Day 15: Don’t make me turn this car around

146 miles
16.5mpg
$15: South Beach Campground – Olympic National Park

What I love about this campground is the simplicity. It’s a gravel road on a plateau overlooking the Pacific, with access to the beach and some picnic tables. Isn’t that all we really want?

Most sites have an ocean view. I arrived near 11am (check-out time). Most deals had already been done, but there were a few spots remaining.

I’m a lazy camper. One of the reasons I got the “23D” Airstream model was this bank of windows. I sat. I watched the ocean and listened as the tide approached. Did some Sudoku. Sipped hot chocolate.

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But there comes a time mid-trip when you realize it can’t go on forever. Grass is growing at home. Your inbox is straining to capacity. Co-workers begin to wonder what happened to you (“does he still work here?”). The window of time to drive the last 3-4,000 miles is dwindling.

It’s time to turn around.

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