We caught a trip to Golden, Colo., from Ohio. We haven’t been that far across 70 in about seven months, so it’s a nice change. There are only so many times (and different ways) to go to Laredo — the change of scenery is welcome.
The Laredo trip was a five-day out-and-back, so I could pack really light for that one, but going across requires a little more gear. You have to prepare for pretty much every climate the United States offers. Storage has been an issue for me in Precious — there’s no top bunk where I can spread all my junk out and store my giant golden hair dryer. (Couldn’t resist the Spaceballs reference.) I’m restricted to sharing the tiny closet, and usually end up cramming things into every nook and cranny I can find.
We’ve also begun our fitness program, and we are carrying along more food than we usually do. Believe it or not, we’re actually consuming a lot more food, just much smaller and more frequent portions. Finding room in the itty fridge for all the yogurt and fresh fruit has required some creative packing, and I think I’ve got it figured out.
We have a little Panasonic 3.5 cubic-foot fridge, and I racked my brains trying to figure out how to get all the food and beverage into it we need. I happened to be dwelling on this while sitting at my desk (looking out the window – hey look, a squirrel) and noticed the plastic three-drawer filing cabinet I keep on the desk looked like it might fit inside the fridge, as such:
We’ll see the Rockies today from a well-organized, clean truck that has all we need in it to survive for at least a week. It’s a great day to be trucking. Be safe out there.
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