Friday, July 31, 2015
Lunch with Bloggers, LuminAID Lanterns
When we realized we were headed directly to Washington, and Barbara saw that we would be in the same area as her and Ron would be in, we all decided to have a “blogger meet up”, which typically means, “Lunch or Dinner”. This time it was lunch, and Barbara, being low on bits and bytes with her cellular data plan, asked me to find a place and email her the location. Well, I picked a place called “Chestnut Cottage Restaurant”, and it turned out to a perfect place for a blogger lunch. The menu had variety, the food was good, the service was good, and the place was charming. Best of all was the company…it was truly a pleasure to meet Barbara and Ron. Barbara has been authoring the blog “The Road Less Traveled”, in its current format, since early 2008. Prior to that she was doing another blog, might have been under the same name or another, that I cannot remember. I know I have been reading her blogs since at least 2005, give or take a year. I also follow her sister’s blog, “Life on the Open Road”, but I did not realize they were sisters until just a few years ago. It is always a pleasure to meet fellow bloggers who are on the road, and a real pleasure when you have followed them for so very long. And yes, she follows and comments on our blog too.
We were telling them about how we had recently ordered LuminAID PackLite Spectra Lantern and set one up in the motorhome last night as a floor light. By 3 am its battery ran out, and I turned on the second one. At 7:30 this morning that one was still going. What is nice about them is they are solar powered, and they fold up to take a very small amount of room for storage.
About a dozen miles up the road from our campground is the Hurricane Ridge area. We stopped and picked up the dogs, and headed on up there after our lunch meeting and a drop by to Walmart. Unfortunately, the smoky/smoggy skies would not allow a good picture, so I am going to try and head up there early in the morning and see what I can get. So I will tell the story of Hurricane Ridge tomorrow.