Sunday, August 19, 2007

The Other Redmond.

You, that one in Oregon, 15 miles north of Bend? I'm there. I pushed
over 60 miles today, the first few hours of it through rain. I'm beat!
I holed up at the first crappy over-priced motel I spotted,
conveniently located two blocks from pizza, of which I am about to go

Funny thing; on entering the dark hotel room, I had to open the door
and windows. After all this wide open space, I can't stand being
indoors anymore.

So, so very much more to say, and oh so little battery power. The
solar charger has turned out to be a dismal failure.

On the bright side, I've gone back to good old fashioned paper, and
this trip has given me the inspiration for a novel. I'll have to do a
full cross-country trip to research it, but plenty of time now to
start planning for next year.


pulphaiku said...

Damn you, solar power! Back to coal, I guess. Where's the iPhone's coal chute? :) Can't wait to see and hear about it, and glad to know you've made it to the other redmond safely! -- Mortie

August 19, 2007 9:48 PM  
NW said...

Can I find you a generator/charger that you can use for the way home? A little friction for your power needs?


August 19, 2007 11:01 PM  
NW said...

Here: someone has hacked a bicycle dynamo to a hand crank flashlight to an iPod charger - so that should work for your phone, no?

August 19, 2007 11:13 PM  
310 said...

You get em Ivus! Keep it up. Raining like February back here in swa.

joed - in the basement

August 20, 2007 10:22 AM  
Larry said...

looking at the map that you have posted, it looks like you are at least half way there!! I can't tell you how much vicarious pleasure I'm getting from reading your posts. Sign me up for an advanced sale of your novel. Hang in there.

August 20, 2007 4:36 PM  
Stacy said...

advantage of being online-connected: lots of cross-country cross space! you'd better be coming through nyc :)

August 20, 2007 5:19 PM  

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