To Simplify... the pursuit of happiness through simple living on the open road

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Southward Ho

Pretty, but do not be fooled – dreary weather lurks.

Great campsite alongside the Yakima River, but again with the lurking.

Dilapidation in Pendleton, OR

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Dry Falls

I don't believe I've ever heard anyone say much about the right half of Washington state, but then, given my tendency to be outside the loop on a great many things, that doesn't mean the place isn't in fact all the rage. Regardless, it turns out that this half is much more my speed compared to the trendier left side, so it's really a shame about the whole "winter" thing that's looming.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Rainy Night in Wilbur

It's a rainy night in another teeming metropolis – Wilbur this time, population 851 – and I'm whiling away the evening over a hot bowl of chicken and rice soup at Doxie's Diner. It seemed like a good rainy-night-in-Wilbur sort of thing to do, and even though there aren't a lot of other options, it's actually just about perfect.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Through the Cascades

Earlier today in the tiny town of Twisp (population 939!), while basking beneath a rare sunny sky, I got to wondering when the last time was that the battery monitor reported a rock-solid 100% charge. Sadly, the streak remains intact even after today's uninterrupted sunshine. It's been over a month since the solar dance began in these gloomy parts, so the decision to head east through the Cascades was made not only because of the magnificent scenery that I knew awaited...

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