RV modifications for the trip

black-outspare_tireI installed black-out curtains (cardboard) in the windows so we can sleep before the sun goes down. I am not sure it ever goes down in summer up there, at least not till long after I want to sleep. The picture is the bedroom at midday. There is a little leakage around the edges, but I did not even tape the cardboard in, so if that is too much light, we can work on it.

Also installed a spare tire I put together with a junk-yard rim and one of our old tires. I think it will be better than nothing if we need one 100’s of miles from a tire shop.

More trip preparation

fly collection
fly collection

After months of SDFF meetings, books, magazines, DVD’s, on-line resources and help from Dave B, I have assembled my collection of flies for the fishing I plan to do. It is amazing to me the difference in size of the #22 midges and the huge leeches and flesh simulations. But that is what I learned I would need on the streams, rivers, and lakes through Canada, Alaska, and Montana.