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RV Life: Watching the World Series by the campfire

We cheered on the Los Angeles Dodgers to the team's World Series win at our campsite at Fort Worden State Park near Port Townsend. (Leslie Kelly)
We cheered on the Los Angeles Dodgers to the team's World Series win at our campsite at Fort Worden State Park near Port Townsend. (Leslie Kelly)

People laugh when we mention there are three TV screens in our tiny home on wheels. Yup, a bit of overkill perhaps in a living space that's about the size of a walk-in closet, but we really appreciated extra screen that during the World Series.

On the night of the final game, we were staying at Fort Worden State Park, part of our embrace of off-season camping. We enjoyed the rare treat of some antenna TV. So, we got to watch the Dodgers beat the Devil Rays for this strange season's MLB championship. It was actually the very first time we've ever used that outdoor screen and it was pretty sweet. 

We sat by a roaring fire, ate grilled sockeye salmon for dinner and sipped our absolute favorite white wine on the planet, L'Ecole No. 41's Semillon. Johnny reminisced about going to Dodgers games with his mother, Dorothy, when he was a high school student in Santa Monica. Dot was a Dodgers fan from way back to the team's Brooklyn days. In fact, she was watching a Brooklyn Dodgers game when she went into labor with him! 

No wonder that he's such a baseball FANactic. He knows the history of the game so well, can pull up trivia on players who've long retired, still and forever will be a long-suffering Mariners fan. He actually worked for the M's for a few seasons as a seating host. 

During one Mariners game a couple of years ago, he was part of the action when Kyle Seager hit a high foul ball and it came crashing down on his head, breaking his eyeglasses and giving him a couple of shiners. Fortunately, he got a new pair of spectacles and a signed baseball from Seager! Pretty darned cool!

Anyway, congrats Dodgers and the team's faithful fans who've waited a long time in between World Series wins.



Leslie Kelly
Leslie Kelly is a freelance writer.