7/21/2012 – Chillin’ in the PNW

Although it’s officially summer here in the Pacific Northwest, it feels more like winter in La Paz or Mazatlán. The days have been fairly warm. By that I mean occasionally up into the lower 80s. However, the nights have been down into the low 60s. Good for sleeping but, without an occasional fire in the woodstove, it’s be a wee bit too cool for lounging in front of the TV, at least for us. However, it’s great weather for cooking. Last night I made Colombian Chicken Stew from the Serious Eats website. Tasted good and could not be simpler to make. Tonight it’s Cody’s favorite: fried chicken with mashed potatoes and white gravy. We get to try out some of our fall/winter recipes while we’re here since it’s definitely not hot.

We knocked out a bunch of the stuff we needed to buy in the first couple days here. Still have to order the toilet and holding tank but I’m going to take a trip to Portland to check out what’s available at Columbia Marine Exchange first. After all, that’s where I sold the exact same toilet and holding tank a couple years ago that I’m now looking for (sigh).

We’ve been working on scheduling visits for everyone we need/want to see while we’re here. Amazing how busy everyone is and how complicated it makes scheduling. On the other hand, I guess we’ve joined them in that we have only one weekend left between now and Labor Day in which nothing is scheduled. Yet.

Scott and Cody have made things easy on us as they had just bought another car. This gives them 3 and they intended to get rid of one of them. However, they decided to hang on to all three until we leave which leaves us a car to use. Very nice.

That’s about it for now. Just thought I’d catch you up a little.


About sryoder

Steve & Lulu... retired. Had enough of the cold wet dreary fall/winter/spring in the Pacific Northwest. Bought a boat, fixed it up, sold our home and sailed to Mexico in November, 2010. Been here ever since except for occasional forays to the States (summer only, thank you) to visit the kids, parents and siblings. If you're looking for a sailing blog, this is the wrong place. This is a traveling, hunkering in, eating blog. Sailing is just how we get from place to place when we can't walk.
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2 Responses to 7/21/2012 – Chillin’ in the PNW

  1. Alan & Elizabeth says:

    Just for comparison…
    It’s just hitting 100 here in La Paz today. So far June & July have been “really cool” according to those cruisers who live here. But next week things are heating up; 104 to 106. As for us, we’re tired of waiting for the autopilot. The parts are finally on the way, and we’re going up to the islands for a couple weeks until they get here. Everyone says it’s always cooler “up in the islands.” We’ll see…

  2. bud elkin says:

    Did you guys fall in? Haven’t got an update for a good while, and wondered if you’all are having too much fun to keep us all in the loop.

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