Unfortunately while we were on the coast we were dogged by a non-functioning furnace which meant three trips to the RV dealer in Eugene, a 190 mile round trip. They diagnosed it as 3 different furnace issues and got it working all 3 times, but when we'd get it back to the Cape, you guessed it, it would quit running again. This morning it was 40 degrees outside and 45 INSIDE the RV, a bit brisk. Out of frustration we called Airstream and they gave us the number for a mobile RV service here in Bend and we couldn't have been more pleased. They were here and gone in an hour, diagnosed the problem, a loose wire in an internal switch in the furnace and voila, it was fixed. Yea! Warmth! Finally!
I also conquered the Lava Tube today. It's a one mile long UNDERGROUND lava tube/cave in the National Forest and the last time I was here, a long time ago, my claustrophobia got the better of me, but not today, We were in and out in an hour and a half. It was really much easier than I remember. Below we are almost back to the opening. Most of the cave has no railing or stairs and you are walking on the uneven sandy floor of the tube. It is a constant 42 degrees inside so we wore our down coats.
Monday we head east to Burns, OR then south into Nevada, on to Las Vegas and finally to Flagstaff and Cottonwood. If we come across anything good along the way, I'll be sure to let you know.