More preps 08/11/2010
Last weekend was productive, but also put a dent in my wallet. I picked up some items needed for the trip: folding water bucket, sleeping bag pad, map case, thin summer shorts and shirt for underneath gear, etc. I am not a shopping fan, so I was glad to spend the evening with friends eating BBQ pork, salad, corn on the cob and ice cream. Topping it off with a movie on Bill's Big Screen ('Avatar') ensured an enjoyable day.
The next day was spent mostly constructing a sling for over the seat of the DR (with an older retired sewing machine that gave me grief). It has two pockets for 1 liter bottles (water or gas) that close with shock cording. I ran out of webbing to finish it, but thus far it appears comfy.