We left the state park at four in the morning and followed the old road until it converged with the new old 99 just as it became light enough for us to be seen. We humped it into Corvallis getting to town just as the heat of the day set in. We walked. To downtown stopping for shade many times. A young couple called as we walked through town and offered to help later in the day. Once I got to the Fire Department downtown where noone answered the door I asked at a few places not getting a safe feel for leaving the world while I got a ride fifteen miles away so I opted to deflate the world for an afternoon so I could drive to Albany and get my phone serviced and then clean my pile of dirty clothes. The sweet couple invited me for dinner and a shower. I then went back to 99, fouund a place that would let me park, reinflated (blew up) the World, glued a few spots that inevitably come apart when I let the air out and crush it in the van. I may have skipped a couple miles but my van doesn't smell of dirty clothes and blankets, my phone will now again send photographs, I too am clean. Well worth the time I would have spent getting to this spot. If I can again get going early we can get half way to the next town before it gets hot.
Thanks to all the people who have been there for us going out of their way to keep us safe.
Now I must get some sleep for the early start.