Saturday, September 6, 2014

Remember that time I ate a doughnut?

The past few days have brought the return of typical peninsula weather.  The clouds rolled in, the temperature dropped, and it rained.  Our solar panels weren't able to keep up with simple demands like lighting one green light on the fridge display to show that it was on.  It was cold, dark, and damp.  

Hubs and I spend most of those two days at the library in Forks, charging our computers while we work.  Finally, the weather clears up and the temperature rises back into a relatively comfortable range if we stay in the sun.  

We have been passing the Timber Museum every day on our way in and out of Forks, and each time Hubs says no.  I can't imagine why.  He finally gives in to my pleas and we pull in.  The Timber Museum is located just a few paces from the Visitor Center, which is completely decked out in Twilight posters. The lady at the front desk of the Timber Museum brightens when she sees us walk into the lobby.  We are probably the only people to stop by all week.  $3 admission per person?  Why, that could buy us eight doughnuts!  We turn around and leave.  

Doughnuts  >  Timber

I should have known.  Based on the poster in the front window, I should have known what I would find in the visitor center.  

There are life-size cardboard cutouts of the cast of Twilight glowering at us from every corner.  Fortunately, there is some information for those not interested in sparkly vampires, and a very chatty lady stuffs our arms full of brochures and maps.  I ask if she lived here before Twilight, and what effect it had on Forks.  She is unable to suppress her ecstasies over Stephanie Meyer and the movies, and crams more kindling, er, information about Twilight into our unwilling hands.  

That's not really what I was asking.

After some errands, we are starving and stop at a little place called Sully's.  

Home of the Bella Burger.  

Oh boy.

We order a fried sea-things basket and split it.  It is very good, if not a little strange.  This is the first time I have encountered battered and fried salmon.  

We stop at the grocery and pick up some doughnuts, and I choose one with raspberry filling, topped with powdered sugar.  My attempt to eat it on the way back to camp is a spectacular failure.  On the first bite, I inhale as the doughnut nears my mouth, sending an avalanche of powdered sugar into my lungs.

I cough and sputter, covering myself, the door, and the seat in white powder.

Okay doughnut, you win this round.  

I am more prepared for the second bite, which squirts raspberry filling onto my cheek, not to mention another round of sugar onto my lap.

Resigning myself to the mess, I keep eating until I choke on another bite of powdered sugar.

Now it's personal.

I am going to eat this doughnut or die trying.

We pull back into camp and Hubs looks over at me.

He eats his doughnut outside.

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  1. Off-topic here but I'm curious as to how you manage your wi-fi signal. You seem to travel many roads less traveled but still manage almost a daily blog! I'm planning on purchasing a MacBook Pro but worried about internet connection while boondocking.

    1. Why would you want to talk about anything other than doughnuts?? ;) We have a Verizon Mi-Fi mobile internet, and usually we can get a workable signal from it. There have been a few times when there has been no signal at all, so when we really must have internet, we drive to the nearest location with signal. Sometimes it doesn't work out and we just take the day "off".

    2. Doughnuts are my kryptonite. Talking about wi- fi is a knee-jerk defense mechanism. High tech versus white flour is a toss up, or in your case, a lot cleaner. Thanks though (or is that dough?) for the info.

    3. You're funny! I can't resist a good glucose-themed pun!

  2. OK, this is my fourth and final attempt to post this question (darn site keeps erasing my comment before it posts)
    Can you tell me how your "Mi-Fi" differs from cell phone service with a data package? We currently have AT&T and have discovered that Verizon truly does have better coverage, or at least the bigger monopoly. This year we stayed away from the RV parks andnd camped mainly in National Parks and Forests. At each site, we usually had to go without any means of communication, cell or data. On one occasion, we we forced to drive 28 miles, one way, to make a call. We were told that if we'd had Verizon, we would have had cell service. I see that you pay about $50 per month for the "Mi-Fi" and wonder if they s includes you cell phone(s). We are paying about $130 per month for two cell phones with shared 6GB of data. Thanks for your help.

    1. Hey Bev! Verizon seems to do a pretty good job of providing coverage, although in more remote places (like Yellowstone) we had to drive to the larger lodges to get cell, and internet didn't work at all. Our $50/mo plan is only for the Mi-fi box. We have verizon cells as well, but they are just bricks that make phone calls..nothin' smart about them, and are set up as add-ons to our families plans.