Forty Adventures #9G – January

This post will feature one minor accident, one large failure, and one mega-success. We made a long day out of driving from Portland to Seattle but it was a lot of fun and a great way to spend our last, full-day in the Pacific Northwest. Most importantly we ended our night with our second (and greatest) AirBnB experience. Please enjoy some pictures of donuts, Bigfoots (Bigfeet?), and free flour.

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Forty Adventures #9D – January

These posts have been very picture heavy which is probably for the best. Who doesn’t prefer to see me sit in a vibrating, passion-measuring chair to my run-on sentences blabbing about CB radio chatter? I do feel like my blog got away from me visiting weird places and educating the world on what I’ve found and to just documenting my trips to them instead. After my official “40 adventures” are over, I’ll see what I can do about getting back to the heart of why this blog was created. For now though, more pictures of me doing stupid things with Dr. Jen.

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Day 13: I stayed in a really old hotel last night. They sent me a wake-up letter. – SW

I survived the Clown Motel! There’s a lot that can be said for it but I think it’s better if everyone experiences it for themselves. No database system, no confirmation emails, leaving keys under mats, next to a 100 year old cemetery, sketchy bathroom. This place has it all…or rather has nothing…I don’t know, man, just stay there and figure it out for yourself.

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Day 3: To awaken alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world. – FS


I had a great nights sleep again! The pillows were fantastic. Looking over the hotel score card, it appears Carolina is going to win. She got all the major point items (except a magic hands bed) and gets extra points for being awesome. My motel for the next 3 nights isn’t near as nice. For the price and location though, it’ll do. Also it has another key, which is cool.

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Day 2: Mustard’s no good without roast beef. – CM

I slept like the dead last night. Fitbit says I got a healthy 6.5 hours with more deep sleep than I normally get. First I want to say thanks for all the post sharing and comments through the day. The praise and support kept my spirits high even during the day’s frustrations. I hope you all enjoy this post as much as yesterday’s. Day 2 had it’s ups and downs, but overall I’m super happy. All of the last minute changes and decisions I made were great! I met wonderful people, fought with terrible weather, and have realized I need photography classes or a photographer to come with me on my next trip. Today is the first of four days I’m going to stay in Wisconsin. I had no idea how great this state was until I started my planning. Today was an early start but I covered a lot of ground.

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3 days left!

Two more days of work. Three more nights in my bed. I’m mostly packed and pick up the rent-a-car tomorrow at lunch. My living room is full of my emergency and first AID gear. My bedroom floor is covered in various clothing and gift bags. People have my route and hotel information should I go missing. Pretty much everything is planned. Shit is getting real.

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UPDATE: Lodging Complete

I made my last motel reservation at a unique place in Nevada. I’m fairly certain they do not have any kind of database. When I told her the date she had to “get that book.” My confirmation number is also my room number and there is no confirmation email (I hope everything was done correctly). If I’m not there by 11:00pm to check in, call ahead and they will leave my key under the mat. Yep, that’s the kind of place I’m staying in. The scenery and motel theme only make this place better. Look for it on Day 12: 7/31.

Kentucky woman, she shines with her own kind of light. – ND

I guess a good second post would be about my latest adventure. I spent several days in Kentucky with a very short stop in West Virginia. This was a great trip for a traveler looking for the weird. Appalachia is always good for some odd ball sights and people. While the idea of this blog has been in my brain for a few months, I didn’t really think I’d start it. Now that I have. I regret not taking more and better pictures of my latest trip. I promise to change that for the future.

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