Dateline: Bellingham, July 7, 2012

Montana here we come! Three days to go. We are scheduled to leave early Tuesday morning. We think we’ve covered all contingencies. Still no gas gauge, still a few cracks  between the roof and windows (no problem if it doesn’t rain). But we do have wipers now! And the choke is on the dashboard! I’ve completed a successful test drive. We’re positively pumped and partially packed.

Sunday, July 8,  4 p.m. Vacuum the carpets, wash the upholstery and tape up those pesky wires hanging above the brake pedal.

Gotta love him.