Chapter Two Settling into New Digs
It was just a short drive the next morning from picking up the trailer to the Oregon Dunes KOA where they were scheduled to spend two days. There were more dune buggies in the campground than trailers. Every trailer had at least three or four buggies. Itty bitty kids had tiny green buggies with large red flags attached to a stick behind the seats, waving 6 feet in the air. Marsha counted 6 adults as they piled off another fun buggy.
Vince energetically hooked up his new toy, and came inside. “This is not the same mattress as the picture showed on Ebay is it?” Marsha asked Vince as he helped her unpack and put all the stuff stored in boxes into their new places in the trailer.
“No, but we can stand it for a few days. I didn’t bring the other mattress topper,” Vince answered cheerfully. He walked into the bedroom, and patted the bed with his hand. “Did you try it out?”
“No, did you?”
“Feel this. It’s pretty firm.”
“Muh huh,” she muttered.
They had figured out that the faint smell was coming from the sewer line.
“We need to go to the store. We need some stuff for the sewer, and I’d like to get a TV.”
“Muh huh,” she muttered.
The mattress topper that Marsha found was only for a double bed. K-Mart was going out of business. “Go ahead and get it,” Vince told her. “I think that is just a double mattress anyway.” Vince met back up with Marsha after checking out the TVs. He was ecstatic. The dying Super K-Mart had all their flat screens on sale, and there was a choice between LCD and LED. The salesman told him that the LED was the newer and better model. “Which do you think is the better picture, Marsha?” Vince asked hopefully.
“They look the same to me.”
“Look here from the side. Ok, now come over here, and look at this one. Doesn’t it look better?”
“Muh huh. Which one is which?”
“This one, the LED.”
When they got back to the ATV infested KOA trailer park, the stiff mattress on the bed turned out to be a queen. “I don’t mind,” Vince insisted. “Put it even on your side. I don’t mind the bump. Here look at this new TV.”
Almost as soon as the bed was made, Marsha lay down and slept for two hours, and still felt like an elephant had sat on her rib cage when she woke up at 6:00 p.m. She found Vince passed out on the couch with the new LED TV as a soft night light and background noise soothing him as effectively as any blankie could quiet a toddler or rocking chair and mother’s milk could lull a baby to sleep.
“Isn’t this fun?” he announced when he woke up.
“Muh huh,” she muttered, looking up from her computer screen. “Are you hungry?” They had a big lunch at the Pancake Mill, and so eating was not a priority to her.
“No, are you?”
“No.” She kept pecking away at her computer to finish her blog. He watched reruns of Big Bang Theory and the Shark Tank Show in which millionaires give money to struggling inventors and entrepreneurs. They would explore…
Puppy Girl decided that, for now, this was home.
Is anyone in your family a home body like Kalev? Or is there someone in your family who loves to explore?
19 responses to “The Accidental Vacation Chapter Two”
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The tension is building, the question is good, we are home bodies, takes a lot to get us out.
You go out every day! 🙂
No, some days I don’t leave the house at all, not for days.
You sound like Vince’s dream! That’s what he would love to hear from me. Actually, that IS me! OH, maybe I AM Vince’s dream wife! 🙂 🙂 Lovely to chat with you today! 🙂
Always nice to get away. This seemed like a nice little adventure.
Well – except the mysterious smell. But – now that’s gone.
And – the feeling like an elephant sat on your rib-cage part – doesn’t sound too pleasant.
Fortunately vacations are a great time to rest and heal! 🙂
Seems like you had a quiet shopping day. I love pancakes !! xox
You would have loved these. They had blueberries baked right in, and then cream cheese icing drizzled over the top, with strawberries on top of that. Yum! 🙂 they didn’t have them when I went back today! Bummer. I’ll fix you waffles when you come.
STOP IT !! There is nothing like that feast here MVBFM 😦
But when you come HERE, MFR, the feasting awaits. 🙂
Those muffins look jolly good! It sounds quite cosy in your trailer, and Puppy Girl looks very at home in her lovely red bed. Glad the smell was only from the sewer line. 🙂
It took awhile for it to calm down, but I think the trailer was sitting for a long time. It’s good now. We are having a great time. Wish you were here! 🙂
Did you get the smell sorted out? I love travelling and exploring too…
The smell is gone – most of the time! I think it needs a good cleaning out when we get home. 🙂
I have actually stayed at that KOA, and eaten at the Pancake Mill, (we did have a buggy). I could hear the clear conversation in my head at K-Mart:) Have fun!!!
Thanks, Melinda. We are having a ball. It’s gorgeous here! The weather has been perfect as well! 🙂
My girl and I enjoy both downtime and exploring.
Sounds like this stretch of the trip wasn’t too bad…
It’s really beautiful here. You’d love it. 🙂