In case you were wondering about the lack of recent updates, I wasn’t being lazy. Lori and I were on a well deserved vacation. Lori sent the final draft of her book off to the publisher, and then we split for an 11 day trip to Vegas and the eastern Sierras.
Today we left Paula’s and started the final drive back to Ferndale. We passed through Woodland and that reminded me that there is a great antique tractor and truck museum in Woodland that I had wanted to see for a long time. So we stopped in and took a look around. It was amazing to see some of the interesting adaptations that people had made with their tractors. This was one of my favorite, an early snow mobile that was used to deliver the mail in winter. The grooved barrels were chain driven off the PTO in the back.
Since most of our trip was punctuated with hot weather, about two hours from Ferndale Lori wondered out loud how warm it would be in Ferndale when we got home. I estimated that we would get back about 6:30pm and that it would be 59 degrees. Lori thought it would be 65. Currently it was about 80 degrees. South of Rio Dell it dropped to 65 and we could see the fog was rolling in. Didn’t look good for Lori’s prediction. Rio Dell was 63, Fortuna was 61, and crossing Fernbridge we hit 59. But the prediction had been made for what would it be at home. Driving into town it bounced between 60 and 58 creating a lot of tension. We stopped for milk at the Red Front Store and it was back to 59. To the end of town and up over Strawberry Hill it went back up to 60. Then halfway down Rose Ave it dropped to 59, and stayed there until the key was turned off. We have a winner! Too bad we didn’t actually make a bet out of it.