should be pretty easy to identify for the usual suspects around here. Know what machine this belongs to?

Tell us in the comments.

2009 Road Trip… we’re off!

Filed under: father-son roadtrip — chuck goolsbee @ 12:30 pm

The weather still looks grey and omnious, but the rain has stopped and no longer appears on my desktop widget radar, so we’re going.

Boot is packed:

stuffed boot
stuffed boot

and tools and tent are racked…

luggage rack with tools and tent
luggage rack with tools and tent

See you down the road!

July 12, 2009

10 days out of an envelope…

Filed under: father-son roadtrip — chuck goolsbee @ 3:47 pm
The FedEx envelope that doubles as a trunk.
The FedEx envelope that doubles as a trunk.

I often jokingly refer to the Jaguar’s boot as a “FedEx envelope”, but it is actually at least twice the size of one, see:

It is however barely adequate for carrying more than a weekend’s worth of luggage. Of course I have the luggage rack, and I’ll be putting it to use on this trip. I’ve got all my stuff packed now, and I’m just waiting for Christopher and his gear. Once we have it all in I’ll share another photo.

Hopefully this weather will clear (thunderstorms last night and this morning, intermittent rain now) and we’ll be off in the morning.

today's weather
today's weather

Of course it has been sunny since mid-May, with only two rainy days that I can recall and the weather turns sour the day we’re supposed to leave on vacation!

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