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Road Food: Leftover Scramble hits the spot

One of the joys of RV travel is the instant picnic. This meal happened along the banks of the mighty Columbia near Longview, Wash., on our way home from Cape Disappointment. (Leslie Kelly)
One of the joys of RV travel is the instant picnic. This meal happened along the banks of the mighty Columbia near Longview, Wash., on our way home from Cape Disappointment. (Leslie Kelly)

One of the pleasures of RV life is the impromptu meal on the road. We don't have to hit the drive-thru when we're feeling hungry. 

We had a memorable brunch while heading home after a wonderful visit to Cape Disappointment State Park, the spot where Lewis and Clark finished their cross-country exploration of the country. It's easily a three-hour journey from our home base, and while we started the day with the typical yogurt-berry-granola and LOTS of coffee, we like a second breakfast about 11. So, we pulled off at the County Line Park on the Columbia River.

I pulled random leftovers from the fridge and warmed them up in the skillet, adding eggs after a few minutes. Key here is to turn off the flame as soon as the eggs hit the hot pan. Yes, of course, the smoke alarm shrieked. It's almost like it's saying: Feed me!

Before the eggs, into the pan went a bit of sauteed kale, roasted potatoes, fresh spinach and some crushed tostada shells. Avocado toast on the side, and this plate was better than any roadside diner and a lot cheaper, too. 

Not that I'm anti-roadside diner! We hit up the Astoria Coffeehouse and Bistro on our way to Cafe Disappointment, and LOVED the "Five Buck Breakfast", a special that changes daily. We've been here a couple time, and there's a reason it's very popular with locals and visitors.



Leslie Kelly
Leslie Kelly is a freelance writer.