We’re back!

And this is a list of some of what I learned while on our vacation to the Oregon Coast:

1.) On travel trailers, there’s a thingy that attaches the axle, which holds the wheels, to the bottom of the trailer. The thingy has a very poetic name–it’s called a leaf spring.

2.) If a leaf spring breaks at the top of Lookout Pass in a snow flurry, the best thing to do is to unhook the trailer and drive down the pass to the nearest town, which happens to be Wallace, ID.

3.) Leaf springs are hard to find in small mountain towns. You might as well save yourself the trouble and just drive to Spokane, already.

4.) If you spend an unexpected night in Wallace, ID, the Wallace Inn is a lovely place to stay.

5.) If you stay at the Wallace Inn, there is a cable channel that plays SpongeBob Squarepants shows constantly. If you didn’t already know, SpongeBob Squarepants lives in a pineapple under the sea.

6.) All-SpongeBob, All-the-time takes the sting out of a broken leaf spring, if you are eight-years-old or younger.

7.) The Oregon Coast is worth all the fuss over leaf springs, and more.

8.) The Pacific Ocean is indeed bigger than I remembered it.

9.) I saw the whales.

Thanks for all the well-wishes, everyone! The very best thing about going on vacation is realizing how good it feels to be home.


9 thoughts on “We’re back!

  1. Pingback: Whew! « Pinwheels
  2. Welcome home…..and it sounds like you made the best of a broken leaf spring. I was just chatting with my cousin in Oregon…as your trip got me wanting to go see the Pacific from the Oregon coast.

  3. Oh yay!!! I was on the whale watching site yesterday and saw it’s been a phenomenal season and was, all at once, both so happy for you and so jealous, all at the same time. Congrats on surviving the episode of the leaf spring, and welcome back!!! We missed you.

  4. Sounds like quite an adventure! Glad you made it home safely and with lots of stories to tell.

    And just in case you need something to do in between the loads of vacation laundry, I’ve tagged you for a fun little musical list. So check out my post today.

    And by the way, I’ve missed your postings!

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