Tuesday, July 13, 2010

RV Waste

9:36 p.m. I'm laying in my claustrophobic yet surprisingly comfortable RV bed outside of Telluride, CO. I've got a glass of wine in a red plastic cup because I'm classy that way. Ken is reading "Runner's World" because what else do you read at 9:36 pm at night in your RV when you have no cable? Oh Bachelorette I miss thee.

It's been an adventure thus far. Yesterday Ken ran into a tree branch and broke off the passenger side mirror which is as big as Oprah's butt. That should cost several race entries.

Last night we slept by the gorgeous Arkansas River in Salida, Colorado.


This morning I emptied the toilet. I laid a few good ones in there:


This morning I also took a beautiful six mile run from the RV park into town. Running cures all.

We drove and drove today until we got to the amazingly scenic town of Ouray. We are at 7,600 feet, surrounded by towering peaks and other RVers. Quite an interesting yet friendly and colorful crowd. We went to dinner tonight in town at a Mexican restaurant. Sam dripped fajita juice on his Bolder Boulder race shirt. Ken said, "Wow, looks like when mom gets the shits while running":


Tomorrow we are off to Gunnison, CO. It is close quarters, but there is something very sweet about having your whole family within an arm's reach.

18 comments:

  1. HAH! I figured out you could fit half a bottle of white in the Solo Red Cup on my last vacation. I think the red cup adds classiness + a hint of awesomeness.

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  2. LOL - the shirt is too funny. Your RV'ing vacation sounds like fun. It might not be something you will do every year - but you are making some fun memories for the kids.
    Heading out for 8 x 400's.
    Enjoy

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  4. sounds like its quite the adventure...keep on RV'ing!!

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  5. CLASSIC stainage on the shirt. I don't think I could handle emptying the toilet... I guess you got that job since you're the one who filled it up. ;)

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  6. Did you eat at Buen Tiempo?? That's one of my favorite places in Ouray. Did you know that there is a bathing suit optional hot springs just outside of Ouray? It's called Orvis. My mom's friend took me there when I was little. I pointed and laughed at every naked man I saw. Noone has ever brought me back...

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  7. First thing that comes to mind when I think of an RV vacation is Griswold Family Christmas. haha. "Shitter is full"
    Glad you are having a wonderful time with your fam!

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  8. I love Ouray! Did you go swimming??

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  9. Sounds like fun. I love camping.

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  10. that location looks amazing.
    Wish I enjoyed camping/rv-ing.

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  11. The RV taking a dump. The t-shirt taking a dump. I see a theme here. It's no wonder I was thinking of you on Sunday when I got caught out on a run with no loos in sight.

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  12. discussing the hefty dump you left in your rv made my day. you rock

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  13. I don't know how you can do it. I am not a camper or an RV'r. When my daughter asks why we don't camp I say because mommy can make reservations ;) Have fun!

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  14. oh, i never thought about having to empty the toilet. maybe i don't want an RV.

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  15. I got beat to it...but the first thing I thought of was "Shitters Full" from Christmas Vaca!

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  16. You're excited enough for both of your kids in that first picture.

    Glad you're having fun in the RV.

    I think I'm going to start using race entries as a form of monetary measurement. "how much did that case of beer cost?" "just a 5K, not too bad"

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  17. ive spent years of my life in an RV! BY FAR my best childhoos memories were traveling in the Mottie (my slang for motor home) with my mom, dad and sis. how nice you all got to do that together! oh i miss those days!!

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