In early spring of 2007 I decided to quit my job, sell my house along with nearly everything else that I owned, and to live out of my car while traveling the country. These are my stories (and pictures) of life on the road.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Big Spenda'!

Today I splurged. It's hot out here so I headed to Port Angeles to chill out in the library and beat the heat until later in the day. They didn't open until noon and I was getting hungry so I drove downtown looking for food. I've been in the PNW for a few weeks now and I haven't gone out for seafood yet, though I have eaten some excellent home cooked seafood. I decided to treat myself today so I stopped into a restaurant and on the recommendation of the waitress ordered a crab sandwich and fries.

The fries could have been a little crisper but it was a good meal and quite enjoyable. I'm not used to spending $18 on a sandwich (after tax and tip) but it was worth it. It was nice to sit in a restaurant and be served instead of cooking over my little camp stove and eating in the front seat of my car. Still, I think that's more then I've spent on food in the whole last week.


Keeneye said...


Did it give you a foot massage after lunch, too?


Alan said...

Well, it did come with fries too and they're one of the most expensive ways to prepare a potato.

I thought about it and the other day I spent $5.25 at McDonald's, which I wrote about.

This sandwich was probably 8 times better, the staff was about 10 times nicer, and the restaurant was about 20 times cleaner. So really, I'd say it was a bargain! :-)

Edith said...

Hey Al the McDonalds here in Estherville as been revamped. It looks Europeon! Can you believe it? It has leather chairs and a fireplace. They also have updated the menu so you can get some healthy items. Things are looking up

You've reached the end of the page but that's not the end of the stories. If you want to read more (and who wouldn't!?) then click on the archive links to the right hand side of the page. They're listed by month; the adventure starts in May.

The February archives aren't actually from this trip but are previous adventures I've had, which are worth reading as well.