We made it! 56 nights in a box with no major incidents to report.
We are now in Seattle, having explored a bit of Washington State but not as much as we would have liked. It was a bit more like the Hotford Gallop; sometimes as though we were just scoping things out for future reference.
We dropped the van off yesterday (really praying they wouldn’t notice the scrape at the back and the ingrained dirt in the kids seats – they didn’t!) and we are now in the Silver Cloud Inn, Seattle. We were sad to say goodbye to the van but there are many silver linings to our new accommodation:
|Big room||Small room|
|High ceiling||Coffin ceiling|
|Someone cleans it||Will never be clean no matter how much you sweep it|
|Towels will be taken away and cleaned||Towels will never dry|
|Pillows, so many fluffy, luscious pillows!||Little bags of foam lumps|
|TV||No TV, and it becomes all the more appealing the more out of reach it becomes|
|Toast||No way of toasting unless you build a fire and wield a slice of bread on a long-pronged fork at the perfect distance. And let me tell you that bread in America really needs toasting.|
|No risk you will ever see your poo again||Always a risk a turd will make a reappearance|
Having said all of that, we do miss the van. It was our home for so long, and it really did serve us well. Driving your home around with everything you need in it, and being able to stay right in the middle of so many incredible places without having to pitch a tent is really special.
It’s not over though. We have a few weeks now of hotels/AirBnb in Seattle, Vancouver and New Orleans then we are back in another RV to explore the South in June.
In the meantime we’ll enjoy the sleep on proper pillows and the reliable sewage disposal!This entry was posted in Washington State